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CAT 2022 Slot 1 Paper Analysis by Sumit Singh Gandhi

Sumit Singh Gandhi
Sumit Singh Gandhi
Posted on 28 Nov 2022
14:26 PM
Sumit Singh Gandhi is an education leader based in Mumbai

Sumit Singh Gandhi is an education leader based in Mumbai Source: Sumit Singh Gandhi

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Summary
The first slot of CAT 2022 was a little more challenging
The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections were comparable to CAT 2021 in terms of their moderate level of difficulty

When they first came out, the majority of aspirants indicated that as predicted the CAT 2022 exam maintained the format of the last year exam, which had a shorter time limit of two hours and 40 minutes for each section. The number of questions in each section is still an unanswered question. In the end, CAT 2022 had 66 questions. The distribution of questions in every section was as predicted as discussed in-depth in CATKing Educare Classes and open sessions.

Big Surprises in CAT 2022 :

  1. Para Completion is coming back again in CAT which was similar to XAT exam and it had stopped coming in CAT from a really long time
  2. DILR we had 4 sets of 5 questions
  3. Modulus based questions of Algebra were there in Quants.
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Section-wise question distribution is:

  • CAT 2022 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC): Total 24 questions
  • CAT 2022 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR): Total 20 questions
  • CAT 2022 QA: Total 22 questions

The marking criteria remained the same: +3 for correct answers and -1 for answers in MCQs and +3 for the correct answers and there is no negative marking in non-MCQs

  • The first slot of CAT 2022 was a little more challenging
  • VARC had a moderate difficulty level comparable to the VARC part from the previous year.
  • Due to fewer set options, DILR went to the level and was moderate to challenging In terms of difficulty In terms of LOD 2-3 QA was simple.

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CAT Exam Slot 1: Morning Session

Other details of the CAT 2022 Question Paper are as follows:

  • Test duration is 2 hours
  • Total Questions 66
  • The total mark is 198.
  • The total number of questions in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section is 24.
  • The total number of Questions in the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section is 20
  • The total number of Questions in the Quantitative Ability section is 22

As expected the CAT 2022 Slot 1 exam paper pattern is presented in a tabular form below

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CAT 2022 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Question-wise Breakup:

The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sections were comparable to CAT 2021 in terms of their moderate level of difficulty. Contrary to what was predicted, this section was a little longer than average. In total, 24 questions were to be answered in the allotted 40 minutes.

There were 5 non-MCQ questions (all Verbal). Each RC paragraph contained between 470 and 500 words. 2 passages were simple to read, 2 passages were challenging, and each had 2 questions that could be answered. The questions on the RC Passages were very similar to those on the CATKing Educare All India Mock

  • Reading Comprehension = 16 Questions

-RC 1 Topic: Ghosts and their mysteries how we can’t find their history

-RC 2 Topic: Chinese Copy of articles -- Original Copy | Second type is change size and shape and copy it. (Very Easy)

-RC 3 Topic: Two levels of emotional thinking [ Author supporting of second level of emotional thinking and linked to Buddhism and other religions)

-RC 4: STOICS

  • Verbal Ability – Para jumbles =2
  • Verbal Ability – Summary =2
  • Verbal Ability – Para jumbles (Odd-sentence out) = 0 Questions

CAT 2022 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Question-wise Breakup:

There were 20 questions total in the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning part, broken up into 4 sets.

DILR was moderate to challenging to the CAT 2021 level of difficulty. Again, there were 5 non-MCQs_ During the allotted time, only 2 Sets could be managed.

The bar Chart was simple and simply based on DI. The other three required a lot of time. One set had a combination of LR and DI and may be completed

  • Set 1: Routes and Terminals connected dotted graph based Q(Must Do)
  • Set 2: Venn Diagram Set (Data Heavy)
  • Set 3: No of Goals scores football based (EASY SET)
  • Set 4: Boys and Girls

CAT 2022 Quantitative Ability Question-wise Breakup:

In terms of LODI the QA section of CAT 2022 was as expected comparable to CAT 2019 and CAT 2021 _ It contained 22 short questions that could be answered in 40 minutes. There were 8 non-MCQs in the section.

  • 1 Time Speed distance
  • 2 Profit and Loss
  • 2 Ratios
  • 1Numbers
  • 1 Quadratic
  • 3 Questions Modulus
  • 1 Greatest Integer Function
  • 1 Question distribution of fruits
  • 2-3 Geometric similar to what was done in class
  • 1 Parallelogram

This analysis is written by Sumit Singh Gandhi who is an education leader based in Mumbai ,India and is passionate about education. As a professional background he is a Founder and CEO of CATKing Educare, India's premier MBA Coaching institute, also a Founder of India's first technology education NGO - Sounds of Silence Foundation and Program Manager –General Electric (Awarded 3 CIO Awards). He is also a TEDx Speaker at IIM Calcutta and NMIMS inspiring young minds on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. He started his journey by completing his B.Tech from NIT Surathkal. He further did MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and pursued Executive Management (SPNM) from Harvard Business School. On his list, he also has an Oxford Admit 2016 and Finalist-Stanford-Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship.

Last updated on 28 Nov 2022
14:28 PM
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