Managed by IIMs, Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based exam which is a prerequisite for an MBA and other management programmes. The scores are accepted by close to 170 colleges across India for various courses. Until 2009, CAT was a completely paper based test and after that, they have updated it to a computer based test. Every year, there are some minor changes in the pattern or the number of questions asked.
CAT 2018 Paper Pattern
The CAT 2018 paper pattern was similar to the last year, with the difficulty level a notch higher. A total of 100 questions were asked from Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI LR), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Quantitative Ability (QA) both had 32 questions each. The total duration for the exam was 180 minutes. The candidates were not able to switch from one section to another, but use of basic on-screen calculator for computation turned out to be beneficial for the students to save time.
There were 3 sections:
Quantitative Aptitude (QA): 34 questions (60 minutes)
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR): 32 questions (60 minutes)
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC): 34 questions (60 minutes)
To be eligible to appear for the exam a student must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates in their final year of the bachelors can also apply. The selection process will include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of the candidates at various stages of the admission process.
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