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CAT 2014 Day 2 Slot 1 Analysis- The first slot of CAT 2014 Day 2 was held on November 22 with difficulty level of the CAT remaining easy to moderate,a similar trend reflected on Day 1 of CAT 2014 on November 16.Experts also suggested that the CAT 2014 paper on Day 2 was balanced and both the sections were of average difficulty level.
CAT 2014 Day 2 Slot 1 had begun at 9.30 am as scheduled by CAT officials at 307 test centers across 99 cities of India. Around 1,00,000 aspirants are appearing on Day 2 of the CAT 2014 Exam in both the slots, CAT 2014 officials said.
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Majority of candidates, whom Careers360 spoke after the first slot ended around 12.20 pm, said that overall paper was easy to moderate and the pattern did not throw any surprising element.
A CAT taker who appeared for the Slot 1 on Day 2 of CAT 2014 said that the difficulty level was balanced for both the section. Logical Reasoning was expected to be tougher as per the Day 1 analysis, but the questions were moderate. "I had prepared harder for the LR last week but I did not find it that tough," shares Rashmi, a CAT 2014 taker from a New Delhi center.
“Quant was easier as compared to Verbal section. Questions in Verbal were a bit lengthy and tricky,” said Sudarshana, adding, Logical Reasoning was a bit tougher than expected.
A fresher graduate Astha who appeared on a Delhi centre said that the paper was easy and she did well in the exam. “It was easier as compared to what I was prepared for. I attempted more than my expected numbers and my accuracy was also above average. I am happy with my performance,” she said. She believed her good performance will enable her to get a call from one of the Indian Institute of Management.
Quant section which also carries Data Interpretation (DI) and a few students said DI a bit time-consuming in the Quant sections.
Arks Srinivas, Director, VistaMind Education said the difficulty level so far has remained almost same with Quant section appearing easier than Verbal.
Sandeep Manudhane, Chairman, PT Education said that the difficulty level of Slot 1 on Day to appeared on the lower side of toughness as compared to previous slots of November 16.
“The difficulty level was easy to moderate for today’s paper. But overall, it was on the lower side of toughness when we compare it with the two slots of November 16 papers,” he said.
“Data Interpretation was easier, Logical Reasoning was of same difficulty level and Quant was easier,” he said, adding, Verbal Ability continued to be tougher on Day 2 of CAT 2014.
The PT Chairman expected that an attempt of 55-60 questions with 85-90 per cent accuracy might put CAT 2014 takers in the league of 95+ percentilers. He said that such candidates will most probably get a call from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and other Top B-schools.
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Earlier, the entry in the first slot of the exam began at 7:30 am, before which candidates were required to check their allotted Lab as per their registration number. Enthusiastic CAT candidates for the Day 2 CAT 2014 Exam started pouring in to their respective exam centers as early as 6.30 am in the morning.
Overall 1,96,915 students have registered for this year’s CAT examination which is scheduled to be conducted in a two day window of November 16 and 22, in two slots. This year, Tata Consultancy Services is conducting the exam for admissions into management programmes of all 19 IIM’s. 92,504 candidates had appeared for the Day 1 of CAT 2014.
The Day 1 of the CAT 2014 Exam had a surprise element for the students with no questions from the Vocabulary section. As per the students’ reactions and Careers360 data analysis, the CAT 2014 exam on November 16 in both the slots was of Easy to Moderate level. Also in the CAT 2014 Day 1 exam, Quant and DI section was the easiest as ever since CAT 2006. The LR section was of difficult level as compared to QA and VA section. However, it is not mandatory that the students will have the same difficulty level on the Nov 22, Day 2 CAT 2014 Exam.
According to CAT 2014 takers on Day 1, Verbal section was a bit difficult than the Quant section this year.
A majority of the 10,000 test takers who used the CAT 2014 result predictor tool at the conclusion of Slot 1 found Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation easier compared to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section. More than 90% students participating in the prediction poll found Quants and DI to be easy to moderate in terms while just about 8% found the section to be difficult.
In case of Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, roughly 84% of the users found the section to be easy to moderate while around 16% found it to be difficult.
In CAT 2014, several changes were made in the exam pattern. The new exam pattern, launched this year includes three major changes i.e. the number of questions has increased from 60 to 100, the duration of CAT has increased by 30 minutes and; there is no sectional boundary unlike the previous years.
Also, from 2014 onwards, Tata Consultancy Services is the online testing partner of CAT for the next 5 years.
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Yes, there is a possibility for you as you belong to the SC category. But still there are alot of factors taken into consideration while accessing your profile for giving a call for interviews bu top Business schools of India. You have a good chance provided you work on your communication skills and other skills. Also try doing internships and building your profile as these things will affect and may decide if you will be getting a call or not.
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For getting in top B-schools of India like IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, FMS Delhi etc. you need good marks not only in in CAT but also in Class 10th, 12th and your graduation. If you have some work experience then it gives you more advantages.
There is no specific cutoff of percentile on which you can get into top IIMs. Since your marks in 10th, 12th is above 90% and in graduation above 7 CGPA with work experience, you can expect a call from
IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C
if you have at least
99 percentile in CAT
also you should aim for
99+ percentile in CAT
and also keep in mind that if you score
95+ percentile in VARC Section
it will increase your chances of getting in.
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