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CAT 2021 Slot 2 Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Out)

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: December 08, 2021 | CAT

The slot 2 of the CAT 2021 exam was held on November 28, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM. Check out the overall and sectional CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis along with the question paper and answer key/ solutions here!

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis

The CAT 2021 Slot 2 exam was held in the afternoon time for 120 minutes (2 hours). The exam timings were 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Students can find the detailed CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis on this page. Slot 1 was held successfully between 8:30-10:30 am. 

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Answer Key/ Solutions

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The overall and sectional CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis will be prepared based on the opinions of the experts and the feedback received from the students. Candidates will get to know the difficulty level of the exam, total number of questions, topics with the most weightage, etc. here. They will also get to download the question paper of CAT 2021 Slot 2 and also find CAT 2021 Unofficial Answer Key.

Highlights of CAT 2021 Slot 2 Analysis

The major highlights of the CAT 2021 Slot 2 exam analysis are captured in the table below. Candidates must note that the information has been gathered as per the opinion of experts and feedback of students.

Overall Difficulty Level of Slot 2


Difficulty Level of VARC Section

Easy to Moderate

Difficulty Level of DILR Section


Difficulty Level of QA Section


Total Number of Questions in CAT 2021


Total Number of Questions in VARC Section

24 (16 RC + 8 VA)

Total Number of Questions in DILR Section

20 (12 DI + 8 LR)

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

Arithmetic, Algebra

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Latest Updates

Check the latest updates from slot 2 of the CAT 2021 exam given below.

  • Slot 2 of CAT 2021 has just concluded at 2:30 pm. The exam pattern was the same as CAT 2021 Slot 1 with 24, 20, and 22 questions in VARC, DILR & QA respectively.
  • The VA section was reported to be on the easier side. RC was easy. The pattern of questions in VARC was the same as Slot 1 with 4 RC questions.
  • 2 of the RC questions were reported to be easy while the other 2 were a bit tricky to solve. Questions from the VA section were doable.
  • The DILR section also had the same pattern as Slot 1. There were 2 DI sets with 6 questions each and 2 LR sets with 4 questions each.
  • The DI sets were reported to be non-calculation-intensive and a bit on the easier side. LR sets were Moderate in difficulty.
  • The QA section was Moderate. Arithmetic, Geometry, and Algebra continue to be the most important topics in this section, similar to Slot 1.

CAT 2021 Slot 2 Section-wise Difficulty Level 

SectionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
VARC24Easy - Moderate

CAT 2021 Slot 2 VARC Analysis

Check the latest updates from the VARC section of Slot 2 of the CAT 2021 exam here.

Latest Updates

  • The first impressions of the VARC section of CAT 2021 Slot 2 are that it was on the easier side.
  • There were again 4 RC passages with 4 questions each. The remaining questions were 3 from Para jumbles, 3 from Para-summary, and 2 from Odd-One-Out.

CAT 2021 Slot 2 VARC Topics

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension4 passages with 4 questions eachEasy but lengthy
Overall24Easy to Moderate

CAT 2021 Slot 2 RC Topics

TopicDifficulty Level
RC Passage 1: PoliticiansEasy
RC Passage 2: Ethnic languagesModerate
RC Passage 3: Philosophy-based RCModerate
RC Passage 4Moderate - Difficult

CAT 2021 Slot 2 DILR Analysis

Here are the latest available updates from the DILR section of the CAT 2021 Slot 2 question paper.

Latest Updates

  • The pattern followed in the DILR section in Slot 2 was the same as Slot 1.
  • There were a total of 4 sets with 2 sets of DI and 2 of LR. DI sets had 6 questions each while the LR sets had 4 questions each.
  • Student reports suggest that the DI sets were Easy to attempt.

CAT 2021 Slot 2 DILR Topics

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
DI Set 16Easy
DI Set 2:6Easy
LR Set 1: 4Moderate
LR Set 24Moderate

CAT 2021 Slot 2 QA Analysis

Check out the detailed analysis for the CAT 2021 Slot 2 QA section here.

Latest Update

  • The QA section was Moderate in difficulty.
  • The difficulty level of the Quant section was easier as compared to the last year's exam.
  • Important topics in the QA section were Geometry, Algebra and Arithmetic.

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CAT 2021 Slot 2 Question Paper: Download PDF

Here is the PDF for the CAT 2021 Slot 2 Question Paper. The link will be updated below after the exam has ended.

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