CAT 2020 Analysis & Answer Key by Career Launcher: Check Detailed Section-Wise Analysis Here

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: November 30, 2020 | CAT

CAT 2020 was conducted in three slots. The CAT 2020 Paper Analysis provided by Career Launcher for the morning, afternoon and evening slots are available in this article.

CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher

CAT 2020 was conducted on 29th November 2020. Career Launcher, one of the top CAT coaching institutes in Delhi/ NCR has released the CAT analysis for Slot 1 and has published the analyses of other slots as well once the exam gets over. Experts of Career Launcher analyzed all the sections of CAT and released a separate analysis for all the slots of CAT 2020 examination. The paper analysis of CAT 2020 will allow the candidates to know the difficulty level of the examination. CAT Aspirants who are appearing for the examination next year can also check the CAT 2020 Analysis to prepare their preparation plan. The CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher is provided in this article. Candidates can also check the expected CAT 2020 Cutoff and sectional analysis of CAT 2020 from this article.

CAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the table provided below to know the CAT exam pattern

Section name

Total number of questions

Quantitative Ability

26

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

26

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

24

Total

76

CAT Paper Analysis Slot Timings

[PDF] CAT 2020 Answer Key by Career Launcher

Career Launcher will release the answer key for Slot 1, 2 & 3 of the CAT 2020 exam conducted on November 29. The PDF files for the CAT 2020 Answer Key released by Career Launcher have been attached below.

SlotAnswer Key Download
Slot 1CAT 2020 Slot 1 Answer Key (CL) - PDF - coming soon
Slot 2CAT 2020 Slot 2 Answer Key (CL) - PDF - coming soon
Slot 3CAT 2020 Slot 3 Anwer Key (CL) - PDF - coming soon

CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher

Since the exam pattern of CAT 2020 has been changed, candidates experienced a change in the number of problems asked in each section of the exam. The difficulty level of CAT 2020 was Moderate to Difficult. Candidates can check the paper analysis of CAT 2020 prepared by Career Launcher from here. 

CAT College Predictor 2020CAT Percentile Predictor 2020

Overall CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher Slot 1

A total of 76 questions were asked in the exam. The overall level of difficulty for CAT 2020 slot 1 was slightly higher than that of CAT 2019 while the VARC section was lengthy and slightly tricky.

Section

No. of Questions

No. of Non-MCQ Questions

Level of Difficulty

Attempts for 99%ile

VARC

26

5

Moderate to Difficult

40 - 42

DILR

24

6

Easy to Moderate

32 - 34

QA

26

8

Easy to Moderate

46 - 48

Total

76

19

Moderate

105 - 110

Also Read:CAT Predicted Question Paper 2020 - Important Topics, Chapters, Analysis

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Analysis by CL: Section-Wise Break Up

Check the section-wise analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 1 here.

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Reading Comprehension

18 (5+5+4+4)

14 - 16

Verbal Ability - Summary

33

Verbal Ability - Para Jumbles

3

3

Verbal Ability - Odd-Sentence Out

2

2

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

Subject

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Data InterpretationStudents and Exams6

3

Data Interpretation

Drivers and Ratings

4

4

Data Interpretation

Set on Patients

4

3

Logical Reasoning

Set on Musicians

4

4

Logical Reasoning

Institutes Vendors

6

3

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Number System

5

3 - 4

Arithmetic

107 - 8

Algebra

8

5 - 6

Modern Math

-

-

Geometry & Mensuration

3

1 - 2

Overall CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher Slot 2

Section

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Attempts for 99%ile

VARC

26

Moderate

42-44

DILR

24

Difficult

28-30

QA

26

Moderate to Difficult

40-42

Total

76

Moderate to Difficult

100-102

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Analysis by CL: Section-Wise Break Up

Check the section-wise analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 2 here.

