Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CAT 2011: New Exam Pattern

The CAT, which will be conducted between 22 October to 18 November, will have only two sections instead of three The Indian Institutes of Management announced the highlights of the Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT 2011).

This year the CAT will have only two sections instead of three.
Exam Pattern:
The first section will focus on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation;
The second on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.
These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.
Exam Duration: 140 minutes
The total duration will be 2 hours and 35 minutes including the tutorial.
Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second and will no longer be able to go back.

A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully.

Exam Dates: The number of test days has been retained at 20 days within the window from 22 October to 18 November 2011.