CAT 2017 Analysis by VistaMind

CAT Analysis by VistaMindCAT 2017 Analysis by VistaMind: The time for preparation is gone. CAT 2017, the most competitive management entrance exam is here. Over 2 lakh students will appear for the nationwide entrance exam for admissions to IIMs and other renowned B-schools. Careers360 presents to you the CAT 2017 analysis by VistaMind, one of the popular CAT coaching institutes. The analysis of CAT 2017 will tell the students in detail about the overall and section-wise difficulty level of the exam and more. Experts from VistaMind will give their experienced insight into the CAT 2017. Read below to know the complete of CAT exam analysis 2017 by VistaMind.

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Before knowing the experts’ take on CAT 2017, it’s important to know the exam pattern of the exam. It’s expected to be same as last year.

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CAT 2017 Exam Pattern


Total No. of Questions



Time Allotted

Quantitative Aptitude




1 hour

Verbal Analytics & Reading Comprehension




1 hour

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning




1 hour





3 Hour

CAT 2017 Analysis by VistaMind – Section-wise


Verbal & RC – The difficulty level of this section is expected to be easy to moderate. Usually, RC takes a lot of time as it demands a lot of quick reading. Candidates who have practiced RCs will be able to quickly solve the questions in this section. Verbal doesn’t take much time but only if you know the answer. Again, vocabulary and practice are required here.


QA – This section might bother the appearing candidates with tricky questions. On the difficulty scale, it may go from moderate to tough. Candidates who are good with quick calculations may get an advantage in this section.


DI & LR – This section usually demands maximum time and the same can be expected in CAT 2017. Even if the previous years’ trends are kept in mind, this section is likely to be on the tougher side on the difficulty scale.


CAT exam Analysis by VistaMind


Difficulty Level

Verbal & RC

Easy to Moderate


Moderate to Difficult


Easy to Moderate



 There is a fix time slot for each section. Candidates who wish to score well in the exam need to come up with the best section-wise time-management strategy.


Overall, candidates can expect a moderately tough exam this year. 


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