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Reading Comprehension

18 (5+5+4+4)

14 - 16

Verbal Ability - Summary

33

Verbal Ability - Para Jumbles

3

3

Verbal Ability - Odd-Sentence Out

2

2

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

Subject

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Data InterpretationVoters6

    4

Data Interpretation

Parking Caselet

4

2-3

Data Interpretation

Revenue & Cost

4

2

Logical Reasoning

Grid-Based Filling

4

Best left alone

Logical Reasoning

Arrangement

6

4

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Number System

3

2

Arithmetic

106-7

Algebra

7

4

Modern Math

2

1

Geometry & Mensuration

4

2-3

Overall CAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher Slot 3

Section

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Attempts for 99%ile

VARC

26

Moderate

40-42

DILR

24

Difficult

26-28

QA

26

Moderate

40-42

Total

76

Moderate to Difficult

103-105

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Analysis by CL: Section-Wise Break Up

Check the section-wise analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 3 here.

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Reading Comprehension

18 (5+5+4+4)

14 - 15

Verbal Ability - Summary

33

Verbal Ability - Para Jumbles

3

3

Verbal Ability - Odd-Sentence Out

2

2

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

Subject

Topic

Total Questions

LOD

Data InterpretationHI-LO6

Difficult

Logical Reasoning

People & Area

6

Difficult

Logical Reasoning

Vials & People

4

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

Venn Diagram

4

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

Orders

4

Moderate

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Analysis

Topic

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Number System

3

2

Arithmetic

106-7

Algebra

5

3

Co-ordinate Geometry

3

2

Geometry & Mensuration

5

2-3

Also Read:CAT Score Vs Percentile Analysis 2020 - Check Details Here

CAT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher Slot 1

The difficulty level slot 1 paper of CAT 2019 paper was moderate. Both Quant and DILR sections were slightly easier than last year. Candidates who have attempted 157-160 questions with 100% accuracy were able to fetch 99 percentile.

Section

No. of Questions

No. of Non-MCQ questions

Difficulty Level

Attempts for 95%ile

Attempts for 99%ile

QA

34

11

Easy - Moderate

18 - 20

24 - 26

VARC

34

7

Moderate - Difficult

23 - 25

26 - 28

DILR

32

8

Easy - Moderate

14 - 16

18 - 20

Total

100

26

~ 60

~ 65

CAT 2019 VARC Analysis Slot 1

A total of 5 passages were covered in this section. One of the passages had 4 choices while the rest of the passages had 5 questions each. All the passages were asked from different sections. The 10 TITA questions were slightly difficult than last year. The difficulty level of para jumble questions was moderate. Besides this, the difficulty level of summary questions was relatively easier. Check the table provided below to know the analysis of CAT 2019 reading comprehensions.

Passages

Understanding

Attempts

Online Marketing

Easy

Easy

Emperor Penguins

Easy

Easy

Topophilia

Moderate - Difficult

Moderate - Difficult

Aladdin

Easy

Difficult

British Folk

Moderate - Difficult

Moderate

Also Check:List of MBA Colleges Accepting 80-90 Percentile in CAT 2020

CAT 2019 DILR Analysis Slot 1

As per the analysis prepared by Career Launcher for Slot 1, Questions about the summation of two 6-digit numbers, 12 different junctions, different types of gifts in 100 boxes were easy. Check all the type of questions asked in the DILR section from the table provided below.

No. of Questions

No. of Questions

Doable

Summation of Two six-Digit Numbers43

Crime Rate across States

4

4

100 Boxes of Gifts

4

4

Tournament – Shooting Bullseye

4

3

Arrangement of Books on Shelves

4

3

Dancers and Choreographers

4

3

12 Junctions

4

2

Rating of Vendors(Radar Graph)

4

4

CAT 2019 QA Analysis Slot 1

The CAT QA section comprised questions from Time Speed Distance, Percentage, Time & Work, Geometry, Algebra, Numbers. The overall difficulty of the QA section was easier.

Topic

Number of Questions

Doable

Modern maths

1

1

Algebra

13

8

Geometry & Mensuration

4

2

Number system

2

1

Arithmetic

14

6-7

Also Check:List of MBA Colleges Accepting 70-80 Percentile in CAT 2020: Courses Offered and Fee

CAT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher Slot 2

The difficulty level of CAT 2019 Slot 2 was almost similar to the Slot 1. VARC section of CAT 2019 Slot 2 was difficult than the CAT 2028 Slot 2 while the DILR Section was slightly easier. The overall difficulty level of the slot was between that of CAT 2017 and CAT 2018. Candidates can check the table provided below to know the overall structure of the CAT 2018 Slot 2.

