CAT 2022 Exam Analysis | Slot 1 | Bfactory

Dear CAT 22 takers

Hope you enjoyed  taking the exam .The paper was pretty much as expected. Total number of questions remained same as last year – 66. Section wise question division also did not change: VA – 24, DILR – 20, QA – 22.

What was the major difference from CAT 2021?

No Odd one Out in the Verbal Section => Fill in the blanks (sentence fitting/para completion type).

In this analysis article, I will talk about the following aspects of the exam:

  1. Sectional Overview (Question numbers and types)
  2. Overall Sentiment of test takers (Overview)

1st response from slot1:

Further, details on the overall paper/slots will be discussed in this Youtube Analysis session by Kamlesh Sir(Cofounder, Bfactory & IIM Ahmedabad alumnus) and me at 8:15 pm, tonight. Link:

Sectional Overview: (40 minutes each section)

Section  No. of Question Level of Difficulty
Verbal Ability 24 Easy to read. Moderately difficult to infer/solve. 1 RC was difficult, overall doable. Section Level: Easy to Moderate
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 20 1 set easy, 2 doable, 1 difficult. Overall 4 sets X 5 questions format. Overall: Moderately difficult.
Quantitative Ability 22 Arithmetic heavy. A touch from modern Maths. Geometry, Algebra a little less than normal – but more or less expected pattern. Level: Moderate
Overall 66 Moderate Level


Non MCQ Questions: 3 in VA, 6 in DILR and 8 in QA.

Topic/Subject Wise Level of Difficulty

SECTION Module DETAILS Level of Difficulty
VA RC 4 RCs as expected. Reading: doable, Questions: bit tricky: inference and critical reasoning based. 1 para on stoicism, 1 on historical restoration and so on. Easy to moderate.
VR Fill in the blanks was a surprise in terms of question type; but doable if you had time. Para Jumbles and Summary were doable. No surprizes there. Easy to moderate.
DILR DILR Set on trains routes/timing was easy to moderate level: doable. Set on typical games and tournaments – number based with 4-5 information pieces. Doable. Set 3 on tokens – number based – typical numeric logic set and another number based set. Moderate to difficult. Selection was the key. Not much surprise there.
QA QA Arithmetic loaded. P&L, Mixture Aligation, Interests, TSD, Mensuration, Coordinate, Algebra, Log and Mod were the topics. Geometry on the little side this time. Slight lengthy to solve. Doable; selection important. Moderate.


Overall sentiment of test takers:

The paper did not have a lot of surprise in it. Many takers liked the fact that they had to chose from only 4 DILR sets. That made selection and attempting more comfortable. Some takers found VRC reading slightly complicated; more so found questions a bit indirect. Overall students found the VA paper doable. QA sentiment was moderate; selection was the key. Those students who could select and solve will score well.

Score Prediction (First cut | Exam day) | Score


99 percentile + 90 percentile +


39+- 24+-


28+- 19+-
QA 36+- 20+-
Overall 99+- 57+-

 *Based on first hand CAT experience of our faculty team, students and level of difficulty reviews taken in consideration, this is our prediction for CAT 2022 Slot 1. #Percentile VS Score

What next?

Take a chill pill guys .Relax a bit. May be take a couple of days off studies. Gear up for any upcoming exams then. XAT, other exams, GDPI is the next stage. Remember, the journey begins and not ends at CAT.

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Wishing you all the best!

Rahul Sir

Trainer and Co-founder, Bfactory

Alumnus, 2009-11, IIM Ahmedabad

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