CAT 2017/2018 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Mode of Exam

CAT 2017CAT 2017 exam pattern includes mode of exam, sbujects, marking scheme, etc. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the MBA entrance test conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on rotation basis. CAT 2017/2018 will be conducted by IIM Lucknow for admission in the academic year 2018-2019. The scores of CAT is accepted by 20 IIMs as well as 100 B-schools of India. CAT exam will be conducted on 26th November 2017. In this article, we are providing information about  CAT 2017 exam Pattern.

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CAT 2017/2018 Exam Pattern

It is very important to familiar with the exam pattern before starting preparation. It include details about number of sections in exam, number of question and marking scheme. Candidates can check the exam pattern of CAT 2017/2018 from below:

  • Exam Mode: CAT is the computer based test (CBT)  which will be conducted in 650 test centres.
  • Sections: The Common Admission Test will comprise of three sections, i.e. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper contains both MCQ as well as non-MCQ type questions.
  • No. of Question: Total 100 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Duration of Exam: The exam duration will be 180 minutes (3 hours); 60 minutes will be given for each section.

Section wise Weightage of Question:

Here we have mentioned the section wise weightage of questions of CAT 2017 examination:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension3410260
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning329660
Quantitative Ability3410260
Total100300180

Ratio of CAT MCQs & Non-MCQs Questions:

From the year 2015, non MCQs questions were also included in the CAT exam. These questions comes without anwers options. Candidates 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:

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SectionNo. of QuestionsNo. of Non-MCQs
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension3410
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning328
Quantitative Ability347
Total10025

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CAT 2017/2018 Marking Scheme

Below we have given the marking scheme of CAT 2017 examination:

  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be awarded with 3 marks for each right answer. All the question (MCQ type and Non-MCQ type questions) contain equal marks.
  • Negative Marking: For every wrong answer one marks will be deducted.  However, there is no negative marking for Non-MCQ type questions.

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  1. jagjeet says:

    sir
    I m in 5th semester in du can I eligible to take part this year

  2. Karan Agarwal says:

    Suppose I don’t answer a question but I attempt will I be marked on that question??

  3. shoaib malik says:

    Hiii…… I m shoaib I just want to ask how to prepare fo cat exam……..

  4. rcdash says:

    I like to know whether change of centre at this stage is permissible or not

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