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# CAT MCQ Questions- Section-wise Analysis

Updated On - March 9th 2018 by SOUMYA SEHGAL

CAT Exam Pattern has always been unpredictable. IIMs take the liberty of changing it whenever they feel necessary. In 2009, CAT became a computer based test of 150 minutes. In 2015, for the first non-MCQs were included in the test. Test takers were required to type in the answer in the box provided. Non- MCQs had no negative marking to them.The duration of test was increased to 180 minutes with sectional time limit of 60 minutes each.

### Type of Questions in CAT

• In 2015, CAT question paper was divided into three sections –Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability.
• CAT has followed the pattern since the. Each section had both MCQs and Non-MCQs.
• The number of non-MCQs can range from 8-10 per section.
• Since there is no negative marking for non-MCQs, it is advised to attempt all of them.

### Strategy towards the CAT 2018 Question Paper

• CAT requires one to attempt maximum questions in as less a time as possible.
• Doing so requires a strategic planning while attempting the CAT question paper.
• Given below are some tested strategies for CAT aspirants to solve attempt the test optimally.
1. Practice Mock Tests:
• ​Practice as many mock tests as possible.
• Get a balance between speed and accuracy.
• Solving these questions will help in getting an idea of the type of questions asked
1. Use method of elimination:
• Eliminating the options which are less likely to be correct is a method which helps in increasing the speed of solving questions.
• In this method, all such options which are entirely out of chance are eliminated and the correct answer is chosen from the options left.
• This method can be mastered with constant practice.
• For example: 625X22=

a)13750

b)13782

c)15342

d)12564

options “b”, “c” and “d” can be eliminated since the any number ending with 5 when multiplied with any other number can never have a product ending with 2 or 4. So the only option left is “a” which also happens to be the correct answer.

1. Selecting the right questions:
• Candidates appearing for CAT 2018 should know which questions to attempt first, which later and which ones to abandon altogether.
• The selection committee doesn’t expect the candidates to solve all 100 questions.
• Candidates are the scored for the number of questions answered correctly and not the type of question solved.
• Go for all the easy first, then solve the ones which are moderate.
• Lastly, if time permits try and attempt the difficult ones.

### Preparation Books and Material for CAT 2018

1. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill.
2. Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher- Pearson.
3. Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma, Publisher- Arihant
4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut Methods by Abhijit Guha.
5. Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher- Pearson.
6. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill.
7. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill.
8. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, Publisher – Arihant.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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