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CAT Exam Pattern 2019 - The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozikhode, which will conduct the Common Admission Test will inform the candidates about CAT 2019 exam pattern. With the help of CAT exam pattern 2019, candidates will be able to assess how much time they need to devote to each section. Candidates would also get to know in CAT 2019 exam pattern about the marking scheme, duration of the exam, the total number of questions that will be asked and names of different sections. In CAT exam pattern, candidates would also get to know the weightage that is given to every section from which questions will be asked. CAT 2019 will be conducted in computer-based mode tentatively on November 24. To know all the information pertaining to the exam pattern of CAT 2019, go through the complete article. Now, let us have a look at the overall and sectional structure of the exam. First, check the sectional structure of the exam. According to the CAT 2019 exam pattern, the test has three sections carrying a total of 100 questions. The number of questions in each section is different and it may or may not change this year.Latest: CAT 2019 date to be announced soon
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Candidates can check the table that is given below to know all the details about the CAT exam pattern 2019:
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Duration of the CAT 2019 entrance exam
Mode of CAT 2019
Total Number of questions
Duration of each section of CAT 2019
Negative marks for every wrong answer
Marks for each question
The exam pattern of previous years of CAT will help the candidates know how many questions are asked in different sections.
Total number of questions asked in each section
Quantitative Ability (QA)
60 minutes each for every section
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
According to the exam pattern of CAT 2019, for each section, the allotted time is one hour. While answering questions in the CAT exam 2019, candidates must remember that they are not allowed to switch between sections. CAT exam pattern 2019 indicates that candidates will be able to move to the next section only after they have completed the previous section. Candidates have the option to switch between questions with each section as per CAT 2019 exam pattern.
Since 2015, IIMs have introduced subjective questions which the candidates have to answer at the space provided in the CAT entrance exam 2019. There are no options in non-multiple choice questions and there is no fixed number also. Depending on the previous year’s CAT exam pattern, candidates can check the table that is given below to know the total number of multiple and non-multiple choice questions that are asked.
Name of the section
Total number of questions
Total Number of Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Non-Multiple Choice Questions
Marking Scheme- According to the exam pattern of CAT 2019, candidates must be aware of the marking scheme which includes the marks that will be awarded to them for every correct answer. The marking scheme for CAT 2019 exam also mentions how many marks will be deducted if the candidates incorrectly answer the questions.
Ahead of the entrance exam, the IIM which is conducting the test issues CAT 2019 mock test so that candidates can practice on it and get an idea about the type of questions that are likely to be asked as well as how to go about navigating between each section.
Total Number of Questions
Name of the exam conducting body
Quantitative Ability (QA) - 34Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 34Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) - 32
+3 for correct answer-1 for wrong answer
No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Introduction of Calculator/ Induction of Non-MCQ
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) - 50Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) - 50
+3 for correct answer
-1 for wrong answer
Test was divided into two sections/Introduction of two-day test window
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) - 30Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) - 30
Same as previous year
The syllabus of CAT 2019 comprises the topics that are asked in each section. Candidates can go through the topics and accordingly draw a strategy to prepare for the CAT exam.
Bar Graphs, Caselets, Column Graphs, Tables, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Number and Letter Series, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Chart, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Syllogism etc.
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
English Usage or Grammar, Jumbled Paragraph, Close Passage, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms Antonyms, Verbal Reasoning, Facts-Inferences-Judgements etc.
Trigonometry, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, etc.
On-Screen Calculator- Candidates are provided with a non-scientific on-screen calculator which they can use while appearing for CAT 2019. The objective is to aid the candidates with basic computations in the CAT exam.
Rough Sheet - At the CAT 2019 exam centre, candidates are provided with a rough sheet so that candidates can use it for any calculations which they wish to make.
Question: Will there be a change in exam pattern of CAT 2019?
Answer: It is difficult to tell as of now if there will be a change in CAT 2019 exam pattern. The IIM which will conduct the exam may or may not change the CAT exam pattern 2019.Question: Since I am not very technology savy, how can I practice for CAT 2019 since it is a computer-based exam?Answer: The authorities will release CAT 2019 mock test in online mode and candidates can practice it and get the hang of how to navigate between different sections. Question: How many questions will be asked in CAT 2019?Answer: It is difficult to state the exact number of questions that will be asked in CAT 2019. Though for the past two years, 100 questions were asked in CAT.
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