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CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2024 - Detailed Paper Analysis of CAT Exam Slot 3

CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2024 - Detailed Paper Analysis of CAT Exam Slot 3

Edited By Himanshu Shekhar | Updated on Jun 27, 2024 11:56 AM IST | #CAT

CAT Slot 3 analysis 2024 will be released by IIM Calcutta after the conclusion of the CAT exam 2024. The CAT exam will be conducted in the three shifts (Morning, Noon, and Evening). The CAT 2024 slot 3 will be concluded at 6;30 pm. According to the last year's slot 3 analysis, the overall CAT slot 3 paper 2024 is expected to be moderate to difficult. Check out the detailed section-wise CAT slot 3 analysis 2024, number of good attempts in CAT exam, etc here.

CAT Slot 3 Analysis 2024

The CAT 2024 Slot 3 will be conducted on November 24, 2024, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The CAT slot 3 question paper will have 66 questions in total. According to the last year CAT slot 3 analysis, the VARC section is expected to be easy to moderate, the DILR will be moderate to difficult, and the QA will be slightly more difficult.

The CAT pattern for all slots is expected be the same. VARC, DILR, and QA sections will have 24, 20, and 22 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. Also, going by past year trends, the CAT question paper will have a total of 66 questions.

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Once the CAT Slot 3 Exam 2024 is over, the detailed exam analysis will be posted here. For some understanding purpose about the difficulty level of CAT 2024 slot 3 exam, candidates can check last year CAT slot 3 exam analysis below.

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CAT Exam Pattern 2024

Before going for CAT slot 3 analysis, you need to know about CAT paper pattern and marking scheme.

CAT 2024 Exam Components

CAT 2024 Pattern

Test duration

2 hrs (120 Minutes)

Test sessions/ Slots

3 (Morning, Afternoon and Evening)

CAT Slot 3 timing4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Total Questions

66

Number of Sections in CAT question paper

3 (VARC; DILR; QA)

Time allotted for each section in the CAT exam

40 Minutes

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CAT 2024 Slot 3 Exam Analysis: Marking Scheme

As per the released official notification of the CAT exam, there is no change in the CAT exam marking scheme, check out the same given below.

  • For each wrong MCQ answer, a -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 2023

According to the last year CAT aspirants, the VARC section was easy to moderate, the DILR was moderate to difficult, and the QA was slightly more difficult than the slot 1 and 2.

  • Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension: The CAT VARC section in slot 3 has 16 RC passages with 400-450 words. In it 3- Doable, 1- Difficult. It has Odd Sentence, Para Jumble, and Summary in a total of 8.
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: The DILR section has 20 questions with 8-10 Questions Doable. It has topics from Route Based Diagram, Online Sites, Girls / Boys (LR Caselet) Tests, Caselet- Window/ Split AC.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: The QA section has 22 questions with a level of difficulty. This section in CAT slot 3 has topics in Factors, Indices, Integral Values, Log, Equations, Functions, Sequence and Series, Algebraic Expression, Circle, Polygon, Triangle, and Arithmetic.

CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis

Section Name in CAT Exam Slot 3Number of questions in CAT Slot 3CAT Slot 3 Difficulty Level
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension24Moderate
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning20Difficult
Quantitative Ability22Moderate to Difficult
Total66Moderate to Difficult

Check out the detailed CAT 2023 slot 3 analysis here


CAT 2022 Slot 3 Analysis

According to the CAT 2022 slot 3 analysis, the paper has a total of 66 questions, and the average attempt made by the candidates was 35 to 40. Ankush Surin, a CAT aspirant said that the paper was relatively tough in comparison to last year. "The CAT paper appeared tough to me. I can hardly attempt 35 to 40 questions, as the questions in DILR were tough and time-consuming," he said.

Another candidate Ritushree Roy reviewed the paper as moderately difficult, with questions in the reading comprehension section found to be easy, while the DILR, and VARC sections were a bit difficult. "I could hardly attempt 25 to 30 questions and was not satisfied with the exam. I will appear for the CAT next year."

Specifics in CAT 2022 Slot 3?

  • Sections - As per CAT 2022 slot 3 analysis, there were three sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR), and Quantitative Ability (QA).
  • Sectional Duration - In slot 3 of CAT 2022, candidates got 40 minutes per section. No candidate was allowed to switch between sections. Once the 40 minutes are over, the next section appears on the screen automatically.

Detailed CAT 2022 Slot 3 Analysis

When going to know about CAT exam time duration, Slot 3 was conducted on November 27 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The overall difficulty level for VARC, DILR, and QA is available in detail in the CAT 2022 analysis by students on this page. The section-wise difficulty level and expected cutoff also form part of the CAT paper analysis.

Of all three sections, the DILR segment was easy to moderate. There were only 2 sets that were moderate. 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 skills was mild. CAT 2022 slot 3 quant questions were trickier, and 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 para jumbles and unusual questions in this segment with no antonyms or synonyms questions.

CAT 2022 Slot 3 Section Wise Analysis

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: The CAT 2021 slot 3 VARC section was comparable in difficulty level in all 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 CAT 2021 slot 3 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:

Area

Set Description

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Question Type

Data Interpretation



Four facilities in a school

4

Easy to Medium

2 TITA + 2 MCQ

Organization delivering groceries

4

Medium to Difficult

4 MCQ

Logical Reasoning






Game of six rounds

6

Medium to Difficult

4 TITA + 2 MCQ

Farmer and four daughters

6

Medium to Difficult

6 MCQ

Patients undergoing blood test

4

Easy to Medium

4 MCQ

Quantitative Ability: The QA segment of Slot 3 of CAT 2021 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. Slot 3 also had a range of questions about time, like the first two slots, Velocity-Distance.

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:

Area/Q Type

No of Questions

LOD

Numbers

3

Medium

Arithmetic

10

Easy to medium

Algebra

4

Medium to difficult

Geometry

4

Medium

Modern Maths

5

Medium

Based on the feedback received from IMS students, we estimate the CAT scores vs percentiles for Slot 3 as follows:

PercentileScore VARCScore DILRScore QAOverall Score
99.542303086
9936252574
9530202252
9024141342
802011935
70189730

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is CAT Slot 3 timing?

The CAT 2024 slot 3 will be held from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

2. Is CAT third slot easy?

As per the last year CAT slot 3 analysis, the paper is expected to be moderate to difficult.

3. How many slots are there in CAT exam and what are their timings?

The CAT exam is conducted in three slots on the same day i.e. November 24, 2024. The timings of the CAT exam slots are as follows:

  • Slot 1: 8:30 AM to 10:30
  • Slot 2: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Slot 3: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

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1. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
2. Data interpretation and logical reasoning
3. Quantitative ability

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Geometry and Mensuration

  • Number System

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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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