CAT 2020 Exam Analysis by CATKing
CAT 2020 Exam Analysis by CATKing - According to the CAT Exam Analysis, CAT 2020 was well managed and conducted in the pandemic time with strong checks at most centres for temperature, masks being mandatory and the COVID-19 positive students being given a separate room to take the exam. CAT 2020 Exam Analysis also says that the overall exam was tough as compared to 2019 with DILR and VARC both being time-consuming and lengthy. As per CAT Exam Analysis by CATKing, CAT 2020 tested students on Speed, Logic and Analytical skills, a sincere student with well-rounded preparation across three sections would make their way to the IIMs. CAT tested students on their actual knowledge instead of mere guesswork. Overall a happy day for students who know their basics and have preached their books with building conceptual clarity, according to CAT 2020 Analysis by CATKing.
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CAT 2020 Exam Pattern as per CATKing
CAT 2020 has been the year of surprises with the biggest one being the reduction in time of CAT from 3 Hours to 2 Hours, this has impacted the CAT exam pattern too in the following manner:
CAT Exam Pattern 2020
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Overall the exam was Tough as compared to 2019 with DILR and VARC both being time-consuming and lengthy.
CAT 2020 tested students on Speed, Logic and Analytical skills, a sincere student with well-rounded preparation across three sections would make their way to the IIMs. CAT tested students on their actual knowledge instead of mere guesswork.
It was an exam with the twist, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section was really difficult and time-consuming, we saw the changes in Reading comprehension passages with 5 Questions and DI LR Sets with 6 Questions. But this wouldn't affect the overall criteria for a student selection in IIMs.
Negative marking existed for the Multiple choice questions; 1/3rd ie 0.33 negative marks. Type in The answer Questions didn’t have any negative marking similar to the CAT 2019.
The exam was not very difficult, it was manageable provided your concepts were clear. CAT has always been an ardent lover of concepts and logic than calculations, speed and time when compared to other competitive exams.
Feedback from some of the students after the CAT 2020:
“The paper was overall easy, pretty much similar to CAT2019. Thankfully the verbal section went off well to kickstart the exam on a good note. What was surprising was to see no conventional data interpretation questions like the tables, graphs and pie charts. The exam has been as per the expectations so hoping to get good results and making all proud. Awaiting for IIM-A” – Harshit
“The paper was very structured but lengthy and time crunch. VARC was time-consuming with concerns with the inference based questions in all Reading comprehensions not many factual questions. LR/DI was the trick section set selection was the key so now let’s hope for the best.” – Sabuj
“A not very tough paper, overall moderate with verbal coming only from 3 areas of RC, para jumbles and inference based questions. DI section was time-consuming but manageable. Overall moderate difficulty level so hoping for some good result” – Sarthak
Overall Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
VARC 26 Questions: Reading comprehension was dominated in the verbal section. There were two passages with 5 Questions remaining all had 4 questions in each passage. More inference based questions and not factual. There were a Lot of author based questions.
Para jumbles were tough 3 questions on Para jumbles, 3 Questions on Para summary, 2 Questions on Odd one Out.
Summary of Questions
Reading Comprehension 18 Questions
Verbal Ability 8 Questions
Reading comprehension was based on the following themes:
Passage 1: Elephants
Passage 2: Vocabulary based
Passage 3: Greek Anarchy
Passage 4: Chinese Currency
Ideal attempts in VARC Section: 18 Questions
DILR 24 Questions
LR/DI being Tough, lengthy and time consuming with having a variation with 2 Sets coming with 6 questions each and 3 sets with 4 Questions each. Here the success mantra was the set selection as the 6 questions sets were the toughest and time-consuming, so the students should first wrap up the easy ones and grab a good base and then move to the trickier ones.
Summary of Questions
DILR Sets with 6 Questions: 2 Sets = 12 Questions
DILR Sets with 4 Questions: 3 Sets=12 Questions
Ideal attempts in DILR Section: 13 Questions
Quants 26 Questions:
Quants were the easiest out of the three sections with direct formula application and concept based questions dominated by arithmetic and little Geometry and algebra. There was no need for having a lot of shortcuts and tricks, your solving speed and your temperament to understand what the question is asking was the main focus. The Questions based on the Venn diagram were tough. Arithmetic dominated the paper then algebra and numbers, geometry saw lesser visibility with just 3-4 questions and modern maths was negligent in the paper.
Summary of Questions:
Arithmetic 10 Questions
Algebra 8 Questions
Numbers 5 Questions
Geometry 3 Questions
Ideal attempts in QA Section: 14 Questions
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Questions related to CAT
I have got JEE mains rank of 5577 and VIT rank of 942. in VIT got CSE in cat 1. kindly advise whether to join VIT or NIT
Being a VIT student, I would strongly recommend you against it! Now I not at all mean it is a bad college, no it isn't it indeed is a very good college, and it has provided me with ample of opportunities. It does have a respectable reputation, excellent infrastructure, and well qualified faculty.
However at the same time, you have an 5.5K rank in mains, with that type of rank you have a very good shot at getting CSE in top NITs and IIITs, and honestly VIT pales in comparison to them, even if it is CAT 1 Vellore campus CSE core.
VIT is good but it can be termed better than IIIT Bangalore or MNIT Jaipur( both of which are well within your reach)? Well my answer to that would be a definite NO!
I would go as far as recommending my juniors to get into DAIICT over VIT, the point I am trying to make is simple, and that is if you have under 10K JEE rank, you don't need to consider VIT as an option, in any category or course whatsoever...
To get a better idea on which colleges you can get at that rank you can use following predictor
can open degree students eligible for CAT exam
There's no restriction for open degree Students to write CAT exam.
The eligibility criteria to appear for CAT is as follows -
Candidate should have minimum 50% of aggregated marks in their bachelor degree or its equivalents from a recognized University (45% for reserved category and PwD).
Final year students should provide degree completion certificate at the time of admission.
If you meet the following criteria then you can appear for CAT exam.
All the best!
If I have to do an MBA in 2023 , when should I be writing CAT ??
There are 3 section in CAT exam -
- Verbal ability and reading comprehension
- Data interpretation and logical reasoning
- Quantitative ability
So start your preparation and do well in exam.
All the best!
Do CAT and CMAT syllabus same is there any difference in syllabus
Hope you are doing well !
Sections in CMAT have an identical syllabus to CAT with an easy to moderate difficulty level as compared to CAT. Thus, do not focus on the CMAT syllabus except for General Awareness. For the Quantitative Ability section, focus on knowing the concepts rather than learning the formulae...Those who are preparing for other MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT or SNAP, three months is enough to prepare for CMAT . But those who are aiming to appear only in CMAT exam, must begin their preparation at least three months before the exam.
Hope it helps you !!
Thanking you !
I got 520 in neet 2022 . Im non local in telangana and general category am I having chances of getting govt college in telangana or in private college in A cat ?
It is quite difficult for you to get a government seat at this score, as you belong to the general category. However, you can get the following private colleges with A category seat-
Bhaskara medical college- 478
SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar- 448
MNR Medical College, Sangareddy- 431
Mahaveer Institute of medical sciences, Vikarabad- 429
Mamata Medical College, Khammam- 463
You can also use the college predictor tool to know your chances of admission in a college/course- https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor
Hope it helps!