CAT 2021 Exam Analysis by Career Launcher (Released): Check The Expected Cutoff Here

CAT 2021 Exam Analysis by Career Launcher (Released): Check The Expected Cutoff Here

CAT 2022 Analysis by Career Launcher: Career Launcher will release the CAT 2022 exam analysis for all slots after the conclusion of the test. The CAT 2022 exam analysis by Career Launcher will mention the overall and sectional exam difficulty levels. This year's CAT exam pattern is expected to be similar to last year, the number of questions will be 66 in total to be solved in 2 hours with 40 minutes allotted to each section.

Important Links:

CAT Slot 1 Analysis 2022

CAT 2022 Analysis by IMS Learning

CAT Slot 2 Analysis 2022

CAT 2022 Analysis by T.I.M.E.

CAT Exam Pattern 2022

Before moving straight onto the CAT 2022 Analysis by Career Launcher, let us first look at the exam pattern of CAT 2022. Details pertaining to the mode of exam, time duration, number of questions asked, and related are mentioned under the CAT 2022 exam pattern. The Common Admission Test for the year 2022 will be conducted by IIM Bangalore on November 27.

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CAT 2022 Test Pattern

Particulars

Details

Mode of CAT Exam

Computer-Based Exam

Total Time Duration

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Number of Questions

66

Section-wise Duration
  • 40 Minutes for Each Section (VARC, DILR, QA).
  • 53 Minutes 20 Seconds for PwD candidates for each section.
CAT exam total marks198 Marks

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CAT 2022 Analysis by Career Launcher

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore will conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022 tentatively on November 27, 2022, Sunday. The CAT entrance exam will be held in three slots on the same day. After the conclusion of all the CAT 2022 slots, Career Launcher will release the CAT 2022 exam analysis. Let's check out the last year's exam analysis of CAT by Career Launcher.

CAT 2021 Analysis- Slot 2

CAT 2021 Slot 2 did not throw any major surprises as compared to CAT 2021 Slot 1. The element of ambiguity regarding the number of questions was resolved in CAT 2021 Slot 1 itself. The CAT 2021 Slot 2 pattern continued to be along the same lines as the morning slot with 66 questions in total to be solved in 2 hours with 40 minutes allotted to each section.

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Based on the expectation and CL predictions, CAT aspirants had to face 66 questions in 2 hours with the section-wise distribution of questions as follows:

The marking scheme remained the same: +3/-1 for MCQs and +3/0 for non-MCQs. The overall level of difficulty for CAT 2021 slot 2 was slightly higher than that of CAT 2021 Slot 1. This increasing trend in LOD across the slots was seen last year as well. In terms of the section-wise level of difficulty, VARC of Slot 2 was slightly difficult compared to VARC of Slot 1. DILR was similar to Slot 1 DILR which went back to the CAT 2020 level and was moderate to difficult in terms of LOD. QA of Slot 2 was slightly longer as compared to QA of Slot 1.

An overall raw score of around ~97-98 should fetch a 99%ile in CAT 2021 Slot 2.

CAT 2021 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

The CAT 2021 VARC section of Slot 2 continued to be slightly tricky in terms of the questions asked, making it similar to CAT 2020. As compared to VARC of Slot 1, it was slightly more difficult. This was a slightly lengthy section, which was contrary to expectations. There were a total of 24 questions to be attempted in 40 minutes.

5 questions were Non-MCQs (all in Verbal). The RC passages were around ~500 words each. 2 were easy to read. Questions were moderate with tricky options.

Since there were 4 passages, 2 would have been an ideal attempt. 4 would have been a risk.VA was easy, as usual.

Overall, a score of 37-39 can be considered enough for a 99+%ile. All the TITA (Non MCQ questions) should have been attempted, as usual.

CAT 2021 VARC Question-wise Breakup:

Topic nameNumber of questions (MCQ/ Non-MCQs)Ideal score/ attempt
Reading Comprehension16 (4+4+4+4)12 (with 8-9 correct attempts)
Verbal Ability - Para jumbles37 (with 5 correct attempts)
Verbal Ability - Summary3
Verbal Ability - Para jumbles (Odd-sentence out)2

CAT 2021 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

Slot 2 DILR was similar to what was seen in DILR of Slot 1, in terms of LOD. The DILR section had 20 questions distributed across 4 sets (4+4+6+6). DILR went back to the CAT 2020 level of difficulty. Again, the number of non-MCQs was 5. 2 Sets (of 4 questions) were manageable in the given time frame.

A score of 29-32 marks can be considered ideal for a 99+ percentile in DILR.

CAT 2021 DILR Question-wise Breakup:

SubjectTopicNumber of questionsIdeal attempt
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningBar Chart (DI)44
Games & Tournament44
Ravi the delivery man6~3-4 questions of 1 out of the 2 sets could be attempted if a student-focused on only 1 set.
Assignment (Value perception of different products)6

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CAT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

Contrary to expectations, the QA section of CAT 2021 Slot 2 was slightly more difficult than the QA of Slot 1. Of the 22 questions, 15 questions could easily be attempted in 40 minutes. The section had 8 non-MCQs. As seen in the Slot 1 QA section, the Slot 2 QA section continued to be dominated by Arithmetic followed by Algebra. And was similar in terms of LOD as well, just a tad bit longer making it easy to moderate as compared to CAT 2021 Slot 1 QA section.

