The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has successfully conducted Slot 1 and Slot 2 examination today, on November 25. The first slot exam was conducted from 09 AM to 12 PM. The second slot exam timing was 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM. The exam is over and candidates have started to share their cascade their reaction. According to candidates who appeared for the exam the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate to difficult.
The exam analysis for Slot 2 is now available and there are various coaching institutes which has also published the exam analysis. Many mixed reactions and opinions of the candidates were seen at the end of the test.
One of the students said that “The Maths part was lengthier and had to sit through a lot over questions. The English part was not too confusing and most questions were “straight-forward”.
Many students reported that DILR section was easy while there were others who said that this section was difficult. Experts have also commented that the Slot 1 and Slot 2 were much similar. However, many students commented that the VARC and DILR section was a bit difficult.
Maximum questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section were from Logarithm and maxima-minima.
The total number of questions in VARC was 34. The number of questions from the Reading Comprehension was 24 and 10 questions for Verbal Ability. In the DILR sections, the total number of the question was 32 and 24 question was Multiple Choice and 8 questions were Non-Multiple Choice. Quantitative Ability section holds 34 questions in total. Dividing the question of QA section 24 was Multiple Choice and 10 of Non-Multiple Choice.
As per the CAT 2018 exam pattern, the exam is conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The paper is divided into three sections such as Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC). Candidates have to attempt 100 question in 3 hours (180 minutes).
Talking about the marking scheme the test each correct questions carries 3 marks and -1 for the negative attempt. The distributions of the number of the question among the three sections are such as VARC – 34, DILR – 32 and QA- 34.