SectionNumber. of QueNumber of Non-MCQ QueDifficulty LevelAttempts for 95%ile

Attempts for 99%ile

QA3411Easy to Moderate18 - 2024 - 26
VARC347Moderate to Difficult22 - 2526 - 28
DILR328Moderate14 - 1621 - 24
Total10026Moderate to Difficult~ 60~ 70

CAT 2019 VARC Analysis Slot 2

VARC section of CAT 2019 Slot 2 was slightly trickier than the CAT 2019 Slot 1. Two RCs passages of CAT 2019 VARC Slot 2 were tough to answer. An attempt of 24 - 26 questions was good in CAT 2019 VARC Slot 2. Besides this, 4 questions were asked from Para Jumbles, 3 from Odd Sentence and 3 from Para Summary. The difficulty level of Para Jumbles section was Easy to Moderate. The table provided below will help the candidates know the analysis of CAT 2019 reading comprehensions.

Passages

Understanding

Attempt

British Colonialism

Difficult

Difficult

Shifting of Capitals

Easy

Easy to Moderate

Languages in Egypt

Moderate

Easy to Moderate

Art, History & Museums

Easy to Moderate

Moderate

Ecology

Easy to Moderate

Moderate

Also Check:How Many Questions to Attempt in CAT 2020 for a 99 Percentile Score

CAT 2019 DILR Analysis Slot 2

The difficulty level of CAT 2019 Slot 2 was slightly easier than Slot 1. 3 of the DI sets were easier and were easily doable. The difficulty level of the logical reasoning section was moderate. Candidates can check the table provided below to know the analysis of the DILR section of CAT 2019 Slot 2.

Section

Topic

No. of Questions

Doable

DILR

Rainfall Average (Scattered Diagrams)

4

4

3 Doctors (Arrangements)

4

3

6 Languages, 5 people

4

4

Profit Loss (Spider Graph)

4

4

6 sections, 6 Profs, Mid-term & End-terms

4

1 - 2

3x3 Matrix - Coins & Pouches

4

2 - 3

Venn Diagram on Voting on two Proposals

4

2 - 3

Tournaments for 6 Rounds

4

2 -3

CAT 2019 QA Analysis Slot 2

The majority of the questions asked in the CAT 2019 Slot 2 were from Arithmetic and Algebra. Besides this, 6 questions were asked from the Geometry and Mensuration section. Candidates can view the table provided below to know the sectional analysis of CAT 2020 Slot 2 for the QA section. 

Section

Topic

No. of Questions

Doable

Quantitative Ability

Geometry and Mensuration63-4

Number System

3

1

Modern Math

0

0

Arithmetic

14

9 - 10

Algebra

11

5 - 6

CAT 2020 Analysis by Top Coaching Institutes

The table provided below will help you know the CAT 2020 analysis provided by Bulls Eye, IMS and T.I.M.E

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E. - Check Detailed Section-Wise Analysis Here

CAT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye - Check Detailed Section-Wise Analysis Here

CAT 2020 Exam Analysis by IMS - Section-Wise Difficulty, Topics, No. of Non-MCQs

Source: Career Launcher

CAT 2020 Cut-off of top B Schools

Candidates can check the table provided below to get an idea about the cutoff of CAT 2020 of top MBA colleges of India

Percentile

Institutes

99.5+

IIM A, IIM Lucknow, FMS Delhi, IIM IndoreIIM B, IIM CIIM Kozhikode

98+

MDI GurgaonIIM Udaipur, IIM NagpurIIT Delhi

96.5+

NITIE, IIM Ranchi, IIM RaipurIIM KashipurSPJIMR

94.5+

Fore School of Management, TAPMI Manipal, XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM Amritsar

90+

Goa Institute of Management, MICA AhmedabadSIMSREE, SPJAIN Mumbai, IIM Sambalpur

87+

Great Lakes Chennai, Welingkar Mumbai, IIM ShillongIIM JammuIIM Trichy

83+

Chandigarh University, Garden City University, Bangalore, Amity University ManesarLPU Punjab,

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