CAT: Moderate to difficult paper, say aspirants
CAT: Moderate to Difficult Paper, Say Aspirants. The Common Admission Test (CAT) in the new pattern was conducted in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
Hyderabad: The Common Admission Test (CAT) in the new pattern was conducted in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Students who took the examination said that questions on data interpretation and logical reasoning and verbal were difficult to answer. However, the quantitative analysis was not so tough than they expected.
According to the revised pattern, candidates had to answer 50 questions in the quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning sections instead of 30 questions. The IIM-Indore has also increased the duration of the test from 140 minutes to 170 minutes.
“Data interpretation was the most difficult and was a time consuming section. Questions in data interpretation, logical reasoning and verbal could be the game changer,” P Rohit, an IIM aspirant.
According to a release from TIME institute, which coaches students for CAT, in section-I, the quantitative ability area was perceived to be relatively simpler and doable by most students when compared to the high level of concepts and difficulty level seen in the recent past. However, the opposite could be said about the area of data interpretation, as relatively difficult sets had appeared when compared to the moderate level of difficulty seen earlier. In section-II, the verbal ability and reasoning parts were rated to be of roughly the same level as that in the last few years. But the logical reasoning part was perceived to be very difficult by students.
However, a few students said that the new pattern’s difficulty level ranged from moderate to difficult.
“Of the 50 questions in the quantitative section, the share of questions on quantitative was 34 and data interpretation was 16. Candidates who can crack 28 questions in the section may get a good percentile,” K Ramya, an aspirant, opined.
The examination was held in 10 centres in Hyderabad, one each in Warangal and Khammam districts of Telangana. In Andhra Pradesh, the test was conducted in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Nellore, Kurnool and Tirupati districts. The second phase of CAT would be held on November 22 in two sessions.