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CAT 2023 Exam Analysis: Slot 1 Paper Review, Difficulty Level, and Expected Cut-Off

CAT 2023 Exam Analysis: IIM Lucknow successfully conducted the CAT 2023 exams on Sunday, November 26, 2023. The first slot concluded at 10:30 am, with the second and third slots scheduled for 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, respectively.

CAT 2023 Exam Analysis Overview:

  • The CAT 2023 exam comprises 66 multiple-choice questions to be answered in a 120-minute duration.
  • Sections include Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), each allotted 40 minutes.

Slot Timings:

SlotsExam TimingsReporting TimeLast Entry Permitted
Slot 18:30 AM to 10:30 AM7:00 AM08:15 AM
Slot 212:30 PM to 2:30 PM11:00 AM12:15 AM
Slot 34:30 PM to 6:30 PM03:00 PM04:15 PM

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Sectional Breakup:

SectionNo of Questions
VARC24 Questions
DILR20 Questions
QA22 Questions
Total66 Questions

Ideal Attempts in VARC Section (Slot 1):

ModuleTotal QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension16 Questions | 4 RC PassagesModerate to Tough
Para jumbles2 QuestionsEasy to Moderate
Parasummary2 QuestionsEasy to Moderate
Para jumbles – Out of Context2 QuestionsModerate to Tough
Paracompletion2 QuestionsEasy
Total24 QuestionsGood Attempts 15+

CAT 2023 Slot 1 Analysis – Initial Response:

  • Students report repeated questions from previous CAT exams, with one from CAT 2017.
  • VARC section mirrors last year’s difficulty level, featuring questions on Para Jumbles, Sentence filling, and summary.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the CAT slot 1 exam is expected soon.

CAT 2023 Exam Analysis FAQ:

Q.1 What is the duration of the CAT 2023 exam?

The CAT 2023 exam has a duration of 120 minutes.

Q.2 How many questions are there in each section of CAT 2023?

CAT 2023 consists of 66 questions, with 24 in VARC, 20 in DILR, and 22 in QA.

Q.3 What are the reporting and last entry times for each slot?

Slot 1: Reporting – 7:00 AM, Last Entry – 8:15 AM. Slot 2: Reporting – 11:00 AM, Last Entry – 12:15 PM. Slot 3: Reporting – 3:00 PM, Last Entry – 4:15 PM.

Q.4 Are there any noteworthy changes in the CAT 2023 exam pattern?

The CAT 2023 exam pattern remains consistent with 66 questions across VARC, DILR, and QA sections. Students can refer to the detailed section-wise analysis for more insights.

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