New format for CAT this year

With the CAT exams undergoing a format change this year, MBA aspirants are anxious, to say the least. But experts say starting out with the right section and scanning the questions before attempting the paper could help you crack it.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) — the gateway to pursuing MBA from the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) among other prestigious institutions — will be held from October 22 to November 18 this year. Nearly 2,05,000 students have registered this time against the 3,000 IIM seats. This marginally exceeds last year’s registrations of 2,04,000.

In the new exam pattern, the CAT paper will have only two sections instead of three. Till last year, the paper was divided into Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. From this year, the first section will focus on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and the second on Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. These two sections will now have to be tackled sequentially with separate time limits unlike earlier when students could divide their time between the sections as per their priority.

There are different sections; one student may be strong in Quantitative Ability and weak in Verbal Ability. Till last time, he had the liberty to decide which section he wanted to spend more time on, says Ulhas Vairagkar, director of T.I.M.E.

The total time for the exam has been increased from 135 minutes to 140 minutes, and 70 minutes each have been fixed for the two sections. Now you have to be good at both the sections. Even if you are good at one section and complete it before time, you cannot carry it forward. That is one thing which can have an impact on a student’s performance, Mr Vairagkar said. According to Mr Vairagkar, time management will be the most important factor for students this time.This year, the maximum number of candidates scheduled to take the exam are from New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.
rigevidon kvalme rigevidon pill nhs rigevidon breast growth
amantadin wirkung amantadin vergiftung amantadin zoster
leponex behandling feber leponex solian leponex medikament
More News
NEET UG 2022 Correction Window Closes Today; Steps To Edit Application Form
The application correction window for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2022 will be closed today, May 27. The NEET UG correction window 2022 is available on the official website- neet.nta.nic.in. Cand...
Meghalaya Board HSSLC Result To Be Out Today; How To Check MBOSE 12th Result
The Meghalaya Board of School Education, or MBOSE, will release the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC), 12th result today, May 26, 2022. The MBOSE HSSLC results will be declared at official websites- mbose.in and megresults...
NEET UG Correction Window 2022 Opens; Here’s How To Edit Application Form
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has opened the application correction window of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET 2022 today, May 24, 2022. The NTA has come up with the NEET correction window 2022 at the official website neet.nta....
AP POLYCET 2022 Hall Ticket Released; Check Direct Link, Instructions
The Andhra Pradesh Polytechnic Common Entrance Test, or AP POLYCET, hall ticket has been released today. The State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh has released the AP POLYCET 2022 hall ticket on the official website- polycet...
WBJEE 2022 Result Date Soon; Know Where, How To Check
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) 2022 result date is expected to be announced soon. The WBJEE 2022 administering body, West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) official website -- wbjeeb.nic.in, will host the WBJEE res...
BITSAT 2022 From July 2: How To Score Well? Prepare With This Knockout Programme
The Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS) Pilani will conduct its Engineering Entrance Exam- BITSAT 2022 from July. As per the schedule, session 1 of BITSAT 2022 will be conducted between July 2 and July 9, while the BITSAT session 2 exam...
Karnataka KSEEB To Announce SSLC Class 10 Result 2022 Today
The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) will announce the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Class 10 result 2022 on Thursday, May 19. The SSLC Class 10 result 2022 will be available on the official website- ssl...
West Bengal WBJEE Result 2022 Date Likely To Be Announced Next Week: Official
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) is likely to announce the result of state Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE 2022) by May-end. According to a WBJEEB official, WBJEE result 2022 declaration date is expected to be ann...
NEET PG 2022 On May 21; Check Syllabus, Paper Pattern
The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Postgraduate, or NEET PG 2022 on May 21, 2022. The candidates who have successfully registered for the exam, got access t...
NEET UG 2022: NTA Extends Registration Deadline Till May 20; Here’s Direct Link To Apply
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has again extended the registration deadline for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET UG) 2022. The NEET 2022 application process has been extended till May 20. Earlier the last da...