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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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Bhavesh, even if you are a PCB student, you can still apply for CAT as the eligibility criteria for the exam requires candidates holding a graduate degree or who are appearing in their final exam of graduation in any discipline from an institution recognised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. So, it does not matter what discipline you graduate from, either engineering, medical, architecture anything, you can still apply for CAT.
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