CAT Exam Pattern: The Indian Institutes Of Management (IIM) has released the CAT 2021 Exam Pattern on the official website. The question paper will have a mix of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) types with options and non-MCQ types. Three marks for each question and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates are advised to read carefully all the instructions provided on the Admit Card and adhere to them. For more information about CAT Exam Pattern, keep reading this article.
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CAT Exam Pattern
The test has 3 (three) sections. The total duration of the test is 120 minutes. PwD candidates will have 13 minutes and 20 seconds extra time for each section.
The time allotted to each section is 40 minutes (53 minutes and 20 seconds for PwD candidates). As soon as you start answering a section the clock (displayed on the top right corner of the screen) will start. On completion of 40 minutes, the clock will stop, the particular section will be locked and the responses to the section will be auto-submitted. You will then need to move to the next section and start answering the next set of questions. The same process will be repeated for all three sections. On submission of all three sections, a summary of your answers will be displayed on your screen.
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CAT 2021 Exam Pattern
- First Section: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
- Second Section: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
- Third Section: Quantitative Ability
Time Given: 120 Minutes (40 minutes each for three sections).
Question Types: MCQ and Question Answer
|Section||No of Questions||Total Marks|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||34||102|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||32||96|
- 3 marks for each correct answer.
- An incorrect answer fetches -1.
- No marks for unattempted questions.
For rough work, you will be allowed to use the writing pad provided to you. Please note that only one writing pad will be provided to you. Write your name and registration number clearly at the designated place on the writing pad. Return the writing pad with all pages intact to the invigilator at the end of the test.
You will not be allowed to use any calculator or any other computing machine or device. An on-screen calculator will be provided, which can be used for computing.