The TEST PATTERN is unstable .

Every Year it varies.To an extent , the test pattern can be judged

CAT BASIC PATTERN

1.Verbal Ability

3.Problem Solving

4.Data Interpretation

5.Logical Reasoning

6.Data Sufficiency

7.Maths Problems

Any of the above sections can be clubbed with any of the other

Some of the latest test patterns are as follows

2000:

Total Questions - 165

Time - 120 minutes

Section 1 : 55 Q - Verbal Ability - 15 Q and Reading Comprehension - 40 Q

Section 2 : 55 Q - Problem Solving - 55 Q

Section 3 : 55 Q - Data Interpretation - 31 Q and Verbal Ability - 24 Q

2001:

Total Questions - 150

Time - 120 minutes

Section 1 : 50 Q - Verbal Ability - 20 Q and Reading Comprehension - 30 Q

Section 2 : 50 Q - Problem Solving - 50 Q

Section 3 : 50 Q - Data Interpretation - 31 Q and Logical Reasoning - 19 Q

2002:

Total Questions - 150

Time - 120 minutes

Section 1 : 50 Q - Data Interpretation - 40 Q and Logical Reasoning - 10 Q

Section 2 : 50 Q - Problem Solving - 50 Q

Section 3 : 50 Q - Verbal Ability - 25 Q and Reading Comprehension - 25 Q

2003 (re-exam format given):

Total Questions - 150

Time - 120 minutes

Section 1 : 50 Q - Verbal Ability - 25 Q and Reading Comprehension - 25 Q

Section 2 : 50 Q - Data Interpretation - 30 Q and Logical Reasoning - 20 Q

Section 3 : 50 Q - Problem Solving

2004:

Total Questions - 123

Total marks: 150

Time - 120 minutes

Section 1

Data Interpretation: 20Q of 1 mark each

Data Sufficiency: 6 Q of 1 mark each

Logical Reasoning: 12 Q of 2 marks each

Section 2

Math problems: 20 Q of 1 mark each

Math problems: 15 Q of 2 marks each

Section 3

Verbal Ability: 10 Q of 0.5 marks each

Verbal Ability: 14 Q of 1 mark each

Verbal Ability: 5 Q of 2 marks each

Reading Comprehension: 21 Q of 1 mark each

CAT 2005

CAT Pattern

The pattern of this test has often been changed in the past. 2005 test included the following: three sections�data interpretation / reasoning, quantitative analysis, and reading, comprehension/verbal ability.

Duration: 2 hours

Total number of questions: 90

Total marks: 150

Negative marking: 1/3 of the marks allotted to a question is docked if the answer is wrong

DI/Reasoning

Number of questions: 30

Marks: 50

Quantitative Analysis

Number of questions: 30

Marks: 50