EXAM PATTERN 2019 - Details

MBA PGDM Exam details

CAT is just three months away now and date of exam is Nov24, 2019. CAT is digitally based test, conducts annually in a year.CAT is the mandatory exam for taking participation in admission process of IIMs. Common Admission Test or CAT scores are accepted by many other top Non-IIMs business schools such as IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi and many more. Scoring good percentile is necessary for taking admission into top business school.CAT is being conducted once in a year in two sessions – Morning and Evening. Every year any of the IIMs conduct CAT and this year it will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode. Score of this 3 hours test will let you ahead in journey of making selection in IIMs.

CAT 2019 Exam Pattern – Highlights

Mode of ExamCAT is being conducted online.

Duration of ExamCAT will be test of 3 hours duration and conduct on single day in two sessions – Morning and Evening Shift

Type of Questions- There can be two type of question –MCQs and Non MCQs.

Section Segment – There will be three section in the exam – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretations & Logical Reasoning (DI&LR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

Negative Marking Scheme – There will be negative marking scheme of ¼ marks for wrong answer.

Conducting AuthorityIIM Kozhikode will be conducting CAT 2019.

To make a point to chime the CAT 2019 with high score you have to start your CAT test preparation plan 2019 without holding up any more.

CAT Test Pattern which conveys slight changes for CAT 2019, has gone with detectable changes since 2014 in CAT structure as well as in syllabus. Going by the show in changes in different kind of questions in CAT, you can't limit a substitute CAT 2019 Exam plan. Be that as it may, regardless of number of changes achieved during most recent 4 years in CAT test pattern, the nuts and bolts of the CAT have not changed. CAT Exam pattern since 2015 has stayed on similar lines. CAT 2019 test pattern is furthermore expected to remain as per the latest 4 years CAT plan, in spite of the way that there could be some minor changes in number and sort of questions and their sectional course of action.

CAT 2019 Exam will include three sections – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VA&RC), Data Interpretations & Logical Reasoning (DI&LR) and Quantitative Aptitude ( QA) with total of 100 questions. Each section will be 60 minutes specifically. CAT needs efficient proper time management calibre to maintain accuracy. Candidates need to understand the basic point that they have to qualify cut off for each section along with overall percentile to make sure their place in IIMs for further process.

Sectional Divisions:-


 No. of MCQs

No. of Non- MCQs

 Total Question

  Time Allocated

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension(VA&RC)

       24 or 27

        7 or 10


       60 Minutes

Data Interpretations & Logical Reasoning ( DI& LR)




       60 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

( QA)

     23 or 27

       7 or 11


       60 Minutes





     180 Minutes




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