CAT 2017 ends smoothly, glitch-free

The Common Admission Test (CAT), termed as the gateway to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-schools was smooth and glitch-free on Sunday.

IIM Lucknow conducted the CAT 2017.

Hundreds of students appeared for the CAT at Dayanand Sagar College, Don Bosco College of Sciences and Management and other colleges in the city.

At a few centres, there were small technical glitches in the morning session which were immediately addressed.

According to a few students, the CAT 2017 as challenging.

Manidar Singh, who appeared at the Dayanand Sagar College, Banashankari said that the pattern of the forenoon slot of CAT2017 was very much along the lines of CAT2016.

"The number of questions across sections didn't change compared to the previous year. This is, in fact, the biggest relief," he said.

Sharadhi, who appeared for the test at a private college in RR Nagar said the IIM Lucknow had not disclosed the number of questions per section.

"The exam was challenging and needed the best efforts from us to excel," she said.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) in the morning session had 34 questions.

This was followed by the Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI) section which had 32 questions. The last section was Quantitative Ability which had 34 questions.

Singh said the LRDI section once again proved to be the nemesis.

A few other students said that the LRDI section had tough questions.

The pattern of the afternoon slot was similar to that of the morning slot. There were no surprises in the paper in terms of the pattern. The number of questions across sections was same as against the last year, candidates said.

Questions in QA and VARC were easy compared to the previous year. In Verbal Ability, the absence of options in the non-MCQ questions made the questions tougher than usual, as was expected, they added.

The cut-off in this section is expected to be slightly lower than that in CAT2016.

Security check at entry at all centres was rigorous.

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