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CAT Exam 2019 Analysis - Now that the exam is over, the exam analysis of CAT 2019 is available from experts and students who have appeared for it. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode successfully conducted CAT 2019 on November 24. Candidates found the second slot to be moderate to difficult with many students reportedly finding verbal ability and comprehension section as well as data interpretation difficult and time-consuming. Meanwhile, logical reasoning and data interpretation was moderate to tough but was easy as compared to 2018. Passages in verbal ability were lengthy and time consuming. According to the CAT exam analysis given by students who appeared in Slot 1 of CAT 2019, the exam was moderately difficult but time consuming. Most of the candidates found the quantitative section difficult, the data interpretation to be less tough while verbal ability and reading comprehension was found time-consuming. The analysis of CAT 2019 consider the topics asked in exam, the total sections and the difficulty level of both slots. In addition to the CAT 2019 analysis, experts from different coaching institutes have also estimated the probable cutoff. The CAT exam analysis 2019 has been brought live from the exam centres with most inputs from the students who have appeared for the exam. CAT was conducted on November 24, 2019 and check the detailed exam analysis of CAT 2019 below. Latest: Download CAT 2019 result and scorecard by using login credentials.
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Candidates can check the CAT 2019 analysis in the table that is given below. The link for Slot 1 has been activated
CAT Analysis 2019 for Slot 1
CAT Analysis 2019 for Slot 2
CAT 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E
CAT Answer Key 2019
Know Your Calling Chances from IIMs & other Top MBA Colleges, Eligibility & Cut-offs
The candidates who appeared in the Common Admission Test (CAT), they can check the probable exam pattern of CAT 2019. This will mention the total number of questions that were asked in each section and time limit for the same.
Total Number of Questions*
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
According to CAT 2019, candidates will be awarded three marks for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
In this part of CAT 2019 analysis, there has been no technical problems while they were answering the questions on the computer. It will also mention whether they were given any extra time if their system malfunctioned or their screen went blank.
In 2018, some of the candidates did complain about their screen going blank and there were also technical issues though they were resolved at the earliest.
According to CAT analysis 2019 for slot 1 was conducted from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m on November 24. In analysis of CAT 2019, candidates who appeared in the entrance exam, they got to know what was the difficulty level of quantitative ability section, data interpretation and logical reasoning section. The section wise CAT 2019 analysishas been updated soon after the conclusion of each slot of the exam.
According to CAT 2019 analysis, this part mentioned how many passages were asked in this section in both the slots. Candidates will get to know the total number of questions as well as the difficulty level.
According to Slot 1 and Slot 2 Analysis of CAT 2019, VARC was easy but time-consuming. The difficulty level of this section is determined on the basis of how the candidates understand the questions that are given after each passage. There were five passages that candidates had to read and then answer the questions in CAT Slot 2 Analysis 2019. The total number of questions after each passage may vary. Apart from the questions after each passage, candidates will have to also answer questions related to verbal ability, odd sentence out, summary, parajumbles.
Slot 1 for VARC
Passage – Related to British Folk
Passage - Online shopping confusions
Passage - Topophilia
Passage – Emperor Penguins
Passage - Who actually wrote Alladin Ariabian Nights - Gallond or Diyab
SLOT 2 for VARC
Passage 1 – Cities being environment friendly
Passage 2 – Language and Culture
Passage 3 – Use of digital info to restore archaeological sites
Passage 4 – Capital cities and bureaucracy
Passage 5 – British Policy
Candidates should aim at scoring high in this section as it will help to improve their percentile. Going by past years trends, this section is normally easy.
According to Indrajeet Singh of iQuanta, VA-RC section was quite difficult when compared to last year. There were no changes in the pattern. RCs were of moderate length averaging 400-600 words. Two passages were very difficult to comprehend and rest were easy. The number of inference based questions increased and the options were very close in the factual questions. The Verbal part was easy in comparison with ParaJumbles having only 4 statements which made it easy to answer them. Overall, 24-26 attempts with 80 percent accuracy can be deemed as a good performance.
According to Slot 1 and Slot 2 CAT analysis for data interpretation and logical reasoning, was moderately difficult. In this section, candidates have a little bit of edge that there are not many calculations. Questions that are asked in this section are from set-theory, pi-charts etc.
