CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Question Weightage


CAT Exam Pattern: CAT Exam Pattern includes, CAT Marking Schemes, Exam Mode etc.  CAT(Common Admission Test) notification have been released on 27th July 2018, the Online Application form will be available from 8th August 2018 and the last date of filling the application form is 19th September 2018. Common Admission Test is a top level management entrance examination organized by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on a rotational basis every year. For admission in MBA, PGDM, and other management courses which is offered IIMs and other top business schools in India such as SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, NITIE etc scorecard are required.

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 CAT Exam Pattern – 2018

  • 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 Question: Total 100 questions.
  • 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 penalty of negative marking on wrong answers to Non MCQs in CAT 2018 Exam.
  • The 3 section are CAT 2018: Verbal ability and & Reading comprehensive(VARC), Data Interpretation& Logical Reasoning(DILR); Quantitative Aptitute(QA).

Check Section Wise Weight age 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

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CAT Marking Schemes – 2018

The total marks of CAT marks is 300 marks. all questions carry equal marks. there is a negative marking of .33 for every wrong answer. and there is a 3 marks for every correct answer.

Check the CAT 2018 Marking Scheme below:

Question Marks
Every single correct answer will get 3 marks
Every single wrong answer result in deduction of 1 Mark
Deduction of marks for wrong subjective answer No Deduction
Deduction of marks for un-attempted questions No Deduction


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