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CAT Exam Analysis 2022 (Available): Check Difficulty Level, Total Number of Questions, Weightage

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: November 30, 2022 09:08 am IST
CAT 2022 was conducted successfully on November 27. Candidates can check the detailed paper analysis of CAT 2022 for Slot 1, 2 and 3 here.
CAT Exam Analysis 2022 (Available): Check Difficulty Level, Total Number of Questions, Weightage

CAT Question Paper Analysis 2022: CAT 2022 was conducted in three slots on November 27. As per the exam pattern of CAT 2022, each MCQ question carries 3 marks for a correct attempt and there will be a negative marking of -1 for each wrong attempt. There is no negative marking for non-MCQ questions. IIM Bangalore which is the conducting body of CAT 2022 maintains a uniform number of questions across all slots. CAT 2022 result is declared in the form of percentile, and the primary shortlisting of candidates by IIMs is also based on the section-wise percentile secured in the entrance exam. 

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Find a detailed slot-wise CAT 2022 paper analysis by clicking on the video below.

CAT 2022 Slot 1 Analysis

CAT 2022 slot 1 concluded at 10.30 AM, candidates can check the detailed analysis for the slot 1 question paper right here. 

CAT 2022 Slot 1 Analysis - First Reaction

Here are the major highlights of the CAT 2022 slot 1 question paper according to the first reaction of test takers:
  • An overall raw score of 98 to 99 in CAT 2022 slot 1 will fetch a 99 percentile.
  • The difficulty level of CAT 2022 slot 1 is similar to that of the CAT 2021 mock test.
  • DILR was more time-consuming than CAT 2021 and 2020. The difficulty level was easy to moderate.
  • The majority of the QA section consisted of Arithmetic questions.
  • Slot 1 test takers have suggested taking up DILR sets with maximum questions
  • DILR has 4 sets with 5 questions each.
  • Students found negative marking for MCQs quite challenging.
  • No odd-1-out questions were included in VARC, however, 2 new types of questions were seen (missing places in paragraphs)
  • VARC for Slot 1 was 5% easier compared to last year.
  • The overall difficulty level for CAT 2022 slot 1 was moderate.
  • Non-MCQs were tougher than MCQs and odd-one-out.
  • Some of the students expressed that CAT 2022 slot 1 paper was easier than last year. Other students maintained the slot 1 paper was tougher than last year's.

CAT 2022 Slot 1 - Detailed Paper Analysis

Check out the detailed paper analysis for CAT 2022 slot 1 in the table below:

ParticularsCAT 2022 Slot 1 Analysis
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate
Total Number of Questions66
QA Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
DILR Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
VARC Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Expected Number of Good Attempts40-49 (for 99 percentile)
Topics with Maximum Weightage in VARCParajumbles and Para summaries
Topics with Maximum Weightage in DILRBar Graphs, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles
Topics with Maximum Weightage in QAArithmetic
Ideal Raw Score
  • VARC: 40
  • DILR: 28-30
  • QA: 36-38
  • Overall: 98 (110 for 99.5 percentile)

CAT 2022 Slot 2 Analysis

CAT 2022 slot 2 has concluded at 2.30 PM, candidates can go through the detailed analysis for the slot 2 question paper right here.

CAT 2022 Slot 2 Analysis - First Reaction

Following are the major highlights of the CAT 2022 slot 2 question paper on the basis of test takers' initial reactions:

  • Overall, the difficulty level was moderate to tough in Slot 2
  • The Slot 2 exam was lengthier as compared to Slot 1.
  • VARC section was lengthy
  • DILR had a total of 4 sets - 2 sets had 4 questions and 2 sets had 6 questions
  • DI seemed tough at first but was easier while attempting
  • Quant seemed difficult but turned out to be easy when attempted in reverse order
  • Overall, VARC was easy, DI was average and Quant was tough in terms of difficulty level.
  • Maximum questions in Quant were Algebra-based

CAT 2022 Slot 2 - Detailed Paper Analysis

Check out the detailed paper analysis for CAT 2022 slot 2 in the table below:

