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CAT Exam Analysis For Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3 Question Paper in 2024

CAT Exam Analysis For Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3 Question Paper in 2024

Edited By Anusha Bhalotia | Updated on Mar 21, 2024 10:32 AM IST | #CAT

CAT Exam Analysis 2024: IIM Calcutta is expected to conduct CAT 2024 exam on November 24. A detailed CAT 2024 exam analysis will be available after the conclusion of all slots. The CAT exam analysis will focus on the CAT exam difficulty level, changes in CAT paper pattern, number of good attempts and sectional CAT cutoffs.


CAT Exam Analysis 2024

As per the CAT exam analysis of previous years, this MBA entrance exam is usually on the tougher side. All three slots of the CAT exam demonstrate a similar level of difficulty. This year as well the CAT 2024 exam is expected to be moderate to difficult. A sectional and an overall CAT 2024 analysis will be available here after the conclusion of the test.

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CAT Exam Analysis 2023 (Previous Year)

An in-depth CAT 2023 analysis of slot 1. 2 and 3 is given below. Detailed CAT slot analysis by various coaching institutes like T.I.M.E., Career Launcher, CATking, etc is also be discussed below in the section.

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CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis

How was slot 1 CAT 2023? CAT 2023 slot 1 was moderately difficult as per last year's CAT exam analysis. The CAT 2023 exam analysis for slot 1 by various coaching institutes is available. Candidates can check out the CAT 2023 slot 1 paper analysis here.

CAT slot 1 analysis 2023- Key Highlights

  • The CAT 2023 slot 1 exam was based on the last 5 years' CAT question paper pattern. The number of questions in the CAT exam was 66. All the questions in each section of CAT 2023 were similar to the previous year CAT question papers.
  • Based on the CAT slot 1 analysis, the difficulty level of the CAT 2023 exam was moderate. There were no surprise elements and no out-of-the-box questions in the exam.
  • As per the CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis, the CAT previous year questions were repeated in the CAT 2023 question paper this year as well.
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CAT slot 1 analysis- VARC section

  • The complete VARC section was moderately difficult.
  • VARC section of CAT slot 1 exam consisted of questions from para jumbles with 2 questions, sentence filling, 2 odd one out and 2 summary questions. There were 4 reading comprehension with 16 questions and 8 questions from verbal ability section.

CAT slot 1 analysis- DILR section

  • DILR section had 4 sets with 5 questions each in CAT 2023 slot 1 exam. As per CAT slot 1 analysis questions were on number breaking, restaurants and ratings, mean, median and mode. 2 sets were doable and 2 sets were difficult in DILR section of CAT 2023.
  • All the sets were a mix of DI and LR topics; the CAT 2023 paper was not dominated by any specific question from any specific topic.

CAT slot 1 analysis- QA section

  • CAT Quant section was dominated by arithmetic (percentage question), algebra, simple interest, compound interest, quadratic and cubic questions. There were 8-9 arithmetic questions and 5-6 algebra questions in CAT 2023.
  • There was a question from Modex that was also repeated in the CAT 2023 question paper.
  • There was one question on numbers mainly on divisibility, coordinate geometry, time and distance, there were no questions on factorial and functions in the CAT exam.

Section name

Total questions

Non-MCQs

Expected good attempts

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

4

15-16

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

6

8-9

Quantitative Ability (QA)

22

7-8

8-9

Total

66

17-18

Check Out: CAT exam analysis (slot 1)

CAT Slot 1 Analysis by IMS

The structure of CAT 2023 remained largely the same as in 2022, with 66 questions in all. However, the DILR and Verbal sections saw some changes in segmentation and the number of MCQs and TITA. Verbal Section saw a minor change in segmentation with the Odd Sentence Questions coming back after 2021. The VA Section had 2 questions each of Summary, Paragraph, Jumbles, Paragraph Completion, and Odd Sentence questions.

Download CAT slot 1 analysis by IMS learning

CAT Slot 1 Analysis by T.I.M.E

According to CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis by T.I.M.E. the exam seemed tougher compared to CAT 2022, it maintained the familiar structure of the exam from recent years. There weren't any significant surprises in the CAT exam pattern for this slot. However, according to student feedback, the unexpectedly high difficulty might have posed more challenges for those in the morning slot compared to the other two slots.

