CAT 2020 Slot-1 Analysis (Topic-wise weightage & Score Vs Percentile)

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CAT 2020 slot-1 analysis
CAT 2020 slot-1 analysis

CAT 2020 Slot-1 Analysis

The CAT 2020 slot-1 exam was conducted at forenoon session i.e., 8.30-10.30 a.m on Nov 29th, 2020. The following is based on our expert faculty opinion.

Overall Level of difficulty:

Section Difficulty level No. of Questions
VARC Moderate-Difficult 26
DILR Moderate-Difficult 24
Quant Easy-Moderate 26

 

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VARC Analysis:

VARC topic-wise weightage:

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension Two RCs with 5 questions each & 2 RCs with 4 questions each
Para Jumbles 3
Out of context 2
Para Summary 3

 

MCQ’s: 3 Para Summary and 18 RC Questions were given as MCQ (Multiple choice question type). So total of 21 MCQ’s

TITA: 2 Out of context questions, 3 Para Jumbles. So total of 5 TITA Questions.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty
RC 1 Elephant seals (Source: theatlantic website) 5 Moderate/Difficult
RC 2 Significance of Grammar 5 Moderate
RC 3 Anarchist Philosophy 4 M
RC 4 Tang Empire’s currency 4 E/M
Total 18

 

  • Deciding the right passage {to attempt} was challenging as three of them were on the moderate-difficult spectrum. For an average reader, this could have affected the attempt rate and accuracy. The options were a bit tricky and time-consuming to eliminate as well.
  • The VA section was on the moderate spectrum. At least 4 out of the 8 questions were worth attempting.
Estimated percentiles Raw Score
99 40-44
95 32-35
90 29-31
85 24-27

 

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DILR Analysis:

There were a total of 24 Questions.

There were a total of 5 sets (2 sets of 6 questions each and 3 sets of 4 questions each).

MCQs: 18

TITA: 6

Topics #Q Difficulty
Set 1 6 students appearing in 5 subjects 4{MCQ} + 2{TITA} = 6 Moderate
Set 2 4 companies competing for vendors 6 Difficult
Set 3 1000 patients being administered 4 different drugs – A,B,C,D 4{TITA} Easy/Moderate
Set 4 10 musicians playing  three instruments 4 Moderate/Difficult
Set 5 Taxi driver payments and rating 4 Moderate/Difficult
  24

 

Again, choosing the right set was imperative. Getting stuck on the wrong set could cost a lot. No opportunity for a comeback given the available time. Most of the sets were doable but time-consuming.

One of the 6 question set was relatively easier and worth attempting. Two LRDI sets were based on set theory and could have been attempted in a relatively shorter time span.

Estimated Percentile Raw Score
99 34-36
95 29-32
90 25-27
85 20-23

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Quantitative Aptitude:

This section was easy to moderate. Total no. of questions were 26.

MCQs: 18 Questions

TITA: 8 Questions

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty
Arithmetic 10 Easy/Moderate
Algebra 8 Moderate
Geometry 3 Moderate/Difficult
Modern Math+ Number systems 5 Moderate
Total 26

 

  • Had a few sitters: needed to attempt them first; some questions were tricky but manageable.

A lot of focus on arithmetic and algebra; can be considered in the easy-moderate spectrum

Estimated percentile Raw Score
99 43-44
95 36-38
90 32-34
85 25-29

 

CAT 2020 Slot-1 Score Vs Percentile:

Estimated Percentile VARC DILR QA Overall
99 40-44 34-36 43-44 105-110
95 32-35 29-32 36-38 88-94
90 29-31 25-27 32-34 78-81
85 24-27 20-23 25-29 72-74

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