Around 2.19 lakh students who had registered for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015, have got some major surprises. The aspiring candidates, who have given the examination to get admission in the prestigious IIMs around the country, had to face tougher logical reasoning and data interpretation papers. The tests were conducted over two slots on Sunday.
According to a student who had given the CAT examination from the Pune Centre, Siddarth S, “There were lot of surprises this year. Most questions were on reading comprehension and the remaining 10 on verbal were non –MCQs. There was nothing on grammar and vocabulary. However, the section was not tough. Only the Logical Reasoning section was difficult.”
According to Prashanth Nair, who is the regional director of a coaching institute, 33 out of the 100 questions did not had multiple choices, which could have contributed to the difficulty of the overall paper for the candidates. From another coaching institute dealing with CAT preparation, Hemang Panchmatia said that the non-MCQs though were time consuming, tested students on their actual knowledge instead of mere guesswork.
Except a few minor technical glitches, the CAT 2015 examination went successfully and smoothly over the examination centres across the country. Reported incidents of power failure at the examination centre were registered from Chandivali for 10 minutes, which was later compensated to the aspirants. In other reported incidents some servers crashed while the examination was on and in some centres the mouse of the computers stopped functioning, which lead to wastage of time.