CAT 2021 Slot 2 Exam Analysis (Out): Check Section wise Review, Difficulty Level, Cut off - Jagranjosh

Gaurav Macwan

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis: The Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 Exam concluded at 2:30 PM and it is now time to understand the detailed analysis of the same. After Slot 1, in which DILR proved to be a challenging component for many aspirants, many aspirants expected Slot 2 Exam to be designed around the similar formula. But, as expected IIM Ahmedabad – the exam conducting institute has again surprised everyone with the Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 Examination. Experts at Jagranjosh have compiled a detailed overview, section-wise drill-down and review of the overall and section-wise difficulty level to help aspirants get a complete analysis of CAT 2021 Slot 2 Examination.

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CAT 2021 Slot 2 Expected Cut-offs and No of Good Attempts

As more details trickle in about the Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 Exam, it is time to estimate the section-wise and overall number of good attempts. Expert analysis of the CAT Slot 2 Exam 2021 denotes that an overall attempt of 52 should be considered as comfortable for 99+ percentile mark. In terms of section-wise number of good attempts and expected cut-off; the detailed analysis is given below:

 Section Expected Cut off Good attempts VARC 40-44 About 16-18 DILR 38-40 About 10-14 QA 41-46 About 15

CAT 2021 Slot 2 - Overall Exam Structure

In terms of the overall structure, the exam format was similar to the earlier slot. The detailed break-up can be found below:

 Section Non-MCQs Question Break-up VARC (24 Questions) 5 ·       4 Sets with 4 Questions of Reading Comprehension ·       3 Para Jumbles ·       3 Para Summary ·       2 OJPs DI LR (20 Questions) 5 ·       4 Questions on Bar Graph ·       6 Questions on Arrangement / Rating System ·       6 Questions on Items and Assignments ·       4 Questions on Tournament Quant 8 ·       Arithmetic Heavy ·       Geometry ·       Algebra

CAT Slot 2 Analysis - Question-wise Break-up

In terms of question-wise break; the Slot 2 CAT 2021 Paper consisted of the same number of questions as Slot 1 i.e. 66 Questions. Even the section-wise break-up of the question for CAT Slot 2 Exam was same i.e. 24 – 20 – 22 for VARC, DILR and Quant respectively.

 Section No of Questions Difficulty Level VARC 24 Tough LRDI 20 Moderate, Time Consuming Quant 22 Moderate to Difficult Overall 66 Moderate+

In terms of question material, in VARC section two sets of RC and some VA questions were of moderate difficulty; but rest two sets were bordering tough. In DILR, no set can be considered as easy; most of the questions were of moderate difficulty level and were lengthy and required time to solve them. For Quant, the 22 questions were a mixed bag with some being easy while quite a few were difficult and tricky and arithmetic heavy.

 Section MCQs Non-MCQs Total VARC 19 5 24 DILR 15 5 20 QA 14 8 22 Overall 48 18 66

CAT Slot 2 Analysis: Initial Reactions and First Take

Following the Slot 1 which proved to be moderate difficulty level, a majority of aspirants for Slot 2 were quite worried about VARC section, which provided to be an Achilles heel in the first slot.  Initial reactions from the test-takers have hinted that Quant was relatively tougher in Slot 2 as compared to the Slot 1 Examination. On the other hand VARC and DILR were of the same or similar difficulty level in the Afternoon slot. Many candidates noted that 2 sets were doable in DILR while VARC was of same difficulty level but was slightly lengthy in nature.

 Section Difficulty Level Reading Comprehension Moderate DILR Moderate Quant Tough