CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2020 - Pattern, Number of Questions, Difficulty
CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2020 - CAT 2020 Slot - 3 has concluded. Candidates who appeared in this slot must check the exam analysis prepared by Careers360. The CAT 2020 exam pattern was same as Slot -1 and Slot - 2. There were 26, 24 and 26 questions from VARC, DILR and QA sections. The Slot - 3 of CAT 2020 can be labelled as moderate to tough. CAT slot 3 analysis 2020 is based on the exam which is to be held in the evening from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. CAT for the year 2020 is being conducted by IIM Indore. It is mandatory for all candidates to wear masks and follow COVID 19 guidelines as laid down by authorities.
Latest CAT Update: IIM Indore has released CAT 2020 result on January 2, 2021 in online mode. Check CAT cutoff 2020 here.
Slot-wise CAT Analysis 2020 - Important Links
CAT Exam Pattern 2020 (Revised)
Before moving straight onto the CAT 2020 slot 3 analysis, candidates must know about the major changes that were notified by CAT 2020 Convener, with reference to the exam pattern. This is the first time, that CAT is being conducted in three shifts. Due to this increase in shifts, the total time duration has been reduced to 40 minutes which was earlier one hour. But, no changes with regard to the number of questions has been notified yet.
Exam pattern of CAT 2020:
Exam Pattern of CAT 2019
Exam Pattern of CAT 2020
Total duration for all three sections
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Marking Scheme -
As per CAT slot 3 analysis 2020, the marking scheme remains the same with no changes. Following the CAT 2020 exam pattern, the marking scheme is as follows -
For each wrong MCQ answer, -1 mark will be deducted from the candidate’s overall score
For each correct MCQ or TITA answer, +3 will be awarded to the candidates
There will be no negative marking for TITA Questions
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CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2020
As per the CAT 2020 Slot 3 Analysis, slot 3 was conducted successfully for evening shift from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Candidates who are allotted this slot must certainly check out the CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2020 and get the insights of the question paper analysis.
What will be there in slot 3 of CAT 2020?
Sections - As per CAT 2020 slot 3 analysis, there will be three sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR), Quantitative Ability (QA).
Sectional Duration - In slot 3 of CAT 2020 also, candidates will get 40 minutes per section. No candidate will be allowed to switch between sections. Once 40 minutes are over, the next section will appear on the screen automatically.
CAT Exam Analysis 2020 Slot 3
When going to know about CAT exam time duration, Slot 1 was conducted on November 29 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, slot 2 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, and slot 3 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. CAT exam analysis is updated here live from the exam centres with the help of MBA aspirants who have appeared for the CAT 2020 exam. The overall difficulty level for VARC, DILR, and QA is available detailed in the CAT 2020 analysis by students on this page. The section-wise difficulty level and expected cutoff will also form part of CAT paper analysis.
In contrast to slot 1 and slot 2, students who appeared in the CAT 2020 slot 3 window called the overall standard of the exam challenging. Of all three sections, the DILR segment was the hardest. There were only 2 sets that could be handled. The segment on verbal ability and reading comprehension was simple compared to the other two slots. The level of difficulty in the segment on quantitative skill was mild. Some of the questions were trickier in the quantitative skill section, which could not be solved in the stated time, resulting in candidates being trapped there and thus losing time to solve other QA issues. In the VARC part, there were 2 extensive passages. There were also parajumbles and unusual questions in this segment with no antonyms or synonyms questions.
CAT 2020 Slot 3 Paper Pattern
|Section Name||Number of questions||Difficulty Level|
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||26||Moderate|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||24||Difficult|
|Quantitative Ability||26||Easy to Moderate|
CAT 2020 Slot 3 Section Wise Analysis:
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: The VARC section was comparable in difficulty level in all the three slots and had the same segmentation. The bulk of the questions were of medium difficulty, and even difficult for quite a few questions. There were very few simple questions. There were 4 passages in Comprehension: 2 passages with 4 Qs each and 2 passages with 5 Qs each. Most of the questions were argumentative and application-based. Questions from the VA also did not offer much respite. To arrive at the response, they also required careful deliberation. The only consolation was that the forms of Summary, Odd Sentence, and Paragraph Jumble questions were answered by common questions.
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: As in the first and second slots, the most challenging part was this section. There were a total of 5 sets, each with 2 sets of 6 questions and 3 sets of 4 questions. There was a Venn diagram, a patient case collection on covid-19, games and tournaments, scheduling, and one more.
Once again the set range was an essential factor and would have determined the number of questions students could try. There were two sets that were simple and fast to do. One was really rough. DI was the hardest section overall and the 6 question sets were tricky again.
DILR Analysis Table:
Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Four facilities in a school
2 TITA + 2 MCQ
Game of six rounds
4 TITA + 2 MCQ
Farmer and four daughters
Patients undergoing blood test
Quantitative Ability: The QA segment of Slot-3 of CAT-2020 was also dominated by Arithmetic, like Slots 1 and 2 (10 questions). The focus was however, significantly lower on Algebra than in the first two slots. For Algebra, there were 4 questions. There were also 5 questions about modern mathematics, 4 questions about geometry, and 3 questions about numbers. The Slot-3 also had a range of questions about time, like the first two slots,
This year there were 8 TITA Qs. Overall, this segment was at a medium difficulty level. The trick was choosing the right questions to try. Good students in the given period should have been able to try around 16 to 18 questions.
