CAT 2019 Analysis by IMS Learning
Naureen Gurung, 23 Apr 2019, #CAT
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CAT 2019 Analysis by IMS Learning - The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 analysis by IMS Learning is expected to release after the national level test will be conducted successfully by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode. CAT will be conducted in computer-based mode for admission to MBA/ PGDM courses offered by IIMs as well as other B-schools. CAT 2019 analysis by IMS Learning will be declared right after the exam which is expected to be conducted in the last week of November. CAT 2019 will be held in two sessions- forenoon and afternoon, in 374 exam centres located in 147 cities. The CAT analysis 2019 by IMS Learning will contain the kind of questions which were asked and the difficulty level of each section. The analysis of CAT 2019 by IMS Learning will help candidates speculate their performance in the exam and estimate their score. For more details regarding CAT 2019 analysis by IMS Learning, read the full article below.

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CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

To understand the CAT 2019 analysis by IMS Learning, it is essential for candidates to know the CAT exam pattern. The exam pattern of CAT 2019 contains the type of questions, number of questions, time limit, etc. 

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CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Section

No. of MCQs

No. of Non-MCQs

Total Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Limit (in minutes)

Quantitative Ability (QA)

27

7

34

102

60

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)

24

8

32

96

60

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

10

34

102

60

Total

75

25

100

300

180

CAT 2019 Analysis by IMS Learning

Since this year’s analysis will be available only after the exam, candidates can check the CAT 2018 analysis by IMS Learning to get a fair idea about the difficulty level of the paper.

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CAT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning

Summary - All in all, the paper structure of CAT 2018 was considered similar to that of CAT 2017. However, there were differences in the difficulty level. QA was the hardest nut to crack whereas DILR was unexpectedly deemed to be the easiest section. As compared to the VARC section in CAT 2017, the previous year’s was considered easier.

Section I – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Slot 1 - The exam started with the Verbal Section including 34 questions- 24 RC and 10 VA (27 MCQs and 07 TITA) questions. RC consisted of 4 passages with 5 questions each & 1 passage with 4 questions, making up to 24 questions in total. The questions asked in RCs could be matched with Critical Reasoning questions. The length of the passages ranged from 450 words to 800 words. In terms of the type of questions, VARC section was identical to that of 2017 as the Grammar and Vocabulary questions were absent. As the overall section was easy to solve, most of the candidates could complete the section within the time-limit.

Highlights of VARC section:

  • 7 out of 10 VA questions were TITA and 3 were MCQs.

  • 3 Out-of-context sentences – TITA (Easy to Medium)

  • 4 Paragraph Jumbles – TITA (Easy to Medium)

  • 3 Paragraph summary/ Author’s opinion questions– MCQs (Medium to Difficult- with negative marking)

  • It was possible to attempt 28 to 30 questions with high accuracy in the test. An accuracy of 80% and above to these attempts were sufficient for a score in the 95-99 percentile bracket.

Slot 2 - The second slot was similar to that of slot 1. There were no questions about Grammar or Vocabulary. RC had 24 questions similar to the forenoon session (four passages with five questions and one passage with four questions). The other topics which were covered were summary, para jumble and out of context sentences. The number of questions from each of these and the difficulty level was exactly the same as that of the first slot. The sectional difficulty level was considered easy. 

Section-II: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR)

Slot 1 - The DI-LR section had 8 sets with 4 questions each. Data Interpretation comprised of 3 sets while Logical Reasoning included 4 and 1 set was a combination of DI and LR. There were 4 easy sets, 2 moderately difficult and 2 difficult sets. The key to performing well was to select the right set to start with. Some of the sets were time-consuming as they had questions which had additional information to be taken into account while solving. Like the previous year, no set was completely TITA- the TITA questions were dispersed across 4 individual sets with 2 TITA each. 4 sets were completely MCQ. There were a total of 8 TITA questions. Some of the sets that were easy to attempt were the ones based on the committee selection, magic square, multi-layered pie chart and arrangement of 8 students (4 males and 4 females).

Overall the section was slightly easier as compared to last year’s slot 1. If candidates solved around 5 sets (18-20 questions) in this section with 85% accuracy, then they would be in the safe zone.

Slot 2 - The second slot was a replica of the first one. There were 8 sets with 4 questions each. Like the first slot, there were 4 easy, 2 moderate and 2 tough sets. The TITA questions were spread across the sets and questions and there was no single set of completely TITA or non-MCQs. This section was of easy to moderate difficulty level. 

Section III – Quantitative Ability (QA)

Slot 1 - As per test takers, the difficulty level of this section ranged from moderate to difficult. In fact, it was considered the toughest QA section in recent years. This section was dominated by 14 Arithmetic questions, followed by 10 questions on Modern Math, 6 on Geometry, and a couple of questions from Algebra and Numbers each. There were 12 TITA questions in CAT 2018. If one went through the entire section, there were only 8 to 10 sitters for the taking while 6-8 questions that gave a tough time to the candidates.

Slot 2 - The afternoon slot of Quantitative Ability was the same as that of the forenoon slot. The topics and distribution of questions were also the same for Arithmetic, Algebra and Numbers. The overall difficulty level was notably high. 

CAT 2019 Cutoff by IMS Learning

IMS Learning is also expected to release the expected CAT 2019 cutoff. The experts will determine the CAT 2019 cutoff by IMS Learning considering various factors like the difficulty level of the paper, number of test takers, pass percentage of previous years, etc. Knowing the probable CAT 20198 cutoff released by IMS Learning will help candidates speculate the institute they can apply to.

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