CAT '99
Typically for the past several years, CAT has had 4 distinctly identifiable sections. However, this year, the CAT changed its colours. (Remember what Deng Xiaoping said : "The color of the Cat does not matter as long as it is able to catch the mice!" Forgive the pun!!) Anyway…. Total Time allotted = 120 minutes (2 hours) Section 1 --- English Usage + Reading Comprehension --- No. of
questions = 55 CAT 1999 -- OVERALL BASIC SUMMARY
Language -- Usage + Comprehension 55 questions Scheme No. 1 (for those more comfortable with
Language) OR Scheme no. 2 (for those more comfortable with Mathematics)
A Bird’s Eye-View of CAT 1999 (This is just a sketch… exact sectionwise details given later.) The Basic Structure of each section was : Section 1. English Usage + Reading Comprehension --- No. of questions = 55 Q.1 to Q.5 Paragraph formation of 4 statements between Two
(Para of Six) Q.6 to Q.13 Replacement of Underlined portions in the given
sentences (Grammatical corrections) Q.14 to Q.21 One question each based on a small passage given (Basically Reading Comprehension type) (* ample practice material of hundreds of questions given in PT’s courseware for CAT) Q.22 to Q.23 Two questions based on one small passage Q.24 to Q.29 Reading Comprehension passage no. 1 on WTO and trade regimes Q.30 to Q.34 Reading Comprehension passage no. 2 on Art / Philosophy / Reality Q.35 to Q. 40 Reading Comprehension passage no. 3 on Warfare Q.41 to Q.45 Reading Comprehension passage no. 4 on Abstractionism and Art Q.46 to Q.50 Reading Comprehension passage no. 5 on Nation State’s relevance Q.51 to Q.55 Paragraph formation of four statements (Para of
Four) Section 2. Mathematical Aptitude + Logical Reasoning No. of questions = 55 Q.56 Three Boxes – Wrongly labelled – Rearrange
etc. Type : Simple Logical Reasoning (LR) Q.57 Based on Geometry + Set Theory Type : Geometry Q.58 Triangles to be drawn from given points on two lines
Type : Permutations and Combinations Q.59 Men and Women – Salaries – Percentages etc.
Type : Arithmetic / Ratio and Proportion Q.60 Given a square – Triangular area to be cut from one
edge etc. Type : Mensuration Q.61 GCF etc. Type : Set Theory and Logical Reasoning Q.62 Given n = 123456787654321. Find its square root. Type :
Number Theory Q.63 Remainder when 7 to the power 84 is divided by 342 etc.
Type : Number Theory Q.64 Directly based on Number Theory and Logical Reasoning Type : LR Q.65 Total Cost is made of Fixed Cost + Variable Cost (Hostel boarders etc.) Type : Theory of Variation (Directly given in PT’s courseware) Q.66 Directly based on Linear Equations Type : Equations Q.67 Preference in voting to three candidates etc. Type : Set
Theory Q.68 Circle circumscribing a square – repeated again
– etc. Type : Mensuration Q.69 Scholarship selection etc. Type : Permutations and Combinations Q.70 Two trains on a collision path and how much time to stop them ? Type : Time/Speed/Distance Q.71 Speed of train reduces in proportion to number of wagons attached etc. Type : Time/Speed/Distance and Variation Theory combined (Directly given in PT’s courseware) Q.72 Given n = 1 + X and some properties of X etc. Type : No. Theory Q.73 Directly based on concept of modulus Type : Number
Thoery Q.74 A,B,C,D,E to sit across a circular table etc. Type :
Logical Reasoning Q.75-76-77 Three functions F, G, H defined etc. Type : LR + No. Theory Q.78-79 Seating arrangements at a rectangular table Type : Logical Reasoning Q.80-81 Simple graph between Mileage
(km/lt) and Speed
(km/hr) given Type : Time/Speed/Dist Q.82-83-84 Cards game / Ghosh Babu distributing
the cards etc. Type : Logical Reasoning Q.85-86-87 There are 50 integers, not all different etc. Type : Number Theory / Set theory / LR Q.88-89-90 Simple triangular diagram given with motion along the edges etc. Type : Time/Speed/Dist. (Directly given in PT’s courseware) Q.91-92 Relative Sweetness Table given w.r.t. Fructose Type : Simple Arithmetic Q.93-94 Vessels etc. Type : Alligation / LR Q.95-96-97 PQRS – 10 coins given etc. Type : LR Q.98-99 A,B,C,D,E,F etc. Type : LR Q.100-101 A robot moves as per a set of 3 instructions etc. Type : Coordinate Geometry / LR Q.102-103 Directly of Type : Coordinate Geometry Q.104-107 In each question, 2 simple line graphs given of
F(x) and F1(x). Correlations to be found. Q.108-109-110 Roopa has flowers – goes to four temples etc. – flowers get doubled in river etc. Type : Linear Equations / LR (Directly given in PT’s courseware) Section 3. Data Sufficiency / Data Interpretation / Verbal Reasoning No. of Q. = 55 Q.111-120 Directly based on 4 options – Type 2 DS as per PT’s courseware. All 10 questions had been done in the classroom course Q.121-130 Based on simple logical connection between the sentences. Exactly identical to CAT 1998’s first five questions in EU / Verbal Reasoning. Similar questions given in PT’s Logical Reasoning orientation lecture booklet Q.131-134 Based on "Reversibility of Logic" (Hundreds of questions given directly given in PT’s courseware) Q.135-144 Based on Logical sequencing of "3 out of given 5 sentences" (Hundreds of questions given directly given in PT’s courseware) Q.145-150 Typical DI questions based on two Pie charts related to exports-imports (Several sets like these covered in PT’s courseware) Q.151-154 Four line graphs depicting the price fluctuations in commodities given. Typical DI questions based on line graphs. (Several sets like these covered in PT’s courseware) Q.155-161 Table on Drinking Water and Sanitation data for S. Asia given. (Several sets like these covered in PT’s courseware) Q.162-165 Typical DI question based on Line Graph having double y-axis depicting Sales and Net Profits of companies (Several sets like these covered in PT’s courseware)
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