CAT 2006 – Paper Analysis
- CAT 2006 was a surprise for every one as it comes with lot of new things which are far apart from the past CAT tests.
- There were five options instead of the customary four, making it similar to GRE/ GMAT.
- Every single question in VA was inferential, with the options being extremely close. One felt the necessity of an electron microscope to discriminate amongst them.
- Total time for examination was 150 minutes.
- Most of the questions were formula based and were much simpler compared to CAT exams held in last few years.
- There were 10 questions on arithmetic with most of the emphasis on number system.
- The questions were relatively simple and there may be few people who got all the question correct.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- There were 5 sets in total and each set had 5 questions in it.
- There were very little need of calculations and most of the questions were based on analytical skills.
- Data Sufficiency in its old format reappeared in CAT after a span of three years, more so in two different sections!
- The emphasis in the DI section was definitely on speed of calculation.
- In reasoning, it was all matter of understanding the data given and arranging it in proper order and one could have solved most of the questions.
- There was no questions based on grammar, vocabulary or usage.
- Many candidate could have solved all the questions.
- A lot of importance was given to logical interpretation and most of the RC questions were inference based.
- There were 3 passages with 5 questions each and the remaining 10 questions were on fact-inference-judgement and 5 questions on paragraph completion.