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CAT 2015 actually turned out to be of moderate difficulty level for majority of MBA aspirants who took the prestigious test in either of the two slots on November 29. Though Careers360 had already termed difficulty level of CAT 2015 as ‘moderate’ in its multiple post-exam analyses based on candidates and expert feedback, majority of CAT takers have now validated this while getting their percentile prediction through CAT result predictor tool.
About 79 per cent of 22624 CAT-takers, who used the tool to predict their percentile as on December 15, 2015, shared that the difficulty level of the exam was ‘Moderate’. On the other hand, only 15 per cent of the candidates who used CAT result or percentile predictor found the paper ‘difficult’. Remaining 6 per cent candidates found the difficulty level of the test ‘easy’.
CAT 2015 was taken by a total of 1,79,602 candidates out of the total 2,18,664 applications which was 6-year record high in CAT application number.
The infograph below presents difficulty level of CAT 2015 based on feedback of 22624 CAT-takers (as on December 15, 2015)
Also, the second slot appeared to be slightly difficult than the first slot, as the users shared lesser scoring in the second slot as compared to the first one. In the infograph below, we present comparative difficulty level of the two slots.
This year IIM had introduced major changes in CAT aimed at making the national level test more inclusive especially for candidates from non-engineering background. An on-screen calculator was introduced and 10-15 non-MCQ questions, without any negative marking scheme, were introduced in each of the three sections - VA, Quant and DI-LR. Also, the three sections were time bound with a limit of 60 minutes for each section.
Stay tuned to bschool.careers360.com for more news and analysis on CAT 2015.
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CAT has sectional cut offs and overall cut offs too. And there is no Pass or Fail in CAT. The score is released in the form of percentiles. For example, if you have scored 85 percentile, it means that you have performed better than 85 percent of the Candidates who appeared for CAT. And let's say if you have secured negative marks in QA but managed to score 70 percentile in VARC and DILR. The overall percentile would be quite less. And this is considered first. Your overall percentile is considered and then based on the Institutions you apply for, sectional cut offs are released and considered. You get 85 overall percentile only if you score 70 percentil in each section. Now if you get a negative percentile in one of the sections, your Overall percentile will drastically drop down making you not able to secure the mandatory cut offs. That is a dent to your dreams of securing a decent college. We are sure you must have prepared but it's just that you are anxious. We shall help you with few tips that might actually help you in the short time left.
Avoid these things so as not to hurt your performance:
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