CAT 2013 Day 6 Analysis
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CAT 2013 Day 6 was conducted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. According to the CAT takers of Day 6, the exam was tough compared to the past year. Among the two sections of CAT, the first section, i.e. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) section was tougher than the second section, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

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According to the experts, the question types have not been much different from the past few days. The difficulty level has also been tough. Arks Srinivas, founder Chairman, VistaMind and erstwhile Director of T.I.M.E. mentions, “There were more weight on the Geometry, Higher Math, Trigonometry and Mensuration questions compared to the conventional arithmetic questions. The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive which led it to being time consuming as well.”


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In the VA & LR section, the RCs were of mixed difficulty level but majority were doable. The English Usage questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. The LR questions of slightly higher difficulty level as compared to the VA part. Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning says, “Majority of the test takers found the VA & LR section easier than the first section. However, for some, the second section can be tougher owing to the LR questions.”

Now we will give you the detailed section wise analysis of CAT 2013 Day 6.

CAT 2013 Day 6 Analysis – Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

As mentioned above, majority of the CAT 2013 takers of Day 6 found the QA & DI section tougher. Sachi, a CAT 2013 taker of Day 6 first slot at the Noida center says, “CAT is a deceptive test as in you can never predict its pattern. The first section was tougher than I had expected. The Quantitative Ability questions were doable according to me but they were of higher difficulty level. More questions were asked from the higher math, geometry and mensuration section compared to the arithmetic and algebra section.”

Atul Gautam, another CAT taker of Day 6 mentions, “The DI questions were on the tougher side. It was calculation intensive and time consuming. In some questions putting the value was giving me the answer on the other hand some questions required conceptual clarity. The Quant questions were mainly on geometry, algebra and higher math.”

CAT 2013 Day 6 Analysis – Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

The VA & LR sections were divided into 3 parts, the Reading Comprehension, English Usage and Logical Reasoning. There were 3 RC passages out of which 1 of the passages were tough while 2 were of moderate difficulty level. According to Sakshi Jain, the English Usage questions were slightly tougher than usual. “I found the VA & LR section to be on the tougher side. The RC passages were long and had complicated words which I took time to understand. Also, questions like the ‘tone of the author’ were also tougher for me,” she says.

The Logical Reasoning part was a mix of tough and easy questions. The LR questions were mainly on the topics of matrix, ranking, arrangements etc. “While some questions were easily doable, others were time consuming and tricky in nature,” mentions Neha Varshney, a Day 6 CAT taker.

Calculating your expected score and B-School calls

The number of questions you attempt and its accuracy is directly proportional to the percentile you can expect. In the following table, we will share the exam taking strategy  which will help you in getting the B-schools calls accordingly.

Performance Level

# Questions in each section


Expected Percentile

Expected B-School calls

Level I



99 percentile

IIM A, B, C, L, FMS Delhi, DMS, IIT Delhi

Level II



95 percentile

New IIMs, IIM Kozhikode, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi

Level III



85 percentile

BIMTECH Greater Noida, TAPMI Manipal, IFIM Business School Bangalore, IMI Kolkata & Bhubaneswar

Level IV



75 percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida & Lucknow, Galgotias Business School Greater Noida, Alliance Business School Bangalore, SCMS Kochi


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Hi aspirant,

Hope everything is going well.

The entrance exams through which candidates can get admission in MBA course are CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)) and ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).

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CAT Syllabus will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
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Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

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Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

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Verbal Ability & English: This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:

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Logical reasoning: It includes:

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  • premise
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