Exam Pattern of CAT


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Exam Pattern

The CAT exam has only three sections-The first section is Quantitative Aptitude (QA), the second section is Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) and the third section is Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
The duration of test is 03:00 hours

Question weightage:
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 34 Questions
  • Verbal and Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning : 32 Questions

Some important highlights related to CAT 2017 exam pattern is given below:
  • Mode: The exam was conducted in online mode (Computer based mode).
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • No of Questions: The question paper comprised of total 100 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: The questions are of objective type and each question will carry three marks for each correct response.
  • Time: The Duration of CAT Exam is 3 hours (Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section).


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