CAT 2023 Difficulty Level: Section-wise difficulty level for Slot 1, 2 and 3

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: November 29, 2023 05:37 pm IST
For Slot 1, 2, and 3, here’s CAT 2023 difficulty level detailed across all three sections: VARC, DILR, and QA. The difficulty level analysis is based on student reviews as well as expert opinions.
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CAT 2023 Difficulty Level: The Common Admission Test for 2023-24 MBA admissions is held on November 26, 2023, in three slots. The paper pattern across all three slots is the same, consisting of the sections namely: i. Verbal Aptitude and Reading Comprehension (VARC), ii. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and iii. Quantitative Aptitude (QA). The weightage across all three sections is slightly unequal and may change with each slot.

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The following analysis will detail the section-wise weightage along with their difficulty level across all slots. This analysis will be based on the reviews given by the students as well as the opinions of the subject experts.

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CAT 2023 Difficulty Level: Student Reviews

The major highlights of the reviews provided by the students will be detailed here shortly after the conclusion of each shift:

Slot 1 (8:30 AM to 10:30 AM)
  • Overall, Slot 1 was East to Moderate. VARC was the easiest of all the sections. 
Slot 2 (12:30 PM to 2:30 PM)
  • Overall, Slot 2 was tricky and time-consuming compared to the previous slot. QA was difficult compared to VARC and LIRDI.
Slot 3 (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM)
  • Overall, Slot 3 was moderate to difficult level. QA was very difficult compared to earlier slots. 

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Difficulty Level

The section-wise difficulty level, the total number of questions asked, and expected good attempts for CAT 2023 Slot 1 analysis are as follows:

SectionCAT Slot 1 2023 Difficulty LevelNumber of Questions AskedExpected Number of Good Attempts
VARCEasy to Moderate2416-18
DILRModerate to Difficult209-11
QAModerate to Difficult2212-15

Detailed Analysis:CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 1

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CAT 2023 Slot 2 Difficulty Level

The section-wise difficulty level, the total number of questions asked, and expected good attempts for CAT 2023 Slot 2 analysis are as follows:

SectionCAT Slot 2 2023 Difficulty LevelNumber of Questions AskedExpected Number of Good Attempts
VARCEasy to Moderate2414- 15
DILRModerate to Difficult2012-13
QAModerate to Difficult229-11

Detailed Analysis:CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 2

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CAT 2023 Slot 3 Difficulty Level

The section-wise difficulty level, the total number of questions asked, and expected good attempts for CAT 2023 Slot 3 analysis are as follows:

SectionCAT Slot 3 2023 Difficulty LevelNumber of Questions AskedExpected Number of Good Attempts
VARCEasy-Moderate2414-15
DILRModerate-Difficult209-10
QADifficult229-10

Detailed Analysis:CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 3

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