CAT 2018

Overview Of the Test

Slot 1:CAT 2018 did not spring any surprises in the paper format. Only deviation was in VARC, where 4 passages had 5 questions each, and 1 passage had 4 questions. The level of difficulty of the paper was higher, compared to last year. VARC continued to be easy; and DILR was easier than last year with sets that took less time to solve. However, Quant was tougher. We expect 99%ile at a score of 50 or lower. An overall raw score of around 155 should fetch a 99%ile in CAT 2018.

Slot 2:'Forewarned is forearmed' is a piece of timeless wisdom. So, students who went into the second slot expecting a similar paper as that of the first slot (or for that matter the CAT 2017 paper) were on the right track. It too started with an 'easy' VARC section. The passages were on similar lines as those of the first slot. The DILR section continued to give a sigh of relief to the students. However, some are of the opinion that it was slightly tougher than the first slot's DILR section. Overall, it was of a moderate level of difficulty. And the reign of QA continued. It remained the toughest section in the second slot too.

EXAM PATTERN

Analysis of CAT EXAM 2018:

CAT Exam Slot 1

CAT Exam Slot 1

Section Expected score for 99% Difficult Level
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 75 On Easier Side
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 48+ Moderate to difficult level
Quantitative Ability 45+ Section rated difficult
Total 150+


CAT Exam Slot 2

CAT Exam Slot 2

Section Expected score for 99% Difficult Level
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 80+ On Easier Side
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 48+ Moderate to difficult level
Quantitative Ability 50+ Section rated difficult
Total 180+