CAT 2020 Live Updates: Check Slot-Wise Paper Analysis, Question Papers, Topic Wise Weightage, Good Attempts Here

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CAT 2020 is being conducted today in around 425+ across the country. The exam will be conducted in three slots. Check complete slot wise exam analysis of CAT 2020 here.

As per the latest reports, CAT 2020 Slot 1 and Slot 2 Exam has been concluded successfully and CAT 2020 Slot 3 Exam is underway. Candidates who appeared in the first two slots can check the article below to know CAT 2020 Exam Analysis and the number of good attempts that were required in order to crack CAT 2020. Candidates who are waiting for their turn to appear today can check the article to know the exam pattern that is been followed today.

On this page, we will update the memory-based questions shared by students who appeared in all the slots, and the answers for the same shall be updated on the basis of availability. Candidates appearing for slot 3 can also have an idea of the difficulty level.

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CAT 2020 Slot 3 Exam Analysis – Live Updates

 As per the reports coming in from candidates who appeared for the Slot 3 of CAT 2020, the difficulty level and pattern was similar to Slot 1 and Slot 2. VARC section again was quite difficult and candidates faced difficulty facing DILR questions as well.

Slot 3 of CAT 2020 has just concluded and we will soon be getting student reactions from various exam centres. We will be out with the detailed analysis prepared on the basis of the reactions given by the students who appeared for CAT 2020 Slot 3.

Overall Difficulty Level of Slot 3

Slightly Above Average

Difficulty Level of QA

Slightly Above Average

Difficulty Level of VARC

Difficult 

Difficulty Level of DI & LR

Difficult 

Total No. of Questions in QA

26

Total No. of Questions in VARC

26

Total No. of Questions in DI & LR

24

Topics with Most Weightage in QA

Arithmetic, Algebra

Topics with Most Weightage in VARC

RC, Para Jumble, Summar, Odd One Out

Topics with Most Weightage in DI & LR

2 sets with 6 questions each and 3 sets with 5 questions each

CAT 2020 VARC Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 3

Name of the Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

18 questions, 4 passages

2 passage w/ 5 ques each, 2 passage w/ 4 questions each

Average

Para Summary

8 questions

Easy

Odd Sentence

Difficult

Para Jumbles

Difficult

RC Topics in Slot 1

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Travel Writing 5 questions Average
Social Interaction of Different Classes To be updated Easy
RC 3 To be updated Difficult
RC 4 To be updated Difficult

CAT 2020 DILR Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 3

The DILR section was reported to be quite difficult. The section followed the same pattern as previous slots and had a total of 24 questions. 2 sets had 6 questions each and 3 sets had 4 questions each. The Venn diagram set was quite similar to that which appeared in Slot 1 and could be done easily by candidates familiar with the topic. An attempt of around 12-14 questions in DILR can be said to be a good attempt in this section.

Name of the Topic

Total No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Venn Diagram

6 questions

Easy to Moderate

Scheduling

4 questions

To be Updated

16 Patients and 8 Viles

4 questions

To be Updated

Farmer Gifting 205 Trees in 12 Plots

6 questions

To be Updated

Games & Tournament based Set

4 questions

To be Updated

CAT 2020 Quantitative Ability Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 3

Quant section was around of Moderate difficulty level with many questions reported to be easy to attempt. A good attempt in this section can be said to be around 18-20 with high accuracy. In the QA section, Arithmetic and Algebra questions again were in high number. However, candidates did not report any question on Modern Maths. Logarithms was again a part of this section.

Name of the Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Geometry and Coordinate Geometry

2 question

To be Updated

Mensuration

1 question To be Updated

Algebra

7 - 8 questions

Easy to Moderate

Number System

1 - 2 questions

To be Updated

Arithmetic

8 - 10 questions

Easy

Time, Speed and Distance

2 - 3 questions

To be Updated

Overall

26 questions

To be Updated

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Good Attempts

Overall Attempt
VA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA
Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
56+
18-22
13-17
18-22
122
99.5
51-54
17-20
12-15
15-19
112
99
46-50
15-18
9-14
12-16
98
97
33-37
11-15
7-11
10-14
78
95
24-32
9-13
5-10
7-11
54
90
18-24
7-11
4-8
6-9
42
80

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Question Paper

The memory-based questions shared by the test takers of CAT 2020 Slot 1 will be updated here. The PDF of the memory-based questions will be available for download here.

CAT 2020 Slot 3 Question Paper (Memory-Based) PDF - To be Updated

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Student’s Reaction

Shreya Mukherjee said that apart from DILR section, others were balanced and easy. “There are in total 76 questions, with equal weightage to every section, VARC- 26, QA- 26, DILR- 24. The difficulty level of the VARC section is high followed by DILR, while QA section is quite easy. The QA section consists of 10 questions from modern math, 8 from algebra, mensuration- 2, and rest arithmetic,” Shreya added.

