Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is all set to conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) for the year 2018. Candidates must have to know the duration and pattern of the exam. CAT 2018 is conducted for admission to management programs in IIMs and top B-Schools across the nation.
CAT 2018 is a Computer Based Test (CBT). Therefore, candidates have to answer within 180 minutes (3 hours). It contains 3 sections with a total number of 100 questions. CAT 2018 exam pattern remains on the lines of CAT official Mock test released by IIMs a month before the CAT exam.
The test comprises of three sections:
(a) Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
(b) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
(c) Quantitative Ability
|Section||Total Question||Total MCQs with -Ve Marking||Total MCQs without -Ve Marking||Maximum Marks|
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||34||24 to 27||7 to 10||102|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||32||24||8||96|
|Quantitative Ability||34||23 to 27||7 to 10||102|
Each section is time bound for one hour and candidates are not allowed to switch between any of the sections within this one-hour duration. However, candidates are free to answer any of the questions within a particular section. Candidates need to ensure high score in each of the 3 sections as there is also a sectional score cut off in IIM's for shortlisting.