CAT 2018 Exam Analysis by Hit Bulls Eye: The biggest MBA entrance exam i.e. CAT 2018 concluded today. The exam was held by IIM Calcutta at 374 exam centres in 147 cities in the country. After the exam, the detailed CAT 2018 Exam analysis was shared by Hit Bullseye Test Prep Centre with Jagranjosh.com. The CAT Exam Analysis will help students understand the type, style and format of the questions asked in the recently concluded test and also help them gauge the difficulty level of the exam. Along with this, the MBA experts and CAT exam gurus at Hit Bullseye have also predicted the expected CAT 2018 percentile for the overall exam as well as the CAT 2018 sectional percentiles. This will help the CAT test-takers understand where they stand among the 2.41 lakh MBA aspirants that took the exam on 25th November.
Here is what the experts at the Hit Bullseye have to say about the CAT 2018 Exam which took place in both the shifts i.e. forenoon and afternoon:
The CAT entrance test, one of the most prestigious entrance examinations in the country, was conducted in two time slots on Sunday November 25, 2018. CAT is the gateway for students wishing to study at 20 IIMs and more than 100 other B-schools. TCS conducted CAT 2018 exam and it was convened by IIM Calcutta this year under the aegis of Prof. Sumantra Basu.
Approximately 2.4 lakh candidates registered for the test, out of which roughly2.11 lakh appeared across 147 cities in the country. This suggests CAT is regaining popularity with additional 11000 students appearing for the test compared to last year. This may be due to resurgence in economic activity in the country as evident from rise in Average Salaries, going up to a high of Rs 24 lacs in 2018, for students from Top Management Institutes.
From the region, about 7,200 students appeared for the test at about 12 centers in and around the city. The test was conducted in two slots i.e 9 am to 12 noon, and, 2:30 pm to 5:30pm. As usual, the security measures were similar to last year with clear instructions to students.
According to Hirdesh Madan, Director Bulls Eye, “The test was tough compared to last year. Students from Non-Engineering background had plenty to complain as the general perception is that they are at disadvantage. Overall, the students found quant section to be comparatively tough and DILR was of moderate level.”
In the Region, IIM Sirmaur and IIM Amritsar top the charts of most coveted colleges accepting CAT scores. The University Business School (UBS) of Panjab University is also one of the sought after college and its CAT cut-off is expected to be around 90 percentile. Harman Singh, a student of Panjab University, Chandigarh said, “I was able to do well in Quant and DI given the general perception about the difficulty level. I should get calls from top MBA colleges.” Another student Mankaran Singh from Thapar University said “The key to DILR section was selection of sets. 3 sets were moderately easy”. The result for the test will be declared in the month of January.
In the second phase, after the written test results are declared, students go through essay and interview stage for final selection. Each IIM has its own criteria but over the years past academic record, work experience and graduation stream is gaining significance in the overall process.
Till then you can download the exam analysis shared with us by Career Launcher and IMS by clicking on the link provided below:
Jagranjosh.com ran a live blog covering the latest news and updates about CAT 2018 on the exam day. You can get all the updates about CAT 2018 Exam Day here.