The following is the CAT slot 1 analysis:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMCQsNon MCQsSectional time limit
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension2420440 Minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning2014640 Minutes
Quantitative Ability2214840 Minutes
Total664818120 Minutes


PassageNumber of QuestionsReadabilityOverall Difficulty Level
Postcolonial and “Indian Ocean” Novels4DifficultDifficult
Return of wolves4EasyDifficult
Geographical vs Cultural Influences on Human History4ModerateDifficult
The book “Affluent Society”4Moderate-DifficultModerate-Difficult


According to the CAT slot 1 analysis the distribution of the questions in the Verbal Ability area is as below –

Question TypeNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Para Formation Questions (PFQs)2Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Placement2Moderate
Sentence Placement2Moderate
Para Summary2Moderate
Para Odd Man Out2Moderate


The CAT slot 1 DILR section's set-wise details are as below:

LRDINo. of QuestionsDifficulty level
Blocks/Houses for sale (Quant Based Reasoning)5Difficult-Very Difficult
Professors voting for Dean (Distribution)5Difficult
Restaurants and Gigs (Tables)5Moderate-Difficult
Consulates – Visa slots5Very Difficult


The distribution of questions in this QA section of CAT slot 1 analysis.

TopicNo. of Questions
ERPV1
Percentages, Profit & Loss1
SI-CI1
Time & Distance3
Numbers1
Geometry2
Progressions/Series1
Quadratic Equations4
Averages Mixtures & Alligations2
Coordinate Geometry1
Permutations & Combinations1
Logarithms1
Indices2
Time and Work1

CAT Slot 1 Analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2023 slot 1 was difficult with VARC section being easier than CAT 2022 while QA was more difficult. The section-wise level of difficulty was as follows:

  • VARC: Moderate - difficult; It was easier than last year
  • DILR: Moderate - difficult; Difficulty was the same as last year
  • QA: Difficult; It was more difficult than last year

Section

Total questions

Non MCQ Questions

Difficulty Level

No. of Doable Questions

VARC

24

4

Moderate - Difficult

15-16

DILR

20

6

Moderate - Difficult

8-9

QA

22

7

Difficult

8-9

Total

66

17

Difficult


CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis

  • The CAT 2023 slot 2 was difficult as compared to the CAT slot 1 exam.
  • As per the CAT slot 2 analysis and student's reaction slot 2 of CAT was lengthy and involved a lot of calculation.
  • CAT slot 2 analysis (DILR section)- The DILRI section of CAT slot 2 exam was doable as per the candidates appearing for CAT 2023. The DILR section of CAT slot 2 was moderately difficult again. There was 1 set having questions from medians and boxes which was lengthy apart from that all other sets were doable. Most of the questions were from LR portion. There were no questions from Venn diagrams, linear questions, games and tournaments in CAT slot 2.
  • CAT 2023 slot 2 analysis (VARC section)- The difficulty level of VARC section of CAT slot 2 exam was easy to moderate. As per the CAT 2023 slot 2 analysis, the VARC section had doable questions. There were 4 RC passages, 2 questions from para completion and 4 questions from para jumbles.
  • CAT slot 2 analysis (QA section)- As per the CAT slot 2 analysis, the QA section was moderate. 14-15 questions in CAT slot 2 QA section were doable and 1 sequence and series question was difficult. The CAT slot 2 exam had more arithmetic questions than slot 1. Algebra had more than 8 questions. A few questions were from geometry, 2 from sequence and series, 1 question from logarithm along with time, distance, work and number questions.

Check Out: CAT exam analysis slot 2

CAT Slot 2 Analysis by IMS

The structure of CAT 2023 Slot 2 remained largely the same as in 2022, with 66 questions in all. However, the DILR and Verbal sections saw some changes in segmentation and the number of MCQs and TITA. The Verbal Section saw a minor change in segmentation with the Odd Sentence Questions coming back after 2021. The VA Section had 2 questions each of Summary, Paragraph Jumbles, Paragraph Completion, and Odd Sentence questions.

