CAT 2018 Analysis by Bulls Eye
Vikas Gaur, 25 Nov 2018, #CAT
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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

Section No. of Question Total MarksDuration 

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

3410260 mins

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

329660 mins

Quantitative Ability

3410260 mins
Total100300180 mins


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 EyeSlot 1 

Section

Total No. of Questions

Non-MCQs (TITA)

MCQs

Marks

Time Allotted

VARC

34

9

25

102

60

DILR

32

8

24

96

60

QA

34

8

26

102

60

Total

100

25

75

300

180

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

Section

Total No. of Questions

Non-MCQs (TITA)

MCQs

Marks

Time Allotted

VARC

34

7

27

102

60

DILR

32

7

25

96

60

QA

34

8

26

102

60

Total

100

22

78

300

180

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 EyeNow, 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

Overall Attempt

VA & RC

Attempt

DI & LR Attempt

QA

Attempt

Probable Score

Expected Percentile

70+

28-32

20-22

18-21

160

99.5

65-70

27-30

18-20

16-18

150

99

55-65

24-28

14-17

14-15

127

97

45-55

21-25

13-15

11-12

117

95

37-45

19-23

10-12

9-10

102

90

29-37

16-20

7-9

7-9

82

80


Afternoon slot 

Overall AttemptVA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR AttemptQA
Attempt
Probable ScoreExpected Percentile
66+28-3116-1817-2015399.5
60-6627-3014-1515-1714099
52-6024-2713-1414-1512297
42-5121-2511-1210-1210995
34-4219-239-119-109990
26-3416-208-107-97980

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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