CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 2 (Available): Difficulty level, weightage, good attempts

Find here the detailed CAT 2023 question paper analysis Slot 2 in terms of the section-wise difficulty level, weightage, and good attempts.
CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 2

CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 2: The second shift of the Common Admission Test 2023 was held today, November 26, 2023, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. It was a computer-based test consisting of three sections: VARC, DILR, and QA. Each section has varying weightage, details of which are updated here, along with the expected good attempts. Furthermore, as per the opinions of the candidates and experts, a complete analysis of the section-wise difficulty level of CAT 2023 Slot 2 paper will also be provided.

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CAT 2023 Analysis Slot 2: Candidate Reviews

For the computer-based test, the reviews of the examinees will be enlisted here in a short while after the exam ends:

• LIRDI was a bit tough.
• VARC was easy.
• In the VARC section, one question was compulsory to attempt and was star-marked (first time ever). The question was on number 20.
• Overall, LRDI and VARC were on the easy side compared to QA.
• Out of the total 4 sets, 3 sets were doable and 1 was a bit tricky related to median and boxes.
• No questions from  linear equation, vein diagram, network and routes, games, and tournaments were asked
• Very few questions from Geometry were asked.
• Most of the questions from Algebra were there in slot 2 like slot 1.
• Quant was a bit tough compared to Slot 1.
• Arithematics questions were doable.
• 3 questions from Numbers were asked.
• Sentence filler were doable.
• No question from the clock and calendar was there.
• As per the student's reaction, the questions in slot 2 were quite different from the PYQs.
• In LRDI, very less questions from data interpretation were asked.

CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 2

The difficulty level and other highlights of the analysis of Slot 2 are tabulated here:

ParameterAnalysis
Overall difficulty level of the paperModerate to Difficult
Difficulty level of VARCEasy to Moderate
Difficulty level of DILRModerate to Difficult
Difficulty level of QAModerate to Difficult
Was the paper lengthy?Yes (a bit tricky and lengthy compared to slot 1)
Which section was the most time-consuming?Quantitative Aptitude

CAT 2023 Slot 2 Analysis: Topics with High Weightage

In Slot 2 paper, the topics that upheld the highest weightage in the paper are listed here as per their sections:

SectionTopics with High Weightage
VARC
• Reading Comprehension (1): Culture and Lifestyle (Second-hand Clothing)- Moderate
• RC (2) Content Produced by Streaming Platform; Netflix (options were very close)- Moderate
• RC (3) Liberalism (Book Review)- Moderate to Difficult
• RC (4) Positivists- Moderate
• Para jumble: 4 questions  (Easy to Moderate)
• Para summary: 2 questions (Easy to Moderate)
Note: Para summary options were two close. On average 12-16 questions were doable. One compulsory question was the surprising factor in Slot 2. 4 questions were Non-MCQ's. Reading passages were around 400 to 500 words each.
DILR
• Scheduling Amusement Park (Easy to Moderate)
• Median (9 boxes, 3 Pouches, Coins)- (Difficult)
• Reasoning Based DI (Companies) - (Moderate)
• Mathematical AR (Balls) - (Moderate)
• Set 1: Arrangement- Scores- Two days average (Out of 5, 2 Doable, 3 Tough)
• Set 2: Missing Values Based Table- Company Starting/ Closing Year (Out of 5, 4 Doable, 1 Tough)
• Set 3: Rides and Timings: (Out of 5, 3 Doable, 2 Tough)
• Set 4: Grid Based- 2 3*3 tables (Out of 5, 0 Doable, 5 Tough)
Note:  No DI questions. DILR had 4 sets (5+5+5+5). 2 sets were doable and 2 sets were moderate and calculation based. Question from percentage (increase and decrease) was asked.
QA
• Algebra: 7 questions (Log; 1; Equations: 1; Sequence and Series:2, Maxima Minima: 2, Inequalities:1 (Tricky)
• Arithmetic: 9 questions (TSD:1, Time and work: 1; Ratio: 2) (Easy to Moderate)
• Compound Interest: 1 question (Easy)
• Pipe and cistern: 1 question (Difficult)
• Profit and Loss: 1 question
• Time Speed and Distance: 1 question
• Mixture and Allegation: 1 question
• Geometry- 2 questions
• Number System- 3 questions (Factors-1, Divisibility- 1) (Easy)
Note: Overall QA was tricky. No Pand C question was asked. The section had 7 Non-MCQs or TITA questions. Like the Slot 1, the section was also dominated by Arithmetic followed by Algebra.

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CAT Slot 2 Analysis 2023: Good Attempts

The number of questions asked per section and the expected number of good attempts in the paper will be updated here once the slot concludes:

SectionTotal Number of Questions AskedExpected Number of Good Attempts
VARC24 questions14- 15 questions
DILR20 questions12-13 questions
QA22 questions9-11 questions
Overall66 questions35-39 questions

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