ParticularsCAT 2022 Slot 2 Analysis
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate
Total Number of Questions66
QA Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
DILR Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
VARC Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
Expected Number of Good Attempts39-49 (for 99 percentile)
Topics with Maximum Weightage in VARCParajumbles and Para summaries
Topics with Maximum Weightage in DILRRoutes & Networks, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles
Topics with Maximum Weightage in QAAlgebra
Ideal Raw Score
  • VARC: 41-43
  • DILR: 28-30
  • QA: 36-38
  • Overall: 98 (110 for 99.5 percentile)

Read more on Major Highlights & Students Reaction from Slot 2 of CAT 2022.

CAT 2022 Slot 3 Analysis

CAT 2022 slot 2 has concluded at 6.30 PM, candidates can go through the detailed analysis for the slot 3 question paper right here.

CAT 2022 Slot 3 Analysis - First Reaction

Following are the major highlights of the CAT 2022 slot 3 question paper on the basis of test takers' initial reactions:

  • According to many test takers, Slot 3 was the toughest out of all 3 slots
  • VARC section was lengthy but manageable.
  • DILR had a total of 4 sets. topics included Games and Tournament, Bar Graph - Death Calculation, AI ML (Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning), and Covid Case Read.
  • Quant seemed difficult with questions from Arithmetic and Algebra being dominant.
  • Overall, VARC was moderate, DI was moderate-difficult and Quant was tough in terms of difficulty level.
  • Maximum questions in Quant were Arithmetic-based

CAT 2022 Slot 3 - Detailed Paper Analysis

Check out the detailed paper analysis for CAT 2022 slot 2 in the table below:

ParticularsCAT 2022 Slot 3 Analysis
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate - Difficult
Total Number of Questions66
QA Difficulty LevelModerate
DILR Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
VARC Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
Expected Number of Good Attempts42-45 (for 99 percentile)
Topics with Maximum Weightage in VARCIf true and Inference-based questions
Topics with Maximum Weightage in DILRGames and Tournaments, Venn Diagrams, Puzzles
Topics with Maximum Weightage in QAArithmetic
Ideal Raw Score
  • VARC: 40-42
  • DILR: 30-32
  • QA: 34-36
  • Overall: 97-101 (for 99 percentile)

CAT 2022 Slot-Wise Exam Analysis

Here is the detailed slot-wise exam analysis of CAT 2022 -

Aspect

Analysis

Overall Difficulty Level of the Exam (3 Slots Combined)

Moderate to Tough

Difficulty Level of Slot 1

Moderate

Difficulty Level of Slot 2

Moderate to Tough

Difficulty Level of Slot 3

Moderate to Tough

Most Toughest Section in Slot 1

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Most Toughest Section in Slot 2

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Most Toughest Section in Slot 3

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Expected Number of Good Attempts in Slot 1

40-49

Expected Number of Good Attempts in Slot 2

39-49

Expected Number of Good Attempts in Slot 3

42-45

Also Read:

CAT Question Paper 2022

For a detailed slot-wise analysis, click on the links below -

CAT 2022 Slot 1: Check Paper Analysis, Student Reviews, Good Attempts, Total No. of Questions

CAT 2022 Slot 2: Paper Analysis, Student Reviews, Good Attempts, Total Number of Sections

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

Total Number of Questions in CAT 2022

Here are the important details regarding the total number of questions in CAT 2022 -

Slot

Total No. of Questions in VARC

Total No. of Questions in DILR

Total No. of Questions in QA

Overall

Slot 1

24

20

22

66

Slot 2

24

20

22

66

Slot 3

24

20

22

66

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Those who appeared fo CAT 2022 can expect the CAT 2022 Answer Keyto be out inDecember 2022 first week. Meanwhile, the CAT Result 2022 will be announced in the second week of January 2023, as per sources.

Those who want to know their chances of admission in IIMs, they may check the CAT Cutoff 2022 for IIMs.

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