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CAT Slot 2 Analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2023 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

In CAT 2023 Slot 2, there was a mandatory VA question that had to be attempted by all the candidates. Overall, the difficulty level of CAT 2023 slot 2 was similar to that of Slot 1.

  • There were a total of 24 questions to be attempted in 40 minutes.
  • 4 questions were non-MCQs or TITA questions.
  • The RC passages were around ~400-450 words each.

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis: Reading Comprehension

Passage Number

Passage – Topic/ Area

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Description/ Doable

1

Garments/ fashion Industry & Pollution

4

Easy to Moderate

400-450 words

4- Doable

2

Netflix Dubbing of titles for Europe- Good or Bad for Europe?

4

Easy to

Moderate

400-450 words

3 Doable

3

Liberalism is Dying

4

Moderate to Difficult

400-450 words

2- Doable, 2- Difficult

4

Facts & Interpretation in History

4

Easy

400-450 words

2 - Doable, 2- Difficult

Total

16

Moderate

Easier than CAT 2022

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis: Verbal Ability

Question Type

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Total

Para Summary

1

1

0

2

Odd Sentence

0

1

1

2

Para Completion

0

2

0

2

Para Jumbles

1

1

0

2

Total

2

5

1

8


CAT 2023 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

Section of CAT 2023 Slot 2 was similar to Slot 1 and the previous year's CAT 2022 exam.

  • The DILR section had 4 sets with 5 questions each, much like CAT 2023 slot 1.
  • Again, the number of non-MCQs or TITA questions was 6.
  • 2 sets were doable and aspirants could aim to attempt 8-9 questions.

CAT 2023 Slot 2 DILR Question-wise Breakup:

Set Number

Topic

No of Questions

Difficulty Level

Description/ Doable

1

Arrangement → Scores → two days average

5

Moderate - Difficult

2- Doable, 3- Tough

2

Missing Values Based Table→ Company Starting/ Closing Years

5

Easy - Moderate

4- Doable, 1- Tough

3

Rides & Timings

5

Moderate - Difficult

3- Doable, 2- Tough

4

Grid Based→two 3*3 tables (Mean, Median, Mode)

5

Difficult

0- Doable, 5-Tough

Total

20

Moderate - Difficult

8-9 Questions Doable


CAT 2023 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

The QA section of CAT 2023 Slot 2 was difficult compared to CAT 2022 while there was only a slight increase in difficulty compared to CAT 2023 slot 1.

  • Of the 22 questions, 9-10 questions were doable for the section.
  • The section had 7 non-MCQs or TITA questions.
  • Muck like in Slot 1, the Slot 2 QA section was dominated by Arithmetic followed by Algebra.

CAT 2023 Slot 2 QA Questions-wise Breakup:

Topic

Description/ Doable

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Number System

Factors-1, Divisibility-1,

3

Easy

Algebra

Log-1, Equations- 1,

Sequence & Series-2, Maxima & Minima - 2 , Inequalities-1

7

Moderate- Difficult

Arithmetic

TSD-1, T&W-1, Ratio-2, SI CI-1,

PLD-2, Mixture-1, Averages - 1

9

Easy- Moderate

Modern Math

-

0

-

Geometry & Mensuration

Rectangle-1, Circle- 1,

Coordinate Geo - 1

3

Moderate

Total

22

Difficult


CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis

  • As per the CAT slot 3 analysis the paper was difficult.
  • The CAT 2023 exam was lengthy as well.
  • Only a few questions in each section were doable.
  • CAT slot 3 analysis VARC section- The VARC section of CAT 2023 slot 3 was moderate to difficult. There were 4 RC and 4 questions. Questions came from para jumbles, summary and para completion.
  • CAT slot 3 analysis DILR section- The CAT slot 3 was difficult. According to the CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis, two sets in DILR were doable. Set 3 was based on mean, median and mode.
  • CAT slot 3 analysis QA section- According to the CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis and candidate’s feedback the slot was moderate to difficult and lengthy. CAT slot 3 QA section had questions from algebra, arithmetic, geometry and number system.

