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CAT Exam Pattern 2017 What’s New This Time In Common Admission Test? PDF

CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam PatternWhat’s new this time in Common Admission Test? If you are looking for this then you are on right place. Students must have a look on complete CAT Exam Pattern 2017 before appearing in CAT Exam.  On this page we are providing you all new info about this exam. Every year Indian Institute of Management is conducted MBA Entrance Test as CAT to select the candidates for business administration programmes. Aspirants must have an appropriate knowledge of exam pattern to make a strong strategy for scoring good marks.

All students are informed that this year CAT Entrance Test is going to be held on 04th December 2016. The exam is divided into three sections, which are – Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Candidates who want to collect more details are curious to know what are the changes in CAT Exam are advised to go through with the entire section of this web page which is well tailored by the team of

CAT Exam Pattern

The CAT 2016 will be conducted in the month of December. The Exam Pattern consists of three sections which include Quantitative Ability, Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. This entrance Test is a computer based objective type test. There will be a proper negative marking for each wrong answer. For more details, see the below table:

Section Total Questions Time Duration Total Time Period
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28 60 Minutes  

180 Minutes (3 hours)

Verbal and Reading Comprehension 44 60  Minutes
 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 28 60 Minutes
Total 100

Check Here: CAT Previous Year Question Papers

What’s New This Time in CAT Entrance Exam for MBA?

In this year, CAT Exam duration has been increased by ten minutes that is from 170 minutes to 180 minutes. So, participants have more time to do more questions. One must note that each & every right answer contains 3 marks and 1 mark will be deducted on every wrong answer. Aspirants must have a look at exam detail of CAT as framed below:

CAT 2016 Exam Details

Duration of Exam 180 Minutes
No. of Sections 3
CAT 2016 Convener IIM Bangalore
Exam Sections Quantitative ability (QA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR),
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)
Marking Scheme Correct answer : +3
Incorrect answer : -1
No penalty for unanswered question
No negative marking for non MCQs

Read Also: How To Crack CAT 

Do You Know latest CAT Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate who are willing to appear for CAT exam must have graduate degree with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ST/DA/PWD) or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Contenders appearing for the final year of graduate degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Check Detailed: CAT Syllabus

Number of Attempts:

Aspirants can attend this examination any number of times as they desire. There is no boundation on the Number of Attempts.


15.00% Scheduled Caste (SC)
7.50% Scheduled Tribe (ST)
27.00% Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer
3.00% Differently Abled (DA)


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