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Common Admission Test CAT 2016 is one of the most coveted MBA exam in India with it’s score accepted by over 150 Top B-Schools of India include IIMs.
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- CAT 2016 Structure similar to CAT 15.
- The difficulty level of QA section is the key difference between CAT 2015 and CAT 2016.
- QA – more difficult than last year. Approx 5 attempts less as compared to CAT 15. 22-25 is is a good attempt.
- DILR slightly easy. Students could attempt 4 sets with ease. 14-16 is a good attempt.
- Exerts say, good students could even go on to attempt 6 DILR sets.
- Verbal section – Level of difficulty same as CAT 15. The section had 24 RC questions , 10 Verbal Logic (4 Para jumbles, 3 Odd statement, 3 Summary). RC Passages were of Av 400-450 words. Approx 30 questions is a good attempt.
CAT 2016 did not throw up any surprises wrt the paper format. The level of difficulty of the paper changed this year as compared to last year. While VARC continued to be easy, DILR was deceptive with easy looking sets that had difficult questions. Quant threw the biggest curve ball in terms of Level of difficulty and topic distribution. On first impressions, overall raw score of 155-160 should fetch a student a 99%ile, this year. The overall structure of the CAT paper was as follows:
No. of Questions
No. of non-MCQ questions
Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Moderate – Difficult
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