CAT 2014 first slot concluded on 16th November 2014. It was easier than expected and day did not see many technical glitches. As per the latest reports, aspirants could attempt lot of questions. Usually aspirants try to find out the easy questions and then attempt them.
First slot candidates said, they got no questions on Geometry, Permutations and Combinations. First 30 questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section were easy. One could attempt 23-24 questions in an hour easily. But there was an abrupt shift from easy to difficult questions which made it tough for the candidates.
Whereas, Verbal Ability section had easy but lenghty questions making it a tedious attempt. It was very much a speed test. There were no questions on Vocabulary in CAT 2014 first slot; which usually makes a very substantial part of the exam.
Overall there were many surprises. The low dependence on probability and graphs and large number of number theory questions were a shock, as was the logical reasoning types littered throughout the first section. In verbal ability section, grammar was at a premium and more emphasis was given on paragraph summaries and arrangements. Few candidates faced technical glitches but overall it was fine.
Now, there is another day for CAT 2014; 22nd November 2014. Normalization will eventually clear out things as to what level of performance and percentile score can be expected.
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