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Updated: November 29, 2020 8:45:41 pm
IIM CAT 2020: Around 2 lakh candidates appeared within the Common Admission Test this yr which was held in three slots at present. Himanshu Rai, IIM-Indore director instructed indianexpress.com, “Amid COVID-19 pandemic, around 83.5 per cent candidates appeared for b-school entrance exam this year.” Harshita Rai, a CAT aspirant mentioned that it was a balanced paper, with VARC part a bit tough. “The questions from VARC as usual was a lot tricky, including English, while sections like DILR, QA were easier than last year,” mentioned Harshita. She is anticipating round 90 percentile marks.
IIM CAT 2020 LIVE UPDATES | Candidates’ reactions, paper analysis
Another candidate Shreya Mukherjee mentioned that other than DILR part, others have been balanced and straightforward. “There are in total 76 questions, with equal weightage to every sections, VARC- 26, QA- 26, DILR- 24. The difficulty level of the VARC section is high followed by DILR, while QA section is quite easy. The QA section consists of 10 questions from modern math, 8 from algebra, mensuration- 2, and rest arithmetic,” Shreya mentioned.
Philip Thomas, product head, TIME Bangalore reviewed the paper as simple as in comparison with earlier yr. “The first section, VRC was as tough as last year while quants and verbal ability sections were comparatively easier. May be due to COVID, the sections were kept at a level where someone with a basic understanding could also solve a couple of questions. This could make the cut-off go higher. Section-wise, cut-off for verbal ability would remain the same while for rest two sections it could go higher than last year,” mentioned TIME Bangalore head.
Abhishek Patil, CEO, Oliveboard reviewed the paper as average, with English part a bit difficult. “TITA questions were easy, and one should attempt them on priority. DILR part was easier among all and English consisted of tricky questions,” Abhishek mentioned. Candidates can anticipate 99 percentile rating various from 46 to 48 marks, CEO Oliveboard mentioned.
Check evaluation of slot 2
Vijay Jha, President, Academics, Gradeup analysed the slot two as tougher than slot one. “The overall difficulty level of the CAT 2020 slot two was difficult compared to the difficulty level of the exam held in slot one. In slot two, the level of VARC was difficult. The DILR section was also difficult, while quantitative ability section was moderate.”
Section clever evaluation
DILR was robust as in comparison with final yr’s paper. There have been 2 units of 6 questions every. There have been 6 TITA (Type in The Answer) questions out of the 24 questions requested on this part. In DILR, out of 24 questions, there have been 18 MCQs and 6 TITA based mostly questions.
Quantitative Ability (QA)
This time, the vast majority of the questions have been from Arithmetic and Algebra. The total degree of the part was average and more durable than final yr. Around 8-10 questions requested from Arithmetic, out of which 5- 6 questions have been of simple degree. Algebra – There have been round 10 questions through which 3-4 questions have been of simple degree. In QA, out of 26 questions, there have been 18 MCQs and eight TITA based mostly questions.
The candidates can anticipate a great try of 125 to 130 which might fetch 99.5 percentile, in response to Vijay Jha, Gradeup.
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