CAT 2019/2020 Exam Pattern – Get Marking Scheme, Question Weightage

CAT 2019 exam patternCAT 2019 exam pattern includes mode of exam, subjects, marking scheme, etc. The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the MBA entrance test conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on rotation basis. It is a national level examination for management students. The scores of CAT is accepted by 20 IIMs as well as 100 B-schools of India. CAT exam will be conducted on 24th November 2019 by IIM, Kozhikode. In this article, we are providing information about  CAT exam Pattern 2019.

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CAT 2019/2020 Exam Pattern

It is very important to get familiar with the exam pattern before starting preparation. It include details about number of sections in exam, number of question and marking scheme. The CAT 2019 admit card will be provided via online mode only. Candidates can check the exam pattern of CAT 2019/2020 from below:

  • Exam Mode: CAT is the computer based test (CBT)  which will be conducted in 156 cities.
  • 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 2019 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 answers 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:

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

Also Check:

CAT 2019 Syllabus

CAT 2019 Books

CAT 2019 Preparation Tips

CAT 2019/2020 Marking Scheme

Below we have given the marking scheme of CAT 2019 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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