CAT 2019 Slot 2 Analysis: Similar Pattern & Difficulty Level as in Slot 1; CAT Cut off 160+ for 99 Percentile expected

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Updated on November 25, 2019
CAT 2019 Slot 2 on November 24 has remained similar to slot 1 pattern. The difficulty level has also not gone up. Here is CAT 2019 Slot 2 exam analysis by MBAUniverse.com. The overall CAT exam has remained easier than last two years of CAT. With about 14% absentees, 1.05 lakh candidates appeared in the afternoon session of CAT 2019 exam. The exam has remained free from technical glitches
CAT 2019 Slot 2 Analysis

Here is CAT 2019 Slot 2 exam analysis by MBAUniverse.com. CAT 2019 Slot 2 on November 24 has remained similar to slot 1 pattern. The difficulty level has also not gone up. With about 14% absentees, 1.05 lakh candidates appeared in the afternoon session of CAT 2019 exam. Total CAT 2019 test takers in both the slots, according to IIM Kozhikode are 209,926 out of total registered 244,169 candidates for CAT 2019.

The overall exam difficulty level has remained easy as compared to last two years of CAT exam. There were no technical glitches reported during the conduct of CAT 2019 slot 2 exam.

The first section in slot 2 of CAT 2019 was VARC with 34 questions followed by DILR with 32 questions. The last section was on Quantitative Ability with 34 questions. It has been reported by IIMs that 1.10 lakh candidates appeared in the afternoon  session of CAT 2019 exam, that has got over at 5.30PM on November 24.

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis for Slot-2 reflects number of changes as compared to last year CAT, although the CAT 2019 overall exam pattern has remained the same as was last year with some changes in sectional difficulty level.

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Slot 2 CAT 2019: Analysis in Detail
The CAT exam timings 2019 for slot 2 was from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM, while the CAT exam 2019 reporting time for the afternoon slot was 1 PM. No candidate was permitted to enter the CAT test centre after 1.15 PM.

Read here the complete CAT exam 2019 slot-1 Analysis with exam pattern, difficulty level, expected cut off score for IIMs

CAT 2019 Analysis: Exam Highlights Slot-2

  • Total Questions: 100 (Divided into MCQs and Non MCQs)
  • Total Sections: 3 (VARC, DILR, QA)
  • Time to attempt CAT 2019 exam: 3 Hours (9 AM to 12 Noon)
  • Sectional Time Limit: 1 Hour for each section
  • Maximum Score: 300 Marks
  • Marks for Each Correct Answer: +3
  • Negative Marks: -1 for each wrong answer (Only for MCQs)
  • No Negative Marking for wrong answers for Non-MCQs
  • Overall CAT Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis: Slot 2 Pattern

 
Total Questions
VARC
34
DILR
32
Quant
34

CAT 2019 Exam Analysis: Key changes in exam pattern

  • RC Passages in VARC section were 5. Four passages were followed by 5 questions each and one passage was followed by 4 questions in MCQ format with negative marking
  • The Verbal Ability questions were 10 in number. All were in Non-MCQ format without negative marking      
  • Quant section had more Arithmetic intensive questions in CAT 2019 Slot 2.
  • No change in Scoring pattern: Scoring pattern in CAT 2019 has remained to +3 for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer for MCQs and +3 for correct answer and 0 negative marking for wrong answer in Non-MCQs
  • Many non MCQS had answer options also. The correct answers had to be typed in the given space.

CAT EXAM 2019 Slot 2: SECTION WISE ANALYSIS

VARC

  • The first section on VARC had 34 questions.
  • Non MCQs were 10 without negative marking
  • Section Started with RC Passages and closed with Verbal Ability
  • 5 RC passages were followed by 24 MCQ type questions
  • 10 Verbal Ability Questions were of Non MCQ type
  • Two RC passages were bit more tough. Candidates found it difficult to answer more than 2-3 questions in each passage
  • Ideal attempts in VARC section would be 23-25 questions with 90% accuracy
  • 55-60 marks could fetch a percentile between 97-99
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

CAT 2019 VARC sectional Composition

Composition of section
Number of questions
Difficulty Level
RC passage-1: British Colonialism
5 MCQs
Moderate
RC Passage-2: Museums, Arts
5 MCQs
Difficult with tricky sentence formation and vocabulary
RC Passage-3: Central Governments & Decentralization
5 MCQs
Moderate
RC passage-4: Ecology
 
5 MCQs
Moderate to Difficult
RC Passage-5: Cultural Identity & Language – Egyptian
4 MCQs
Moderate
Parajumbles
4 Questions (Non-MCQs)
Moderate
Para Summary
3 Questions (Non-MCQs)
Moderate
Odd sentence Out
3 Questions (Non-MCQs)
Moderate

DILR
DILR in Slot 2 was reported as easier than slot 1. Many candidates found DILR quite doable with new type of questions. Overall the section had similar difficulty level as the morning session,  although a few questions were tricky to attempt. The slot 2 CAT 2019 DILR sectional Analysis is shared below:

  • The Second section in CAT was on DILR with 32 questions.
  • Section had a few new type of question sets on Tables, horizontal graphs
  • Ideal attempts in DILR section would be 21-23 questions with 90% accuracy
  • 47-50 marks could fetch a percentile between 97-99
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Question Topic
Set Description
Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Data Interpretation Problem based on Reasoning
3 x 3 Matrix Coins- pouches
4
Medium
Scheduling based Logical Reasoning
Table – 3 doctors schedule
4
Difficult
Data Interpretation – Reasoning based
Caselet on two proposals being considered in a college– Mathematical reasoning
4
Medium
Logical Reasoning - A
Caselet – professors setting papers for Mid-Term and Final exams.
4
Difficult
Data Interpretation – Calculation based
Spiderweb chart- Revenue and Cost of three products over three years
4
Easy
Data Interpretation – Observation based
Scatterplot – Rainfall in 16 cities
4
Easy
Logical Reasoning - Games
Set on Rifle Shooting tournament
4
Medium
Logical Reasoning – Grouping & Conditionalities
5 people speaking different languages and formation of teams
4
Medium

Quantitative Ability (QA)
Quantitative Ability (QA) section in slot 2 of CAT 2019 exam had 34 questions. The section was found on moderate difficulty side and was similar to morning session

  • The 3rd section in slot 2 of CAT 2019 exam was on Quantitative Ability
  • QA section had 34 questions.
  • QA section has maximum number of Arithmetic based questions
  • More calculation intensive and formula based questions appeared in QA section
  • Ideal attempts in QA section would be 23-25 questions with 90% accuracy
  • 50-55 marks could fetch a percentile between 97-99
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Sectional Composition

Question Topics
Number of Questions 
Difficulty Level 
Number System
4
Moderate to Difficult
Arithmetic
 13
 Easy to Moderate
Algebra
 9
 Moderate to Difficult
Geometry & Mensuration
 6
Moderate to Difficult
Modern Math
 2
 Easy to Moderate
 
Overall Analysis: CAT 2019 Slot 2
Overall, the slot 2 of CAT 2019 was moderate as compared to last year except that one or two RC passages and a few questions in DILR & QA were found a bit more difficult than last year. Your raw score of around 160-165 is expected to award 98 – 99 percentile this year. 

CAT 2019 Section wise & Overall Cut offs

CAT 2019 Section
CAT 2019 percentile Cut off
Raw Score required 
Section-1: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
97-99
55-60
Section-2: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
97-99
45-50
Section-3: Quantitative Ability (QA)
97-99
50-55
Overall Score in CAT 2019
97-99
160-165

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