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Day 7 Analysis of CAT '13

Published On: 24 Oct 2013 | Last Updated On: 25 Oct 2013

The Common Admission Test ’13 (CAT ’13) continued on Day 7 today on October 24, 2013. CAT ’13 started on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 and will be conducted over a 20 day period till Monday, November 11, 2013, in 40 cities in India.

There are two sections in CAT ’13-Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

As per candidates who wrote the test on Day 7, the paper was the easiest when compared to the papers of the last 6 days.

As per many candidates, although the QA section on Day 7 was time consuming, it was easy. It had a majority of questions form Functions and Geometry. However, there were no questions from Number System in the question sets of many candidates. The remaining questions were framed from the familiar topics including Algebra, Permutation and Combination, Time, Speed and Distance, Mensuration, etc. The questions were mostly calculation intensive.

The students claimed that the DI section was easy, mainly featuring pie charts, bar graphs and tables. Venn Diagrams were absent in the CAT papers of Day 7.

As per the test takers on Day 7, although the VA section was easy or average, Reading Comprehension (RC) was lengthy. Parajumbles, Vocabulary, Identifying out of Context Sentences, Error Correction in Paragraph featured equally in the papers. Many candidates did not get any questions on Fill in the Blanks.

The RC section had a total of 9 questions covering 3 passages which were lengthy. However, they were not complicated with direct questions. All the passages were concept-based. The questions included tone of the author, inferences, summary, etc.

The candidates claimed that the LR section was time consuming although easy. The sequencing questions were complicated. Other questions included the topics of Blood Relations, Logical Matching and Binary Logic.

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