The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 just got over last Sunday (that is November 25th, 2018) and we bought you the exam analysis and student’s reaction post that.
CAT is one of the most coveted management entrance exams in the country, saw around 2.40 lakh candidates registering for the 2018 exam. The CAT 2018 exam was taken by over 2 lakh candidates across the country in two shifts on Sunday.
Now, since its been four days since the exam got over the experts and teachers have started to present a more comprehensive analysis of the CAT 2018 exam. Those of you who have given the CAT exam this year might have gone through the section-wise analysis and student’s reaction that was published immediately after the exam got over.
If you were still confused about how you faired in the CAT 2018 exam and how was the paper overall then hang on, we have bought the complete exam analysis of CAT 2018 by experts. So, just relax and read till the end to get a comprehensive overview of CAT 2018 exam.
CAT 2018 Slot 1 Analysis
Slot 1 of the CAT 2018 exam was conducted from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. As per experts analysis, anybody with 85% accuracy throughout the paper would be fairing well in this year’s exam.
Though the Quantitative aptitude section was a tough nut an overall attempt of 16-20 questions in this section is expected from serious candidates who have practiced sufficient mocks.
The overall analysis of CAT 2018 slot 1 as provided by CAT expert GautamBawa, is tabled below for your reference:
|Section||Difficulty level||Good attempts|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Difficult||16-20 Questions|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Moderate||16 plus Questions|
|Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension||Easy (some questions were tricky)||28 plus Questions|
As one can observe from the above information that Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section provided a free-scoring hand whereas the Quantitative aptitude was tough enough to pull you back. However, a serious candidate would have found a way through smart attempts and balanced strategy.
CAT 2018 Slot 2 Analysis
Slot 2 of the CAT 2018 exam was conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. As per Arks Srinivasan (Career Launcher), the Quantitative aptitude section maintained its toughness level form Slot 1 exam and was troubling the students.
Srinivasan also said that the Slot 2 examination was on the tougher side as compared to the overall analysis with the slot 1 examination. To add to the difficulty in slot 2 was the Data Interpretation section which saw some tough nuts to crack.
To the relief of students, the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section maintained its ‘scoring section’ streak and was easier as compared to the other two sections in slot 2.
The overall analysis of CAT 2018 slot 2 as provided by CAT expert Arks Srinivasan is tabled below for your reference:
|Section||Difficulty level||Good attempts|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Difficult||17-20 Questions|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Moderate to Difficult||15-16 Questions|
|Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension||Easy||26-30 Questions|
Since the difficulty of slot 2 was on a slightly higher side the accuracy factor would come into play. That is those who have maintained good accuracy level say 80% to 85% throughout the paper would be having a fair chance over those who went for maximizing their attempts without paying much heed to the accuracy.
CAT 2018 Section-wise question division
Since you have got through the expert exam analysis for both the slots of CAT 2018 exam it’s time to look at the number of questions in each section that have been asked form the respective topics. So, let’s get started.
Quantitative aptitude section
|Series and Progressions||1-2|
|Permutation and Combinations||2-3|
|Graphs and Functions||2-4|
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
|Data Interpretation||8 (sets)|
Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension
|Reading Comprehensions||5-6 (Passages)|
|Odd one out||3-4|
|Paragraph Summary questions||2-4|
Expected Cut-off for CAT 2018
Now, since we have seen the comprehensive analysis of CAT 2018 exam it’s time to look at the expected cut-offs of some of the top IIMs as predicted by the experts.
|IIM Ahmedabad||99 Percentile|
|IIM Lucknow||97-98 Percentile|
|IIM Amritsar||95-96 Percentile|
|IIM Trichi||94-95 Percentile|
|IIM Vizag||92-94 Percentile|
|IIM Shillong||90-91 Percentile|
|IIM Udaipur||92-94 Percentile|
|IIM Calcutta||99 Percentile|