CAT 2019 Paper Analysis

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The first slot of CAT 2019 took place today between 9 am and 12 noon. So, how was the prestigious CAT exam be like in the first slot?


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • The overall difficulty level of VA RC of CAT 2019 was difficult compared to CAT 2018
  • No Questions on Grammar & Vocabulary
  • RC had a total of 5 passages comprising of 24 questions
  • VA had a total of questions from Paragraph Jumbles, Out of context sentence & Summary type questions.
  • Anything above 22 attempts with more than 80% accuracy will fetch you 97-99%ile.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • No surprises here. 4 sets were manageable
  • The overall difficulty level of DI LR of CAT 2019 was moderate compared to CAT 2018
  • There were a total of 8 sets with 4 questions in each set.
  • As always, selection of right sets to solve was very important as the section had a mix of easy and difficult sets.
  • Anything above 16 attempts with more than 80% accuracy will fetch you 97%ile+

Quantitative Aptitude

  • This was rather the lenthiest section as it was calculation intensive
  • The overall difficulty level of QA of CAT 2019 was tougher compared to CAT 2018
  • The section had majority of questions from Arithmetic, Modern Math & Geometry
  • As always, selection of right sets to solve was very important as the section had a mix of easy and difficult sets.
  • Anything between 18-21 attempts with more than 80% accuracy will fetch you 97-99%ile.

Overall Analysis


CAT 2019 Paper Analysis

The paper was a touch difficult as compared to last year and there weren’t any surprises with respect to format and question type. Just that RC wasn't as easy as last year.

An overall attempt of 65 questions with good accuracy should be good enough to fetch you 99%ile+.

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