# CAT 2023 Slot 2 Exam Analysis: Review, Difficulty Level Questions Asked, Good Attempts, Expected Cut Off

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Updated on: November 26th, 2023

CAT Exam Slot 2 Analysis 2023: Slot 2 of CAT 2023 was similar to Slot 1 in terms of level of difficulty. As per CAT Exam Analysis 2023, the exam pattern of CAT Slot 2 remained similar to CAT Slot 1 with 66 questions. This Slot had a surprise in terms of one Odd One Out Parajumble Question was mandatory for the candidates to attempt and without attempting it they were not able to move further to the next question. It was also interesting to note that there was no question on Modern Maths in this Slot. As per the CAT Exam Analysis 2023, given by BYJU’S exam Prep Experts the number of questions were 66. Slot 2 had the same level of difficulty i.e. Moderate as compared to Slot 1. BYJU’S Exam Prep Experts are covering the CAT 2023 Analysis for all three slots.

CAT Exam Slot 2 Analysis 2023: Slot 2 of CAT 2023 was similar to Slot 1 in terms of level of difficulty. As per CAT Exam Analysis 2023, the exam pattern of CAT Slot 2 remained similar to CAT Slot 1 with 66 questions. This Slot had a surprise in terms of one Odd One Out Parajumble Question was mandatory for the candidates to attempt and without attempting it they were not able to move further to the next question. It was also interesting to note that there was no question on Modern Maths in this Slot. As per the CAT Exam Analysis 2023, given by BYJU’S exam Prep Experts the number of questions were 66. Slot 2 had the same level of difficulty i.e. Moderate as compared to Slot 1. BYJU’S Exam Prep Experts are covering the CAT 2023 Analysis for all three slots.

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The CAT 2023 Analysis article given below covers the following:

• Exam Highlights
• Exam Pattern
• Difficulty Level
• Section-wise Review
• Score Vs Percentile

## CAT 2023 Analysis (Slot 2) – Highlights

The following are the highlights of Slot 2 as per the CAT 2023 Analysis, Slot 2:

• The total number of questions was similar to Slot 1 i.e 66 questions
• There was one mandatory question asked in the VARC section
• There was no question on Modern Maths
• The overall difficulty level of Slot 2 was Moderate
• Reading Comprehension was more difficult than last year

## CAT 2023 Analysis – Slot 2 – Exam Pattern

The CAT 2023 Slot 2 paper was similar to Slot 1. The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate.

### CAT 2023 Paper Pattern – Slot 2

 Section Questions Non-MCQQuestions Time (in minutes) Difficulty Level VARC 24 4 40 Moderate DILR 20 8 40 Moderate QA 22 8 40 Mod. – Difficult (Lengthy) Total 66 20 120 Moderate

Marking Scheme

• +3 marks for every correct answer
• For MCQs: -1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
• TITA (Non-MCQ): There is No Negative Marking for TITA-type (Non-MCQ) questions

## CAT 2023 Analysis – Slot 2 – Level of Difficulty

The overall level of the paper was Moderate. As per the CAT Analysis 2023, given by our Experts QA was Moderate to difficult while VARC and DILR were Moderate. QA questions were lengthy to solve. Candidates can check the table given below to understand in detail the level of difficulty of the paper and get a comparative analysis of Slot 1 and Slot 2 :

 Section Number of Questions Number of  Non-MCQ Questions Difficulty  Level Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 1 Slot 2 VARC 24 24 4 4 Moderate Moderate DILR 20 20 8 8 Moderate Moderate QA 22 22 8 8 Mod. – Difficult (Lengthy) Mod. – Difficult (Lengthy) Total 66 66 20 20 Moderate Moderate

## CAT 2023 Analysis – Slot 2 – Sectional Analysis

The CAT 2023 Exam Analysis section-wise of Slot 2 is given below:

### CAT 2023 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Analysis

It was interesting to see 1 mandatory question in the VARC section in this slot. The Verbal Ability had 4 RCs consisting of 16 questions and 8 VA Questions. Reading Comprehension difficult than last year. The options were pretty close. One odd one-out PJ was mandatory to attempt. Candidates can check the topic wise segregation of the Verbal Ability:

 Passages Total LOD Verbal Ability(8 Questions) Para Summary 2 Easy-Moderate Para Completion 2 Easy-Moderate Para Jumbles(2 PJ + 2 Odd one out) 4 2 (Easy – Moderate)2 (Moderate)

RC dominated the VARC section with 16 questions.

