CAT 2018 Examination Pattern

CAT 2018 is an all India level entrance exam conducted by one of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for selecting students into business management PG programs every year. CAT has become a pre requisite for admission in various management programmes offered by various colleges across the India. CAT 2018 Online application forms will be available from 8th August 2018.

CAT 2018 Exam Pattern:                                                     

1) Examination will be conducted in Online Mode: Computer Based Test.

2) The exam is for 3 Hours of duration from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

3) Question paper consist a total of 100 questions.

4) Each question carries 3 marks. Question paper is for 300 marks.

5) There is negative marking. 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

6) Candidates can use basic on-screen calculator.

7) Questions will both multiple choice type questions and single answer type questions.

There will be three sections:

a) Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

b) Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

c) Section III: Quantitative Ability

Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.



No. of Questions

Each question carries


Duration for each Section

Section - I

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension


3 marks


60 min

Section – II

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning




60 min

Section - III

Quantitative Ability


3 marks


60 min



Total Questions: 100


Total Marks: 300

Total Duration: 180 min

Check out the CAT 2018 Syllabus


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