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Photo: Muhabit ul HaqCAT 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.
# Questions in each section
Expected B-School calls
IIM A, B, C, L, FMS Delhi, DMS, IIT Delhi
New IIMs, IIM Kozhikode, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi
BIMTECH Greater Noida, TAPMI Manipal, IFIM Business School Bangalore, IMI Kolkata & Bhubaneswar
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida & Lucknow, Galgotias Business School Greater Noida, Alliance Business School Bangalore, SCMS Kochi
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its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and cat or any other management aptitude test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.
You can target a few average collges like IBS Hyderabad, mdi murshidabad, amity noida, NBS Ahmedabad, ITM navi mumbai (good colleges)
Others are: vit vellore, isbr pune, ndim delhi, pibm pune, aims banglore, mit pune, ims ghaziabad, etc
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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).
Specifically, For your question,
will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.
Quantitative Ability or Mathematics:
This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:
In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:
Verbal Ability & English:
This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:
for admission through the jee mains you need to qualify the examination. Which is know with the declaration of the cutoff for the examination. As per the expected cutoff for this year it is about 89.75 for the general category. Work hard and do well in the next session of the jee mains for getting admission in excellent colleges.
hope this information helps
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