CAT 2020 Slot-2 Analysis (Topic-wise Weightage & Score Vs Percentile)

CAT 2020 slot-2 analysis
CAT 2020 slot-2 analysis

CAT 2020 Slot-2 Analysis:

The second slot of CAT 2020 took place between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. According to inputs of students, the difficulty of the second slot was similar to 1st slot and the overall pattern is the same as 1st. The conduct of the test in three slots was nearly smooth and without glitches.

Section Number of Questions Duration MCQs TITA
VARC 26 40 min 21 5
DILR 24 40 min 18 6
QA 26 40 min 18 8
Total 76 120 min 57 19


Similar to the earlier slot, the test started with VARC followed by DILR which is followed by QA. One can’t skip the section and should complete 40min in each section to proceed to the next section.

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Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

The VARC section in all three slots is similar to the majority of the RC’s asking Inference type of questions. The overall difficulty is Moderate-Tough. There were two passages with 5 questions each and two passages with 4 questions each. Verbal is easier compared to RC, it has 3 Para Summary, 3 Para Jumbles, 2 odd sentences out type questions. A decent attempt would be 17-19 questions with 85% accuracy.

Areas of Questions Topic Number of questions Overall Difficulty level
RC I International Waters 4 Easy-Medium
RC II Energy Technology 5 Medium-Hard
RC III Aggression-theories and models 4 Easy-Medium
RC IV Study of Visual culture 5 Medium-Difficult
Verbal Ability
Para Summary 3 2 Medium, 1 easy Easy-Medium
Para Jumbles 3 2 Easy-Medium, 1 Medium-Hard Medium
Odd sentence out 2 2 Easy-Medium Easy-Medium
Over All 26 Medium-Hard

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Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning:

DILR is surely the toughest section in all three slots and the difficulty level of slot 2 is slightly more than slot 1. So, one can expect a marginal increase in the score during normalisation. Like slot 1, there were a total of 24 questions in 5 sets with 6 questions each in two sets and 4 questions each in 3 sets.

The overall difficulty of this section is more that of CAT 2019 and similar to 2018.

Set Type Topic Number of Questions Overall Difficulty
Data Interpretation Elections 6 Medium
Data Interpretation Décor of four cities over two years 4 Medium-Hard
Logical Reasoning Parking lot 4 Easy-Medium
Logical Reasoning Scheduling of seminars 6 Hard
Logical Reasoning Arrangements 4 Medium-Hard
Over All 24 Hard

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Quantitative Aptitude:

This section is a relief after two back-back difficult sections but the approach to this section with a positive attitude was very important. The level of difficulty of this section is similar to that of CAT 2019.

Topic No of questions Difficulty
Numbers 1 1 Easy-Medium
Algebra 7 3 Easy, 3 Medium-Hard, 1 Hard
Arithmetic 9 4 Easy, 4 Medium, 1 Hard
Geometry 5 3 Easy-Medium, 2 Medium-Hard
Modern Math 4 3 Easy, 1 Medium
Over All 26 Easy-Medium


CAT Score Vs Percentile:

Based on the feedback received from CrackU students and our team, the estimated marks vs percentile for individual sections and overall is as follows:

Percentile VARC DILR QA Total
99.5 46 35 46 115
99 41 30 41 105
95 36 23 37 93
90 32 18 33 80
85 27 15 29 72
80 23 14 27 65
70 19 11 21 60


Note: These are only expected percentiles as per our deep understanding and actual percentiles may vary from these.

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