CAT 2019 Analysis
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CAT Exam 2019 Analysis - Indian Institute of Management, Kozihode will conduct the Common Admission Test on November 23. The analysis of CAT 2019 will include the topics from which the questions were asked, the total number of sections and the difficulty level of the question paper in the two slots. According to CAT 2019 analysis, experts from different coaching institutes will also estimate the probable cutoff. The CAT analysis 2019 will also include feedback from the students who appeared in the entrance exam as they will be able to tell exactly as to what were the topics which dominated each section and which section was most easy and which one was difficult. CAT will be conducted on November 24, 2019. Careers360 brings to you the complete CAT 2019 analysis as this will assist the candidate to predict the probable score.
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CAT Analysis 2019

Candidates will be able to check the CAT 2019 analysis in the table that is given below. The link will be activated soon after the exam for each slot is over.

CAT 2019 Analysis

CAT Analysis 2019 for Slot 1

CAT Analysis 2019 for Slot 2

CAT 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E

CAT Answer Key 2019

CAT Exam pattern 2019

The candidates who will appear 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 will be 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.

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Technical Issues

In this part of CAT 2019 analysis, we shall mention if the candidates faced any 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, slot 1 will be 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 will get to know what was the difficulty level of quantitative ability section, data interpretation and logical reasoning section. The section wise CAT 2019 analysis will be 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 will mention 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)

The difficulty level of this section will be determined on the basis of how the candidates understand the questions that are given after each passage. It is presumed that candidates will have to go through at least three to five passages and answer questions after that. 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

Part

Topics

Total Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

Topic

Total Number of questions

Difficulty level

RC

RC


-

Verbal Ability

Summary

-

-


Para Jumbles

-

-


Para Jumbles (odd sentence out)

-

-

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.

CAT Analysis 2019 - Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

If we look at past years analysis, we see that the questions that are asked in this section are 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.

CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis - DILR

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty level

Matrix-Adjacent cells

-

-

Pie Chart-Annual/half yearly/Quarter Sales

-

-

ATM -Denominations of 100,200 and 500

-

-

3 Committees-research/teaching/economist

-

-

10 friends -scores in DI/WE/GK

-

-

1-20 petrol pumps

-

-

4 Females, 4 Males-Minor and major

-

-

Set Theory-1600 rockets were launched

-

-

CAT 2019 Analysis for Slot 2 - DILR

Topic

Number of Questions

How many questions can be easily attempted

Difficulty Level

Currency Exchange and rate changes

-

-

-

Coding (Alphabet/digits)

-

-

-

Tickets to a show, old, young and middle-aged people

-

-

-

Set theory (3 games, Ludo, Kho-kho, Gilli Danda)

-

-

-

Box Diagram of 3 companies/products

-

-

-

Smartphones and market share

-

-

-

Institute Accreditation

-

-

-

Interview Arrivals (Arrangement)

-

-

-

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

Most of the time, the questions that are asked in this section are tough. Those who are from the engineering background might easily solve them without much difficulty. 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.

Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Modern Math

-

-

Arithmetic

-

-

Geometry and Mensuration

-

-

Algebra

-

-

Number System

-

-

Candidates must try to solve at least 20 questions with 85 % accuracy rate. This will yield in their getting a good score.

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

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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


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3.How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT book (by Arun Sharma)
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