CAT 2011 Day 1: Paper rated moderate to difficult

 | October 24,2011 05:37 pm IST

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 began October 22, with 5,690 candidates appearing on day one, Saturday. The test, though on expected lines, was little higher on difficulty level, overall test was termed moderate to difficult.


The first day of CAT 2011 was glitch free with no major reports of any technical hitch from any of the test centres, except that a few students at Delhi centres complained about slow registration process.

Prometric recently opened a new test laboratory in Gurgaon.


The candidates who appeared for the test here looked quiet satisfied with the kind of support and guidance that was provided at their centre. Though, they too talked about the higher difficulty level this time. “Paper pattern was the same as revealed by IIM earlier, but QA&DI was higher on difficulty level,” said an aspirant.


Students and experts said that, though the questions were on the expected lines but the nature of questions were difficult. According to experts, an attempt of 45 questions in total, with 21 to 22 questions in each section will fetch you a good percentile.


However, it wouldn’t be wise to predict the level of difficulty of the exam in upcoming days and candidates shall not take a stance based on day one’s CAT. It is better to be prepared well, as one never knows what shape CAT shall take in upcoming days.


As per students, the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section was tough as compared to Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section.


CAT 2011 is being organized across 68 test centres in 36 cities.