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Day 11 Analysis of CAT' 13

Published On: 29 Oct 2013 | Last Updated On: 30 Oct 2013

Day 11 of the Common Admission Test ’13 (CAT ’13) was conducted smoothly today on October 29, 2013. There are 2 sections in CAT ’13, namely Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

As per a majority of candidates who wrote the test on Day 11, the QA section was average in terms of difficulty. The majority of questions in the QA section were framed from Algebra, Number System and Functions. The remaining questions were from the familiar topics of Geometry, Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration, etc. Few candidates claimed that the level of difficulty was below average.

Students claimed that the DI section was easy with questions on Bar Diagrams and Pie Charts.

As per the candidates, the VA section on Day 11 was mostly easy, with few tricky questions from the Reading Comprehension (RC) section. Passages consisted of around 600-650 words and were on general topics or philosophy. The students claimed that one passage was difficult to comprehend. The questions were framed from all the topics such as Vocabulary, Para Jumbles, Identifying out of Context Sentences, Error Correction in Paragraph, etc. Questions on Fill in the Blanks were absent in few question sets.

Most students claimed that the LR section was easy. Questions covered the topics of Blood Relations, Sequencing and Circular Arrangements.

Several students had claimed that the DI section on Day 10 held on Monday, October 28, 2013 had an incomplete question. The ratio data in the question with tables was not provided, which was very important to solve the question correctly. As per sources from the test administration firm Prometric, remedial measures will be taken to implement fair scores for all students.

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.

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