The CAT 2020 exam was held as per schedule yesterday withstanding all speculations of being called off at the last minute due to the rising number of cases of COVID 19. The exams went well without any significant incident getting reported from anywhere.
Proper care and safety guidelines of the pandemic, was maintained at all centers across the country. Tentatively the attendance of 80-85% was recorded at most centers.
The exam duration was reduced to 2 hours instead of 3 hours this time. According to responses and feedback received from students (online and physical) as our team members spoke to few of them at the centers, the papers were moderately tough as reported by 55.6% of the respondents.
Vinay from campusutra spoke to Tushar Khandelwal at one of the centers, who was attempting CAT for the first time and said papers were not too tough but were “not up to his expectations”. He also felt that the 3 hours duration was better.
Moneeta Singh was kind of satisfied with her CAT exam and said “It was as per the expectation and the questions set along with duration was sufficient”.
Shweta Goyal, who sat for the exam in the last slot, opted for “Lagg Gayi” in response to ‘how did the exam go’ but was expecting 90 percentile and above. ‘DILR was the toughest, she said.
Find below the compiled report of the responses.
How do you rate your CAT exam?
How do you rate the papers in scale of 1-5? 5 being toughest
VARC – 66.7 % rated 4 in the scale
DILR – 62.5.5 % rated 5 followed by 22% rating at 4.
QA – had mixed reactions with 44% ratings at 3
Rating for ‘Over all Exam’ was 55.6% at 4.
Apparently matched the first response – ‘As per Expectation’ percentage.
Expected CAT percentile
Expecting 90 percentile and above – 44.4 %
‘XAT / SNAP ke bad baat karte hai’ – 21%
Appearing in CAT for the first time – 77.8%
Was 2 hours sufficient for the exam –
Yes – 33%
No they should go back to 3 hours – 57%
Not much difference – 20%
Freshers – 66.7 % With Work Experience – 33.3%
Apart from English if CAT exam is set in regional languages including Sanskrit, Santhali, Dogri etc. Will it help ?
Great Idea – 11%
Ha ha ha – Seriously? – 66%
No Sure – 22%