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CAT 2022 Slot 3: Paper Analysis, Student Reviews, Good Attempts, Total Number of Questions

Rini Maria
Rini MariaUpdated On: November 27, 2022 07:35 pm IST
CAT 2022 Slot 3 is over Check the detailed paper analysis of CAT 2022 Slot 3 along with the details on the total number of questions and section-wise difficulty level. 
CAT 2022 Slot 3: Paper Analysis, Student Reviews, Good Attempts, Total Number of Questions

CAT 2022 Slot 3: CAT 2022 Slot 3 has been concluded. The CAT 2022 Question Paper had include MCQ and Non-MCQ questions, carrying 3 marks for correct answers and minus ⅓ marks for wrong answers for MCQs and no negative marking for non-MCQs. The question paper was divided into three sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Detailed CAT 2022 Slot 3 Question Paper Analysis is discussed below for the difficulty level of the question paper, section-wise number of questions, and first-hand reactions to the test takers. Also, this analysis includes experts' opinions. 

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Major Highlights of CAT 2022 Slot 3 Analysis - First Reaction

Here are the first reactions of the test takers right after coming out of the exam halls after the CAT 2022 Slot 3 exam:
  • 1 student who scored 98 percentile in Quant last year said that CAT 2022 Slot 3 QA section was very tough.
  • It seems like the QA section in Slot 3 was the toughest as compared to Slot 1 and Slot 2.
  • Slot 3 had more Modern Math questions and less algebra compared to Slot 1 and Slot 2.
  • The VARC section was lengthy was it was quite easy.
  •  If true, Conclusion, and Inference-based were asked in the VARC section.
  • RC questions included Social - Europe to USA movement & Reorganisation/Crime Rate, Technology/Human Automation/Doctors, Indian History, and Philosophy.
  • The RC passage on Philosophy was the most difficult - hardly any student attempted this one.
  • DILR section of CAT 2022 Slot 3 included questions on Games and Tournament, Bar Graph - Death Calculation, AI ML (Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning), mixture of Venn diagram, Covid Case Read - City, 4 Neighbour, Days, Covid Cases, etc.
  • The overall difficulty of the exam was moderate to difficult.

Total Number of Questions in CAT 2022 Slot 3

Candidates may note the section-wise total number of questions for all the sections that were asked in the CAT 2022 Slot 3 question paper:

Name of the Section

Total Number of Questions

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

20 (14 MCQs and 6 Non-MCQs)

Quantitative Aptitude

22 (14 MCQs and 8 Non-MCQs)

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

24 (21 MCQs and 3 Non-MCQs)

Detailed CAT 2022 Slot 3 Paper Analysis

Refer to the table below for an in-depth CAT 2022 Slot 3 Question Paper Analysis: -



Overall Difficulty Level of the Exam

Moderate to Difficult

Total Number of Questions


Difficulty Level of Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult

Difficulty Level of DILR

Moderate to Difficult

Difficulty Level of VARC


Expected Number of Good Attempts


Topics with maximum Weightage in VARC

To be Updated

Topics with Maximum Weightage in DILR

To be Updated

Topics with Maximum Weightage in Quantitative Aptitude

To be Updated

Candidates looking for a detailed analysis of the CAT 2022 Slot 1 and Slot 2 question paper may click on the link below. However, the CAT 2022 Slot 3 analysis will be updated as soon as the exam concludes. 

Important Links

CAT Question Paper 2022

CAT 2022 Detailed Exam Analysis (All Slots)

CAT 2022 Slot 3 Question Paper & Answer Key

Check the unofficial answer key and some of the memory-based questions available through the link given below for CAT 2022 Slot 3: 

CAT Slot 3 Question Paper 2022

CAT Slot 3 Unofficial Answer Key 2022

CAT 2022 Slot 1 Memory-based Questions, Paper Analysis & Answer Key

The memory-based questions shared by students, detailed analysis, and unofficial answer key of CAT 2022 Slot 1 can be found in the links given below:

CAT 2022 Slot 2 Question Paper Analysis & Answer Key

Here's the detailed analysis of the CAT 2022 Slot 2 question paper as per the views received from test takers and coaching institutes. You can also check the memory-based questions and unofficial answer key below.

Furthermore, candidates may expect the CAT 2022 Answer Key to be released by the first week of December 2022. The CAT Result 2022 is expected to be out in the first week of January 2023. Check the CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMs to know whether you have a chance of getting admission.

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