The CAT 2014 has finally concluded as the Slot 2 of CAT 2014 Day 2 got over on November 22. As per the reactions from test takers and the experts, the overall difficulty level was similar to the previous slot of the day, Easy to Moderate. While the students felt that the exam was lengthy but not too difficult, the experts also opined on the similar lines.

Sandeep Manudhane, Chairman, PT Education said, “The last slot of CAT 2014 was no different. The difficulty level was easy to moderate. There was no report of technical glitch or surprise in the paper.”


Among the sections, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section was easier compared to the Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section. “The questions in Quant were easy but the DI questions were time consuming. Verbal Ability questions were also lengthy. Logical Reasoning part was tricky but not as much as the Day 1,” mentions Sandeep Manudhane.


Kirti, a CAT 2014 candidate says, "The overall paper was very easy. I found the QA & DI section to be easiest. There was no particular tough section as such."


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Section wise Analysis

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

The main topics which came in Quantitative Ability area were Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Mensuration. There were very few questions on Higher Maths. Few questions were calculation intensive whereas rest of the questions were easily manageable. "The Quant questions were quite easy and mainly formula based. There were no sitter based questions and mostly the questions were direct," shares Shreeya, a Delhi center candidate.


The Data Interpretation questions were calculation intensive and time consuming. “Though conceptually the questions were not too tough but owing to intricate calculations, it became time consuming and hence lengthy,” mentions Trisha, who appeared at a CAT centre in Delhi. "The Data Interpretation questions were easy, albeit a bit lengthy. While 2 sets were very easy out of the 4 sets, 2 were tricky," shares Anu, an East Delhi center candidate.


Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Continuing the previous pattern, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section was on the tougher side. The Verbal Ability area was on the lengthier side owing to the Reading Comprehension passages. There were 4 RC passages including 16 questions total. The other questions on English Usage were on Para Jumble, Sentence Correction, Arrangement, Odd Sentence Out among others. "I can say Verbal Ability was easy as it is my strong area. But otherwise too it was not difficult. The entire paper was easy," Anu mentions.


In the Logical Reasoning area, there were 4 sets with 4 questions each. According to the candidates, the Logical Reasoning questions were not too tough as they had expected. "I was anticipating tough LR sets but with little preparation and practice, I found them to be managable," says Khushboo, a test taker.

A majority of the 14,000 test takers who used the CAT 2014 result predictor tool at the conclusion of Slot 2 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.


Around 50,000 candidates took the CAT 2014 exam on Day 2.  The test has been registered by 1,95,916 candidates out of which 92504 candidates had taken the exam on Day 1.


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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Aman Raj Student Expert 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Veeru

Gate Cutoffs varies from branches to branches and Categories to Categories.

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Hi there! Im doing engineering in B. Tech Food technology and currently in 6th semester. Which career portion will be good for me , I should go for GATE Or CAT exam.

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See, no course is good or bad.Both the courses are equally good and can enhance your chances if etting good jobs in future but you its you who has decide what you actually want to do,where your interest lies.MBA is about business,finance,sales,marketing,different types of management jobs etc. On the other hand if you work further in technology field or research/teaching then you should go with GATE.
Both will reward you good jobs in future if you are hardworking and determined.

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My class 10th cgpa is 9.4,whereas my class 12th percentage is 94.6 and, graduation (b tech) Cgpa is 7.6. I am planning to appear for CAT in next exam. Is there any chance that i can get good IIMs Or any other good management clg, if I do well in my CAT exam.

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 2nd Apr, 2020

Hi Shivam,

Yes, absolutely. You have good academic scores apart from your graduation score. You can get call from some of the top colleges/universities like FMS, IIM Calcutta, Kozhikode, Shillong and other cap IIMs. Older IIMs are still a bit dicey in the matter and all the admissions will be mainly based on your CAT score. Given you are a Btech student then you should target a score of 99+ percentile to get a call from these B-school.

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I scored 93% in 10th (CBSE), 74.2 % in 12th (Science) (CBSE). Im in my final year of BA and would finally score somewhere between 70-75% though from a reputed distance university. Do I stand any chance to get into IIM A/B and what should be the score I should be aiming for in CAT?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020


see iim evaluated your academic score besides your cat score and there is also separate percentiles to clear like quant, verbal, reasoning. since you have already graduated right now you need to focus on your cat exam, need to work on your communications skills, the cutoff score is comes different for different category of students. I suggest you to regular practice. previous years IIM ahmedabad overall cutoff percentile was as follows,

general- 80




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is droping a year after BBA for preparation of CAT is good option.

ADIL KHAN Student Expert 1st Apr, 2020

Hi Isha,

Don't take a complete drop instead work part-time/full time and prepare alongside for the Common Admissions test - CAT. Prepare step by step or get yourself enrolled for a weekends program with a good coaching institute depending on your preparation level. This will not only give you an edge over other freshers who will be applying but also will give you an idea on the stream/domain in which you want to pursue your MBA in.

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