CAT 2020 - Paper Analysis

CAT 2020 exam was conducted on 29th November in three slots. To provide you the right analysis of the CAT 2020 question paper, we spoke to a bunch of students in our classroom and online courses. Based on the feedback that we received, given below is the detailed analysis of the CAT 2020 exam

Highlights of CAT 2020 Exam Analysis

There were major changes in the CAT 2020 exam:

  • The total number of questions was reduced to 76
  • Duration of the CAT 2020 exam: 2 Hours which means that time per question is 1.6 minutes
  • 40 Minutes for each section: VARC, DILR, and QA
  • The section-wise distributions are as follows

» VARC 26 Questions

» DILR 24 Questions

» QA 26 Questions

Overall the level of difficulty of CAT 2020 was moderate which was the same as CAT 19 and CAT 18

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

The Verbal Ability section was slightly lengthy along with some tricky questions. There were total 26 questions that were to be attempted in 40 minutes.

Area wise break up:

Topic Total Questions
Reading comprehension 18
Para jumbles 3
Para summary 3
Odd sentence our 2
CAT 2020 Exam Analysis - Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

The DILR section was moderate to difficult. The total number of question in this section was 24 out of which there was 6 non-MCQ’s. There were 2 sets with 6 questions and 3 sets with 4 questions each

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis - Quantitative Ability

The Quantitative Ability section was similar to CAT 19 in terms of the level of difficulty. Arithmetic dominated the Quantitative Aptitude section in the CAT 2020 exam.

Area wise break up

 
Topic Total Questions
Arithmetic 10
Numbers 2
Geometry 3
Modern Maths 5
Algebra 6
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