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CAT 2019 Analysis: Slot 2 by Career Launcher | Know Expected Cut-Offs | Number of Attempts

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis Slot 2 by Career Launcher: Get detailed exam analysis for CAT 2019 Slot 2 Exam along with expected cut-offs and number of good attempts to score 99 percentile.

Nov 24, 2019 22:35 IST
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CAT 2019 Slot 2 was similar to Slot 1 in terms of the level of difficulty. VARC was definitely tougher than CAT 2018 with a 99%ile at around 60-62 marks. DILR was 1-2 questions easier than last year with a 99%ile at 46-49 marks. The level of difficulty of QA was between that of CAT 2017 and CAT 2018. 99%ile in QA would be anywhere between 57 and 60 marks.
Overall, the paper was similar of 1-2 questions easier than last year. A 99%ile will be at around 158-160.The overall structure of the CAT paper was as follows:

Section

No. of Questions

No. of Non-MCQ Questions

Difficulty Level

Attempts for 95%ile

Attempts for 99%ile

VARC

34

7

Moderate - Difficult

23 - 25

26 - 28

DILR

32

8

Easy - Moderate

14 - 16

21 - 24

QA

34

11

Easy - Moderate

18 - 20

24 - 26

Total

100

26 

 

~ 60

~ 70

CAT 2019 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension: Analysis

24 questions from RCs were broken up into 4 RCs of 5 questions each, and 1 RC of 4 questions. Akin to Slot 1, CAT 2019 Slot 2 was trickier than that of last year’s CAT paper. To be specific, there were 2 RCs that were tough to comprehend and, therefore, tough to answer. This was one on British Colonialism and the one on Languages in Egypt.

A net correct of 24 - 26 questions should lead to a 99%ile in this section. Expect the cutoff of VARC to drop by about 8-10 marks, which is about 3-4 questions lesser than last year. And therefore, a 99%ile will be at 60 - 62 marks.

Area

Topic

No. of Questions

Description

Reading Comprehension
(24 Questions)

Reading Comprehension

24

There were 5 passages - All of them had similar word limit (around 550-600 words each).

The passage on British Colonialism was tough to read as well as tough to answer. Many chose to not attempt the RC altogether.

On the contrary, the RC on Shifting of Capitals was a breezy read and was easy to solve as well.

Other RCs on Ecology, Languages in Egypt and on History, Art & Museums were of Easy to Moderate level of difficulty.

Here is the break-up of what the RCs were like:

Passages

Understanding

Attempt

British Colonialism

Difficult

Difficult

Ecology

Easy - Moderate

Moderate

Languages in Egypt

Moderate

Easy - Moderate

History, Art & Museums

Easy - Moderate

Moderate

Shifting of Capitals

Easy

Easy - Moderate

The VA questions were of the following types:

 

Passages

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Total

Verbal Ability
(10 Questions)

Para Summary

2

1

 

3

Odd Sentence

2

1

 

3

Para Jumbles

1

2

1

4

CAT 2019 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: Analysis

DILR was easier, as compared to last year. To be specific, DILR was 1-2 questions easier than last year with a 99%ile at 46-49 marks. 3 DI sets were easy and should have definitely been attempted. Apart from that, another 2 sets could have been attempted which makes it a total of 5 doable sets.

Post 5 - 6 sets, it would have been a challenge to attempt more sets unless DILR is your favourite section.

Section

Topic

No. of Questions

Doable

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

6 Languages, 5 people

4

4

3 Doctors (Arrangements)

4

3

Venn Diagram on Voting on 2 Proposals

4

2 - 3

Profit Loss Statement (Spider Graph)

4

4

Rainfall Average (Scattered Diagrams)

4

4

3x3 Matrix - Pouches & Coins

4

2 - 3

6 Profs, 6 sections, Mid-term & End-terms

4

1 - 2

Tournaments- 6 Rounds

4

2 -3

The cut-off for DILR is expected to increase by about 7-9 marks from last year, which is about 2-3 questions extra from CAT 2018.

CAT 2019 Quantitative Ability: Analysis

The level of difficulty of QA was between that of CAT 2017 and CAT 2018. There were a high number of questions from Arithmetic and Algebra. It is evident from both the slots that there were extremely few questions from Numbers.
A 99%ile in QA would be anywhere between 57 and 60 marks.

Section

Topic

No. of Questions

Doable

Quantitative Ability

Number System

3

1

Algebra

11

5 - 6

Arithmetic

14

9 - 10

Modern Math

Geometry and Mensuration

6

3 - 4

The cutoff for QA is expected to increase by about 5-7 marks from last year, which is about 1-2 questions extra from CAT 2018.

Expected Scores for 99%ile

Percentiles

VARC

DILR

QA

99

60 - 62

46 - 49

57 - 60 

Overall 99%ile expected 158-160

Please Note: All information on analysis and scores are based on the accuracy of attempts provided by you, as well as independent analysis and evaluation made by the Career Launcher Academic Team. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

 

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