CAT 2018 Analysis for Quantitative Ability section has been available for the slot 1 and slot 2. The thorough analysis of Quant section helps predict the expected cut off for the exam. With difficult QA CAT 2018, candidates able to only a few questions in this section. This year, this sections has thrown many surprises with tricky questions. There are 34 questions from Quantitative Ability. Here candidates can check the detailed analysis of the exam from students feedback and experience. Looking at the reviews, you can read how the exam is for other students. You are welcome to add your valuable inputs here.
CAT 2018 Quantitative Ability Analysis
This year questions are unexpectedly difficult and also in some questions, hidden traps were also there. Candidates able to attempt 16-18 questions could able to score 95+ percentile. After the exam, IIM is expected to release the CAT 2018 Answer Key in a few days.
CAT 2018 Quantitative Ability Slot 1 vs Slot 2 Analysis
The CAT 2018 QA Slot 1 and SLot 2 analysis available. Here is a thorough analysis of the Quant section that appeared this year.
Overall, the difficulty level of the slots was the same. This year the section was highly dominated by Arithmetic, Geometry, and Mensuration. The Main difficulty lied in the hidden traps inside the questions. Questions which seemed easy and short were actually difficult to crack. There were only a few questions that could be solved by direct methods. With less number of easy questions, the number of attempts by students drastically reduced.
Changes in Quant this year
- Difficult than the previous year
- Questions required thinking beyond traditional methods
- Major questions form arithmetic and modern maths.
|Slot 1||Slot 2|
|Number of a total Non-MCQ question||7||7|
|Number of MCQ questions||24||24|
Quant Expected Cut off and Good Attempts by TIME
Here is the expected cutoff for quant section of CAT 2018. Overall 15 questions will help to get 85 percentile.
Slot 1 percentile according to scores
|85||46 ± 1||25 ± 1||25 ± 1|
|95||59 ± 1||35 ± 1||41 ± 1|
|99||70 ± 1||52 ± 1||50 ± 1|
Slot 2 percentile according to scores
|85||45 ± 1||23 ± 1||22 ± 1|
|95||58 ± 1||33 ± 1||38 ± 1|
|99||69 ± 1||48 ± 1||49 ± 1|
Quant Expected Cut off and Good Attempts by Endeavor Careers
Here is the expected cutoff for quant section of CAT 2018 for Slot 1 and Slot 2. Overall 25 questions with 80% accuracy will help to get 98 percentile.
|Expected Percentile on basis of Raw Scores|
Exam analysis by Career Launcher
According to Career Launcher also Quant was difficult for slot 1. Here is expected percentile according to Slot 1 analysis.
|Section||Expected score for 99%ile|
CAT 2018 Quantitative Ability Slot 2 Analysis
The CAT 2018 QA Slot 2 analysis will available after 5:00 PM. Here you will see the thorough analysis of the Quant sections that appeared this year for slot 2. The difficulty level of any section don’t vary as per the slots. The level of difficulty will remain the same. However, the ratio of easy and trick questions might differ.
Key Takeaways from Previous 2 Year CAT Quant section
Usually, the quantitative ability section has the difficulty level from moderate to difficult. Candidates with a good understanding of concepts able to crack the exam.
- Most of the questions were from Arithmetic which helped to increase the number of attempts.
- With easy one, there were a few uncrackable questions also.
- Overall, the section was considered moderate to difficult.
- There were total 8 Non-MCQ questions and 24 MCQ questions
- 20-22 were considered to be the good attempt.
- There were 7-8 Non-MCQ questions and the rest of the questions were MCQ based only.
- The difficult was quite high in the year 2016.
- Getting the help of option was quite a good idea.
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