CAT 2022 paper analysis: A different CDC? When they first came out, the majority of aspirants indicated that as predicted the CAT 2022 exam maintained the format of the CAT 2021 exam, which had a shorter time limit of two hours and 40 minutes for each section.
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The number of questions in each section is still an unanswered question. In the end, CAT 2021 had 66 questions, compared to CAT had 76 questions.
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Big surprises in CAT 2022:
- Para completion is coming back again in CAT which was similar to XAT exam and it had stopped coming in CAT for a really long time. But they’re easy to score!
- DILR had 4 sets of 5 questions. 2 sets were easy; brownie points for attempting these. The other two were complex and left by most students
- Modulus-based questions of Algebra were there in Quants.
- Quants was on the tougher side in Slot 2 as compared to Slot 1 CAT 2022
- VARC had 4 RCs of which 2 surely were easy to do; the philosophy one was abstract and complex
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Section-wise question distribution:
- CAT 2022 VARC: Total 24 questions
- CAT 2022 DILR: Total 20 questions
- CAT 2022 QA: Total 22 questions
The marking criteria remained the same — +3 for correct answers and -1 for answers in MCQs and +3 for the correct answers and there is no negative marking in non-MCQs
Here are a few highlights:
- The first slot of CAT 2022 was a little more challenging than the first slot of CAT Exam 2021.
- The second slot of CAT 2022 was a little more challenging.
- VARC had a moderate difficulty level comparable to the VARC part from the previous year.
- Due to fewer set options, DILR went to the CAT 2021 level and was moderate to challenging In terms of difficulty In terms of LODv QA was simple. Source: India Today