CAT 2021 Slot-2 Analysis

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CAT 2021 slot-2 analysis
CAT 2021 slot-2 analysis

CAT 2021 Slot-2 Analysis:

The second slot of CAT 2021 took place between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. When compared with CAT 2020, total of 10 questions were reduced in CAT 2021; 2 VA, 4 DILR and 4 QA. According to inputs of students, the overall difficulty of the second slot was similar to 1st slot. The conduct of the test in three slots nearly smooth and without gliches.

Section Number of Questions Duration MCQs TITA
VARC 24 40 min 19 5
DILR 20 40 min 15 5
QA 22 40 min 14 8
Total 66 120 min 48 18

 

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 40 min in each section to proceed to next section.

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Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Analysis:

The VARC section in all three slots is similar to the majority of the RC’s asking Inference type of questions. The overall difficulty of Slot 2 VARC is Moderate. There are 4 passages with 4 questions each. Verbal is easier compared with RC, it has 3 Parajumbles, 3 Parasummary and 2 Odd one out questions. A decent attempt would be 17-19 questions.

Areas of Questions Topic Number of questions Overall Difficulty level
RC I Nationalist Views 4 Moderate – Difficult
RC II Truth and power 4 Moderate
RC III Languages – Monolinguistic 4 Easy-Moderate
RC IV Psychology 4 Difficult
Verbal Ability
Para Summary 3 2 Easy – Moderate, 1 Moderate Easy – Moderate
Para Jumbles 3 2 Easy-Moderate, 1 Moderate Easy – Moderate
Odd sentence out 2 1 Easy 1 Moderate Easy – Moderate
Over All 26 Easy – Moderate

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Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Analysis:

The difficulty level of Slot 2 DILR is slightly less than Slot 1. Like Slot 1
there were a total of 20 questions in 4 sets with 6 questions each in 2 sets and 4 questions each in 2 sets. Overall Slot 2 DILR section was Moderate-Difficult. A decent attempt would be 10-12 questions.

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 Bar graph 4 Easy – moderate
Logical Reasoning Games & tournaments 4 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 10 Items & arrangements 6 Moderate – Difficult
Logical Reasoning Arrangements – Students – Rating (puzzles) 6 Moderate
Over All 24 Moderate – Difficult

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Quantitative Aptitude Analysis:

The difficulty level of Slot 2 QA was slightly more than Slot 1. Like Slot 1
there were a total of 22 questions with majority questions from Arithmetic.Overall Slot 2 QA section was Moderate. A decent attempt would 13-15 questions.

Topic No of questions Difficulty
Numbers 2 2 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 5 1 Easy, 2 Easy-Moderate, 2 Moderate
Arithmetic 10 3 Easy-Moderate, 3 Moderate, 2 Moderate-Difficult. 2 Difficult
Geometry 3 2 Easy-Moderate, 1 Moderate-difficult
Modern Math 2 2 Easy – Moderate
Over All 22 Easy-Moderate

 

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 42 33 44 100
99 38 29 37 92
95 31 22 27 69
90 27 19 22 59
85 24 17 17 50
80 21 14 14 43
70 19 12 12 39

 

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

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