The first day of CAT 2012 concluded. We at team MyOrangeSlate interacted with some of our students who appeared for the test today.
Here are some of the key pointers:
– The difficulty level is easy to average, and there were hardly any major surprises.
– A couple of questions on Vocabulary (word-usage). (MyOrangeSlate research team correctly predicted this and we’d included several word-usage questions in the CATability test series for the students this year)
– Verbal Ability overall was slightly on the difficult side as compared to the other sections. 3 RCs
– Highly calculation based sets in Data Interpretation- persistence more than intelligence will help you crack these sets
– Formula based questions could throw up some difficulty for less prepared students in Quants section. 5-6 questions on Geometry, 3 on Permutations-Combinations, 2 on logarithm
– Roughly getting around 35 marks should get you a call in some of the IIMs, based on the review of various top students’ performance (i.e. if you were regularly scoring 30-40% marks in CATability on MyOrangeSlate.com, you should be able to clear the expected cut-off for CAT this year)
Stay tuned to this blog for more analysis as more and more of the 2.14 lakh students appear for the exam.