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Exam Analysis – Live Updates

Overall Difficulty Level of Slot 2

Moderate to Difficult

Difficulty Level of VARC

Difficult

Difficulty Level of QA

Moderate

Difficulty Level of DI & LR

Difficult

Total No. of Questions in VARC

26

Total No. of Questions in QA

26

Total No. of Questions in DI & LR

24

Topics with Most Weightage in VARC

RC, Para Jumble, Para Summar

Topics with Most Weightage in DI & LR

2 sets with 6 questions each, 3 sets with 4 questions each

Topics with Most Weightage in QA

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry

CAT 2020 VARC Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 2

The VARC section in Slot 2 of CAT 2020 was Difficult with no direct questions, as was the case with CAT 2019 as well. The pattern of questions in CAT 2020 Slot 2 with 18 questions from RC and 8 questions from Verbal Ability. The RC questions were tricky and inference-based and candidates had difficulty facing the question paper. Some students have reported that the difficulty level has increased as compared to last year. It is important to stay focused when solving questions and make good use of the time available. Attempting around 15 - 18 questions in this section with high accuracy is an excellent attempt in this section for a 99 percentile rank.

Name of the Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehensions

18 questions

2 RC with 5 questions and 2 with 4 questions

Moderate to Difficult

Para Summary Type

8 questions total from VA section

Moderate

Odd Sentence Questions

Moderate

Para Jumbles

Moderate

RC Topics in CAT 2020

RC Topic No. of Questions Difficulty
Piracy 5 Moderate and Tricky
Renewable Energy 4 Difficult
Types of Aggression 5 Easy to Moderate
Visual Culture 4 Difficult

CAT 2020 DILR Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 2

The DILR section was again reported to be Difficult by the candidates who appeared for Slot 2 as well. The pattern and the number of questions was exactly the same as Slot 1. There were 2 sets with 6 questions in each and sets with 4 questions each. The 6 question sets were of Moderate to Difficult level while one of the 4 question sets was doable with moderate difficulty while the remaining sets were very difficult to attempt. An attempt of around 15 - 16 questions in this section would be excellent with candidates attempting around 12-13 can also expect a good score. Experts suggest going through the sets first and choosing which ones to attempt first for a good score.

Following is the information about the different sets that appeared in the DILR section, their number of questions and difficulty level.

Set No.

Name of the Topic

Total No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Set No. 1

Scheduling-based

6

Difficult

Set No. 2

Sales Figures

6

Difficult

Set No. 3

Arranging Red, Bue & Green balls in a 5x5 grid

4

Easy

Set No. 4

Votes polled different constituencies

4

Easy to Moderate

Set No. 5

Parking Slots

4

Moderate

CAT 2020 Quantitative Ability Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 2

The Quant section was reported to be comparatively easier in Slot 2 as the first 2 sections proved to be very difficult to handle. There were 8 TITA questions from this section and they were spread out throughout the question paper. A lot of questions were reported to be from Arithmetic and Algebra. Candidates who appeared for Slot 2 also reported that around 2 -3 questions from Logarithms were included in the question paper. A good attempt in this section should be around 16-18 questions with high accuracy.

Name of the Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Geometry

To be Updated

Moderate

Algebra

8 - 10 questions

Moderate 

Number System

2

Moderate

Arithmetic

8 - 10 questions

Easy - Moderate

PnC

1 TITA question Moderate

SI/ CI

To be Updated

To be Updated

Overall

26

Moderate

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Good Attempts

Overall Attempt
VA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA
Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
53+
17-21
13-17
16-19
115
99.5
48-52
16-19
12-15
14-17
105
99
43-46
13-17
9-14
11-15
93
97
31-36
11-15
6-10
10-14
74
95
23-32
9-13
5-9
7-11
50
90
16-23
7-11
4-8
5-8
40
80

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Question Paper

The memory-based questions shared by the test takers of CAT 2020 Slot 2 will be updated here.

CAT 2020 Slot 2 Question Paper (Memory-Based) PDF - To be Updated

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Student’s Reaction

"Overall, the paper was easy, quite similar to CAT2019. Luckily, the verbal section went well to start the exam on a good note. What was surprising was that there were no conventional data interpretation questions such as tables, graphs and pie charts. The test was as expected, so hoping to get a good result and make everyone proud. Waiting for IIM-A" – Harshit

"The paper was very structured, but it was long and time-consuming. In all Reading comprehensions, VARC was time-consuming with concerns about inference-based questions, not many factual issues. LR/DI was the trick section set selection was the key, so now let's hope for the best." – Sabuj

"A not very hard paper, overall moderate with verbal coming only from three areas of the RC, baffles and inference-based questions. DI was time-consuming, but it was manageable. Overall moderate difficulty level in the hope of a good result" – Sarthak

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Exam Analysis – Live Updates

The detailed slot 1 exam analysis for CAT 2020 can be checked here. The analysis is prepared on the basis of student reactions from the CAT Exam Centres.

