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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CAT 2020 Analysis by Coaching Institutes
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
cat study materials please aeee also ????
Top study materials/ books which you can follow for CAT are listed below section wise :-
-)How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma:-
*it is the best book for your Aptitude for your cat examination .
*it covers all the topics according to your cat syllabus.
*it has elaborative examples so that it's easy for you to understand them .
* questions are divided into 3 levels of difficulty
DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :-
-)Logical reasoning and data interpretation for cat by K. Sinha Nishit:-
* the best thing about this book is it starts with your fundamental and basics and then goes to advanced level too, you get each topics with explained examples .
*it has questions divided into three difficulty levels, so that you can start from basic and move ahead step by step
-) how to prepare for data Interpretation for cat by arun sharma :-
*it has strategies and concepts which you need to solve questions accurately and quickly.
*it has exercises which are designed in a manner to help you boost your logical thinking etc.
VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION
-) word power made easy by norman lewis:-
*it is one of the best books that you can get for improving your vocabulary .
* it helps you in learning correct usage of words etc.
* at the end of each chapter you get review exercises
-) mastering the verbal ability for cat by ajay singh:-
*it has more than around 200 passages for your practice .
*it also contains test papers of other B-School as well, etc.
-) How to prepare for verbal ability and reading comprehension for the cat by arun sharma and meenakshi upadhyay:-
*it is written in a very lucid manner.
* it has past year question papers analysis .
* you get topicwise segregation in this book along with mock papers for your practice.
For detailed information go through our page the link for the same is provided below
Also, follow the below steps :-
*Make a routine and religiously follow it as it will help you to utilise the time in the best possible way and avoid procrastination and laziness .
*Keep short breaks of 20 to 25 minutes after every 1.5 to 2 hours between your studies in your routine .Half of the time of your studies must be for practicing questions
* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
For detailed information go through
Top books for AEEE i. e Amrita Engineering entrance examination is provided below:-
-) NCERT Physics
-) understanding Physics by DC Pandey
-)Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
-) Chemistry NCERT for 11 and 12th
-)Chemistry by Pradeep
-) organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
-) NCERT XI AND XII Mathematics
-) Mathematics by RD Sharma
-)Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney
You can get the complete details at
Should I prepare for government exams or prepare for CAT exam after graduation?
It totally depend son yoyur interets, if you wish to join civil services such as IAS, IPs,IFS, IRS etc or you want to join any government post in railways or banks etc then you must write government exams. But CAT exam is totally different from governement exams as this exam helps you to take admissionin IIMs or top colleges which offer MBA. If you have good interest in joining corporates and in business then you must go for CAT exam.
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My cat perecntile is 96.4 academics 10th : 93% 12th 74% undergrad : 8.4/10 cgpa. GEM fresher .. should i apply for IIT kharagpur...what are my chances of getting a call?
depending on the previous years cutoff, there is a good chance you will be able to fetch yourself a seat at IIT Kharagpur based on your CAT percentile. Some of the other colleges you are eligible to secure a seat in are,
- IIT Delhi
- IIT Bombay
- IIT Kanpur
- IIM Amritsar
- IIM Nagpur
As you are well aware the cutoff for each year differs depending upon various criteria hence to get a more accurate prediction kindly visit the link given below.
is it compulsory to give GAT and CAT to appear for NIFT exam 2022 ?
National Institute of Fashion Technology ( NIFT ) entrance test consists of three phases - Creative Ability Test (CAT), General Ability Test (GAT) and Situation Test.
However if you want to take admission in Bachelor of Technology will have to appear GAT only.
So, yes for nift 2021 or nift 2022, you have to clear the three phases first CAT, GAT and situation test, respectively.
NIFT exam pattern for CAT may include three questions and you will have to answer in three hours. The maximum marks allocated for the exam is 100.
Gat exam will be conducted for two hours and you will get 100 questions. And the subjects will be English Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Communication Ability, Analytical Ability, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
Also check out the following link to know more about nift exam pattern :-
my percentile in cat is 59 , female , non eng. should i apply for MNIT JAIPUR?
As per the previos trends for MNIT Jaipur cutoff range was arond 65- 70% . But it can change according to number of candidates applied for exam and candidate joining MNIT Jaipur, The cut off depends upon the number of seats available, the difficulty level of paper and number of candidates writing the examination. And, hence varies every year depending on these factors.
You can apply for this college and prepare for the next step. For more information you can visit the following link.