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CAT Exam Pattern - Complete Details

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CAT exam is regarded as one of the most prestigious management entrance exams in India, and for the candidates, it is beneficial to know the exam pattern which is helpful in exam preparation. In this section, we will be discussing the CAT exam pattern in detail.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The CAT 2022 exam pattern is as follows

SectionsTotal QuestionsMCQsNon-MCQsMaximum Marks
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)2621578
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)2418672
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)2618878

Note: There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for the MCQ's while no negative marking in Non-MCQ questions.

CAT Exam Guidelines 2022

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As per the latest notification released, IIMs are going to conduct the exam in the exam pattern for CAT 2021 entrance examination. The revised duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections:

Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability

  • Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
  • Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. Also, they will allow the use of a basic on-screen calculator for computation.

Tutorials to understand the format of the test is available on the CAT website from October 2022. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials available on the CAT website well in advance.

The relevant sections of the CAT website will be updated later to reflect changes as per the above announcements and the candidates are advised to check it regularly for further details

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What is the CAT 2022 exam date?

CAT 2022 expected exam date is November 2022.

Which IIM will conduct CAT 2022? +

CAT 2022 will be conducted by one of IIMs will update once it is officially out which IIM is going to conduct the CAT 2022 exam.

What is CAT Exam Pattern 2022? +

CAT 2022 is a computer-based test (CBT) divided into 3 sections of 76 questions VARC, DILR, and QA. IIM does not officially announce the CAT 2022 exam pattern and syllabus.

What is the last date to register for CAT 2022? +

CAT 2022 Registration dates are not out yet. Will update once the CAT 2022 notification is released.

When will be the notification released for CAT 2022? +

As per the sources, CAT 2022 notification tentative release date is July/ August 2022.

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