CAT 2018 NEWS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CAT is an online computer based test which is conducted in the last week of December every year. Common Admission Test(CAT) is a national level examination managed by the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) on a rotational basis.
CAT examination is held every year for admission in the Post-Graduate Business Administration Program for the various IIM, IIT, NITs and many other Government and private institutions located in India.
|Date of Exam||First week of December 2018|
|Conducting Body||Indian Institute of Management (IIMs)|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Duration of Exam||180 minutes (60 minutes per section)|
|Number of Question||100|
CAT 2019 will be conducted in online mode. The question paper will contain 100 questions of both types - Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs) having four options and non-Multiple Choice Questions(non-MCQs).
It will be divided into three sections: Verbal and Reading Comprehension section, Quantitative Aptitude section and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes (60 minutes for each section). Candidates will be awarded three marks for each right answer while one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
|Section||No. of MCQs||No. of Non-MCQs||Total Questions|
|Verbal and Reading Comprehension||24||10||34|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||24||8||32|
This section will have questions from English language and grammar. It tests a candidate’s language and comprehension skills. A total of 34 questions will be asked from this section which will be further divided into 24 MCQ and 10 Non-MCQs.
This section will focus on two aspects- Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. Questions from Data Interpretation (DI) focus on a candidate’s ability to derive conclusions from a given set of data. There will be a total of 32 questions from this section. They will be further divided into 24 MCQ & 8 Non-MCQs.
This section focuses on numerical problems and will test a candidate’s mathematical knowledge. It is a test of speed, accuracy, and precision. There is a total of 34 questions in this section. They will be further divided into 24 MCQ and 10 Non-MCQs. Candidates will have to complete this section in 60 minutes.
CAT Paper will have two types of questions – MCQs and Non-MCQs. Both the type of questions will carry equal marks. There will be total 100 Questions.
For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 3 marks while 1 mark will be deducted from candidates’ score for each incorrect answer. No mark will be given or deducted for the question left blank/unanswered.
|Section||Total Number of Questions||Marks|
|Verbal and Reading Comprehension||34||102|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||32||96|
CAT 2019 Syllabus is not predefined. As per trend, the questions can be asked from any topics of Verbal and Reading Comprehension section, Quantitative Aptitude section and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
|Variation||Time and Work||Time, Speed and Distance|
|Linear and Quadratics Equations||Surds and Indices||Inequalities|
|Logarithms||Mensuration and Geometry||Tables and Case lets|
|Probability/ Profit or Loss||Critical Path||Averages and Partnerships|
|Alligations and Mixtures||Algebra||Percentage|
|Bar Graph||Case lets||Statements|
|Line Graph||Combination of Graphs||Sets|
|Pie Chart||Data Sufficiency||Venn Diagram|
|Tables||Venn Diagram||Data Arrangement|
|Seating Arrangement||Blood Relations||Assumptions|
|Syllogism||Puzzles||Clocks and Calendars|
|Sentence Correction||Word usage|
|Fill in the blanks||Para Jumble|
|Para completion||Fact Inference Judgement|
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