Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer basednational-level standardized test jointly conducted by IIMs in technical support of TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). Indian Institute of Management started CAT examination annually with the purpose of admission to post-graduate management programs like MBA in various colleges and universities of India in 1950. Before May 1, 2009, CAT was a paper based exam conducted on a single day for all students.
The test is divided in to different section under which a candidate is evaluated - Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR).
|Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) Section I||34||60|
|Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning (DILR) Section II||32||60|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Section III||34||60|
Duration of CAT 2016 examination is 2 hours and 50 minutes through online mode only with 3 marks for each questions. There is negative marking for each wrong number of 1 mark.