CAT 2018 VARC analysis

CAT 2018 Analysis for Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability Analysis section has been available for CAT 2018 slot 1 and slot 2. The thorough analysis of VARC section helps to predict the expected cut off for the exam. With moderate VARC section of CAT 2018, candidates could able to increase their number of attempts. Though the quantitative ability was difficult, this sections proved to be the life-saver. There were 34 questions from this section which included 24 reading comprehension question and 10 Verbal ability question. In total and in VA there were 7 Non-MCQ questions. 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.

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CAT 2018 Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability Analysis

This year questions were much easy with only a few inference based questions. With the easy elimination of option, candidates could able to easily attempt the questions. Candidates who able to secure 256 marks have a high chance to get 99+ percentile. After the exam, IIM is expected to release the CAT 2018 Answer Key in a few days.

CAT 2018 VARC Slot 1 vs Slot 2Analysis

The CAT 2018 VARC Slot 1 and Slot 2 analysis is now available. Here is a thorough analysis of the verbal ability section that appeared this year.

This section was overall easy with long passages of 550 -600 words. The passages were long but all were the interesting read and also candidates need not visit the passages again and again while attempting the questions. Overall, candidates who fear from this section could easily able to increase their attempt.

With the easy Verbal Ability section with 7 Non-MCQ helped the candidates to increase their attempts with confidence. As there were only 4 sentences in para jumbles and easy odd one out, this section proved to be the lifesaver.

Changes in VARC this year

  • Long Passages of 550-600 words.
  • Sets 4 or 5 questions instead of 3 or 6.
  • Easy Inference based question.
  • Comprehensible passages
  • Seggregation of VA & RC section.
  • Easy VA

Highlights

Slot 1 Slot 2
Difficulty Level Moderate Moderate
Number of RC questions 24 24
Number of VA questions 10 10
Number of a total Non-MCQ question 7 7
Topics
  • Plastics and Environment
  • Economy and happiness
  • India and World War 2
  • Elephants and Humans
  • Genetics
  • Science – planets
  • Education – technology
  • Evolution
  • Limitations of the Performance matrix
  • Psychology-based

VARC Expected Cut off and Good Attempts by TIME

Here is the expected cutoff for VARC section of CAT 2018. Overall 24 questions will help to get 85 percentile.
Slot 1 percentile according to scores

Percentile VARC DILR QA
85 46 ± 1 25 ± 1 25 ± 1
95 59 ± 1 35 ± 1 41 ± 1
99 70 ± 1 52 ± 1 50 ± 1

Slot 2 according to scores

Percentile VARC DILR QA
85 45 ± 1 23 ± 1 22 ± 1
95 58 ± 1 33 ± 1 38 ± 1
99 69 ± 1 48 ± 1 49 ± 1

VARC Expected Cut off and Good Attempts by Endeavor Careers

Here is the expected cutoff for VARC section of CAT 2018 for Slot 1 and Slot 2. For a 98 percentile, 27-28 attempts with an 85% accuracy should be considered good.

Expected Percentile on basis of Raw Scores
Percentile Overall Verbal LRDI Quant
99 163 67 50 64
98 147 60 43 57
95 126 54 37 47
90 107 47 30 40
85 89 40 26 33
80 77 35 22 28

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