CAT Exam AnalysisNovember 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis

CAT 2021 Exam Slot-1 Analysis

VARC:

24 Questions – Moderate to Tough

RC: Close choices with very few very easy questions – Moderate

4 Passages – 4 Questions each (16 Questions)

VA – 8 Questions – Overall Easy to Moderate (50% easy & 50% Moderate)

No difficult questions in VA

There was one RC passage that talked about a book review. The book discussed the popularity of Tea as a social drink, along with its historical background. This was the easiest RC because there were two to three direct questions that you could answer just by looking for details in the passage. In this RC, there was one inference question at the end which was a little on the moderate side, otherwise, all the questions in this RC were pretty much doable.

The other RC was on Maya symbols and how for them non-living entities were similar to human beings. Their nonbinary outlook towards inanimate stuff was the central theme of the passage. This passage was a little difficult to understand because the general theme was more philosophical in its outlook. The questions in this passage were not direct and had close choices. There were many questions that were application-based. Overall this was a difficult passage. The other passage was on the idea of utopia and dystopia and how, according to the author, they were not two separate things but twins having the same parent. The questions here were application-based, and of moderate difficulty.

There was one moderate RC on cuttlefish which had moderate to easy questions.

LRDI:

20 Questions – Moderate to Difficult

2 sets of 4 questions each

2 sets of 6 questions each

Set 1: DI based on Bar Chart was the easiest set of the 4, should have been attempted. This set has 4 Questions.

Set 2: Table Based.

7 people and friends & acquaintances with the rest..

This could have been attempted, had 6 questions

Set 3: Arranging authors & their articles

It was about forming a table that had a lot of data and therefore would have been time-consuming. Out of the 6 questions in this set, 3 were straight forward the rest required further analysis.

Set 4: Arrangement of people, raw material, and the final product.

This was not deterministic and so multiple cases were possible as was evident from the options. Should have been avoided.

QA:

22 Questions – Easy to Moderate

Easiest of the 3 sections, definitely easier than the last year’s QA section.

About 9 questions in Arithmetic

5 Algebra

3 Geometry

4 No. System

1PnC

Most of the questions were direct, expect cut-off in this sections to be high

Overall Difficulty Level of CAT 2021 Slot 1: Moderate to Difficult

CAT 2021 Exam Slot-2 Analysis

VARC: 

24 Questions – Moderate to Tough

RC: Moderate to Difficult

4 Passages – 4 Questions each (16 Questions)

VA – 8 Questions – Overall Easy

No difficult questions in VA

VA question distribution was the same, there were 3 questions from Para Jumbles, 3 from Para Summary, and 2 from Odd One Out.

Two Para Jumbles, one odd one out, and one Para Summary were easy and doable. The rest were moderate, except one odd one out which was quite difficult.

Coming to the RCs, the difficulty was very similar to the RCs of slot There were four RCs

1. Truth and power (3 questions in this were doable, and this passage should have been attempted by all)
2. Languages- monolingual (all questions doable). This was the easiest RC set. All the questions were easy and could have been solved in less than 7 minutes.
3. Nationalistic view (2 doable). This was a difficult RC to read and solve. At best you could have managed not more than two questions.
4. Psychology (2 doable). This RC, too, was quite difficult to read. The questions were tricky and with very close choices.

LRDI: 

20 Questions – Moderate to Difficult

2 sets of 4 questions each

2 sets of 6 questions each

DI Set was not easy as in the Slot 1

Set 1: Arrangement on Rating & Students. This set has 6 Questions. Was Moderate to difficult

Set 2: Assignment & 10 items. This set too had 6 questions. Was Moderate to Difficult

Set 3: Bar Graph. This set had 4 questions. Was the easiest of all the sets. Pretty much doable

Set 4: Set on Tournament. This set had 4 questions too. Would be in a Moderate to Difficult bracket

QA: 

22 Questions – Moderate

Slot 2 QA was slightly tougher than Slot 1, and a bit lengthy in reading.

Arithmetic – 11

No Sys – 2

Algebra – 5

Geometry – 3

Modern Maths – 1

Overall Difficulty Level of CAT 2021 Slot 2: Moderate to Difficult

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis