CAT 2017 Analysis by Bulls Eye

CAT Analysis by Bulls EyeCAT 2017 Analysis by Bulls Eye - CAT 2017 has been conducted on November 26, 2017, in two sessions, across 142 cities of the country. Common Admission Test (CAT), the most coveted management entrance exam for admission to IIMs and various other renowned B-schools. Careers360 brings you CAT 2017 analysis by Bulls Eye. The analysis of CAT 2017 by Bulls Eye reveals the overall and sectional difficulty level of the exam. In the CAT 2017 analysis by Bulls Eye, the experts have revealed the type of questions in the exam and how much questions a candidate needed to attempt to score a good percentile. Read on to know more about CAT exam analysis 2017, expected cutoff by Bulls Eye and more.

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Before knowing the CAT exam analysis 2017 by Bulls Eye, let's have a look at the exam pattern of CAT 2017

 

CAT 2017 Slot 1

Section

Total No. of Questions

Non-MCQs (TITA)

MCQs

Marks

Time Allotted

VARC

34

7

27

102

60

DILR

32

6

26

96

60

QA

34

7

27

102

60

Total

100

20

80

300

180

CAT 2017 Slot 2

Section

Total No. of Questions

Non-MCQs (TITA)

MCQs

Marks

Time Allotted

VARC

34

7

27

102

60

DILR

32

8

24

96

60

QA

34

11

23

102

60

Total

100

26

74

300

180

CAT 2017 Analysis by Bulls Eye

 

The overall difficulty level of CAT 2017 was moderate. In terms of pattern, structure and difficulty level, the exam was very similar to the exam last year. Unlike the common beliefs, the CAT examiners seemed to focus on a candidate’s aptitude rather than testing student’s ability to handle a disruptive pattern. Section-wise, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) section was easy followed by Quantitative Ability (QA) that was on the easier side on the difficulty scale. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) section was moderately tough. Now, let's know about the different sections and their difficulty level in detail. 

 

CAT 2017 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Section-wise

 

Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension (VARC) - This section can be rated as easy this year. Candidates have specifically mentioned RC as the easier part of this section. There were 5 RC passages out of which three passages had six questions each and the others had three questions each. Other questions were from sentence rearrangement, odd sentence out & para-summary. Overall, the difficulty level was easy. 

 

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) - Just like the previous year, this section was the most difficult this time too. There were eight sets of 4 questions each. Analytical Reasoning and “Data & Reasoning” had equal weightage. 

 

Quantitative Aptitude (QA) - The Quant section was of quite similar compared to last year, the difficulty level was easy. Overall, the questions from traditional areas like Profit & Loss, Algebra, Arithmetic & Geometry were higher in number.  Apart from this, there few one to two questions from areas like Puzzles, Logs, Chain Rule Permutation & Combination, Number System.etc 

 

Conclusion - Overall, the exam was moderate. 

 

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.

 

Morning Slot

Overall Attempt

VA & RCAttempt

DI & LR Attempt

QA Attempt

Probable Score

Expected Percentile

74+

28-31

14-17

28-30

166

99.5

68-74

27-29

12-14

24-26

155

99

62-68

24-28

10-12

22-25

133

97

55-62

22-26

08-10

18-22

122

95

48-55

19-23

07-09

15-19

106

90

42-48

15-20

05-07

13-17

86

80

Afternoon slot

Overall Attempt

VA & RC Attempt

DI & LR Attempt

QA Attempt

Probable Score

Expected Percentile

77+

28-31

16-19

28-30

172

99.5

71-76

27-29

14-16

24-26

160

99

65-71

24-28

12-14

22-25

138

97

57-64

22-26

9-12

18-22

126

95

50-57

19-23

8-10

15-19

110

90

43-50

15-20

6-8

13-17

89

80

 

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