The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore is conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 today. The exam is held in three slots in computer-based mode. Slot 1 of the exam was held from 8.30am to 10.30am, the second slot was from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and slot 3 was held from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Here is the analysis for slot 1.
Aspirants indicated that, as predicted, the CAT 2022 exam maintained the format of the CAT 2021 exam, which had a reduced time limit of two hours and 40 minutes for each section.
The number of questions in each section is still an unanswered question. In the end, CAT 2021 had 66 questions, while CAT 2020 had 76 questions. The distribution of questions in each section was as predicted as discussed extensively in CATKingEducare Classes and Open Sessions.
What was new in CAT 2022:
1) Para completion comes back in CAT which was similar to XAT exam and it didn’t come in CAT for a long time
2) DILR we had 4 sets of 5 questions
3) Algebra modulus based questions were in Quants.
The distribution of demand per section is:
• CAT 2022 VARC: Total 24 questions
• CAT 2022 DILR: Total 20 questions
• CAT 2022 QA: 22 questions in total
The judging criteria remained the same: +3 for correct answers and -1 for answers in MCQs and +3 for correct answers and there is no negative rating in non-MCQs
The first slot of CAT 2021 was a bit more challenging than the first slot of CAT 2020.
VARC had a moderate difficulty similar to last year’s VARC segment.
Due to fewer set options, DILR moved to CAT 2020 level and was moderate to challenging In terms of difficulty In terms of LODv, QA was easy.
The second slot of CAT is underway and will end at 2:30 PM. The third slot is from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The candidates can expect an unofficial answer key after the completion of the exam. The official answer key will be released next week at iimcat.ac.in.
The analysis is provided by Sumit Singh Gandhi, founder of CATKing
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