CAT Exam Pattern 2023: Section-Wise Pattern, Marking Scheme, and More

CAT 2023 Exam Date

IIM Lucknow will conduct CAT 2023 on November 26, 2023, in 3 slots.

3 Sections in CAT Exam

CAT comprises Verbal Ability, DILR, and Quantitative Aptitude sections.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

Tests reading, language skills, comprehension, grammar, and verbal reasoning.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Assesses data interpretation, analysis, logical reasoning using various data formats.

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Evaluates mathematical skills covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and number systems.

Type of Questions

CAT includes both MCQs and non-MCQs; candidates directly type answers in non-MCQs.

Exam Duration

Candidates get 40 minutes per section, totaling a 120-minute test duration.

Marking Scheme

Correct answers earn +3 marks, while wrong ones (except in Non-MCQs) incur -1 mark.

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