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CAT 2018 Analysis by Bulls Eye - IIM Calcutta conducted CAT 2018 on November 25, 2018, Sunday, in two sessions, across 147 cities of the country. Common Admission Test (CAT), the most coveted management entrance exam in the country saw a participation of more than 2 lakh candidates this year. The exam will open the gates for admission to 20 IIMs and various other renowned B-schools across the country. Careers360 brings to you the complete CAT 2018 analysis by Bulls Eye for slot 1 and slot 2. The analysis of CAT 2018 by Bulls Eye reveals the overall and sectional difficulty level of the exam was moderate. The toughest section was Quantitative Ability and the easiest was Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Read more to check the expected cutoff, expected number of questions to attempt in each section to score well, etc. Read on to know more about CAT analysis 2018 by Bulls Eye and more.
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Before knowing the CAT exam analysis 2018 by Bulls Eye, let's have a look at the exam pattern of CAT 2018.
CAT 2018 Exam Pattern
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
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The detailed CAT 2018 analysis by Bulls Eye for Slot 1 has been released. Candidates can have a look at the in depth analysis by Bulls Eye experts. It will give you an idea about the type of questions and sectional difficulty level of the test.
CAT 2018 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Slot 1
Total No. of Questions
Section-wise Review for Slot 1
Verbal Ability: As per the analysis given by the coaching institute, the verbal ability section can be considered between easy to moderate. as per the analysis given by candidates RC was easier compared to last year. with aspect to the accuracy level of verbal ability it is lesser than Quantitative ability and DI. The section contained 4 passages for 5 marks each and 1 passage for 4 marks. 3 questions were on mis-fit, 2 to 3 questions on summaries and 4 para jumble questions. Although the questions were easy for candidates since the options were a close tie it would have impacted the accuracy. Having said that it must be pointed that those candidates who have a good hold on reading would have found the section easy.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: As per the experts at the institute the DILR section came as a surprise for candidates. The questions were divided into 5 sets. Some of the question sets asked included ATM note dispersion wherein Rs. 5000 had to be withdrawn in cash but only in denominations of Rs. 100, 200 and 500. Questions were also asked on combinations.Another set included questions in Number Grid System where a Matrix of 3*3 and 5*5 should be formed with the condition that no two adjacent numbers should be the same horizontally, diagonally or vertically. Also, pure AR questions were tough and tricky for candidates while a straight pie chart question was also featured in the section.
Quantitative Aptitude Review: According to the experts at the institute, a common perception among students who attempted CAT 2019 in slot 1 was that Quant section was tough with no clear options. Also, there were 2 - 3 questions each on the Number System, Venn-Diagram, Higher Maths and Probability, Algebra and Geometry featured 5 - 6 questions each with 8 to 10 questions asked on Ration/Time, Distance/Work. Algebra Geometry and Arithmetic questions were comparatively difficult for candidates.
The CAT 2018 slot 2 analysis by Bulls Eye will be released after 5.30 PM. Till then candidates can have a look at last year's Slot 2 analysis.
CAT 2018 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Slot 2
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - According to the CAT 2018 analysis by Bulls Eye for Slot 2, the section was exactly similar to that of Slot 1. The question types and topics were exactly the same. The overall difficulty level was easy to moderate.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning - This section was slightly tougher than that of the forenoon slot. Out of the eight sets, there were two blocks which were easy and doable. Rest of the questions were moderate to tough. The right selection of questions is the key here.
Quantitative Ability - This section of the afternoon slot was tough and tricky, similar to slot 1. There were four to five questions on ratios which were calculation intensive. Geometry had five questions out of which two were straight forward and easy and rest were tough. There was one question on permutation and Venn Diagram. Time and work had four questions which were also calculative and required application. There were three to four questions on mixtures which were moderately tough but calculative. Function and number system had one to two questions each. Algebra had seven to eight questions which were moderate to tough. Time, speed and distance also had three to four questions moderately difficult.
CAT Expected Cutoff by Bulls Eye - Now, let's have a look at the probable score depending on the overall & section wise attempts, and also vis-a -vis probable score & percentile for different slots.
CAT 2018 Morning Slot
VA & RC
DI & LR Attempt
CAT 2018 Cutoff - The CAT cutoff 2018 is the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in order to get shortlisted for the selection rounds or to qualify the exam. Last year, scoring around 166 marks in the first slot was good enough to get 99+ percentile. The analysis of CAT 2018 by Bulls Eye will reveal the expected cutoff that will allow the candidates to calculate their estimated score.
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Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular national level management entrance exam. CAT 2019 application process has been completed and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th November 2019.
Application forms were available from 07 Aug, 2019 - 25 Sep, 2019.
Aspirants seeking admission to the MBA course have to appear for entrance exams such as CAT/XAT/MAT/SNAP/etc. After the entrance test, candidates have to apply to colleges for admission.
Check the details about the CAT exam using the link below and do let us know if you have any other queries.
Ayush, CAT exam paper can be Categorised into 3 parts:
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria, which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interviews. Performance in the CAT examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. Now based on your Category, to be shortlisted for an IIM, you should score atleast 85 and more percentile.
Now the IIMs part has been cleared, you need to decide one among MBA in India via CAT or go abroad for higher studies. You cannot be double minded on this. You know your strengths and capabilities and so this should be completely your call.
If you are planning to get your details corrected in the form of CAT 2019, then now you don't have any option as it is now too late. The exam is scheduled for 24th November, 2019 which is just a week away.
However, in the meantime you can ask on the helpline for any assistance if they can provide.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
Yes I'll enlist down some of the top institutes for MBA whose cutoffs are between 80 to 90 percentile.
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