CAT 2009 – Paper Analysis


  • Total time for examination was 150 minutes.
  • There were 3 sections in the paper with 20 questions each section.
  • The difficulty level of CAT 2009 was of moderate.
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Quantitative Ability

  • The questions on quantitative ability were based on various topics and involved simple calculations.
  • The difficulty level of this section was of Easy-moderate.
cat 2009 QA

Verbal Ability

  • The level of the questions was moderate to difficult.
  • Verbal Ability covered entirely every topic of English usage such as Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Parajumbles, Paragraph completion, Paragraph Summary and Reading Comprehension.
cat 2009 VARC

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

  • This section was a bit lengthy as it involved tedious calculations.
  • DI section mainly involved sets on Pie charts, venn diagrams and Logical DI.
  • Logical reasoning questions were more or less logical based and require less or no calculations.
  • LR questions were based on Logical arrangements and puzzles.