CAT Exam pattern

the TEST PATTERN is unstable .
Every Year it varies.To an extent , the test pattern can be judged

CAT BASIC PATTERN

1.Verbal Ability
2.Reading Comprehension
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

Reading Comprehension/Verbal ability

Number of questions: 30

Marks: 50

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31 Comments


  1. chetan kumar says:

    hi,
    i m graduate from commerce, in 2nd Div. Can i apply for cat exam.

  2. armeghamalika says:

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  3. Aishwarya says:

    hiiiii,can u plz send me the pattern of cat which is going to be held in november 2010……………plz send me the reply

  4. akanksha singh says:

    please send cat exams for preparation

  5. Jasmine Kaur Randhawa says:

    hello sir/mam
    I am jasmine kaur from punjab B.Tech 3rd year student.can u guide for preparing cat?can u send me pattern of exam?plzzzzzzz
    thanx….

  6. sadab ahmad says:

    I am student of 2nd year b.com. I want to crack CAT exam.So please send me CAT syllabus.

  7. RaJeeV KuShWaHa says:

    hello,sir/mam
    I am student of B.tech 3rd year,I wanna all about the cat exam & selection procedure, so plzzzzzz!!! help me at my id

  8. mohd samoon khan says:

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  9. anusha says:

    i am pursuing my b.tech!!i wan details all about cat exam and required subjects 2 beat it

  10. saaikiran says:

    i need details about the materials which are prefered for preparation and their authors

  11. Pradeep Kumar Singh says:

    I m a b.tech 2nd year student . HOw should i prepare for cat? What should i do ?

  12. raj singh says:

    I am a 2nd year ece student of kolkata . i want to appera in cat . how sholud i prepare for that . give me a detailed suggestion please……… [:)]

  13. romaan naaz says:

    i m a bba 2nd year student can u please tell me the name of d books which i hv to consult for the preparation of cat and can u please tell me the minimum marks that i have to get to get an admission in iim…….

  14. ashish kumar says:

    hello, sir/mam
    i need study material can help ma…and also i need syllabus….

  15. mukesh sharma says:

    same as

  16. Aishwarya says:

    Hiii ….
    pls send me the dates of cat exam going to held in 2010 & 2011

  17. rahul says:

    hey can any one send me the format of cat xam………..

  18. Madumitha says:

    Hi,
    Iam madumitha doing my final yr engineering. I have applied for cat exam. I want to know about the CAT2010 exam question paper pattern.

  19. ranveer says:

    I want to syllubus for cat

  20. CHARUMATHY says:

    Hai,
    I am CHARUMATHY. I am doing my third year Engineering. I need to know Syllabus and Exam Pattern for CAT Exam. Moreover, I also wish to know details regarding books to be adopted for Preparation

  21. kuldeep singh says:

    hi
    i m a 2nd yr be student. i want to give cat, how should i prepare, wat is the syllabus. i want to know question paper pattern.

  22. BHAVYA says:

    I REQUESTED TO SEND ME PREVIOUS QUESTION PAPERS

  23. BHAVYA says:

    PLZ SEND ME DATES OF CAT EXAMS HELD BY 2011-12

  24. Isha Rai says:

    Hello..sir/mam i am doing B.Sc.(bio.) from BHU.can i apply for cat examination?

  25. shivani kapoor says:

    i m in bca 2nd year.i want syllabus and previous year question paper.please send it.

  26. Ritesh says:

    I want to know that how can I prepare for CAT exam? What are the required subjects to prepare for CAT exam?

  27. Ritesh says:

    I want to know the required subjects necessary for CAT exam preparation. How should I prepare myself for CAT exam?

  28. swamy says:

    At present I am studying B.Tech(3rd year).
    When i want to apply for the CAT exam,and how to prepare for that. What about the syllabus….

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