IIM Calcutta has successfully conducted CAT 2018 on November 25, 2018. The exam has been held in two sessions – the first session was from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the Second session was from 02:30 PM till 05:30 PM. Now, that the exam is over, the candidates must be curious to know the analysis of CAT exam. There are various coaching institutes who have also published the exam analysis for CAT 2018 exam.
There was no technical glitch and the exam went smoothly, as reported. As expected, the total number of questions was 100, VARC section was of 34 questions, DI LR with 32 questions and Quantitively section had 34 questions. The students reported that DILR was the toughest section, while Quantitative was easy with more arithmetic question. Verbal and RC were moderately difficult. Hence, it is concluded that the overall difficulty level of the paper was slightly easier and on the predictable lines.
The CAT exam analysis reflects the exam pattern, key changes section-wise difficulty level, overall score, expected cut off on the basis of ideal attempts section wise. This will give the candidates an idea to know how much percentile they could score depending upon their section-wise performance.
In the past three years, the CAT exam has been undergone many changes by increasing the number of questions, and sections. This exam analysis reflects the changes in the difficulty level and twisted type of questions among other things.
As far as Cut off for CAT 2018 is concerned, it is expected that it may go up till 99% and 95%. For Section – I, the cut off for 95% is expected to be 57-59, for Section-II it may go till 29-31, and the cut off for Section III, it shall be 55-57.
In comparison to last year, the CAT 2018 exam paper was on the easier side and similar to last year’s CAT. Non-Engineers may get a benefit from lower difficulty in Quant section. However, the Overall Cut off levels to go up from last year. Well prepared students who took CAT 2018, if attempted 24 in VARC, 14 in DILR, 24 in Quant with around 90% accuracy can score around 95 percentile.
As CAT is best known to throw a surprise, this year there were no such surprises which was a big relief to many students. Hence CAT 2018 was slightly easier without any surprises. The only surprise is much easier Quant section, which will go in favor of candidates from any stream.
CAT 2018 exam has been conducted on November 25, 2018, at 374 test centers spread across 147 cities in India. More than 02 lakh candidates appeared for the CAT exam. The score for CAT 2018 is used by the IIMs and many other management colleges.