CAT 2021 Slot 2 Exam Analysis (Out): Check Section wise Review, Difficulty Level, Cut off - Jagranjosh

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis: With Slot 2 of CAT 2021 Exam just concluded; its time to look at how did candidates fare in the second session. Here’s what experts from jagranjosh.com have to say about CAT 2021 Slot 2 Exam and the overall and section-wise difficulty level of the examination.

Updated: Nov 28, 2021 15:34 IST
CAT 2021 Slot 2 Exam Analysis
CAT 2021 Slot 2 Exam Analysis

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis: The Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 Exam concluded at 2:30 PM and it is now time to understand the detailed analysis of the same. After Slot 1, in which DILR proved to be a challenging component for many aspirants, many aspirants expected Slot 2 Exam to be designed around the similar formula. But, as expected IIM Ahmedabad – the exam conducting institute has again surprised everyone with the Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 Examination. Experts at Jagranjosh have compiled a detailed overview, section-wise drill-down and review of the overall and section-wise difficulty level to help aspirants get a complete analysis of CAT 2021 Slot 2 Examination.

Watch this space for CAT 2021 detailed slot 1 Analysis, First Take and much more!

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Expected Cut-offs and No of Good Attempts

As more details trickle in about the Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 Exam, it is time to estimate the section-wise and overall number of good attempts. Expert analysis of the CAT Slot 2 Exam 2021 denotes that an overall attempt of 52 should be considered as comfortable for 99+ percentile mark. In terms of section-wise number of good attempts and expected cut-off; the detailed analysis is given below:

Section

Expected Cut off

Good attempts

VARC

40-44

About 16-18

DILR

38-40

About 10-14

QA

41-46

About 15

CAT 2021 Slot 2 - Overall Exam Structure

In terms of the overall structure, the exam format was similar to the earlier slot. The detailed break-up can be found below:

Section

Non-MCQs

Question Break-up

VARC (24 Questions)

5

·       4 Sets with 4 Questions of Reading Comprehension

·       3 Para Jumbles

·       3 Para Summary

·       2 OJPs

DI LR (20 Questions)

5

·       4 Questions on Bar Graph

·       6 Questions on Arrangement / Rating System

·       6 Questions on Items and Assignments

·       4 Questions on Tournament

Quant

8

·       Arithmetic Heavy

·       Geometry

·       Algebra

CAT Slot 2 Analysis - Question-wise Break-up

In terms of question-wise break; the Slot 2 CAT 2021 Paper consisted of the same number of questions as Slot 1 i.e. 66 Questions. Even the section-wise break-up of the question for CAT Slot 2 Exam was same i.e. 24 – 20 – 22 for VARC, DILR and Quant respectively.

Section

No of Questions

 Difficulty Level

VARC

24

Tough

LRDI

20

Moderate, Time Consuming

Quant

22

Moderate to Difficult

Overall

66

Moderate+

In terms of question material, in VARC section two sets of RC and some VA questions were of moderate difficulty; but rest two sets were bordering tough. In DILR, no set can be considered as easy; most of the questions were of moderate difficulty level and were lengthy and required time to solve them. For Quant, the 22 questions were a mixed bag with some being easy while quite a few were difficult and tricky and arithmetic heavy.

Section

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Total

VARC

19

5

24

DILR

15

5

20

QA

14

8

22

Overall

48

18

66

CAT Slot 2 Analysis: Initial Reactions and First Take

Following the Slot 1 which proved to be moderate difficulty level, a majority of aspirants for Slot 2 were quite worried about VARC section, which provided to be an Achilles heel in the first slot.  Initial reactions from the test-takers have hinted that Quant was relatively tougher in Slot 2 as compared to the Slot 1 Examination. On the other hand VARC and DILR were of the same or similar difficulty level in the Afternoon slot. Many candidates noted that 2 sets were doable in DILR while VARC was of same difficulty level but was slightly lengthy in nature.

Section

 Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

Moderate

DILR

Moderate

Quant

Tough

Stay tuned to this page, detailed analysis to follow soon.

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