The Common Admission Test ’13 (CAT ’13) was conducted smoothly on Day 6 today on October 23, 2013. CAT ’13 began on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 and will be conducted over a 20 day period till Monday, November 11, 2013, in 40 cities in India.
CAT ’13 has 2 sections-Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).
As per several students who wrote the test today, the QA section happened to be calculation intensive as well as time consuming. However, VA was moderate in terms of difficulty.
Some students claimed that the DI section was extremely difficult and time-consuming. The three sets on table, bar and percentages of the section were complicated and all the questions could not be attempted.
As per few candidates, the Quant section happened to be difficult and the LR section was very complicated.
Few other students claimed that although the Verbal section was easy, it contained lengthy passages that included the topics of illness, feminism and fascism. There were direct questions in the section. However, the DI section was complicated.
Most students claimed that the QA and DI sections happened to be calculation intensive and time consuming. Questions from Algebra and Geometry formed the largest chunk of the QA section. The remaining questions were from the familiar topics of Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Functions, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration, etc. However, there were no questions from Permutation and Combination as well as Number System in the question sets of many candidates.
The DI section was complicated as per several students. Questions were mainly framed on Percentages, Bar Diagrams as well as Pie Charts.
Most students claimed that the VA section was moderate covering the topics of Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension (RC), Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary, Identifying out of Context Sentences, Error Correction in Paragraph, etc. The questions on Fill in the Blanks happened to be easy whereas questions on Vocabulary were slightly difficult.
As per the students, although the passages of RC were lengthy, the questions framed were direct. Poems did not feature in the section. However, the students needed a lot of time to understand the lengthy passages. The RC section had a total of 10 questions.
The candidates who appeared for CAT ’13 on Day 6 claimed that the LR section was complicated. Questions covered the topics of Blood Relations, Logical Sequence, Circular Arrangements, etc. Venn Diagrams were absent in the question sets of many students.
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