CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Question Weightage

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IIM Kozikhode will release CAT Exam Pattern for 2019 Session. Through the help of CAT Exam Pattern, candidates will get complete information about how much time they need to invest in a single topic. Candidates must need to aware about CAT Exam Pattern which includes CAT Marking Schemes, Exam Mode, etc.  CAT(Common Admission Test) notification will be released soon in July 2019, After that CAT Online Application Process will be started from the Online Application form will be available from 8th August 2019 and candidates can fill it till the last week of September 2019. 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 into MBA, PGDM, and other management programs which are offered IIMs and other top business schools in India such as SPJIMR, FMS, MDI, NITIE etc scorecard are required. To get complete information about CAT Exam Pattern, Candidates need to go through with the complete article.

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 CAT Exam Pattern 2019

  • 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 of 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 the penalty of negative marking on wrong answers to Non-MCQs in CAT Exam 2019.
  • The 3 section are CAT 2019: 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

Also, Check:

CAT Marking Schemes 2019

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

Check the CAT 2019 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 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

Over the years 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 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 correct answer
  • -1 for the wrong answer
2:20 hours IIM Calcutta

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