Check Out: CAT exam analysis slot 3

CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2023 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

Following the trend of VARC of Slot 1 and Slot 2, there were a total of 24 questions to be attempted in 40 minutes in CAT slot 3 as well.

  • The section was difficult in slot 3 as compared to the previous slots.
  • 4 questions were Non-MCQs or TITA questions.
  • The RC passages were around 400-450 words each.
  • This slot did not have any mandatory questions.

CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis: Reading Comprehension

Passage Number

Passage –

Topic/ Area

No. of Questions

Difficulty

Level

Description/ Doable

1

Romantic Aesthetics/ Philosophy

4

Difficult to comprehend/read

400-450 words

3- Doable, 1- Difficult

2

Cultural Property Law → Exploration of Sites

4

Easy to

Moderate

400-450 words

2- Doable, 2- Moderate - Difficult

3

Nutmeg Curse→ Environment Degradation

4

Moderate

400-450 words

3- Doable, 1- Difficult

4

Rational Thinking

4

Moderate

400-450 words

2 - Doable, 2- Moderate - Difficult

Total

16

Moderate

Easier than CAT 2022

CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis: Verbal Ability

Question Type

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Total

Para Summary

0

1

1

2

Odd Sentence

0

0

2

2

Para Completion

1

0

1

2

Para Jumbles

0

2

0

2

Total

1

3

4

8


CAT 2023 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

Slot 3 DILR was similar to DILR of Slot 2 and Slot 1 in terms of difficulty level.

  • The DILR section had 20 questions distributed across 4 sets with 5 questions each.
  • Again, the number of non-MCQs or TITA questions was 6.

CAT 2023 Slot 3 DILR Question-wise Breakup:

Set Number

Topic

No of Questions

Difficulty Level

Description/ Doable

1

Girls / Boys (LR Caselet) Tests

5

Moderate- Difficult

2- Doable, 3- Tough

2

Caselet→ Window/ Split AC

5

Difficult

0- Doable, 5- Tough

(Time Consuming)

3

Route Based Diagram

5

Easy

5- Doable, 0- Tough

4

Online Sites

(Mean, Median, Mode, Max/Min)

5

Easy-Moderate

4- Doable, 1-Tough

Total

20

Moderate -

Difficult

8-10 Questions Doable


CAT 2023 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

As compared to the CAT slot 2 analysis. the QA section of CAT 2023 Slot 3 had a slightly higher level of difficulty.

  • It had 22 questions to be attempted in 40 minutes.
  • The section had 8 non-MCQs or TITA questions.
  • As seen in the Slot 1 and Slot 2 QA sections, the Slot 3 QA section continued to be dominated by Arithmetic and Algebra.

CAT 2023 Slot 3 QA Questions-wise Breakup:

Topic

Description/ Doable

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Number System

Factors-1

Indices-1

Integral Values-1

4

Easy-Moderate

Algebra

Log-1

Equations- 2

Functions-1

Sequence & Series-2

Algebraic Expression-1

7

Moderate

Arithmetic

TSD-1

T&W-2

SI CI-1

Percentage-1

PLD-1

Mixture-1

Averages - 1

8

Easy-Moderate

Modern Math

-

0

-

Geometry & Mensuration

Circle- 1

Polygon-1

Triangle-1

Coordinate Geo - 0

3

Moderate

Total

22

Difficult


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CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis by T.I.M.E.

The evening slot was slightly easier overall compared to the morning slot, despite a relatively tougher Quant section. However, the difference in difficulty was not that significant. Almost all the sections were close to the morning slot in terms of difficulty. This slot did not have any mandatory questions, as was seen in the afternoon slot. Some are speculating that this could have been a technical glitch or an error, but we do not have any conclusive information on it yet.

The following was the pattern of examination in the evening slot:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMCQsNon MCQsSectional time limit
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension2420440 Minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning2012840 Minutes
Quantitative Ability2214840 Minutes
Total664820120 Minutes


CAT slot 3 analysis Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension-

The VARC section had 24 questions in the evening slot, 16 from Reading Comprehension and 8 from Verbal Ability. This section did not have any questions that had a * symbol beside the question number in the Question palette. There were four RC passages, with four questions per passage. Overall, the difficulty level of this paper was moderate to difficult.

