CAT 2023 Overall Analysis – Slot 1,2,3 Analysis

22 November, 2023

Structure of CAT 2023
Section NameNumber of MCQsNumber of TITAsTotal
VA-RC Section20424
DI-LR Section12820
QA Section14-157-822
Total46-4719-2066
  • Odd sentence out reappeared in Verbal Ability
  • LRDI – 4 sets of 5 questions each constant
  • QA was more difficult compared to CAT 2022 – Toughest QA in the last 5 years
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

RC: 4 passages with 4 Questions each
Verbal Ability: 2 Parajumbles + 2 Summary + 2 Para-completion + 2 Odd one

Slot 1Slot 2Slot 3
EasyReturn of wolves’ predation in a French regionSecond-hand Shopping and Fast FashionColonialism and Global Warming (The Nutmeg’s Curse)
Current economies of North and South Korea.Translated Streaming in EuropeUnderstanding Romantic Aesthetics
DifficultIndian Ocean LiteratureWhy Liberalism Failed (Book Review)Cultural Patrimony Laws
Modern materialism versus ancient societiesWhat is Historical FactRationality by Steven Pinker
Good Attempts: 16-18Good Attempts: 17-19Good Attempts: 16-18
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

4 sets of 5 questions of each

Slot 1Slot 2Slot 3
EasyProfessors in departments5 firms – Funds raised in consecutive yearsNumber of enrollments in offline and online courses
Gig workers and Restaurants, Mathematical Reasoning
Involved Measures of central tendency
Draw competitionSix Police Stations with map (route based)
DifficultHouses on sale3 friends visited a park.
Many rides. Scheduling questions
Projects and scores of 3 boys and 3 girls
Visa Office Special Equation handlingNine Boxes – sudoku type puzzleAC Company – 4 Dealers
Good attempts: 9-11Good attempts: 10-12Good attempts: 9-11
Quantitative Aptitude
AreaSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
Arithmetic778
Algebra884
Modern Math234
Geometry423
Numbers123
Good attempts9-119-119-11
Initial Estimates: Percentiles Overall
PercentileSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
99.9%ile102105101
99.5%ile899187
99%ile808177
98%ile717370
95%ile575956
90%ile495048
85%ile404139
80%ile363635

Revised Estimates will be released 2-3 days after the CAT Response Sheet is released incorporating student performance data.

Please do not make any B-School application decision based on initial estimate. They serve only as a first indicator of likely performance

Initial Estimates: Percentiles Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
PercentileSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
99.9%ile485046
99.5%ile444642
99%ile404238
98%ile363834
95%ile303228
90%ile252623
85%ile212220
80%ile192018
Initial Estimates: Percentiles Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
PercentileSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
99.9%ile363836
99.5%ile323432
99%ile283028
98%ile252625
95%ile192019
90%ile161716
85%ile131313
80%ile111111
Initial Estimates: Percentiles Quantitative Aptitude
PercentileSlot 1Slot 2Slot 3
99.9%ile404040
99.5%ile303030
99%ile272626
98%ile232323
95%ile181818
90%ile151414
85%ile121212
80%ile101010

Revised Estimates from our earlier analysis

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