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CAT 2011 Exam Analysis

Aug 20, 2018 13:09 IST
    CAT Exam Analysis
    CAT Exam Analysis

    CAT 2011 Exam Analysis - This year CAT 2011 was conducted by IIM Calcutta. The prominent management entrance exam was conducted for admission to premier league B-schools in India including IIMs and several other private B-schools. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a popular choice among B-school aspirants.

    Generally CAT exam analysis is conducted as soon as the exam is conducted. The CAT exam analysis is done in order to provide detailed information on the CAT exam. This enables future CAT aspirants to understand what to expect in future.

    Here we bring you the complete exam analysis of CAT 2011 including its overview and analysis of each section. Candidates can read through the CAT exam analysis to get a fair idea of the CAT exam.

    CAT which reads as the Common Admission Test is one of the most disciplined and mandatory entrance test for those who wish to be a part of the IIM’s i.e Indian Institute of Management colleges in India. The CAT score is used separately by each participating institute along with some other parameters like Past Academic records etc for admission of candidates. This test is conducted once in every year.

    In 2011, CAT was conducted from 22nd October to 18th November and the test was computer based. Moreover, for the first time it witnessed 2 sections instead of 3 that used to be in the earlier formats.


    CAT 2011: Overview

    Total No. Of Sections


    Total No. Of Questions


    Composite Time Allotted

    140 Minutes [ 2 Hours 20 Minutes]

    Marking Schemes

    Correct Answer: +3 
    Incorrect Answer : - 1

    No. Of Alternatives



    It was different for different colleges. For IIM’S it was 98+ percentile.

    Biggest Challenge

    2 Sections had separate time slot of 70 Minutes each and it was not allowed to skip from one section to the other.

    Sectional Overview 

    Sl. No.


    Time allotted

    No. Of Questions



    Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

    70 Minutes




    Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

    70 Minutes



    Detailed sectional analysis


    1. Level of Questions - Moderate.

    2. Verbal Ability - covered almost every topic of English Usage.

    3. Scoring basics- Good knowledge of Grammar and Vocabulary and Newspaper reading.

    4. Passages based on- Science, politics, philosophy and topics based on cultural aspects.


    Overall the section comprised of moderate level questions and a proper time management would really had helped in fetching high marks and maintain decent percentile.  


    1) Questions in this particular section were based on Simple calculations.

    2) Direct formula based application questions were not being asked. Rather, the focus was to judge the logical implementation of the students.

    3) DI sets were much easier as compared to the last year’s DI.

    4) A combination of proper time allocation, speed, accuracy and a clear basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Data Interpretation were keys to fetch high percentile. 


    This section, if taken as a whole was moderate. Time-management was a very mandatory stuff to deliver the best in the test.

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