CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2020 - Know Detailed Slot 1 CAT Exam Analysis 2020
CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2020 - CAT 2020 slot 1 has concluded, candidates who appeared in the examination can check the CAT 2020 exam analysis of Slot 1. This year there is a change in CAT 2020 exam pattern too. There were 76 questions in total divided into 3 groups. As per the ground report, the question level was moderate as a whole. There were 26, 24 and 26 questions in VARC, DILR AND QA respectively. Keeping in mind the safety of all candidates, this year CAT 2020 is being conducted in three different slots. IIM Indore to conduct the exam keeping in mind the safety of staff and candidates. CAT slot 1 analysis includes experts' view on the difficulty level of questions asked, ideal attempts, any changes introduced and related. CAT is a national level entrance examination which is conducted by IIMs on a rotational basis. The scores of CAT are accepted by major b-schools of India. Directly from the experts and candidates, Careers360 brings to you live CAT slot 1 Analysis 2020.
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CAT Exam Pattern 2020 (Revised)
IIM Indore has introduced certain changes this year in the CAT 2020 exam pattern with reference to the sectional timings. Section-wise time has been reduced by 20 minutes as compared to last year and now candidates have only 40 minutes per section to solve the given questions. However, CAT 2020 Convener has not yet disclosed any information related to the number of questions to be asked. Given below is the revised CAT 2020 exam pattern which can be checked by candidates before checking CAT slot 1 Analysis.
CAT 2020 Exam Pattern:
Details ( CAT 2020)
Details ( CAT 2019)
No. of Questions
100 (may be reduced to 60 to 70 questions)
CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2020
According to the CAT slot 1 analysis, the exam has been conducted successfully on November 29 in the morning session at 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The difficulty level of all three sections namely DILR, VARC and QA can be known with the help of CAT 2020 slot 1 Analysis. The CAT 2020 exam analysis of slot 1 is mentioned below:
CAT 2020 Slot 1 Analysis - Section-Wise
As this year students are worried about the number of questions in the CAT 2020 exam because of the change in CAT 2020 exam pattern. The CAT 2020 exam analysis will help the students who are appearing in the Slot -2 and Slot -3 of CAT 2020 exam.
As per the feedback we got, 76 questions were asked in slot 1 exam as per the latest CAT 2020 exam pattern.
. Let us have a look at the overall CAT 2020 analysis of slot 1 section-wise through the given table.
CAT 2020 Analysis: Slot 1
Number of Questions
(RC:3 passages with 4 questions each
(VA: 8 Questions (PS-3, PJ-3 and OS-2))
(6 questions of 2 sets and 4 questions of 3 sets)
Verbal Ability Review: The verbal section is labelled as moderate to difficult in terms of the level of difficulty. However, it is important for candidates to be more precise while attempting.
Total number of RC - 4(each of 450-500 words) out of which two passages had 4 questions each and 2 passages had 5 questions.
The break-up of other questions was Para jumbles - 3, Summary – 4 and odd one out 1. There were 4 TITA questions. There were no TITA questions in RC. Para jumbles and odd one out were all TITA questions. These questions were generally difficult.
The topics of passages were –
- About changes in sound of elephant seal due to change in location,
- The currency system in china in early times such as silk bolt grains,
- Anarchy and its meaning primarily in praise of it
- Role of knowledge of grammar in writing etc
Overall an attempt of 17-20 with high accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: there were 5 sets. There were 2 sets of 6 questions each and 3 sets of 4 questions each.
- One set was from the Venn diagram, other was typical data reasoning sets with tables.
- As per the feedback, table set was lengthy however if the candidate is good then that's doable.
- Overall DI was the toughest section. Solving all is more like wasting time and also affect accuracy.
There were three DI sets and two LR sets. Overall, this section was medium to difficult.
Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
6 students appearing for the exam in 5 subjects
4 MCQ + 2 TITA
4 companies competing for Contracts
1000 patients getting treated with 4 different drugs
Easy to medium
Payment to taxi drivers
Medium to difficult
An attempt of 10-14 questions with good accuracy will fetch 99%ile
Quantitative Aptitude Review: This year, this section seems easy for the students.
- Commercial maths and ratio based topics like percentage, profit & loss and others had the most number of questions.
- TSD questions were there having good share over question paper.
- As compared to last year, the geometry question was lesser in number
- Algebra was the same in number as per last year.
the attempt of 14-18 questions with good accuracy level, will fetch 99%ile
No of Questions
Easy to medium
Easy to medium
Based on the feedback received from several candidates who appeared in the first slot, we estimate the scores and percentiles*** to be as follows:
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CAT exam 2020 review
IIM entrance exam consists of three sections namely Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) and Quantitative Ability (QA). Each question asked carries 3 marks. Candidates marking the wrong answer will lose one mark per question. Candidates are not allowed to switch between different sections. Given below is sectional exam analysis of CAT 2019 for slot 1. This year, there is a major change in CAT 2020 exam pattern.
CAT 2019 Slot 1 Analysis - VARC
In this section, both TITA and MCQs were asked in slot 1 of CAT 2019. Let us have a look at the overall CAT 2019 analysis of slot 1 of the VARC section through the given table.
CAT 2019 Analysis: Slot 1 for VARC Section
Para-jumble (Odd Sentence out)
CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2019 - DILR
In this section,8 sets carrying 4 questions were asked. Two sets were from Data Interpretation, five of them were from Logical Reasoning while remaining one was a combination of both DI-LR.
