CAT 2019 Analysis


CAT 2019 analysis will contain in-depth review of the exam paper including difficulty level of the questions, topic wise distribution of question, number of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) & number of non-MCQs and number of good attempts that will get you good score in the CAT 2019 exam.

The CAT exam analysis is very important for the aspirants to know how well they performed and how much are they likely to score in the exam, which in turn will help them to take further decision regarding MBA admission.

CAT 2019 analysis will be based on the CAT exam pattern and test structure. CAT exam is conducted in two slots (morning and evening). The difficulty level of both the slots are different, i.e. the question paper of one slot is slightly tougher than that of the other slot.  Although there is no change in the exam pattern, the number of question may increase or decrease this year.

CAT question paper consists of three sections – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). These three sections together have 100 questions to be answered in 180 minutes. CAT exam has sectional time-limit of 60 minutes which means the candidate have to finish solving each section within the duration.  The VARC section has 34 questions – 27 MCQs and 7 non-MCQs. DILR sections consists 32 questions – 24 MCQs and 8 non-MCQs. QA section is made up of 32 questions – 22 MCQs and 12 non-MCQs.

Section-wise CAT 2019 analysis:

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)

VARC is the first section in the sequence of the question paper. This section tests the candidates’ English communication skills. This section is further divided into two parts, VA and RC. The VA section consists of questions related to English grammar and verbal ability, while the RC section consists questions based on long and short passages. In 2018, VARC section was easy and 28+ right attempts were considered good attempt. In CAT 2019, VARC is expected to be easier than DILR and QA.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

DILR is the second section in the sequence of CAT question paper. This section tests the candidates’ analytical and reasoning skills. This section is further divided into two part, DI and LR. The DI section consists of questions on Pie Chart, Set Theory, Tables, Graphs, Line Chart, Missing Form, etc. while, LR section consists of questions on Data Arrangement & Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Syllogism, etc.

The difficulty level of DILR section is usually moderate to difficult, with a couple of tricky questions thrown in. Experts suggest 16+ right answers in this section of CAT 2019 will be considered good attempt.

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

QA is the third and last section of the exam and often the most exhausting one. Questions in the QA section are logic and calculation intensive thus often pose challenge to non-engineering background students. Most of the questions are asked from Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern Math, Geometry, Mensuration and Number System. The difficulty level of QA section is difficult but if the candidates have the theorems and concepts clear, this could turn out to be the most scoring section. 15+ right questions is considered good attempt in this section.

CAT 2019 is scheduled for November 24. The exam will be held in two slots at over 4000 exam centres in 156 cities across India.

CAT 2019 answer key will be released by the exam conducting body on the official website after 24th November. Candidates can check the answer key by using their CAT login ID.