Common Entrance Test, more commonly known as CAT, is a prestigious and tough examination, annually organised by one of the IIMs. The MBA aspirants appear in the competitive exam hoping for a pursing the two-year course followed by a bright career. Since 2009 the exam is taken online route and last year more than 2 lakhs of students appeared in the exam. Through this article you will get the complete CAT Answer Key.
This year the exam was conducted by IIMC. Post-exam the answer key is given to the candidates after nearly a months’ time. The answer key are not disclosed in public domain. However, after discussing with experts and students, we have prepared a tentative answer key for the CAT 2018.
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CAT 2018 had three sections Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative ability. All total there were 100 questions. From Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 30, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 40 and from Quantitative Ability 30 questions were there. The students need to get sectional cut off marks as well as total cut off marks. The results were given in percentile format.
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The first sixteen questions in the exam were in Reading Comprehension section. Two passages were given and 8 questions were asked from each passage. They were followed by two relatively smaller passages with 4 and 5 questions respectively. The next five questions were summary and sentence rearrangement questions.
More emphasis was given this year on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section. A total of 40 questions came from this section. It was lengthier than previous years. A small section of data was given followed by the maximum of four questions. The first set of data was about cricket match and it had 4 questions. The Second set was on the table of year wise income and third set was in US Presidential Election.
Both the sets had 3 questions each. Next four sets of questions had 4 questions and table and data were provided for them. The next two set had two questions each based on passages about Mumbai Train and Number of Books published in Europe last year. The set was on a sequence of numbers and it had four questions. There was one optimisation of work problem with next three questions. The last question was to select the logical order of distribution and it had three questions.
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The quant section was more difficult than the previous year. The first five questions were relatively easy and were based on speed and distance, age, work etc. There were three questions from probability next, followed by one question from interest and one from discounts. Two more questions were from the ratio. It was followed by algebra and geometry then. In algebra, there were 8 questions and they came from various formula, ratios, logarithms, series etc. Geometry portion had 10 questions from the triangle, squares, 3D Geometry etc.
The overall impression of the exam is 70+ correct answers might be enough to get 99+ percentile and a call from the IIMs. The tentative answers to all the questions are given below. You are waiting for the result now. We wish you good luck.
Tentative CAT Answer Key
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