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CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2024 - CAT Exam Analysis 2024

CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2024 - CAT Exam Analysis 2024

Edited By Sundararajan | Updated on Jun 27, 2024 12:22 PM IST | #CAT

CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2024 will be released after the conclusion of the CAT exam 2024 slot 3. The CAT 2024 will be conducted in three shifts (Morning, Afternoon, and Evening). The CAT 2024 slot 3 will be concluded at 2:30 pm. According to the last year's slot 1 analysis, the overall CAT slot 1 paper 2024 is expected to be difficult. Check out the detailed section-wise CAT slot 1 analysis 2024, number of good attempts in CAT exam, etc here.

CAT 2024 Slot 1 Analysis

The CAT 2024 Slot 3 will be conducted on November 24, 2024, from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. According to the last year CAT slot 3 analysis, the VARC is expected to be moderate to difficult, LRDI will be moderate, and CAT quant section will be moderately difficult. CAT slot 1 exam will have a total of 66 questions. The CAT 2024 paper pattern for all slots is expected be the same. QA, DILR, and VARC sections will have 22, 20, and 24 questions respectively. The CAT 2024 time duration for slot 3 will be of 2 hours. Each section will have a time allotment of 4 minutes.

After the CAT 2024 slot 1 exam is over, the detailed CAT slot 1 exam analysis will be posted here. For a understanding purpose about the CAT exam 2024 slot 3 difficulty level, students can check last year CAT slot 3 exam analysis below.

CAT 2024 Slot 1 Analysis - Expected

Section Name in CAT Exam Slot 1Number of questions in CAT Slot 1CAT Slot 1 Difficulty Level
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension24Moderate
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning20Difficult
Quantitative Ability22Moderate to Difficult
Total66Difficult
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CAT Exam Pattern 2024

As per IIM, the CAT 2024 exam pattern is expected to be same as last year. The exam pattern of CAT 2024 helps students to understand the structure of the CAT question paper and marking scheme which will also help in better CAT exam preparation.

CAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Section as per IIM CAT Exam Pattern 2024

Total Questions

Allotted TimeAllotted Time for PwD Students

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

24

40 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

20

40 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

20

40 Minutes53 minutes and 20 seconds

Total

66

120 Minutes160 minutes
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CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis

As per the CAT 2023 slot 1 section analysis, the VARC was moderate to difficult, LRDI was also moderate, and CAT quant section was moderately difficult. In CAT slot 1 quant section, 8-9 questions were doable. The CAT 2023 exam concluded on November 26 in three different shifts.

The CAT 2023 slot 1 exam was based on the last five years CAT question paper pattern, with 66 questions. Candidates had a total of 120 minutes to solve the entire CAT slot 1 question paper. In this article, we have shared the CAT slot 1 analysis 2023 based on the student reactions and feedback. Read on to know more about the CAT 2023 exam analysis for slot 1 section-wise. Candidates can check out the analysis for the first session of CAT 2023.

CAT Exam Slot 1 Analysis

CAT Section

Number of Questions

CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis

VARC

24 Questions

  • (RC: passages with 4 questions each
    1 passage with 4 questions )
  • (VA: 8 Questions (PS-4, PJ-2, and OS-2))

Moderate to Difficult

DILR

20 Questions

  • (4 questions of 2 sets and 4 questions of 3 sets)

Moderate

QA

22 Questions

  • Arithmetic- 8 Questions
  • Algebra- 7 Questions
  • Numbers- 4 Questions
  • Geometry- 3 Questions

8-9 Doable


Check out the detailed CAT 2023 slot 1 analysis here


CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2022

Candidates can check out below the previous year's CAT slot 1 exam analysis which has the difficulty level, number of questions asked, good attempts, duration of each section, etc.

CAT 2022 Slot 1 Analysis

Candidates who appeared for the slot 1 exam had different opinions about the CAT 2022 when they were asked about the difficulty level and diversity of questions. However, the majority of them believed that the CAT exam this year was moderate to difficult. Though there were some tricky and difficult questions, most questions were also doable.

The cutoff is expected to go up. There were no big technical glitches; the CAT exam concluded smoothly. VARC was moderate, with 3 easy RCs and 1 tough. In VA, there were para jumbles and summary-type questions which were easy. DILR was tough and so was the QA section.

CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis

Keeping in mind the safety of all candidates, CAT 2021 is conducted in three different slots (Morning, Noon, and Evening). IIM Ahmedabad conducted the exam keeping in mind the safety of staff and candidates. CAT slot 1 analysis includes experts' views on the difficulty level of questions asked, ideal attempts, and any changes introduced and related.

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CAT Section-Wise Analysis

Verbal Ability Review: In terms of the level of difficulty, the verbal section can be labelled as moderate to difficult. Accuracy will be the key to a good score. There were Four RC passages of a medium length of 4 questions each. The break-up of other questions was Para Jumbles - 3, Para Summary – 3, and odd one out 2. There was a total of 5 TITA questions from the odd one and para jumbles.