PassageNumber of QuestionsReadabilityOverall Difficulty Level
Pinker’s Rationality4Moderate-DifficultDifficult
Museum Artifacts and Patrimony Laws4ModerateModerate-Difficult
Romanticism4Very DifficultVery Difficult
Climate Change and Nutmeg’s Curse4DifficultDifficult


Question TypeNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Para Formation Questions (PFQs)2Moderate-Difficult
Sentence Placement2Moderate
Para Summary2Moderate
Para Odd Man Out2Moderate


CAT slot 3 analysis Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning-

The DILR section of the evening slot was on par with the afternoon slot paper. Students who were able to identify the right sets would have scored well. The overall difficulty of the section was difficult to very difficult. This was tougher than last year’s DILR.

DILRNo. of QuestionsDifficulty level
AC – Split/Window5Moderate-Difficult
Offline and Online Test Takers5Moderate-Difficult
Patrolling Routes5Difficult
Scores and weightages5Difficult


CAT slot 3 analysis Quantitative Ability Section-

The Quant section in Slot 3 was slightly tougher than the other two slots. This paper was a little different compared to the other two slots in the sense that the questions in this slot needed slightly more conceptual understanding than elaborate working out, which was the case in the other two slots.

TopicNo. of Questions
ERPV2
Percentages, Profit & Loss3
Functions1
Time & Distance1
Numbers1
Geometry3
Progressions/Series2
Quadratic Equations1
Averages Mixtures & Alligations2
Coordinate Geometry1
Permutations & Combinations1
Logarithms1
Time and Work2
Indices3

CAT Score Vs Percentile

Given below are the expected overall CAT score vs percentile along with the sectional score vs percentile CAT 2024.

Section-Wise Score Vs Percentile CAT 2024

PercentileScore VARCScore DILRScore QAOverall Score
99.542303086
9936252574
9530202252
9024141342
802011935
70189730

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What is slot in CAT exam?

The slot in CAT exam 2024 refers to the three shifts in which the exam will be conducted, slot 1 (morning) from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm, CAT exam slot 2 (afternoon) from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and CAT exam slot 3 (evening) from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Refer to this article for a section-wise CAT exam review.

Which slot in CAT is toughest?

In last year's CAT, according to students, Slot 2 was said to be slightly more challenging compared to Slot 1 and Slot 3.

CAT 2024 Answer Key

The aspirants who will appear in the CAT 2024 exam can refer to the CAT answer key and solutions to calculate their probable marks. The official CAT answer key will be released by CAT conducting IIM giving the answers to the CAT exam questions for each section and slot. Candidates can avail of the CAT answer key and check to calculate their scores in the CAT exam. In this CAT exam analysis 2024, we will also discuss the answer key and sectional score slot-wise after the conclusion of CAT 2024.

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CAT 2024 Cutoffs for Top MBA Colleges

To appear for selection rounds of IIMs or non-IIMs candidates need to secure marks as per the CAT cutoff. Some IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore, and a few more will release the CAT cutoff after the conclusion of the CAT exam 2024. Various factors such as the previous year’s cutoff, the difficulty level of CAT 2024, candidates appearing, etc. are considered for the cutoff of CAT 2024.

Expected IIM CAT Cutoffs 2024

Candidates can check the qualifying CAT cutoffs along with the list of top IIMs. Given below are the expected CAT cutoffs for IIMs.

IIMs

Expected CAT cutoffs 2024 (IIMs)

IIM Ahmedabad

99-100

IIM Bangalore

99-100

IIM Calcutta

99

IIM Lucknow

97-98

IIM Indore

97-98

IIM Kozhikode

97-98

IIM Amritsar

95-96

IIM Nagpur

95-96

IIM Sambalpur

95-96

IIM Trichy

94-95

IIM Raipur

94-95

IIM Ranchi

94-95

IIM Kashipur

94-95

IIM Vizag

92-94

IIM Rohtak

92-94

IIM Udaipur

92-94

IIM Bodhgaya

92-94

IIM Shillong

90

IIM Sirmaur

90

IIM Jammu

90

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Expected CAT Cutoffs for Non-IIMs

Candidates can refer to the CAT cutoffs 2024 for non-IMs given below in the table.

