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CAT Exam Pattern 2018-19 Marking Scheme For (VARC, QA, LR & DI), Duration


CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern 2018: Aspirants, who are going to appear in CAT 2018, can get latest CAT Exam Pattern for For (VARC, QA, LR & DI) sections from here. Through CAT Paper Pattern, you can also get information about Marking Scheme, total time duration etc. 

Recently, Indian Institutes of Management has issued the CAT notification for CAT Exam 2018, in order to take admission in FPM/PGM courses. So, those who’re willing to know the about CAT Exam Pattern 2018-19 And Syllabus, need to go through this page.

CAT Important Dates

CAT Dates 2018
CAT Registration 2018 Begins From
Dates To Fill CAT Application Form
CAT Admit card download From
CAT Exam 2018 Date
CAT Result declaration
Second week of January, 2019 (Tentative)

CAT Exam Pattern And Syllabus For (VARC, QA, LR & DI)

Candidates, who want to clear the CAT entrance Exam, they need to start their preparation according to Exam pattern of CAT 2018. Further details about CAT Exam Pattern Marks and section marking scheme are provided below by the team of www.privatejobshub.in

Common Admission Test is commonly called as CAT which is the MBA entrance test organized by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) on rotation basis. On the basis of CAT Score 2018, shortlisted applicants will be able to appear in further selection process that is Group Discussion/Personal Interview round.

CAT Exam Pattern 2018

Candidates who are going to attend CAT 2018 Exam must be familiar with the CAT Test Pattern before starting preparation. In CAT Exam Marks Pattern, all the details are included such as number of sections in exam, number of question and marking scheme.
  • CAT Exam is the computer based test (CBT) which will be conducted in 650 test centres.
  • Total three sections are included in Common Admission Test/ CAT Pattern   i.e. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Ability.
  • In CAT Question Paper both MCQ as well as non-MCQ type questions will be asked by candidates.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked in the CAT Exam.
  • CAT Exam Duration will be 180 minutes (3 hours); 60 minutes will be given for each section.
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CAT Exam Pattern Highlights:

CAT Highlights
Duration of the Test
3 hours
Total Number of Sections
Sectional Duration
1 hour
Total Number of Questions
Total Marks
Marks per question
Negative Marking for wrong question

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CAT Exam Pattern And Time Duration:

No. of Questions
Total Marks
Time Duration (in minutes)
Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Download Free Papers From here: CAT Mock Test Online Test Series

CAT Exam Section (VARC, QA, LR & DI)

QA Paper Pattern:

The Quantitative Ability section of CAT Exam will contain the highest no. of questions i.e. 34 as compared to other sections. In QA Section, questions related to Numbers Systems, Progressions, Percentages, Profit and Loss Interest, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra Functions, Quadratic and Other Equations etc. will be asked by candidates. Do written practice of every important topic to crack this section.

CAT Exam Pattern For QA

27 questions
07 questions
Arithmetic – Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time & speed,
Compound interest
Moderate to Very difficult

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VARC Paper Pattern

In Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section, questions related to reading comprehension, fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Odd Man Out and Grammatical Errors in Sentence Correction etc. topics will be appear. This section contains 34 questions and the time will be given to attempt this section is 1 hour.

CAT Exam Pattern For VARC

24 questions
10 questions
Jumbled paragraph; Para summary;
picking the odd sentence out of the jumbled sentences
Moderate to Very difficult

DILR Paper Pattern

The Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section will be last long for 60 minutes and it will contains 32 questions of related topics like Tables, Bar Charts, X-Y Charts Involving Line Series, Pie Charts, CasesLogical Reasoning based on Rankings, Team Formations, Quantitative Reasoning, Puzzle, Syllogisms and Logical Deduction etc.

CAT Exam Pattern For LR & DI

24 questions
08 questions
Quantitative Reasoning, X-Y Charts Involving Line Series,
Tables, Bar Charts, Puzzle, Logical Deduction
Moderate to difficult

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CAT Exam Duration:

As per latest CAT Exam Pattern, candidates will get total 3 hours or 180 minutes to complete CAT 2018. Aspirants will have to complete CAT Exam Section within 60 minutes. CAT Test Takers are free to attempt and answer any question within a particular section.

Ratio of CAT MCQs & Non-MCQs:

No. of CAT Questions
No. of Non-MCQs

On-screen Calculator –

A non-scientific on-screen calculator will be provided to help candidates with basic solutions. CAT Exam Takers have to use the mouse to carry out basic solutions on the on-screen calculator.
Number of questions – 
  • Common Admission Test 2018 contains total 100 questions. In Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Ability sections, total 34 questions will be available. However Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section includes total 32 questions.
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CAT Marking Scheme
  • According to latest CAT Exam Pattern, common entrance test will be of 300 marks and includes questions from three sections which are Quantitative Ability,Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
  • Aspirant will get 3 marks for every correct answer.
  • There will be deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks will be given for un attempted question.
  • The test will be non MCQs type questions and a time limit of 60 minutes for every section will be given.
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CAT Exam Pattern Marking Scheme

No. of Sections
Sectional Detail
Verbal and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Ability

Number of Questions
Section Wise Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension – 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32
Quantitative Ability – 34
Total Duration
180 minutes
Sectional Duration
60 minutes for each section
Question Types
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Non-MCQs
Marking Scheme
+3 for right answer
-1 for wrong answer
No negative marking for non-MSQs

Solved Papers are available here: CAT Previous Year Papers with Solutions

Selection through CAT

The institutions first short-list the students for the GD round on the basis of the CAT merit list / CAT Exam Total Marks. Then qualified candidates through CAT Exam Papers will be called for personal interview round. This is the procedure adopts by committee to select the skilled aspirants.
Official Note:

Aspirants those who want to know more about CAT Exam Pattern 2018-19 can go through the Official Link. Marking Scheme of CAT 2018 will surely help in your preparation. If you have any query regarding CAT Examination Pattern then you may write to us in the given below comment box. Stay tuned with us to get information on Common Aptitude Test for MBA.

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