CAT 2019 Analysis: Slot 1 for DILR Section
Question Level (4 each)
Pie Chart-Annual/half-yearly/Quarter Sales
Set Theory-1600 rockets were launched
4 Females, 4 Males-Minor and major
10 friends - scores in DI/WE/GK
ATM - Denominations of 100,200 and 500
1-20 petrol pumps
CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2019 - QA
This section of CAT 2019 was considered tougher as compared to the other sections. In the arithmetic part, the questions were time taking. This section had, Arithmetic (14), Geometry (six), Modern Maths (10) and a couple of questions from Algebra as well as Numbers.
CAT 2019 Analysis: Slot 1 for QA Section
Geometry and Mensuration
CAT Cutoff 2020 (Expected)
To appear for selection rounds of IIMs, candidates need to secure marks as per the CAT 2020 cutoff. Some IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore and few more have released the CAT cutoff, while the remaining will soon release. Various factors such as previous year’s cutoff, the difficulty level of CAT 2020, candidate’s appearing etcetera are considered for the cutoff of CAT 2020.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2020 - Know Detailed Slot 1 CAT Exam Analysis 2020
Question: What is the difficulty level of CAT exam?
Usually, the difficulty level of CAT exam is moderate to difficult. However, every section is not moderate to difficult, sometimes it can be tough or tricky.
Question: Who sets the CAT question paper?
The exam conducting body sets CAT question paper. For CAT 2020 IIM Indore will set the CAT question paper.
Question: Which slot of CAT more difficult?
There is no pattern to this, either one slot will be easy and other one might be difficult.
Question: How much score considered good attempt in CAT?
Out of 100 questions, around 70 to 75 correct answers is considered as good attempt in CAT.
Question: When will IIM Indore release CAT 2020 answer key?
IIM Indore will release CAT 2020 answer key after 2-3 days of conclusion of exam.
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Questions related to CAT
Im stuck between 60 - 75 scores in cat mocks, what should I do in order to hit the 90s mark?
hope you are doing well and safe. As per your query , I would glad to inform you that score can be improved to 90 but for that you need to do quite hardwork and do self analysis on yours . Focus on the easy topics in which you are weak and work on them and upsolve all the mocks and dont redo the same mistakes . For sure you will hit 90 marks soon
Hope you found this answer informative. Best wishes for your future
i want admission on iim for that i had to clear CAT exam so i need full details about CAT course
CAT is not a course rather an entrance examination through which you can get into IIMs and many other B-schools.
Here's the complete detail about CAT
CAT i. e Common Admission Test is a national level entrance examination for admission in MBA/PGDM in B- Schools, including IIMs and several other prestigious B- Schools. It is conducted by IIMs themselves every year in rotation in online mode/computer based examination in English medium and it is accepted by 1100+ B-Schools.
>>>>>>>> Eligibility criteria
CAT eligibility criteria says that:
To be eligible for CAT ,
you need a Bachelor's/graduation degree in any discipline
you must have got at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA in your graduation . SC/ST/PH students need only at least 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline to be eligible .
Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible for CAT examination.
There is no age restriction to be eligible
It is not mandatory to have work experience to be eligible
For detailed information about eligibility go through
>>>>>>>> CAT examination pattern:-
CAT EXAMINATION PATTERN
Mode of examination
Online i. e Computer-Based Mode
Name of the Section
There are 3 sections :-
----------) VARC i. e Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
----------) DILR i. e Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
----------) Quantitative Aptitude
Types of questions asked
There are 2 types of questions in CAT
----------) mcqs &
----------) non - mcqs
---------) +3 marks for each correct answer
---------) -1 marks for each wrong answer in case of MCQs ,
---------) No negative marking is there for wrong answers in case of non-mcqs
You can get the complete examination pattern:-
>>>>>>>> How to prepare for CAT
Follow the below tips:-
********* First of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
----------) VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
>>>> Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
----------)DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
>>>> Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
----------)QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
>>>> Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
********* Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
********* 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 about how to prepare go through
can you please guide me where I star preparing for cat exam
A proper mindset and dedication is required to crack CAT entrance. You need to make a proper time table, a proper strategy. Understand the pattern of the exam, your capability, your strong and weak area/portion.
There are total 3 section in CAT exam -
- Verbal and reading comprehension (VARC)
- Data interpretation and logical reasoning (DI and LR)
- Quantitative analysis (QA)
Try to read a lot of vocabulary related books such as Word power made easy, or you can read any novels too, This will make your reading comprehension more strong in verbal section.
Read the newspaper everyday, this will make you aware about the current affairs.
Complete the basic concepts of quanta, you can start doing maths problem of 10th grade.
You can join any class for CAT exam, this will help you to make your doubts clear.
Start giving mock tests, as you know practice makes a man perfect. Try to practice a lot this will help in boost your confidence and your flow. Join the test series and stick to your schedule. Focus on smart learning.
Later on, test your accuracy and your preparation. Solve previous year papers, don't lose hope if you aren't scoring well in mock tests. Try to give your best.
Stay motivated and focused.
Hope this helps !
All the best for your bright future
from where most of questions comes in CAT exam
You have to be regular with your studies , be updated about current affairs, for making vocab string you should read newpaper , books.
regularity is the most important thing for crack the CAT.
every year questions are different so it is hard to predict.
i hope this information is helpful for you.
I am currently in my final year in the 5th semester of my college. my 6th and final semester will get over by July. can I give the cat exam then fir MBA admissions
Yes it is possible that student who is pursuing his last year in bachelor's degree can appear for Common Aptitude Test for MBA admission. However the candidate must have completed their bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks for reserved categories.
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