Top MBA CollegeExpected CAT Cutoffs (Non-IIMs)

FMS, Delhi

98-99

IIFT Delhi

95-99

SPJIMR, Mumbai

95-99

IMT, Ghaziabad

95-97

JBIMS, Mumbai

96

MDI, Gurgaon

97-99

IMI, New Delhi

90

XIM, Bhubaneshwar

91

GIM Goa

85

K J Somaiya, Mumbai

86

TAPMI, Manipal

80

FORE, New Delhi

85

IFMR, Chennai

80

IRMA, Anand

80

MICA, Ahmedabad

80

LIBA, Chennai

70

XIME, Bangalore

70

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The focus of CAT exam Analysis By Various Coaching Institutes

While providing the CAT exam analysis 2024, the primary focus of the coaching institutes is on the following factors:

  • CAT exam analysis by the coaching institutes focuses on the changed exam pattern
  • The CAT analysis also takes into account how the change in CAT exam pattern 2024 affects the CAT cutoff
  • The sectional and overall difficulty level is mentioned in the CAT exam analysis
  • CAT exam analysis is focused on the change in the expected score vs percentile due to the changed exam pattern. By using the analysis tool like the CAT percentile predictor tool the candidates can get their instant percentile online.

Which Slot is Difficult in CAT?

As per the previous year's CAT exam analysis, there was no CAT 2023 toughest slot. All the CAT exam slots were moderately difficult but slot 1 was slightly easier than slot 2 and slot 3. So, which slot is best for CAT? Candidates appearing in slot 2 are always an advantage. By asking other candidates they can get an idea of the difficulty level of slot 1 of the CAT exam and can plan accordingly to attempt the sections. Even though all the sets are completely different from each other the difficulty level is almost equal in all of them.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will CAT exam 2024 analysis be released?

CAT 2024 exam analysis will be released after the conclusion of the CAT exam.

2. What will a candidate know from CAT exam analysis 2024?

With the help of CAT exam analysis, candidates can know complete details related to sectional difficulty level as well as expected sectional and overall cutoff.

3. What is the expected CAT 2024 difficulty level?

As per the concluded slots, the CAT 2024 exam is expected to be moderate to difficult.

4. Are question papers of CAT for slot 1, slot 2 and slot 3 different?

Yes, there will be separate question papers for slot 1, slot 2, and slot 3. No questions from any slot will be repeated in the other slot of the CAT examination.

5. Which section is considered as the toughest in the CAT exam?

The Quantitative Aptitude section of the CAT examination is considered as the most difficult section because this section involves calculations. Candidates need to work on learning shortcut techniques to crack this section.

6. Is there negative marking in CAT?

Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in MCQ questions. There is no negative marking for TITA and unattempted questions.

7. Was CAT 2023 tough?

The CAT 2023 exam was moderately to difficult, with some variation in difficulty levels among different slots.

8. Which slot was difficult in CAT 2023?

In CAT 2023, slot 2 was said to be slightly more challenging compared to slot 1, according to student feedback.

9. CAT 2023 which slot was difficult?

Last year slot 1, 2 and 3 were of the same difficulty level which was moderate to difficult. According to the CAT 2023 exam analysis slot 1 was a little easier than the others.

10. Which slot of CAT is easier?

When compared to CAT slots 2 and 3, slot 1 was slightly easier last year.

11. Which slot was difficult in cat 2023?

As per the CAT 2023 exam analysis, all the slots were difficult this year. CAT 2023 slot 3 was reportedly the most difficult one. The DILR section in CAT slot 3 was trickier as compared to slots 1, 2 and CAT 2022.

12. Which slot was easy in CAT 2023?

As per the CAT slot analysis by various sources, CAT 2023 slot 1 was the easier one as compared to CAT slot 2 and 3. The QA section was doable as per the reports and CAT aspirants.

