Common Admission Test or CAT 2022 is being held today, November 27. The first two slots were conducted from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Analysis of the first slot is now available. CAT 2022 LIVE UPDATES.

VARC and DILR sections in slot 1 were moderately difficult, says Sumit Singh Gandhi, Founder, CATKing.

There were a total of 66 questions in slot 1 of CAT 2022 and the paper contained 198 marks. VARC has 24 questions while DILR and Quants sections had 20 and 22 questions, respectively.

Here is section-wise analysis by Sumit Singh Gandhi:

CAT 2022 analysis: Quants in slot 1

The QA section of CAT 2022 was as expected comparable to CAT 2019 and CAT 2021. It contained 22 short questions that could be answered in 40 minutes. There were 8 non-MCQs in the section.

CAT 2022: DILR in slot 1

There were 20 questions total in the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) part, broken up into 4 sets. DILR was moderate to challenging to the CAT 2021 level of difficulty. There were 5 non-MCQs.

The bar chart was simple and simply based on DI. The other three required a lot of time. One set had a combination of LR and DI.

CAT 2022 analysis: VARC in slot 1

VARC had a moderate difficulty level in slot 1. It had 24 questions to be answered in 40 minutes. Contrary to what was predicted, this section was a little longer than average.

There were 5 non-MCQ questions (all Verbal). Each RC paragraph contained between 470 and 500 words. Two passages were simple to read, 2 passages were challenging, and each had 2 questions that could be answered.

(Sumit Singh Gandhi is Founder, CATKing. Views expressed here are personal)

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