CAT 2017 Slot 2 Analysis - Similar exam as Slot 1, DI & LR toughest section

CAT Slot 2 AnalysisCAT 2017 Slot 2 Analysis - The second slot of CAT 2017 was held from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM across 142 cities in India. The second slot was similar to the first one in terms of difficulty level. According to students and CAT 2017 slot 2 analysis by experts, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. Careers360 brings to you CAT slot 2 analysis 2017 in detail. Read the complete analysis below.

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As per the experts, the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section was slightly easier in the CAT 2017 slot 2 while the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension was similar to the first slot. The number of TITA or non-MCQs were also more or less the same as last year and Slot 1 of CAT 2017. The following table brings to you the CAT slot 2 analysis 2017. 

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CAT 2017 Slot 2 Analysis

 

In terms of section-wise difficulty, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) section was slightly easier. The CAT 2017 exam pattern of the test was same as the previous slot. Take a look at the structure of CAT 2017 second slot.

 

CAT 2017 Structure for Slot 2

Section

No. of Questions

No. of non-MCQ questions

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension

34

7

Easy-moderate

25-27

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

32

8

Difficult

12-14

Quantitative Ability

34

8

Easy-Moderate

25-26

Total

100

23

 

64-68

 

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CAT Slot 2 Analysis 2017 – Section-wise

 

Let’s take a look at the CAT section-wise analysis for slot 2.

 

CAT 2017 Slot 2 Analysis - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

 

The VARC section was similar to that of the first slot. The questions were either direct or inference based. TITA or non-MCQs were from the Verbal Ability or English Usage area. However, the English Usage questions were easy to moderate in terms of difficulty.

 

The topics covered for the English Usage part included vocabulary and the question types were fill in the blanks, sentence correction, para jumbles, odd man out etc. There were no questions on grammar. Refer to the below table for the number of questions and topics. 

 

Topic wise question distribution of VARC

Area

Topic

No. of Questions

Reading Comprehension

(24 Questions)

Reading Comprehension

24

Verbal Ability

(10 Questions)

Para-jumble

4

Summary

3

Para-jumble (Odd sentence out)

3

 

CAT 2017 Slot 2 Analysis - Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

 

As per the experts' feedback, the DI & LR section was slightly easier compared to the first slot due to which marks may go up by 3 to 4 times. However, the overall difficulty level of the DI & LR section is classified as tough. Few students also claimed that the section was tough and hence they faced problem in solving them.

 

Topic wise question distribution of DI & LR

Section

Topic

No. of Questions

Data Interpretation
And Logical Reasoning

Chess – Easy to Moderate

4

Pizza - Easy

4

Dorms - Medium

4

Asset Management - Medium

4

Airplane - Medium

4

Biometric - Difficult

4

Tea – Easy to Moderate

4

Elective - Difficult

4

 

CAT 2017 Slot 2 Analysis - Quantitative Ability

 

The QA section which was termed to be easy in the first slot turned out to be easy in the second slot as well. According to Arks Srinivas, CEO Vistamind, " QA was easy in both the slots, the surprising element in CAT 2017 was the quant section which turned out to be easy in terms of difficulty level. It was similar to the one witnessed in CAT 2015". 

 

Topic wise question distribution of Quantitative Ability

Section

Topic

No. of Questions

Quantitative Ability

Number System

4

Algebra

12

Arithmetic

12

Modern Math

2

Geometry and Mensuration

4

Around two lakh candidates appeared for the exam out of 2,31,067 applicants. The expected CAT 2017 cutoff will depend on the difficulty level.  The CAT 2017 result will be declared in the second week of January 2018. IIM Lucknow is the conducting body of CAT 2017.

 

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First Published On : 04 Dec 2016 05:31 PM IST

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