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CAT 2021 Slot 1 exam was held on November 28, 2021, from 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM. As per the updated exam pattern of CAT 2021, there are 66 questions in the paper. The no. of questions in VARC, DILR and QA are 24, 20, and 22 respectively. The overall difficulty level of CAT 2021 Slot 1 was Moderate. The paper was a notch easier as compared to last year.
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Answer Key/ Solutions
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Post completion of the CAT 2021 Slot 1 exam, students can check the overall CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis along with the section-wise exam analysis on this page. The analysis of CAT 2021 Slot 1 is prepared as per the feedback received from the students and the opinions of the experts. Interested students can also find the answer key and question paper for the exam here. They can also find CAT 2021 Unofficial Answer Key.
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Highlights of CAT 2021 Slot 1 Analysis
The highlights of the CAT 2021 Slot 1 exam analysis can be viewed below. The analysis has been captured by keeping in mind the expert’s opinion and student feedback.
Overall Difficulty Level of Slot 1
Difficulty Level of VARC Section
Difficulty Level of DILR Section
Moderate & lengthy
Difficulty Level of QA Section
Easy - Moderate
Total Number of Questions in CAT 2021
Total no. of MCQs in CAT 2021
Total no. of non-MCQs in CAT 2021
Total Number of Questions in VARC Section
Total Number of Questions in DILR Section
Total Number of Questions in QA Section
Topics with Most Weightage in VARC Section
Topics with Most Weightage in DILR Section
To be Updated
Topics with Most Weightage in QA Section
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Latest Updates
Check out the latest updates from Slot 1 of the CAT 2021 exam here.
- CAT 2021 Slot 1 concluded at 10.30 am.
- The updated exam pattern of CAT 2021 has 24, 20, and 22 questions in VARC, DILR, and QA sections respectively.
- There were 4 sets in the DILR section. 2 sets of 4 questions each and 2 of 6 questions each.
- Students say that the VARC section was doable. QA is being reported to be on the easier side.
- There were 4 RC questions with 4 questions each in the VARC section. 3 questions from Parajumbles and 3 from Para-summary.
- Overall, the question paper was doable but a bit on the lengthy side. Students should focus on time management in the exam.
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Section-wise Difficulty Level & Good Attempts
|Section||No. of Questions||Difficulty Level||Good Attempts|
|VARC||24 (19 MCQs, 5 non-MCQs)||Moderate||16 - 18|
|DILR||20 (15 MCQs, 5 non-MCQs)||Moderate||13 - 15|
|QA||22 (14 MCQs, 8 non-MCQs)||Easy - Moderate||16 - 18|
|Overall||66 (48 MCQs, 18 non-MCQs)||Moderate||To be updated|
CAT 2021 Slot 1 VARC Analysis
- The biggest update from the VARC section was that there were 24 questions in the VARC section this year.
Topics in VARC Section of CAT 2021 Slot 1
|Topic||No. of Questions||Difficulty|
|Reading Comprehension||4 RC with 4 questions each i.e. 16 questions||3 Difficult, 1 Doable|
|Odd-one-out||2||To be updated|
|Overall||24||Moderate - Difficult|
RC Topics in CAT 2021 Slot 1 VARC
|RC 1: Cuttlefish||To be updated|
|RC 2: History of Tea||Easy - Moderate|
|RC 3: Utopia||To be updated|
|RC 4: Maya-personality||Moderate - Difficult|
CAT 2021 Slot 1 DILR Analysis
Check the latest updates from the DILR section of the CAT 2021 exam here.
- There were a total of 4 sets with 4, 4, 6 and 6 questions in each.
- The DILR section is reported to be lengthy.
Topics in DILR Section of CAT 2021 Slot 1
|Set||No. of Questions||Difficulty|
|Set 1||4||To be updated|
|Set 2||4||To be updated|
|Set 3||6||To be updated|
|Set 4||6||To be updated|
CAT 2021 Slot 1 QA Analysis
Check the analysis of the QA section of the CAT 2021 Slot 1 question paper here.
- The Quant section of CAT 2021 Slot 1 is being reported to be on the easier side.
- The difficulty level of the QA section was along similar lines as last year. However, the section is being reported to be a bit lengthy.
- Students report that Algebra & Arithmetic had a very high weightage from this section.
CAT 2021 Slot 1 Question Paper- Download PDF
Given below is the PDF of the CAT 2021 Slot 1 Question Paper. The link will be activated after the exam completion.
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