The 2nd Slot of CAT 2020 was conducted on 29th November 2020 between 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm. The COVID 19 regulations were strictly observed and the safety of the aspirants was duly attended to. As in the first slot, the second slot even had 76 Questions. The break up is as follows.

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 2 was more or less similar to Slot 1. In exact terms, a little higher and definitely higher than CAT 2019 with VA/RC being a little tricky and lengthy as in Slot 1, DI/LR getting back to its usual way with a slight breather in CAT 2019, and QA being the easiest of the three but difficult than CAT 2019.

We now go on to the sectional analysis


There were again 18 questions across 4 passages in slot 2 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 Visual Culture, International waters, and Renewable Energy Sources. Another passage was from Aggression. 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 18-20 questions with an 80-85% accuracy.


Like in Slot 1, DI/LR was a shade different and difficult as compared to last year. As in Slot 1, 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. The sets were based on Matrix Arrangement, Home Décor, Parking Lot, Election, etc.

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


This was probably the easiest of the sections a shade difficult than Slot 1 and had 26 questions of which 8 were TITA questions. There were around 9 questions from Arithmetic which covered all the areas. Around 7 questions from Algebra. There were around 5 questions from Geometry and 4 from Modern maths.

An ideal attempt in this section would be around 15-18 questions with around 85% accuracy.

We at CF Patna, believe that an overall score of around 98-102 would be good enough for a 99 percentile. We would come up with the analysis of Slot 3 shortly.

All the Best !!!

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