CAT Exam Pattern 2020: Check Marking Scheme, Weightage, Mode

By | July 31, 2020
CAT Exam Pattern

IIM CAT 2020 will be held on November 29. The application process will begin from August 5, 2020. With the help of CAT Exam Pattern, candidates will get complete information about how much time they need to invest in a single topic. Candidates need to be aware of the CAT Exam Pattern, which includes CAT Marking Schemes, Exam Mode, etc.  To get complete information about CAT Exam Pattern, Candidates need to go through with the complete article.

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 CAT Exam Pattern 

  • Exam Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • Exam Duration: 180 minutes (3 hours). 60minutes duration has been allotted to complete each section.
  • Type of Question: Multiple choice type and subjective type.
  • No. of Questions: 100
  • Marking Scheme: Three marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: For multiple-choice questions(MCQs), one mark will be deducted for a wrong answer and for questions other than MCQs no marks will be deducted. There will be not the penalty of negative marking on wrong answers to Non-MCQs in CAT Exam.
  • The 3 section are CAT: Verbal ability and & Reading comprehensive(VARC), Data Interpretation& Logical Reasoning(DILR); Quantitative Aptitute(QA).

Section Wise Weightage of Question:

Section No. of Question Duration Total Marks
Quantitative Ability 34 60 Min 102
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 60 Min 102
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 60 Min 96
Total 100 180 Min 300

Marking Schemes

The total marks of CAT marks are 300 marks. all questions carry equal marks. There is a negative marking of 0.33 for every wrong answer, and three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.

Check the CAT Marking Scheme below:

Question Marks
Every single correct answer will get Three marks
Every single wrong answer result in deduction of 1 Mark
Deduction of marks for a wrong subjective answer No Deduction
Deduction of marks for un-attempted questions No Deduction

CAT Exam Pattern – Total Number of MCQ Vs Non-MCQ Questions

Name of the section Total number of questions Total Number of Multiple Choice Questions Total Number of Non-Multiple Choice Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32 24 8
Quantitative Ability (QA) 34 27 7
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 34 24 10

Changes in CAT Exam Pattern

Year Sections Marking Scheme Duration Total Number of Questions Name of the exam conducting body Other Element
2018 Quantitative Ability (QA) – 34

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) – 32

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
Three Hours 100 IIM Kolkata
2017 Quantitative Ability (QA) – 34

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) – 32

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Three Hours 100 IIM Lucknow
2016 Quantitative Ability (QA) – 34

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) – 32

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs
IIM Bangalore
2015 Quantitative Ability (QA) – 34

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) – 32

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs
IIM Ahmedabad Introduction of Calculator/ Induction of Non-MCQ
2014 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) – 50

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) – 50

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
2.5 hours IIM Indore The test was divided into two sections/Introduction of the two-day test window
2013 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) – 30

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) – 30

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
2:20 hours 60 IIM Indore Same as the previous year
2012 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) – 30

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) – 30

  • +3 for the correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
2:20 hours IIM Indore
2011 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) – 30

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) – 30

  • +3 for a correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
2:20 hours IIM Calcutta
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