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Have a question related to CAT ?

Hello aspirant,
The CAT exam syllabus is not officially prescribed, but it generally includes topics from the following sections:

1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2. Data interpretation and logical reasoning
3. Quantitative ability

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Geometry and Mensuration

  • Number System

  • Modern Math

It seems unlikely that you would be able to get admission in the BTech CS branch at BIT Sindri or Mesra with a CML rank of 2058 and category rank of 433.

Key points:

1. The search results indicate that a CML (Common Merit List) rank of 2058 is quite low for admission to premier engineering colleges like BIT Sindri or NIT Mesra.

2. The cutoff ranks for BTech CS branch at these institutes are usually much higher, often in the range of 1000-2000 for the general category.

3. With a category rank of 433, you may have a better chance of getting admission in the reserved category quota, but the competition is still quite high.

4. The search results do not provide specific cutoff details for BIT Sindri or NIT Mesra, but the general trend suggests your current ranks may not be sufficient for the CS branch in these institutes.

My advice would be to:

1. Check the latest cutoff ranks and admission criteria on the official websites of BIT Sindri and NIT Mesra.

2. Explore other options like state-level engineering colleges or NITs where your current ranks may have a better chance of securing admission.

3. Consider improving your performance in the next attempt of the entrance exam to increase your chances of getting into your desired BTech program.



For VARC, read daily from diverse sources (newspapers, novels, journals) to improve comprehension and vocabulary. Practice RC passages and verbal ability questions regularly. For DILR (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) and QA (Quantitative Aptitude), solve previous years' papers and take mock tests to identify weak areas. Join a coaching institute or online courses for guidance and stay consistent with your study schedule. Review and analyze your performance in mocks to understand mistakes and improve. Maintain a positive mindset and stay disciplined in your preparation.

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1-radian measures 600. (True/False)

Option: 1

True


Option: 2

False


$111111^2$ = 

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

123454321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


1111112 =___________ 

Option: 1

 123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


159702 is divisible by

Option: 1

7


Option: 2

9


Option: 3

11


Option: 4

6


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What best can be said about the number of satellites serving C? 

Option: 1

Must be between 450 and 725 

 


Option: 2

Cannot be more than 800 
 


Option: 3

Must be between 400 and 800 

 


Option: 4

Must be at least 100 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

What is the minimum possible number of satellites serving B exclusively? 

Option: 1

100


Option: 2

200


Option: 3

500


Option: 4

250


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

If at least 100 of the 1600 satellites were serving O, what can be said about the number of satellites serving S? 

Option: 1

At most 475 

 


Option: 2

Exactly 475 
 


Option: 3

At least 475 

 


Option: 4

No conclusion is possible based on the given information 


1600 satellites were sent up by a country for several purposes. The purposes are classified as broadcasting (B), communication (C), surveillance (S), and others (O). A satellite can serve multiple purposes; however a satellite serving either B, or C, or S does not serve O. 

The following facts are known about the satellites: 

1. The numbers of satellites serving B, C, and S (though may be not exclusively) are in the ratio 2: 1:1. 

2. The number of satellites serving all three of B, C, and S is 100. 

3. The number of satellites exclusively serving C is the same as the number of satellites exclusively serving S. This number is 30% of the number of satellites exclusively serving B. 

4. The number of satellites serving O is the same as the number of satellites serving both C and S but not B. 

Question:

 If the number of satellites serving at least two among B, C, and S is 1200, which of the following MUST be FALSE? 

Option: 1

The number of satellites serving C cannot be uniquely determined 

 


Option: 2

The number of satellites serving B is more than 1000 
 


Option: 3

All 1600 satellites serve B or C or S 

 


Option: 4

The number of satellites serving B exclusively is exactly 250 


2839155 is divisible by

Option: 1

2


Option: 2

7


Option: 3

55


Option: 4

None of the above


'a' for which x^{2}-ax+9= 0 can be written as square of a linear factor is

Option: 1

6


Option: 2

-6,6


Option: 3

\left ( 6,\infty \right )


Option: 4

\left ( -\infty,-6 \right )


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