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CAT 2007

Summary

  • Number of questions: 75 Questions
  • Time limit: 150 minutes
  • Marks: 300 marks
  • Negative marking: yes (25% negative for wrong answers)
  • Section: 3 sections, No sectional time limits
  • Options: 5 answer options per question

Questions per section

  • Logical reasoning - Data interpretation (LR-DI) : 25 questions
  • Verbal ability (VA): 25 questions
  • Quantitative analysis (QA): 25 questions

Detailed analysis

CAT 2007 had been tougher then the CAT 2006.Quantitative analysis was toughest for average student but few question can be solved using Options. Cut-off was expected to be lower than that for CAT 2006.Logic & DI section is calculation-intensive. Verbal reasoning questions (like FIJ) not there. Verbal is at the same difficulty level as that of CAT 2006. Grammar and Paragraph-forming questions have made a come-back. This year data sufficiaency made a come back as old days.

LR - DI

Total 25 questions in CAT 2007 LR-DI section. 4 questions for LR.21 questions for Data interpretation consisting Calculations based Table 2 Sets ( 4 Qs ) + 1 Set ( 5 Qs);Logical Based Table 2 sets ( 4 Qs each );Data sufficiency 4.5 from tabular DI.For a change there had been no caslets questions this time.

QA

Total 25 questions in CAT 2007 quantitative analysis section. Break down was as below

  • Arithmetic 8
  • Number system 1
  • Percentage, SI-CI, PLD, Avgs 4 + 1(DS)
  • Ratio proportion 0
  • Speed Time Distance, Work 2
  • Algebra 9
  • Equations & Inequalities 5
  • Functions & graphs 1
  • Maxima minima 1
  • Series, sequences & progressions & logs 2
  • Geometry 3
  • Plane geometry 1+1(DS)
  • Mensuration 1 (DS)
  • Co-ordinate geometry + trigonometry 0

VA

Total 25 questions in CAT 2007 Verbal ability section.Break down is as below.

  • English usage 13
  • Usage Dictionary 0
  • Vocabulary: contextual meaning 3
  • Para jumbles 4
  • Sentence completion 0
  • Sentence correction 3
  • Replacement of words 0
  • Critical Reasoning 0
  • Paragraph Completion 3
  • Reading Comprehension 12
  • Politics & Social 6
  • History & Mythology 6
  • Science & Technology 0
  • Business & Economics 0
  • Fiction, Philosophy & Law 0
  • Psychology & Management 0