Exam pattern will be same for CAT 2017

The students can breathe a sigh of relief as the test strategies they have been working on, based on CAT 2016, will continue to be relevant

By Author  |  Published: 7th Aug 2017  12:00 amUpdated: 7th Aug 2017  12:05 am

Hyderabad: Aspiring to crack Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017? Here is some good news. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) which have released the notification did not made any changes to the examination pattern. This means, the question pattern which was asked in the CAT 2016 would remain the same in this years’ examination.

Ramnath Kankadandi, Course Director, CAT TIME said “The exam pattern is the same as that for CAT 2016. Sectional timing of 60 minutes, on-screen, calculator, non-MCQs from CAT 2016 are all present this year too. However, the number of questions – overall and in the sections were not specified. With no significant changes in the test pattern, students can breathe a sigh of relief as the test strategies that they have been working on, based on CAT 16, will continue to be relevant.”

The duration of the test will be 180 minutes and will have three sections namely Section-I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Section III: Quantitative Ability.

Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. 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.

Tutorial to understand the format of the test will be made available by the IIMs on the CAT website https://iimcat.ac.in/ from October 18 and candidates are advised to work on the tutorials.The entrance test will be held on November 26 in 140 test centres across the country.

Candidates will be given option to select four test centres in order of preference.
Candidates can register online through https://iimcat.ac.in/. The registration will be begin on August 9 and concludes on September 20.

Admit cards can be downloaded from the website from October 18 till the date of test. “Over the next four months, students need to take AIMCATs and ensure that they polish their test day strategies to the hilt, while overcoming their area-specific weaknesses,” Ramnath said.

The test is mandatory for admissions into post graduate programmes and others in 20 IIMs. The score is also used for admissions into top rated B schools in the country.

Make a note

Registration: August 9 to September 20

CAT Tutorial on www.iimcat.ac.in: October 18

Admit card download: From October 18 till the exam day

Test date: November 26

Results: Tentatively in the 2nd week of January, 2018