QA Analysis Table:
No of Questions
Easy to medium
Medium to difficult
Based on the feedback received from IMS students, we estimate the scores and percentiles for Slot 3 as follows:
CAT 2020 Analysis by Coaching Institutes - Quick Links
CAT Cutoff 2020
First and foremost thing that candidates need to check in order to get admission in any of the IIMs is the CAT 2020 cutoff. Minimum marks which must be secured by candidates in order to appear in selection rounds of IIMs is called the CAT 2020 cutoff. Various factors such as difficulty level of CAT, previous year’s cutoff and related are considered by IIMs before finalizing cutoff of CAT. As per the important dates, CAT result 2020 has been declared on January 2, 2021. Post which CAT Participating Institutes 2020 will begin the selection rounds.
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Questions related to CAT
i got 89.78 overall percentile in cat 10-82% 12-82% grad-70% gem is there ang chance of getting call?
Getting a call from a B- School depends upon a number of factors like your percentile score in CAT and academic profile i. e.percentage of marks obtained by you in class 10th, 12th and graduation, work experience. Your academic profile is average
With your overall 89.78 percentile in CAT you have chances in following B schools which are listed below :-
*Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
* Indian Institute of Financial Management and Research, Changambakkam
*SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
*Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
*Prin. L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
*Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai
*Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy
*FORE School of Management, New Delhi
*University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh
For details you can checkout our page, the link for the same is provided below.
After getting a call , one has to go through WAT/GD/PI , and then he/she is finally selected for admission on the basis of performance in these rounds , percentile score in CAT, academic profile and work experience.
To get the list of colleges that you can get call from for your MBA, you can use CAT call predictor, the link for the same is provided below
It will let you know the colleges from which you have chance to get a call for PGDM or MBA based on your category, your percentile score in CAT examination and your academic profile .
If you have any other doubt then feel free to ask them :) we are always here to help you out and guide you
CAT2020 94.68 but QA is 65 percentile. Is any IIT possible for MBA/2 yrPGDip programs basis these scores? I am female, Gen Engg, fresher
As per your percentile in cat and your quant percentile is a bit low and it could create a bit of trouble as the cut off percentile for sectional is generally 70 for iit roorkee,iit kanpur.
The colleges such as iit roorkee ,iit kanpur ,iit kharagpur (although less chance ) can be expected for your percentile.
i have got 82.11 percentile in cat,with 2.5 yrs experience in TCS,with a 9.5 cgpa in 10th,90.5 percent in 12 th and 8.85 cgpa in Btech.Will i be shortlisted for Goa Institute of Management
Last year the last CAT percentile cutoff for getting a Call at Goa Institute of Management was 87 Percentile, with the XAT Cutoff at 81 Percentile. I believe with a 82.11 Percentile, having a strong academic record as well as a good work experience, you must keep you fingers crossed and hope for the best, as you may still have bleak chances in GIM Goa.
For more information about Goa Institute of Management do follow the link below
For more information about institutes accepting candidates with CAT percentile between 80 and 90 do follow the link below
will i get FMS BHU (IMS BHU) with 49.86 percentile in CAT 2020 ? i am student of SC category.
based on the last years cutoff for IMS BHU the chances for you to be able to secure a seat in less, however there are colleges where you are eligible to secure a seat and get admission based on your CAT percentile and category mentioned above,
- IMS Ghaziabad
- Dhruva College of Management, Hyderabad
- IIM Sirmaur
- Presidency College, Bangalore
- NSB Academy, Bangalore
- CMR University, Bangalore
- DoMS IIT Madras
As you are well aware that the cutoff for each varies, hence to get a more accurate prediction of college, kindly use the predictor tool provided in the link given below.
When is this CAT exam, I am new, I do not know anything correctly, I have to be a CAT 2021 exam...
Common Admission Test, in short CAT is conducted by any one of the IIMs in rotation every year, it is a computer-based entrance exam conducted for MBA/PGDM admissions at 20 IIMs and 1000+ B-Schools in India. Candidates who have completed graduation with 50% of marks are eligible to apply for IIM CAT 2021. As per the new paper pattern the paper is of total 228 marks and it will consists of 76 total number of questions divided in three sections namely VARC, DILR and QA. Out of these 76 questions, 54 question will be of MCQ type and other 22 will be Non-MCQ. For every correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and on incorrect answer -1 will be deducted only from MCQs not from Non-MCQs. For complete exam pattern(latest) of CAT kindly check out the link given below :-
For CAT 2021 no exact dates are out yet but it is expected that the application process for it will start in the month of August '21 and the tentative exam date is November 28th 2021.
You can get complete information about CAT 2021 from the link given below :-
Now let us discuss how to prepare for above three sections so that we can get the best score which can take us to the best B-Schools of the country.
Quantitative Ability :-
> For this section your pre-requisite is the complete understanding of basics of Mathematics.
> You should have proper command on topics like profit and loss, number system, geometry.
> Practice as many as sample papers you can and go for some mock tests as well.
For complete details about preparation of QA section kindly check out the link given below :-
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension :-
> Reading skill is the pre-requisite for this section, so try to read different English story books, magazines, etc.
> Go through newspapers, journals, blogs, articles, etc to enhance your reading skills and watch some English visuals such as English News, web series, movies and likewise.
> Try solving questions based on comprehension, inferences and para jumbles. You can purchase some booklets for the same from market.
For complete details about preparation of VARC section kindly check out the link given below :-
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation :-
> This section seems to be the toughest section in CAT exam, but it is not if you practice a lots of questions on logical reasoning and practice solving different hard core problems so that your problem solving ability will increase, which is the pre-requisite for this section.
> Go through some basic topics like seating arrangements, blood relations, syllogisms, etc to get familiar with this section.
> For complete details about preparation of DI&LR section kindly check out the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.