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CAT 2016 First Slot Analysis

Verbal Ability Section

  1. 5 Reading Comprehension passages - Total 24 questions
    • 3 RCs (700-900 words and 6 questions each.)
    • 2 RCs (600-700 words and 3 questions each.)
  2. 3 questions on selection of odd sentence from a paragraph.
  3. 3 questions on Paragraph Jumble.
  4. 2 questions on Summary.

Except RC, all other questions were non-MCQ, Type in the answer (TITA) questions.

RC Questions are mainly main idea and inference type questions - which means reading the passage is essential.

Good Attempts should be 24-26 out of 32 questions. (approximately 80%)

Quantitative Ability Section

Break-up difficulty-wise

  • Easy - 18-20
  • Medium - 6-8
  • Difficult - 6-8

Topic-wise

  • Numbers - 4
  • Set Theory - 1
  • Progressions - 4
  • Geometry - 9
  • Quadratic Equations - 2
  • Linear inequations - 1
  • Time, Speed and Distance - 2
  • Rate and Work - 1
  • Chain Rule - 1
  • Permutations and Combinations - 1
  • Simple and Compound Interest - 2
  • Profit and Loss - 2
  • Ratio Proportion - 1
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