The IIM Calcutta has conducted the CAT 2018 exam for both the slots on November 25, 2018. The Slot 1 was held from 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, and Slot 2 was held from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM. The candidates can now check the analysis for the CAT 2018 Slot 2 exam. The candidates were allowed entry at the test center by 01:00 PM for the afternoon session.
The entrance exam for Slot 2 went smoothly. There was no such change in the CAT exam pattern. There were 34 number of questions in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), 32 question in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and 34 number of questions from Quantitative Ability.
The Quant section was a bit difficult and tricky in comparison to last year. VARC section was easy and there were no such surprises in this section. DILR was, as usual, the toughest section in the CAT exam. From this, the overall difficulty level of the CAT 2018 exam is slightly difficult than last year.
With the help of the CAT 2018 Analysis, the candidates will know about the changed introduced in the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, etc. Remember that all these factors also contribute for the preparation of the cut off for CAT 2018. It is expected that the CAT 2018 Cut Off may go up till 99% and 95%. To score a 95 percentile, the candidates should obtain a score of 57-59 in the VARC Section, 29-31 in the DILR section, 55-57 in the QA section.
The Slot 1 for CAT 2018 was conducted from 09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Students who appeared for the Slot 1 said that the Quantitative Ability section was the toughest among the three section. DILR was comparatively Moderate than the last year. The overall difficulty level of the CAT 2018 exam for Slot 1 was of Moderate – Difficult. From the Reading Comprehension part, there were a total of 04 passages had 05 questions and 01 passage had 04 questions. In the DI section, the questions from Puzzles topic was easy, no circular arrangements, rankings easy and no games and tournaments questions.
CAT is a national level management entrance exam which is held every year by IIMs on a rotational basis. For CAT 2018, approx 2.41 lakh candidates have registered and the test was held successfully for both the sessions at 374 test centers spread across 147 cities in India. The score of CAT 2018 is used by IIMs and over 100 B-schools for admission in various management programs.