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CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CAT 2018 - Exam Pattern

Here is a sneak peek into the every aspect of CAT 2018 exam pattern announced by the officials in CAT 2018 notification. CAT is a computer- based objective type test with a mix of multiple choice of questions (MCQs) as well as some non-MCQs. CAT is considered one of the most important national standards for entrance to management institutes. Apart from the Indian Institutes of Management, over 50 other management institute use the CAT score for shortlisting candidates.


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Read more to know about CAT 2018 Exam duration, marking scheme, marks distribution, number of questions, type of questions and topics covered

  • CAT is a computer- based objective type test with a mix of multiple choice of questions (MCQs) as well as some non-MCQs
  • The CAT 2018 will comprise of three sections, i.e. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability
  • The exam duration will be 180 minutes (3 hours) - 60 minutes will be given for each section.
  • Total Number of Questions: 100
    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 questions
    • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning: 32 questions
    • Quantitative Ability: 34 questions
  • Marking Scheme
    • +3 for right answer
    • -1 for wrong answer
    • No negative marking for non-MSQs

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