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Photo: Muhabit ul HaqCAT 2013 Day 8 slot has been conducted today. The exam pattern is following a uniform pattern so far. According to the experts also, the exam is not only following a similar pattern compared to the last years, but also the past few days with minor changes.
The difficulty level of the exam is continuing to be similar to the past 7 days. Compared to the past years, the overall difficulty level has been higher in CAT 2013, especially in the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section. However, the Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section also consisted some tricky questions.
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According to Sandeep Manudhane, Chairman, PT Education, the difficulty level of the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section was slightly easier but highly time consuming. Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section was of easy to moderate difficulty level.
We will now have a look at the section wise analysis of CAT 2013 Day 8.
CAT 2013 Day 8 Analysis – Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
The overall difficulty level of the QA & DI section was of moderate to tough. The section had two parts, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. The Quantitative Ability area has 20 questions and the Data Interpretation area had 10 questions. Manudhane states, “Today the geometry and functions questions were high in number compared to the Numbers questions.” The topics of the questions were the following:
Permutations & Combination
The Data Interpretation questions were quite basic but calculation intensive. The topics were Pie Chart and graphs.
CAT 2013 Day 8 Analysis – Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The Verbal Ability part contained 3 Reading Comprehension passages which had 3 to 4 questions corresponding questions. The English Usage questions were on the following topics:
Manudhane mentions, “The RC passages were very long and time consuming. There were no questions on fill in the blanks in the Day 8 CAT 2013 exam but phrasal verb questions were present.”
The Logical Reasoning part had 10 questions which were of moderate difficulty level. The topics included:
Advice for the upcoming CAT takers
For the upcoming CAT takers, Manudhane advices, “If you attempt 7 questions in Quantitative Ability, 6 questions in Data Interpretation, 6 questions in Verbal Ability 4 questions in Reading Comprehension and 6 questions in LR with 100% accuracy, you are bound to score above 95 percentile.”
The following table will also give you the percentile to expect according to the number of questions you attempt and the corresponding accuracy:
# 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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