CAT Slot 1 Exam Analysis 2022 was conducted by BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts on 27th Nov 2022. CAT 2022 is a national-level exam for aspirants aiming for the top B Schools in India. As per the CAT 2022 Analysis given by BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts, the overall difficulty level of CAT 2022 Slot 1 paper was Moderate. There was no change in the paper pattern this year, as it was similar to CAT 2021 with a total of 66 questions.
As per the CAT Analysis 2022, there was no question on Time and Work. It was also interesting to note that the DILR section consisted of no DI sets but only LR sets. In this CAT Exam Analysis 2022 article, we have shared the exam highlights, the exam pattern, the section-wise review, questions asked, difficulty level, good attempts, and the expected cut-off scores required for the IIMs.
CAT Slot 1 Exam Analysis 2022: Important Highlights
CAT 2022 exam threw few surprises this year. As per the CAT Analysis 2022 this year in the VARC section there was no question on the Odd One Out. Note the section below to get all the important details related to CAT 2022 Slot 1 exam.
- Total Number of Questions: 66 Questions
- The exam duration was 2 hours, and the paper consisted of 3 sections - i) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, ii) Quantitative Ability, and iii) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- The overall difficulty level of Slot 1 was Moderate
- The DILR section did not consist of any DI sets but on questions on LR sets
CAT 2022 Question Paper Pattern Slot 1
As per the CAT Exam Analysis 2022, there were three sections (40 minutes each). Note the table below to get an overview of the question paper pattern, as per CAT 2022 Analysis.
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Marking Scheme is given below:
- +3 marks for every correct answer
- -1 mark for every incorrect answer
- 0 marks for un-attempted questions
Section-Wise CAT Exam Analysis 2022 - Slot 1
Candidates can check the section-wise CAT 2022 Analysis given below
CAT 2022 Slot 1 Exam Analysis for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
As per the CAT Analysis 2022, the overall difficulty level of the VARC section was Moderate. RCs dominated the VARC section with 16 questions. As per CAT 2022 Analysis, there were no questions on Odd One Out. The topic-wise segregation of CAT 2022 VARC section is given below:
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There were 4 RCs given in the VARC section and each RC consisted of 4 questions. The RCs were on the following topics:
Culture and religion
Primitive Anthropology and Buddhism
Philosophy, Stoicism & Epicureanism
Philosophy, Marx, Foucault & Habersman
The source of the RC passages were from:
- Aeon Essays – Why in China and Japan: A copy is just as good as Original
- A Companion to The Philosophy of Technology
- Concept of the Undead and a Carnival of Terrors
CAT Exam Analysis 2022 Slot 1 Quantitative Ability (QA)
As per CAT 2022 Slot 1 Exam Analysis, the QA section was Easy to Moderate, similar to last year's exam. No questions were asked from Time and Work. Questions on Averages and Ratios dominated the QA section. Following is the topic-wise breakup of the questions as per the CAT Exam Analysis 2022.
No. of Questions
All but 2 doable
1 Easy ,
Geometry and Mensuration
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CAT 2022 Analysis for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
As per CAT Exam Analysis 2022, the level of difficulty of the DILR section was Moderate. It was interesting to note that the DILR section did not consist of DI sets but only LR-based sets. All 4 sets consisted of 5 questions each.
The CAT 2022 DILR Question wise breakup was as below
No. of Questions
Data Interpretation &
Analytical Grid Based
Routes and Networks
CAT Exam Analysis 2022: Good Attempts/Score Slot-1
Check the good attempts for all three sections in Slot 1, as per CAT Analysis 2022, in the table given below:
Expected Score for 99%ile
CAT 2022 Score Vs Percentile
Check below the expected score vs percentile, as per CAT Exam Analysis 2022 Slot 1.
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