CAT 2016 Exam: 4 December 2016 Analysis

Indian Institute of Management is conducting the Common Admission Test on 4th December 2016. Candidates can check the CAT Answer Key 4 December 2016.

CAT Answer Key 4 December 2016:

“The paper was really tough, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) part was the most difficult section,” said Amit Sharma

A lot of contenders have applied the CAT Online application form this year. According to the official sources, this year the more than 90% candidates appeared in the written examination. Now the candidates who taken part in the CAT Exam 2016, they are curious to know about the CAT Answer Key 4 December 2016 IIM CAT Morning Shift Slot 1 Paper Solution & Exam Analysis on the internet.

Discuss CAT 2016 exam paper – Slot 1

Most of the students commented on first slot of papers are as following:

CAT 2016, Applicant Review: “The paper was between easy and moderate and quants was based on concept.”

CAT 2016, Applicant Review: “Interrelated questions are there in quant and most common section were geometry, ratio, profit and loss”

On the basis of students reaction, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning(DI&LR) section was on the difficult side compared to Quantitative Ability. The Verbal Reading Comprehension was on easy to moderate side with comprehensions being lengthy but easy. CAT 2016 had around 15-20 non-mcqs across sections. Last year as well, CAT had a few difficult questions in the DI&LR section while verbal reading comprehension section was on the easier scale of difficulty level.

CAT 2016, Applicant Review: “The DI is of bit different this year, it is more of a reasoning kind of DI”

CAT 2016, Applicant Review: “There is not a significant difference in pattern of the Exam. It was almost on the same format”

CAT 2016, Applicant Review:“34:34:32 split of the paper Quant: LR:DI.  Paper was easy, quant is mostly concept based, RC very easy”


Discuss CAT 2016 exam paper – Slot 2

CAT 2016, Applicant Review: “Quant was a bit difficult one”
CAT 2016, Applicant Review: “DI/LR are also equally challenging and it was over all a difficult paper”
 The second slot of CAT 2016 was held from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM across 138 centres. Like the first slot, which was conducted from 9 AM to 12 noon, this slot was similar to that of the first one. The overall difficulty level was moderate with some tough questions asked in every section. Around one lakh test takers are expected to have appeared in this slot.

Overall this is the sum-up of CAT 2016

Sections Total number of Questions No. of MCQ Questions No. of non-MCQ Questions Difficulty Level
VARC 34 24 10 Moderate
DILR 32 24 8 Very Difficult
QA 34 19 15 Moderate
Total 100 67 33 Difficult




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