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IIM CAT 2021 Updates: Slot 1, 2 & 3 Exam Analysis (Previous year )

The Examination will be conducted in 157 Cities. The Common Admission Test is conducted by the IIM Indore in various Cities, This year a total number of 2.7 lakh Candidates will appear in the Examination. The examination will be held across 157 Cities. Slot 1 of the CAT Exam is over now, check below the CAT Exam Analysis.

CAT Exam Analysis

Some Major Changes in the CAT Exam Pattern

This year due to the COVID-19 the authority make some changes in the CAT Exam Pattern. the CAT Exam duration of the exam has been changed from 3hrs to 2 hrs exam. and the sectional time duration also reduces from 60 min to 40 min. check below some of the changes;

  • The Number of the Question will be 70 which is earlier than 100.
  • The Duration of the Exam will be 2 Hrs which is earlier than 3 Hrs.
  • The Difficulty level of the exam will be the same as in previous years.
  • The Sectional Timing reduced from 60 min to 40 min.
  • The Exam will be held in Online Mode.
  • MCQ Question carries 1/3 Negative Marking for every wrong answer.
  • Non MCQ Question does not Carry any negative marking.
  • For Every Correct Correct Answer, Candidates will be awarded 3 Marks.

Also Check: CAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

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Exam analysis for the previous year

CAT Slot 1 Exam Analysis for 2020

CAT Exam Section
Question Asked
MCQs Questions (Include negative marking)
Non-MCQs Questions (Without negative marking)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
26188
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
24186
Quantitative Ability
26188
Total
765422
  • According to the Students, the Level of the Exam was Moderate.
  • The Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Section was Easy to Moderate.
  • The Quantitative Ability Section was Easy to Moderate.

CAT Slot 2 Exam Analysis  for 2020

CAT Exam Section
Question Asked
MCQs Questions (Include negative marking)
Non-MCQs Questions (Without negative marking)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
26188
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
24186
Quantitative Ability
26188
Total
765422
  • According to the Students, the Level of the Exam was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Section was Moderate.
  • The Quantitative Ability Section was Moderate.

CAT Slot 3 Exam Analysis for 2020

CAT Exam Section
Question Asked
MCQs Questions (Include negative marking)
Non-MCQs Questions (Without negative marking)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
26188
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
24186
Quantitative Ability
26188
Total
765422
  • According to the Students, the Level of the Exam was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Section was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Section was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The Quantitative Ability section was Moderate to Difficult.

CAT New Exam Centers

The CAT 2020 Exam will be held in 157 cities in India, the authority has been added some new CAT Exam Centers, check below the New CAT Exam Centers.

Bhatinda in PunjabPurnea in BiharWaknaghat in Himachal Pradesh
Samba in J&KDharwad and Gulbarga in KarnatakaErnakulam in Kerala
Ulhasnagar in MaharashtraDhenkanal in OdishaBankura in West Bengal

CAT Exam Marking Scheme

Due to the COVID- 19 the Exam authority changed the CAT Exam Pattern, check below the CAT Exam Marking Schemes:

SectionNo. of QuestionDuration
Quantitative Ability3440 Min
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3440 Min
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning3240 Min
Total100120 Min

CAT Exam Slot

EXAM SESSIONREPORTING TIME AT CENTERLAST ENTRY AT CENTERCAT EXAM TIMING
Morning Shift7:00 AM8:15 AM8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Afternoon Shift11:00 AM12:15 PM12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Evening Shift3:00 PM4:15 PM4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

CAT Expected Cutoff

CAT Cutoff will be calculated based on the difficulty level of the exam and the number of candidates who appeared in the exam. The IIM Will release the Cutoff After the CAT 2021 Exam, check below the expected CAT Cutoff.

IIM CUT OFF 2020
IIM Ahmedabad100-99
IIM Bangalore100-99
IIM Calcutta99
IIM Lucknow97-98
IIM Indore97-98
IIM Kozhikode97-98
IIM Amritsar95-96
IIM Nagpur95-96
IIM Sambalpur95-96
IIM Trichy94-95
IIM Raipur94-95
IIM Ranchi94-95
IIM Kashipur94-95
IIM Vizag92-94
IIM Udaipur92-94
IIM Bodhgaya92-94
IIM Shillong90
IIM Sirmaur90

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