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CAT Exam Pattern 2018-19 Marking Scheme, Time Duration, No Of Questions

CAT Exam Pattern

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Indian Institutes of Management has all set to conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2018 on 25-11-2018 in two sessions. In order to score well in CAT Exam 2018, you are required to start your preparation through CAT Exam Pattern 2018 And Syllabus.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

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CAT Exam Pattern 

CAT (Common Admission Test) is the national level computer standardized test conducted once in a year by IIMs in order to provide perfect gateway for admission in 20 IIMs and more than 100 top Business schools for MBA aspirants.

Highlights of Exam Pattern of CAT 2018:

Exam Duration

03 hours 60 minutes will be given for each section.
Sectional Timing01 hour
No. of sectionsThree
SubjectsQuantitative ability (QA)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)
CAT Marking SchemeCorrect answer : plus 3
Incorrect answer : minus 1
No penalty for unanswered question
No negative marking for subjective type questions.
CAT No of Questions

Total 100 questions will be asked in the exam.

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CAT Important Dates!!!

CAT 2018 will be organized through Online Mode. CAT Notification has been released by Indian Institutes of Management. Applicants can register for CAT 2018 by filling the CAT Online Application Form till 19-09-2018.

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CAT Exam Pattern 2018

CAT Dates 2018:

CAT Online Registration starts08-08-2018
Last date for CAT Registration19-09-2018
CAT Admit Card Release24-10-2018
CAT 2018 Exam date25-11-2018
CAT Result announcement2nd week of January 2019

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CAT Exam Pattern And Marks Distribution:

Candidates who are going to appear in the exam must know the Exam Pattern of CAT Exam Papers which is given on the below section of this page:

  • This exam will be organized on digital or Computer Based Test.
  • Three hours will be given to the candidates to perform the exam that is one hour is allotted to complete each section.
  • In the exam, there will be multiple choice type and subjective type.
  • For each correct answer 3 marks will be given to the candidates.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer in multiple choice questions and in subjective type questions; there will be no negative marking.
SubjectsNo. of QuestionDurationMax. Marks
Quantitative Ability3401 hour102
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3401 hour102
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning3201 hour96
Total10003 hours300

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CAT Exam Pattern Marking Scheme:

In order to prepare well for the exam, candidates must know proper CAT exam syllabus and Pattern. So for the ease of aspirants we are furnishing CAT MBA Exam Pattern along with syllabus on this page. Candidates are advised to check the Marking Scheme thoroughly.

Correct Answer33
Negative Marks-1No negative
Unattempted QuestionsNo marksNo marks

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CAT Exam Pattern-Ratio of CAT MCQs & Non-MCQs Questions:

From the year 2015, non MCQs questions were also included in the CAT exam. These questions come without answers options. Applicants have to type the answers with the help of virtual keyboard. Here we have mentioned the ratio of MCQs & non-MCQs questions in CAT exam:

SectionMCQsNon-MCQsTotal No. Of Questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension241034
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning24832
Quantitative Ability27734

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CAT Syllabus 2018:

Common Admission Test 2018 syllabus comprises of four sections, i.e. Quantitative Ability or Mathematics, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & English and Logical Reasoning. Aspirants are advised to go through all the topics carefully provided in the CAT Syllabus 2018 to score better in the examination. Also you may attempt the mock test to understand CAT Exam Pattern and syllabus.

CAT 2018 Syllabus

Quantitative AbilityData Analysis & SufficiencyLogical ReasoningVerbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
GeometryGraphsCritical ReasoningVerbal Reasoning
Arithmetic ProgressionColumn GraphsVisual ReasoningSyllogisms
Installment PaymentsBar GraphsAssumption-Premise-ConclusionContextual usage
Ratios and ProportionsLine ChartsAssertion and reasonsAnalogies
Arithmetic MeanPie ChartsStatements and assumptionsSentence completion
LogarithmGraphs representing AreaMatrix arrangementsIdioms
Work and TimeVenn DiagramCoding and DecodingSentence Correction

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