CAT (Common Admission Test)



Sunday, November 28, 2021

CAT 2021 Examination Pattern

 CAT 2021 Examination Pattern

CAT 2021 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 Exam is a prerequisite for admission in various management programmes offered by various colleges across India. CAT 2021 Online application forms will be available from 4th August 2021.


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CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

1) The CAT examination is a Computer Based Test, conducted Online Mode.

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

3) The question paper consists of 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 a 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


3 marks


60 min

Section - III

Quantitative Ability


3 marks


60 min



Total Questions: 100


Total Marks: 300

Total Duration: 180 min


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