LRDI in CAT 2019 was comparatively easier than CAT 2018. 4-5 sets were doable.
Some sets could be cracked within 7-8 Mins. One with a score of 47-49 can expect 99 percentile.
Right selection of sets would have made all the difference. Cut-offs may slightly increase(2-3 mark) in this section compared to last year.
Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Logical Reasoning – Arrangement based
Linear Arrangement in Super Market
Data Interpretation – Calculation based
Bar Chart + Table Crimes in States
Logical Reasoning – Games & Tournament based
Logical Reasoning – Puzzle based
Prizes to be put in 100 boxes
Easy to Medium
Data Interpretation – Reasoning based
Spider Chart on 5 vendors and 6 attributes
Medium to Difficult
Dancers and Composers
Venn Diagram Distribution
Distribution of People in Teams
Rainfall Data – Scattered
Revenue Profit Dotted Graph
3 Doctors and their fees and room no.
Paper setting 5, 10, 15 marks
According to analysis of CAT 2019 in the past, if the candidates are able to answer at least 15-17 questions with 90 percent accuracy rate, then in such a case they are likely to score a good percentile.
Candidates who appeared in the first slot of CAT 2019, they found the questions difficult. Those who are from the engineering background found the questions easy. However, students from non-engineering or non-science background might find it difficult to answer if they have not practised thoroughly. Some of the topics from which the questions will be asked in this section are arithmetic, number system, modern math, geometry and mensuration and algebra.
If the candidates are able to successfully answer at least 18-20 questions and answer most of them correctly with margin of error being 10% then in such a case, they will be able to get a good score.
As per Indrajeet Singh of iQuanta,
One might say it was easier than 2018 but difficult than 2017, but when we compare it to pressure that build up in many people after difficult VARC-it was similar to difficulty level of cat 2018 quant.
For engineers, it maybe easy as algebra Questions were tough and required proper knowledge of the algebra topic. Paper was dominated by Arithmetic, Algebra and geometry.
However, those candidates who appeared in slot 2, they found the quantitative ability section moderately difficult but easier as compared to past years. Candidates must try to solve at least 20 questions with 85 % accuracy rate. This will yield in their getting a good score.
Number of questions
QA- Slot 2
Number System & Average
Commercial Maths & Arithmetic
Geometry & Mensuration
Venn, Clocks & Logs
The cutoff of CAT 2019 is the minimum marks which the candidates must score to be eligible to qualify for the next round of selection. Some of the important parameters which are taken into account while determining the CAT 2019 cutoff are:
Difficulty level of the entrance exam
Total Number of seats
Past years cutoff trend
Total number of candidates who have applied for the entrance exam
Name of the institute
To be available soon
Previous Years' CAT Analysis
Total number of sections
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (In first and second order)
Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation - 30 Verbal Ability &
Logical Reasoning - 30
Total - 60
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation – 50
Verbal Ability &
Logical Reasoning - 50
Total - 100
Verbal Ability – 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32
Quantitative Ability - 34
Total number of non-MCQs
+3 1, no negative marking for non-MCQs
Number of answer options
MCQs - 4
Non-MCQs – NA
Moderate to tough
Easy to moderate
October 16 to November 11
November 16 and November 22
Through CAT 2019 exam analysis candidates can know the section-wise difficulty level and expected sectional and overall cutoff.
The expected cutoff will be declared by experts soon after the exam concludes. However, to secure seats in top IIMs and other B-schools candidates must score above 90 percentile.
The difficulty level of CAT 2019 is expected to be similar to that of the previous year moderately-difficult.
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The CAT 2019 cutoff for NIRMA university’s MBA programs was around 75–80 percentile. The various components have the below weightage:
CAT 2019: 60%
Theme Development & Presentation: 10%
Academic Performance: 10%
An additional score up to 5 points will also be given for full time relevant work experience in a professional organization
Last year cutoff of IIM Visakhapatnam was 85 percentile for general category. So if we consider last year trend then your daughter has low chance. However cutoff percentile may change. You can check detail here
Hope it helps and good luck.
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