CAT 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E.
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CAT 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E. - The CAT exam 2019 will be held on November 24, 2019, across the country in 142 test cities. The exam will be conducted in two slots, morning and afternoon session. Careers360 will present the complete CAT 2019 analysis by T.I.M.E prepared by the experts. The result for CAT 2019 will be released tentatively in the first week of January 2020. CAT 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E. will help students in getting an overview regarding the cutoff that will be released by various institutes accepting CAT score. T.I.M.E will release the CAT 2019 analysis by considering various parameters of CAT. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the exam analysis and expected cutoff for CAT 2019 slot 1 and slot 2. Registration for CAT 2019 has been closed on September 28, 2019, correction window for photograph and signature was available from September 28, 2019 to September 30, 2019 till 5:00 PM.
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CAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CAT exam pattern 2019 involves the name of the sections, marking scheme, duration of the examination and so on. Refer to the table below to know in detail about CAT 2019 exam pattern:

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CAT Exam Pattern 2019

Feature

Detail

Name of the examination

Common Admission Test

Mode of Examination

Computer-based

Duration of CAT 2019

3 Hours

4 Hours (PwD candidates)

Number of sections

three

Duration for each section

1 hour (20 minutes extra for PwD candidates)

Total number of questions

100

Marking for every correct answer

3 marks

Marking for every wrong answer

-1 mark


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Sections

Total number of Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Non-Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of questions

Time duration

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

10

34

60 minutes for each section

80 minutes for PwD candidates

Quantitative Ability (QA)

27

7

34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

24

8

32

CAT Analysis 2019 by T.I.M.E.- Section wise

CAT 2019 Analysis by T.I.M.E. will be released as soon as the CAT 2019 result will be declared by the authorities in the first week of January 2020. To get an insight into the expected cutoff of CAT 2019, candidates can refer to the section-wise CAT analysis 2018 (previous year.)

Previous year, Slot 2 was considered to be more challenging than Slot 1 as per the experts of T.I.M.E. The section-wise analysis of CAT 2019 by T.I.M.E. is as follows:

CAT Exam SLOT 1 Analysis:

Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning - The difficulty level of the questions in this section was comparatively easy with that of previous year CAT 2017. As per the experts of T.I.M.E. this section was a relief to students, except for the few questions of interpretation which were a bit uncertain in nature.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension - This section consisted of a total of 4 questions in one passage and other passage contained 5 questions. The questions of the passages were easy, similar to that of previous year CAT 2017.

Quantitative Ability - This section included total of 34 questions inclusive of 8 non-MCQ’s. The difficulty level was a bit higher than moderate as this section saw more questions from Geometry.

CAT Exam SLOT 2 Analysis:

Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning - This section consisted of total 24 MCQ’s and 8 non-MCQ’s. The difficulty level of this section was difficult in comparison with Slot 1 and previous year. Questions from the topics , ‘probability and market share’ and ‘rot numbers’ were relatively easy. The questions involved deep reasoning and were time-consuming.

Verbal and Reading Comprehension - Slot 2 VARC questions were comparatively difficult to that of Slot 1. The passages were given from the topics like Sociology, Science, Biology and Environment. Whereas, para formations questions were easy to that of previous year.

Quantitative Ability - The quantitative ability section included more questions from the topics like Arithmetic, Mensuration and Geometry. This section was concluded to be moderately difficult with total of 22 MCQ’s and 12 non-MCQ’s.

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Quantitative Ability
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To be honest, this is not the time for pondering what might happen. This is the time to give all your concentration in memorising what you have learnt. Remember that you cannot go to the future and make any changes. All you can do is make sure your present is good because it is in your hands. We understand that this is the exam that your future depends on. But also remember that this is just a Mock Test and not a real test. So keep that in mind and work hard for few more days. Who knows, you might surprise yourself with a better percentile? Just to let you know how CAT percentile is calculated.

Now CAT has 3 sections. The Verbal Ability section and Reading Comprehension has 34 Questions, Data interpretation-Logical Reasoning section has 32 MCQ questions and Quantitative Ability has 34 MCQ questions totalling up to 100 questions. Each Question has 3 marks and a wrong answer takes away 1 mark. There are also Non MCQs which do not have negative marking. This answer is being written by taking QA sections as an example.

  • Calculating the no.of Candidates who appeared for CAT
  • Assigning ranks based on the CAT score
  • For example if 2 people scored 20 marks and got the rank 120, the next Candidate will get the rank 122
  • Calculate the percentile using the formula:  P = (N−r)/N × 100

Now the catch here is the no.of people appearing for the Test. In reality more people will appear for CAT rather than for Mock Test. And this way the chances of your percentile increasing are much better. Now that you are hardly left with a day or 2, try following these:

  • Do not learn anything new. Keep memorising all that you have learnt and praactised so far
  • Go through the Exam pattern and syllabus once
  • Focus on the topics that you have strong hold on. Practise them rather than learning something that you are finding difficult to crack
  • Sleep well the night before because the last thing you want to happen in the exam hall is to feel tired and sleepy.

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