CAT 2019 Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoffs for Slot 1 & Slot 2

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CAT 2019 analysis will help the candidate in assessing their performance in the exam and their admission chances in top MBA institutes. Check CAT exam analysis for Slot 1 & 2  by top MBA experts, here. 

CAT 2019 analysis

CAT 2019 analysis - The slot 1 question paper was of moderate difficulty. The VARC section was more difficult and lengthy compared to the other sections. Shiksha brings to you question paper analysis of the CAT 2019 exam in detail. The CAT 2019 analysis includes in-depth evaluation of the question paper, difficulty level, question paper break up, paper review, expected sectional and overall CAT cut offs and number of good attempts that will get a candidate excellent score.

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CAT 2019 exam was held at 376 centres in 156 cities across India. The candidates must analyse their performance after the exam with the help of CAT analysis by experts to assess how much will they score and their admission chances in top MBA institutes in India.

CAT 2019 Analysis: Highlight

  • Overall, the CAT 2019 question paper was easier than 2018
  • VARC section was toughest of all the three sections
  • There were 5 RC passages in both the slots. One-two passages were tricky and complicated
  • DILR and QA sections can be considered easy as compared to VARC
  • QA had many questions from Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry
  • An overall raw score of 157-160 can fetch 99 percentile

Section-wise break up of questions in CAT 2019:

Sections

Number of Questions

Number of MCQs

Number of non-MCQs

Break up of Questions

VARC

34

27

7

VA: 10

RC: 24

DILR

32

24

8

8 sets of four questions each

QA

34

23

11

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Section-wise CAT 2019 Analysis

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

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The VARC section was tougher than the other two questions. There were five RC passages. Four passages had five questions and one passage had four questions. One of the RC passages was complicated and verbose; which made it difficult for many candidates to comprehend.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

The DILR section of CAT 2019 was the easiest in the last three years. The composition of this section was 24 MCQs and eight non-MCQs. There were eight sets of four questions out of which three DI sets.

Quantitative Ability

The Quant section of CAT 2019 had 23 MCQs and 11 non-MCQs, but the candidates faced no problem in solving them as the section was easy. The questions were on the expected lines and from Time, Work and Distance, P&L, Ratios, Equations, AMA & SI-CI, Geometry, Mensuration, Numbers, Algebra, Trigonometry and Permutations & Combinations.

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CAT 2019 Analysis for Slot 1 & Slot 2: Understanding CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern

Highlights

Sections

  • Section 1: VARC
  • Section 2: DILR
  • Section 3: QA

Total number of questions

100

Section-wise number of questions

  • VARC: 34
  • DILR: 32
  • QA: 34

Total marks

300

Sectional marks

  • VARC: 102
  • DILR: 96
  • QA: 102

Marking scheme

+3 for each right answer

Negative marking

-1 for each wrong answer

Section-wise difficulty level

  • VARC: Easy to Moderate
  • DILR: Moderate to Difficult
  • QA: Difficult

CAT 2019: Student Reactons & Reviews

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CAT 2019 Expected Cutoffs:

Take a look at the CAT 2019 expected cut off of IIMs and non-IIMs for 2020 admission.

IIM Campus

Expected CAT Cut Off

IIM Ahmedabad | IIM Bangalore | IIM Calcutta

99 %ile

IIM Lucknow | IIM Indore | IIM Kozhikode

97-98%ile

IIM Amritsar | IIM Nagpur | IIM Sambalpur

95-96%ile

IIM Trichi | IIM Raipur | IIM Ranchi | IIM Kashipur

94-95%ile

IIM Vizag | IIM Udaipur | IIM Bodhgaya

92-94%ile

IIM Shillong | IIM Sirmaur

90%ile

College Name

Expected Cut Offs

IIT Bombay (SJMSOM)

99%ile

JBIMS, Mumbai

99%ile

FMS, Delhi

98.5%ile

IIT Delhi (DoMS)

98%ile

SPJIMR, Mumbai

97%ile

NITIE, Mumbai

95%ile

MDI, Gurgaon

95%ile

IIT Madras

95%ile

IIT Kharagpur

95%ile

IIT Kanpur

95%ile

IIT Roorkee

95%ile

MICA

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