CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 3 (Available): Difficulty level, weightage, good attempts

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: November 29, 2023 05:45 pm IST
Find here the detailed CAT 2023 question paper analysis Slot 3 in terms of the section-wise difficulty level, weightage, and good attempts.
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CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 3: IIM Lucknow has conducted the final shift of CAT 2023 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM today, November 26, 2023. The difficulty level across all three shifts is likely to be the same in order to maintain equity. This page details the section-wise difficulty level of Slot 3 question paper along with the number of questions asked per section and their expected number of good attempts.

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CAT 2023 Analysis Slot 3: Candidate Reviews

The candidate reviews on the paper who appeared for the last shift of CAT 2023 are as follows:

  • DILR and VARC were doable.
  • Quant was very tough and lengthy questions were asked.
  • 2 Reading Comprehension was doable.
  • Similar pattern was followed in Slot 3.
  • VARC was also similar to the earlier slots.
  • No pie-chart and graph questions were found like the other slots.
  • Mostly puzzle-based questions were asked in the paper.
  • TITA questions were asked.
  • Most of the questions from Modern Math were asked.

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CAT 2023 Question Paper Analysis Slot 3

The difficulty level and other highlights of the analysis of Slot 3 are tabulated here:

ParameterAnalysis
Overall difficulty level of the paperModerate
Difficulty level of VARCEasy to Moderate
Difficulty level of DILRModerate to Difficult
Difficulty level of QADifficult
Was the paper lengthy?Yes
Which section was the most time-consuming? Quantitative Ability

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CAT 2023 Slot 3 Analysis: Topics with High Weightage

In Slot 3 paper, the topics that upheld the highest weightage in the paper are listed here as per their sections:

SectionTopics with High Weightage
VARC
  • 4 RC (Easy to Read)
  • RC 1: Romantic Aesthetics/Philosophy (Difficult to comprehend/read) (Out of 4 options, 3 Doable, 1 Difficult)
  • RC 2: Cultural Property Law- Exploration of Sites (Out of 4 options, 2 Doable, 2 Difficult)
  • RC 3: Nutmeg Curse- Environment Degradation (Out of 4 options, 3 Doable, 1 Difficult)
  • RC 4: Rational Thinking: (Out of 4 options, 2 Doable, 2 Moderate- Difficult)
  • Para Jumble: 2 questions
  • Odd One Out: 2 questions
  • Sentence Insertion: 2 questions
Note: Overall the section was easy to moderate and 14 to 15 questions were doable.
DILR
  • 4 sets of 5 Questions 
  • Set 1: Girls/Boys (LRCaselet Tests) (2 Doable, 3 tough)
  • Set 2: Caselet- Window/Split AC(0 Doable, 5 tough)- Time Consuming 
  • Set 3: Route Based Diagram (5 Doable, 0 tough)
  • Set 4: Online Sites (Mean, Median, Mode, Max/Min) (4 Doable, 1 tough)
Note: The doable questions were 8 to 9 and found to be moderate to difficult level.
QA
  • Algebra: 6 to 7 questions (Log: 1, Equations:2; Functions: 1, Sequence and Series:2; Algebraic Expression: 1) (Moderate)
  • Arithmetic: 6 questions (TSD:1, T&W:2, SI CI; 1: Percentage:1; PLD:1; Mixture 1; Averages 1) (Easy-Moderate)
  • Geometry: 3 questions (Isosceles Triangle, Polygon and Circle)
  • Number System: 4 questions (Factors:1; Indicies:1, Integral Values:1)
  • TITA Questions: 8 questions

CAT Expected Percentile 2023 |

CAT 2023 Expected Score for 95 Percentile
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CAT Slot 3 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 questions9-10 questions
QA22 questions9-10 questions
Overall66 questions29-30 questions

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