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CAT 2021 VARC Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Slot 1, 2 and 3) Out

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: November 28, 2021 | CAT

Check out the detailed CAT 2021 Slot 1, 2, and 3 VARC section analysis containing the difficulty level, important topics, and student reactions. The VARC section comprised 24 questions. 

CAT 2021 VARC Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key (Slot 1 & 2) Out

The CAT 2021 exam was held on November 28, 2021, in 3 shifts in 159 test cities across India. The CAT 2021 question paper has 3 sections i.e. VARC, DILR, and QA. The number of questions in VARC was 24 for all 3 slots. Candidates can check the detailed analysis of the VARC section in the CAT 2021 question paper here. The VARC analysis for Slot 1, Slot 2, and Slot 3 of CAT 2021 will be updated here based on student reactions from the exam centres.

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CAT 2021 VARC Section Overall Highlights - Slot 1, 2 and 3

Given below are the highlights of the CAT 2021 Slot 1, 2 and 3 VARC section

No. of questions in VARC24 for Slot 1, 2 and 3
No. of Questions in VA8 for Slot 1, 2 and 3
No. of Questions in RC16 for Slot 1, 2 and 3
CAT 2021 VARC difficulty levelModerate (Slot 1), Easy (Slot 2), Easy (Slot 3)
CAT 2021 VARC important topicsPara jumble, Para summary, Odd one, Fact-based
No. of Good attempts in CAT 2021 VARC16-18 for Slot 1, 2 and 3

CAT 2021 Slot 3 VARC Analysis 

  • CAT 2021 Slot 3 concluded at 6:30 pm and the overall difficulty level of Slot 3 VARC was reported to be easy.
  • There were 24 questions from VARC in slot 3 just like Slots 1 and 2. 
  • There were 4 Reading Comprehension passages out of which 2 were fairly easy and the other 2 were a bit lengthy. The level of difficulty of the RCs was reported to be easier as compared to Slots 1 and 2.

CAT 2021 Slot 2 VARC Analysis

  • CAT 2021 Slot 2 concluded at 2:30 pm. It was reported to be easier as compared to Slot 1 VARC
  • Just like CAT 2021 Slot 1, Slot 2 VARC also had 24 questions. 
  • There were 4 Reading Comprehension passages out of which 2 were fairly easy and 2 were moderately difficult.
  • Few questions from Para Jumble and Para Summary were out of context but the overall section was quite easy to attempt.
  • For CAT 2021 Slot 3 VARC, it is advisable to attempt a maximum of 2 RCs which are easy and then go on to the 3rd and 4th one. 

CAT 2021 Slot 1 VARC Analysis

  • CAT 2021 slot got over at 10:30 am.
  • The overall difficulty level of the VARC section was moderate.
  • There were 4 Reading Comprehension passages out of which 2 were reported to be easy, 1 was doable and 1 was tough. Para jumble, para summary, and odd one out were topics were there in Verbal Ability.
  • The number of good attempts for this section would be between 16-18.

CAT 2021 Question Paper & Answer Key

A memory-based question paper and answer key of the CAT 2021 exam can be checked at the links given below.

CAT 2021 Question Paper (PDF) OUT - Download Memory-based Question Paper of Slot 1, 2 & 3 HereCAT 2021 Answer Key

CAT 2021 Section-wise Analysis

SectionAnalysis
DILRCAT 2021 DILR Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key
QACAT 2021 QA Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key

CAT 2021 Slot-wise Analysis

SlotTimingsPaper Analysis
Slot 18:30 am - 10:30 amCAT 2021 Slot 1 Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key
Slot 212:30 pm - 2:30 pmCAT 2021 Slot 2 Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key
Slot 34:30 pm - 6:30 pmCAT 2021 Slot 3 Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key

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