CAT Exam 2017 Section Wise Paper Analysis And Expected Cut-Off: Afternoon Slot

Last Modified: 17 May 2022

The pattern of the Afternoon slot is quite similar to the Forenoon slot. The question pattern and number of questions in each section is similar with the last year. There were 34 questions in RCVA section, 32 in LRDI and 34 in QA section. The first and last sections are slightly easier in compare with the second section. Except from huge load of aspirants in some center, the exam was smooth and glitch free. 

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

  • The question distribution was as same as the last year.
  • The Reading Comprehension section was comparatively easier
  • The students had saved valuable time while solving the RC section
  • There were two passages with 3 questions and three passages with 6 questions each
  • In the VA section, the non-MCQ questions were tougher than the regular level of difficulty.
  • The questions of the VA section, required much time of the students to crack

The expected cutoff of this section expected to be lower than last year.

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:

  • The LRDI is always the toughest part to crack in CAT exam. And 1017 did not disappoint them
  • There were some regular models of questions along with some tougher ones.
  • This section is to find out the ability of the students to identify the difficult questions and jump off to the easier one without wasting time.
  • Some of the questions were almost ‘un-crackable’.

The Cut-off for this section are expected to be slightly lower than the CAT exam 2016.

Quantitative Ability:

  • It was the easiest part of the exam after the Reading Comprehension section.
  • There were no ‘uncrackable’, even difficult questions in this section.
  • According to some students it is the easiest section of the CAT exam 2017.
  • A regular practice was the only thing they needed to answer the part.

The experts predict that the cutoff of the QA section will be higher than the last year.

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