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CAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Indian Institute of Management, which will conduct the Common Admission Test will prescribe the exam pattern of CAT 2020. Candidates who will appear for the exam can check the exam pattern of CAT 2020 which will indicate the total number of different sections and the questions that will be asked in each of them. By going through the CAT exam pattern 2020 candidates will also know the marking scheme, the subjects and the topics from which the questions will be asked. Under the exam pattern of CAT 2020 candidates will also know the mode of the exam as well as the duration of the test. CAT will be conducted in computer based in two slots tentatively in the last week of November. Read the full article to know all the details related to CAT 2020 exam pattern such as the total number of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam and the mode in which it will be conducted.
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To know all the aspects of exam pattern of CAT 2020, candidates can go through the following table:
Duration of the exam
Three hours for all categories
Four hours for PwD Category
Sectional duration of the exam
Time allotted for candidates of PwD category
Total number of questions
Mode of CAT 2020
Computer based exam
3 marks for every correct answer
-1 for every wrong answer
Candidates who will be appearing for the entrance exam, they can get the expected overview of CAT 2020 exam pattern. This will include the total number of questions that are likely to be asked in CAT 2020 and the number of TITA questions. It was since 2015 that the IIMs introduced some change in the exam pattern of CAT 2020 wherein the candidates had to answer subjective questions. It is difficult to know the total number of non-MCQ questions that will be asked in the entrance exam.
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Total Number of Questions
Total Number of TITA Questions
Total Number of MCQs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Candidates who will appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT) they can check the overall and the sectional duration under CAT exam pattern 2020. Each section will have to be completed in 60 minutes while PwD category candidates will get 80 minutes to complete each section. Candidates belonging to the PwD category have the option to submit the answer after completion of one hour. In CAT 2020, candidates will not be allowed to switch between the sections. They can move to the next section only after they have completed the first section. However, as per the CAT exam pattern 2020, candidates can switch between the questions within a section.
Total Number of questions
During of Exam for all categories
Duration of Exam for PwD category
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
The marking scheme of CAT 2020 includes the marks which will be awarded for every correct answer as well as for wrong answers.
Candidates will lose 1 mark for every wrong answer
For every question answered correctly, candidates will be given three marks
If the candidate does not attempt any question, no marks will be awarded
Candidates should follow the instructions that are given on the computer screen while answering the questions in CAT 2020. As per the CAT 2020 exam pattern, the important points which the candidates must keep in mind while answering the questions include are:
The moment the candidate login and starts answering the questions, the timer clock on the top right hand corner will start ticking. On completion of 60 minutes, the section will be locked and candidates will not be able to answer any more questions.
Candidates will have to use exercise the following options while answering the questions:
Save and next: Candidates will have to choose the response, save it and then move on to the next one
Clear response : Candidates will have the option to clear the response for the question that they have answered
Mark for review and next: If the candidate is not sure about the response then in such a case they have the option to mark it as review and answer it later on and then move onto the next question
Colour on the panel
What it indicates
Question has not been answered not has it been marked for review
Question has been answered and not marked for review
The question has not been viewed or visited
Question has been marked for review and not answered
Violet with green tick
Question has been marked for review and answered
Indian Institute of Management which conducts the exam does not prescribe the syllabus for CAT 2020. However, based on past years question papers, candidates can check the topics from which the questions are asked.
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
English Usage or Grammar, Close Passage, Verbal Ability, Jumbled Paragraph, Reading Comprehension,Verbal Reasoning, Synonyms Antonyms, Facts-Inferences-Judgements etc.
Bar Graphs, Column Graphs, Tables, Caselets, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Number and Letter Series, Seating Arrangement,Binary Logic, Line Charts, Venn Diagrams, Pie Chart, Combination of two or more types linked to each other, Syllogism etc
Trigonometry, Mensuration, Algebra, Arithmetic, Higher Maths, Geometry, etc.
The Indian Institute of Management which will conduct the exam will release the CAT 2020 mock test tentatively in the third week of October. Candidates will have to click on the link of the mock test of CAT 2020 which can be used to practice it and get an idea as to how to navigate between the different sections.
Total Number of Questions
Name of the exam conducting body
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (34)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (32)
Quantitative Ability (34)
3 for correct answer
-1 for wrong answer
Quantitative Ability (QA) - 34
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) - 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI & LR) - 32
+3 for correct answer
No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Introduction of Calculator/ Induction of Non-MCQ
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) - 50
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) - 50
-1 for wrong answer!
Test was divided into two sections/Introduction of two-day test window
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI) - 30
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR) - 30
Same as previous year
It depends on the IIM which will conduct CAT if they want to bring about any major change in the exam pattern of CAT. However, if we see CAT 2019 then in the advertisement at least the exam conducting body had mentioned the total number of sections and the topics from which the questions will be asked.
If we check the past years question papers, then it is likely that there will be not much change in the total number of questions that are asked. Hence it is likely that 100 questions will be asked in CAT 2020.
Till now the IIMs have not officially announced the syllabus of the Common Admission Test.
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CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.
The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.
Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.
The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.
The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.
These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.
Further you can go through this link to know everything about CAT exam.
Hope it helps! All the very best for your future endeavours!
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