Overall Difficulty Level of Slot 1

Moderate

Difficulty Level of VARC

Difficult

Difficulty Level of DI & LR

Easy

Difficulty Level of QA

Slightly Above Average

No. of Questions in CAT 2020

76

Total No. of Questions in VARC

26

Total No. of Questions in DI & LR

24

Total No. of Questions in QA

26

Topics with Most Weightage in VARC

RC, Para Summary, Odd Sentence

Topics with Most Weightage in DI & LR

2 sets with 6 questions each

Topics with Most Weightage in QA

Arithmetic, Algebra, Logarithms, Functions

CAT 2020 VARC Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 1

This year, VARC had a total of 26 questions with 18 questions from Reading Comprehension and 8 questions from Verbal Ability. Five TITA questions were asked this year. The difficulty level of the VARC was similar to last year's. The number of questions was revealed for the first time in this slot, but otherwise there were no surprises.

TITA questions in the VARC section have been reported to be a bit easier than MCQs. Experts suggest that it would be best to avoid any tricky issues in the VARC. The length of the RC passages was almost equal to 450-500 words each.

Name of the Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

4 passages - 18 questions

2 passages - 5 questions, 2 passages - 4 questions

Moderate

Para Summary

2 questions

To be Updated

Odd Sentence

3 questions

To be Updated

Para Jumbles

2 questions - 4 sentences

To be Updated

RC Topics in VARC

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Currencies in China 4 Easy
English Grammar - Parts of Speech 5 Average
Anarchism 5 Difficult
Sound of Seals 4 Average

CAT 2020 DILR Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 1

A total of 25 questions were asked in the DILR section of the CAT 2020. The section was more or less based on the same pattern as the previous year. The only surprise element, however, was that two sets of six questions each had been asked in the exam, which had not been seen before. In addition, three sets of four questions each were part of the question paper. The number of TITA questions was 6, which included 1 complete set of 4 questions. The remaining 2 TITA questions were placed in a different set.

There were 3 sets of DI and 2 sets of the LR section in this section. Sets were reported to be long and time-consuming. The number of good attempts in this section can be said to be about 15-18 high-precision questions for a 99 percentile score and about 10-12 questions can give you a 95 percentile score.

No.

Topic

Total No. of Questions

Type of Questions

Difficulty Level

Set 1

To be Updated

6

MCQ + TITA

Above Average

Set 2

To be Updated

6

MCQ

Above Average

Set 2

To be Updated

4

MCQ

Average

Set 4

To be Updated

4

MCQ

Average

Set 5

To be Updated

4

MCQ

Average

Set 6

To be Updated

4

TITA

Average

CAT 2020 Quantitative Ability Topic Wise Weightage in Slot 1

The QA section had 26 questions in the CAT 2020 slot 1. The difficulty level was reported to be a bit easier than last year with no major surprises in the question paper. The section had a lot of questions about Arithmetic, Algebra, Logarithms, Number System and Functions. Very few questions have been asked from the Modern Maths section.

The number of good attempts in the QA section of Slot 1 of CAT 2020 can be said to be around 13-15 questions for 95 percentile and around 20 questions for 99+ percentile with high accuracy.

Name of the Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arithmetic

8 - 9 questions

To be Updated

Algebra

6 - 8 questions

To be Updated

Number System

2 - 3 questions

To be Updated

Modern Math

No questions reported

To be Updated

Geometry and Mensuration

4 - 5 questions

To be Updated

Overall

26

To be Updated

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Good Attempts

Overall Attempt
VA & RC
Attempt
DI & LR Attempt
QA
Attempt
Probable Score
Expected Percentile
55+
18-21
15-18
17-20
120+
99.5
50-55
16-19
13-16
15-19
110
99
45-50
14-18
10-14
12-16
95
97
32-36
11-15
8-12
10-14
76
95
24-32
9-13
6-10
7-11
52
90
18-24
7-11
5-8
5-8
40
80

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Question Paper

We will update the memory-based questions shared by the test takers of CAT 2020 Slot 1 here. The PDF of memory-based questions will be available for download here.

CAT 2020 Slot 1 Question Paper (Memory-Based) PDF - To be Updated

Major Changes introduced in CAT 2020 Exam 

CAT 2020 Centre has introduced following key changes in CAT 2020 exam pattern

  • CAT 2020 Exam duration is changed to 2 hours from earlier 3 hours
  • CAT exam 2020 will be conducted in three separate sessions on same day instead of two sessions
  • Exam is Divided into three sections: VARC; DILR; Quant
  • 40 Minutes will be allotted to attempt each section instead of earlier 60 minutes
  • You cannot move to other section till the time limit for the present section you are attempting is over.
  • CAT 2020 Exam will have reduced number of Questions divided into MCQs and Non-MCQ type questions
  • MCQs have negative marking for wrong answer and Non-MCQs do not carry penalty of negative marking
  • Questions with negative marking (MCQs) are 70 to 75%
  • 4 answer options for MCQ type questions, click on correct answer option
  • Questions without negative marking (Non-MCQs) are 25 to 30%
  • Answer must be typed in the given space on computer screen for Non-MCQ.
  • Score awarded for each correct answer: 3 marks
  • Negative marking (Applicable for wrong answers in MCQs): -1 mark
  • Fixed order of sections to move beginning with VARC

All the Best from Team Collegedunia!

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