 Area Topic No. of Questions Description Reading Comprehension(16 Questions) Reading Comprehension 16 There were total of 4 passages(4 + 4 + 4 + 4) RCs slightly more difficult to read. Also, slightly more difficult than last year.

Comparative Analysis of VARC: Slot 1 Vs Slot 2

To know the difference between the VARC Slot 1 and Slot 2 candidates can check the section given below:

 Verbal Ability(8 Questions) Topic Questions Slot 1 Slot 2 Para Summary 2 2 Para Completion 2 2 Para Jumbles 4 4

Slot 1 Vs Slot 2 – Reading Comprehension

 RCs Slot 1 Slot 2 Passages LOD Passages LOD 1 Human Psychology(Geographical & Non-Geographical) Moderate Culture & Lifestyle(Second Hand Clothing) Moderate 2 Indian Ocean Easy Content Produced by Streaming Platform(options were very close) Moderate 3 Wolves & its impact Easy – Mod. (Lengthy) Liberalism (Book Review)(options were very close) Mod.-Diff 4 Colonialism Moderate Positivists Moderate

### CAT 2023 Quantitative Ability (QA) Analysis

The Quantitative Ability section had a difficulty level of Moderate to difficult. There was no question from Modern Maths in Slot 2. Candidates can refer to the table given below to know the topic wise segregation of Slot 2

 Section Topic Questions Level of Difficulty Quantitative Ability Arithmetic 9 Easy- Moderate Algebra 7 Moderate- Difficult Number System 3 Moderate Modern Math 0 – Geometry and Mensuration 3 Moderate-Difficult

The Slot 1 vs Slot 2 QA Analysis is given below

 Slot 1 Slot 2 Topic Qs Doable Topic Qs Level of Difficulty Arithmetic 9 Moderate (Lengthy) Arithmetic 9 Easy- Moderate Algebra 8 Moderate Algebra 7 Moderate- Difficult Number System 1 Moderate Number System 3 Moderate Modern Math 1 Easy Modern Math 0 – Geometry and Mensuration 3 Mod. – Difficult Geometry and Mensuration 3 Moderate-Difficult

### CAT 2023 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Analysis

As per CAT 2023 Analysis Slot 2 the DILR section had a difficulty level of Moderate. The number of questions remained the same as in Slot 1. There were 4 sets consisting of 5 questions each. As per the CAT 2023 Analysis , given by our Experts the topic-wise segreagtion is given below

 Section Topic No. of Questions LOD Data Interpretation &  Logical Reasoning Scheduling(Amusement Park) 5 Easy-Mod. Median(9 Boxes, 3 Pouches, Coins) 5 Difficult Reasoning based DI(Companies) 5 Moderate Mathematical AR(Balls) 5 Moderate

Slot 1 vs Slot 2 – DILR

 Slot 1 Slot 2 Topic Qs Doable Topic Qs Doable Mean, Median, Mode (Rating of Restaurants) 5 Moderate Scheduling(Amusement Park) 5 Easy-Mod. Visa Application(Scheduling) 5 Easy Median(9 Boxes, 3 Pouches, Coins) 5 Difficult House(Routes and Networks) 5 Moderate Reasoning based DI(Companies) 5 Moderate Professor (Selection) 5 Moderate Mathematical AR(Balls) 5 Moderate

## CAT Exam Analysis 2023 Slot 2: Score Vs Percentile

The CAT Score Vs Percentile basis Slot 2 is given below

 Percentile Marks in Marks in Marks in Marks in Marks in CAT 2023 (Expected) CAT 2022 CAT 2021 CAT 2020 CAT 2017 Total Marks 198 198 198 228 300 99.9 103-105 110.72 120 131 208 99.5 89-90 93 107 115 183 99 79-80 82.5 97 102 173 95 55-56 60 71 77 139 90 44-45 48.5 59 63 121 80 32-33 35.5 45 49 98

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