CAT 2019 Analysis
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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.
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CAT Exam Analysis 2019

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CAT Exam pattern 2019

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.

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CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Section

Total Number of Questions*

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

34

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

32

Quantitative Ability

34

Marking Scheme for CAT 2019

According to CAT 2019, candidates will be awarded three marks for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Technical Issues

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.

CAT 2019 Analysis

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.

CAT 2019 Analysis for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension - Both The Slots

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.

CAT Analysis 2019 for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

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.

CAT 2019 Analysis for slot 1 & 2 - VARC

Slot 1 for VARC

S. No.

Topic

Questions

Level

1

Passage – Related to British Folk

5

Moderate

2

Passage - Online shopping confusions

5

Easy

3

Passage - Topophilia

5

Easy

4

Passage – Emperor Penguins

5

Moderate

5

Passage - Who actually wrote Alladin Ariabian Nights - Gallond or Diyab

4

Moderate

6

Summary

3

Easy

7

Para Jumbles

4

Easy

8

Misfit

3

Easy


SLOT 2 for VARC

S. No.

Topic

Questions

Level

1

Passage 1 – Cities being environment friendly

5

Moderate

2

Passage 2 – Language and Culture

5

Moderate

3

Passage 3 – Use of digital info to restore archaeological sites

5

Moderate

4

Passage 4 – Capital cities and bureaucracy

5

Easy

5

Passage 5 – British Policy

4

Tough

6

Summary

3

Easy

7

Para Jumbles

4

Easy

8

Misfit

3

Easy


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.

CAT Analysis 2019 - Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

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.


CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis - DILR


Set No.

Area

Set Description

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Question Type

1

Logical Reasoning – Arrangement based

Linear Arrangement in Super Market

4

Medium

4 MCQ

2

Data Interpretation – Calculation based

Bar Chart + Table Crimes in States

4

Difficult

2 MCQ

2 TITA

3

Logical Reasoning – Games & Tournament based

Archery

4

Difficult

4 MCQ

4

Logical Reasoning – Puzzle based

Prizes to be put in 100 boxes

4

Medium

2 MCQ

2 TITA

5

Logical Reasoning – Puzzle based

Coding

4

Easy to Medium

4 TITA

6

Data Interpretation – Reasoning based

Spider Chart on 5 vendors and 6 attributes

4

Easy to Medium

2 MCQ

2 TITA

7

Logical Reasoning – Puzzle based

Streets Intersection

4

Medium to Difficult

4 MCQ

8

Logical Reasoning – Arrangement based

Dancers and Composers

4

Easy to Medium

4 MCQ

Source- IMS Learning

CAT 2019 Analysis for Slot 2 - DILR


S. No.

Topic

Questions

1

Venn Diagram Distribution

4

2

Distribution of People in Teams

4

3

Tournament

4

4

Rainfall Data – Scattered

4

5

Revenue Profit Dotted Graph

4

6

3 Doctors and their fees and room no.

4

7

Paper setting 5, 10, 15 marks

4

8

Other

4


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.

CAT 2019 Analysis - Quantitative Ability

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.

QA-Slot 1

Area

Number of questions

Total


Easy

Medium

Difficult


Numbers


1


1

Arithmetic

11

2


13

Algebra


3

2

5

Geometry

2

4

1

7

Modern Maths


5

3

8


QA- Slot 2

S. No.

Topic

Questions

1

Number System & Average

4-5

2

Algebra

4-5

3

Commercial Maths & Arithmetic

8-10

4

Geometry & Mensuration

3-4

5

TSD

2-3

6

Venn, Clocks & Logs

2

7

P&C, Probability

1

8

Function

4-5

CAT 2019 Expected Cutoff

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

CAT Expected Cutoff by Coaching Institutes

Name of the institute

Expected Cutoff

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T.I.M.E.

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VistaMind

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CAT Analysis of Past Years

Previous Years' CAT Analysis

CAT Factors

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total number of sections

Two

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (In first and second order)

Two

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (In first and second order)

Three

Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Three

Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Three

Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Three

Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Number of questions

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 - 100

Verbal Ability – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32

Quantitative Ability - 34

Total - 100

Verbal Ability – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32

Quantitative Ability - 34

Total - 100

Verbal Ability – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32

Quantitative Ability - 34

Total - 100

Total number of non-MCQs

NA

NA

32

25

23

27

Total marks

180

300

300

300

300

300

Marking scheme

+3 -1

+3 -1

+3 1, no negative marking for non-MCQs

+3 1, no negative marking for non-MCQs

+3 1, no negative marking for non-MCQs

+3 -1

Number of answer options

4

4

MCQs - 4

Non-MCQs – NA

MCQs - 4

Non-MCQs – NA

MCQs - 4

Non-MCQs – NA

4

Duration

140 minutes

170 minutes

180 minutes

180 minutes

180 minutes

180 minutes

Difficulty level

Moderate to tough

Easy to moderate

Moderate

Moderate to tough

Easy to moderate

Moderately Difficult

Exam Date

October 16 to November 11

November 16 and November 22

November 29

December 4

November 26


Conducting IIM

IIM Indore

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IIM Bangalore

IIM Lucknow




Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT 2019 Analysis

Question: What will I get to know in CAT 2019 exam analysis?

Answer:

Through CAT 2019 exam analysis candidates can know the section-wise difficulty level and expected sectional and overall cutoff. 

Question: What is the expected cutoff for CAT 2019?

Answer:

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. 

Question: What is the difficulty level of CAT 2019?

Answer:

The difficulty level of CAT 2019 is expected to be similar to that of the previous year moderately-difficult.

Question: What is the cutoff for IIM Bangalore?

Answer:

IIM Bangalore has released the admission criteria for IIM Bangalore 2020 batch. As per the admission criteria the overall cutoff for various categories are:

  • General-85
  • NC-OBC- 75
  • SC-70
  • ST-65
  • PwD- 60

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