There were no TITA questions in RC. The topics of the passages were – 1) Cuttlefish show impressive personality, 2) Book review moral marketing and Dystopian, 3) The classic period of Maya, and 4) Competing virtue with consumption. Overall an attempt of 15-20 with high accuracy will fetch 99%ile.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: As with this section last year, the section was most difficult. There was a total of 4 sets – 2 of 6 questions each and 2 of 4 questions each. One was a Bar Graph set of 4 questions which were calculation intensive but attempted mostly by all students. Another one was missing values from the table i.e. AR set of 6 questions. 2 sets were data reasoning – one of 4 and another of 6 questions.

There were a total of 5 TITA questions. A typical AR set was related to persons and journals of different categories with a good number of variables and their logical connections. Very few students could attempt more than 2 sets. An attempt of 8-12 questions with good accuracy will fetch 99%ile.

Quantitative Aptitude Review: The Quant section was moderately easier. The majority of the typical topics like Profit & Loss, TSD, Time & Work, and Alligation were fairly represented. Geometry questions were 3 in number with a moderate level of difficulty. Algebra had 5 questions (2 Linear, 2 APGP, and 1 on inequalities. Overall the quant section was doable.

However, like last year, the questions were time-consuming even though the level of difficulty was not high. The ideal strategy was to skip the questions which seemed difficult on the first go. An attempt of 15-19 questions with a good accuracy level, will fetch 99%ile.

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CAT Slot 1 Analysis by HitBullsEye

The students walked into the CAT exam assuming that the conducting body would continue the pattern of last year and avoid any unnecessary surprises but their prayers were not answered. CAT 2021 Slot 1 had a total of 66 questions, 10 less than last year, spread across 3 usual sections. In terms of pattern, structure, and difficulty level, the exam may have been similar to previous CAT exams with slight variations in difficulty levels across sections.

Major Changes:

  1. The total number of questions has been reduced to 66 in 2021 from 76 in 2020
  2. Difficulty Level: VARC –moderate to difficult, DILR difficult, Quant moderate

Exam Structure and Pattern:

The paper consisted of three sections: namely, ‘Quantitative Aptitude (QA)’, ‘Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning (DILR)’, and ‘Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)’, with 24, 20, and 22 questions, respectively. The order of the sections was fixed, with a sectional time limit of 40 minutes.

CAT Slot 1 Analysis by Alchemist

The CAT has reduced the number of questions from 76 to 66. The Verbal section has 24 questions, the LRDI section has 20 questions and the Math section has 22 questions. Unlike the past three years, the LRDI section had set in the easy to moderate range. The Jumbled Paragraphs were easy to moderate, the RCs, on the other hand, had one easy passage and 3 moderate to difficult passages.

Math had questions on arrangements, averages, and algebraic series. The focus continues to be on arithmetic and questions were easier compared to earlier years.

Alchemist Students Analysis for CAT 2022 Slot 1

ExamVerbalLRDIMathsTotal
CAT 202224202266
Level
  • Jumbled Paragraph - Easy
  • RC - 1 easy and 2 moderate to difficult
Easy to moderateEasyEasy to moderate

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CAT Cutoff 2024 - Expected

To appear for selection rounds of IIMs, candidates need to secure marks as per the CAT 2024 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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the difficulty level of CAT exam?

The overall difficulty level of the CAT exam is expected to be difficult. 

2. Who sets the CAT question paper?

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta going to set the CAT 2024 question paper.

3. Which slot of CAT more difficult?

As per CAT students reaction, all the CAT slots will be moderately difficult.

4. How much score considered good attempt in CAT?

Out of 66 questions, around 55 to 60 correct answers will be considered a good attempt in CAT 2024.

5. When will IIM Lucknow release CAT 2023 answer key?

IIM Lucknow released the CAT 2023 answer key on December 5, 2023.

6. How do you crack CAT 2024 in first attempt?

Candidates can crack CAT 2024 on the first attempt if they have analysed the CAT exam pattern, have a determination and covered all the important topics of the CAT exam. Practising sample papers and CAT mock tests are also important. 

7. Which slot of CAT is tougher?

It is not predefined by the authorities.


8. Will CAT 2024 be 2 hours or 3 hours?

CAT 2024 is a 2-hour exam. 

9. Which slot is easy in CAT?

All CAT exam slots will be moderately difficult. Last year, the CAT slot 1 was slightly easier than slot 2 and slot 3. This year also expect the same.

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As a self-employed individual with your own cafe, you'll need to provide documents that establish your business and work experience. Here are some documents you can prepare for your CAT application:


1. *Business Registration Documents*:

- Partnership Deed (already have)

- Business PAN Card (already have)

- FSSAI License (already have, though it's in your partner's name)

2. *Proof of Business Ownership*:

- Affidavit or declaration stating your ownership and role in the cafe

- Business registration certificate (if you have one)

3. *Proof of Work Experience*:

- A letter or certificate from your partner or co-owner confirming your work experience and role in the cafe

- A detailed resume highlighting your entrepreneurial journey and responsibilities

4. *Financial Documents*:

- Income Tax Returns (ITRs) for the last 2-3 years (if applicable)

- Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss statements for your cafe (if audited)

5. *Rental Agreement*:

- Already have, but ensure it's updated and signed


Additional tips:


- Ensure all documents are scanned and uploaded in the required format (usually PDF or JPEG)

- Keep your documents organized and easily accessible for the application process

- Be prepared to provide additional information or clarification if requested by the admission authorities


Remember to check the specific requirements for each B-school you're applying to, as they may vary. Good luck with your CAT application!

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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