CAT 2020 – Exam Analysis [Slot 3]

The 3rd and last Slot of CAT 2020 was conducted on 29th November 2020 between 4.30 pm and 6.30 pm. The COVID 19 regulations were strictly observed and the safety of the aspirants was duly attended to. As in the first and the second slot, even the third slot had 76 Questions. The break up is as follows.

With the conclusion of the three slots of the exam, it is evident that CAT 2020 was more difficult than CAT 2019.

The marking scheme was the usual of +3 for a correct answer and -1 for an incorrect answer. The Overall difficulty of CAT 2020 Slot 3 was more than Slot 1 and Slot 2. In exact terms, definitely higher than CAT 2019 with VA/RC being a little tricky and lengthy as in Slot 1& Slot 2, DI/LR being more difficult than the first 2 slots, and QA at par with Slot 1 but difficult than CAT 2019.

We now go on to the sectional analysis

VA/RC

There were again 18 questions across 4 passages in slot 3 and each passage was around 500 words plus. 2 RCs contained 5 questions whereas 2 contained 4 questions. The RCs were once again dense in nature and as is the case in CAT the options were close and thus required careful reading. The passages were from screen Time, Human Nature, Economic Crisis, and Travel Writing. The questions were from Main Idea, Inference based, and relied heavily on application and reasoning.

The other questions constituted of 3 questions of Summary, 3 of Sentence rearrangement, and 2 Out of Context. These were relatively easier.

A good attempt in this section would be around 15-17 questions with an 80-85% accuracy.

DI/LR

Like in Slot 1 and Slot 2, DI/LR was a shade different and difficult as compared to last year and if we consider CAT 2020, DI/LR in Slot 3 was difficult than the other 2 slots. As in Slot 1 and 2, there were 24 questions, 3 sets of 4 questions, and 2 sets of 6 questions. After a long time, a set with 6 questions was seen in CAT as was the case in Slot 1 and 2. There were 2 sets on DI and 3 sets on Logical Reasoning.

A good attempt in this section would be around 11-13 with 85% accuracy.

QA

As in Slot 1 and 2, this section had 26 questions of which 8 were TITA questions. Again as seen in the other two slots there were around 10 questions from Arithmetic which dominated the section. Around 4 questions from Algebra which was a little less than the other slots. There were around 4 questions from Geometry and 4 from Modern maths.

An ideal attempt in this section would be around 16-18 questions with around 85% accuracy.

We at CF Patna, believe that an overall score of around 97-101 would be good enough for a 99 percentile.

All the Best !!!

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