CAT Experiences of Candidates -1

 

 

 

CAT Entrance Experiences 1 

I start with the interview of a 100 percentile from 2005 batch. His pattern of answers were:

Answering pattern 

QA: seven 1 mark questions and twelve 2 marks questions

RC/VA: seven 1 mark questions and twelve 2 marks questions

DI/LA: seven 1 mark questions and twelve 2 marks questions

Percentile = 100

Percentage marks = 61.68

Analysis 

He distributed equal time for each section and tried to answer maximum two marks questions possible initially and then attempt one marks questions within the stipulated time limit he provided himself in each section.

Now lets analyze - the pattern was 10 X 1 mark and 20 x 2 marks in each section - he answered 

QA = 7/10 in one marks and 12/20 in 2 marks = 31/50

RC = 7/10 in one marks and 12/20 in 2 marks = 31/50

DI/LA = 7/10 in one marks and 12/20 in 2 marks = 31/50

Total = 93/150 = 62 percent

Roughly he tried to answer nearly 60% in each section and look at his accuracy = 61.68%!!! That means whatever he attempted was correct!

Strategy in exam

He went with an open mind - to attempt as many as possible and as fast. The paper was in new pattern - but he knew that over 55% correct answers is good enough to fetch him calls from all the IIMs. Even the pattern was new he religiously followed his target of answering 60% from each section and even each question category!

He started with QA - his forte! Then came to DI/LA and finally RC - all given equal time (40 minutes).

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