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CAT 2018 Student Reactions - CAT 2018 was held on Sunday, November 25, for the admissions to management programmes in 20 IIMs and around 100 B-schools of India. This year, CAT is conducted by IIM Calcutta in two slots - forenoon and afternoon. The exam time for forenoon slot was 9:00 am to 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm for the afternoon slot. CAT 2018 exam was held in 374 test centres across 147 cities in India. Around 2.41 lakh candidates had applied for CAT 2018 and more than 2 lakh appeared for it.
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The first slot of CAT 2018 began at 9:00 am and students were seen at the centre reaching by 7:30 in the morning. Careers360 interviewed the candidates to know their reaction related to the exam, preparation level and overall performance. Here we bring you CAT 2018 student reactions from before and after the exam.
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Pre-exam CAT 2018 Student Reactions
Slot - 1
Vaibhav: I am working in Accenture and this is my second attempt for CAT. As I am working I didn’t get any time to prepare much and I find VARC section the tough one. I am also planning to join MDI Gurgaon or FMS Delhi.
Anubhav: This is the second attempt for CAT and I am not at all nervous. I didn’t take any coaching but self-prepared and attempted the mock test to know the exam pattern.
Bhavika: I have taken coaching from T.I.M.E and it's her first attempt for CAT and she is not at all nervous.
Parul: I am attempting CAT for the first time and also appeared for NMAT by GMAC. I didn’t opt for coaching.
Post-exam CAT 2018 student reactions
Dhanu: The overall paper was good but the Verbal Ability section was difficult. The Quantitative section was easy.
Vishal: I found the Verbal section easy and there was no technical glitch.
Rajlakshmi: This was my second attempt and I found Quant section easy whereas the overall paper was ok for me.
Arpit: I am pursuing the final year of BBA from IP university found Quant section was difficult but Verbal was very easy.
Chitra Sharma: I am pursuing B.Sc from Shaheed Rajguru College. I found verbal section easy especially the arrangement of sentences but Quant section was the difficult one with the formula based questions and ratio questions. Maths was of 9 th and 10th level. I prepared from previous year question paper and mock test from Govt preparation site. Also, I referred to Arihant books for preparation.
Slot - 2
Tanya: I took coaching and it is my first attempt. My exam didn't go well and I found the Quant section difficult.
Mohit: I found the exam easy but Quant section was difficult and the English section was easy for me.
Priya: I did take coaching but found LRDI section quite tough but English was easy.
Swati: I took coaching and this is my second attempt. I found the Verbal section easy wheres LR was moderate
CAT 2018 exam pattern consists of 100 multiple choice questions and is divided into three sections - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and logical reasoning and Quantitative Ability. The result of CAT 2018 will be declared in the second week of January 2019.
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