A score of 39-42 would be ideal for a 99+ percentile in the QA section of CAT 2021 Slot 2.

CAT 2021 QA Questions- wise Breakup:

Topic nameNumber of questions (MCQ/ Non-MCQs)Ideal attempt
Number System21-2
Algebra52-3
Arithmetic117-9
Modern Math10-1
Geometry & Mensuration32

Candidates would have done well to maintain their calm and follow the guidelines shared by Career Launcher, in all its sessions. The overall cutoff for a 99+ percentile is expected to range around 97-98, as predicted, pre- CAT 2021.

CAT 2021 Analysis by Career Launcher

The marking scheme remained the same: +3/-1 for MCQs and +3/0 for non-MCQs. The overall level of difficulty for CAT 2021 slot 1 was slightly higher than that of CAT 2020. In terms of the section-wise level of difficulty, VARC was moderate. DILR was along the same lines as DILR of CAT 2020. QA was slightly easier than CAT 2020, in terms of LOD. It was arithmetic-heavy!

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CAT 2021 paper pattern & section-wise score for 99 percentile

Section nameMCQsNon-MCQsTotal
VARC19524
DILR15520
QA14822
Overall481866

CAT 2021 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

The VARC section was moderate in level of difficulty, making it similar to CAT 2020. This was a slightly lengthy section, which was contrary to expectations. There were a total of 24 questions to be attempted in 40 minutes.

5 questions were Non-MCQs (all in Verbal). The RC passages were around 470-500 words each. 2 were easy to read while 2 passages were difficult to read with 2 questions doable in each. RC Passages were remarkably close to what you must have seen in Career launcher’s All India Mock.

Since there were 4 passages, 2 would have been an ideal attempt. 4 would have been a risk.

VA was fine, as usual. Para Summary had short answers, and the options were tricky. Summary questions had very close options. 2 Para Jumbles were easy.

Overall, a score of 24-25 can be considered enough for an 85%ile. All the TITA (Non MCQ questions) should have been attempted, as usual. 35-38 marks can be considered ideal for a 99%ile.

CAT 2021 VARC Question-wise Breakup:

TopicNo. of Questions (MCQ/non-MCQ)Ideal Attempt
Reading Comprehension14 (4+4+4+4)12
Verbal Ability - Para jumbles32
Verbal Ability - Summary32
Verbal Ability - Para jumbles (Odd-sentence out)21

CAT 2021 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

The DILR section had 20 questions distributed across 4 sets (4+4+6+6). DILR went back to the CAT 2020 level of difficulty and was moderate to difficult. Again, the number of non-MCQs was 5. In the given time duration only 2 Sets were manageable. Bar Chart was purely DI based and was easy. The other three were time-consuming. 1 set was a mixed bag of DI and LR and was doable.

A score of 27-30 marks can be considered ideal for a 99+ percentile in DILR.

CAT 2021 DILR Question-wise Breakup:

SubjectTopicsNo. of questionsIdeal attempt
Data Interpretation + Logical ReasoningSmoothies- DI41-2
Bar Graph43-4
Arrangement - Researchers, Publishing62-3
Arrangement - Friends, Strangers, Acquaintances62-3

CAT 2021 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

As expected, the QA section of CAT 2021 was similar to that of CAT 2018 and CAT 2020, in terms of LOD. It had 22 short and sweet questions to be attempted in 40 minutes. The section had 8 non-MCQs.

As expected, Arithmetic dominated this section. A score of 40-42 would be ideal for a 99+ percentile in the QA section of CAT 2021.

CAT 2021 QA Questions- wise Breakup:

TopicNo of Questions (MCQ/non-MCQ)Ideal attempt
Number System21-2
Algebra52-3
Arithmetic117-9
Modern Math10-1
Geometry & Mensuration32

Candidates would have done well to maintain their calm and follow the guidelines shared by Career Launcher, in all its sessions. The overall cutoff for a 99 percentile is expected to range around 97-98, as predicted by us before the exam itself!

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CAT Result 2022

IIM Bangalore will release the CAT 2022 result by the second week of January 2023 as per the exam dates. Candidates who appear in the CAT exam will be able to check their scorecard for CAT 2022 in online mode. The result of CAT 2022 can be downloaded by entering login credentials. Details of the CAT result 2022 will also be intimated to candidates through SMS.

CAT Cutoff 2022

Once the CAT 2022 result is declared, respective B-Schools and IIMs will start releasing their individual cutoff lists on the basis of the CAT score. CAT 2022 cutoff simply refers to the minimum marks required by the candidates to get a call for the further selection rounds. B-Schools may release sectional as well as overall CAT cutoff 2022 scores and candidates will be shortlisted on this basis.

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