CAT Exam Pattern 2021: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A) has released notification for the exam CAT 2021. IIM A also prescribed the CAT 2021 exam pattern and syllabus. This year exam held in three session Slot 1: 8:30 am – 10:30 pm (Morning Session); Slot 2: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Afternoon Session) and Slot 3: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Evening Session). 40 Minutes for Each Section (VARC, DILR, QA).
CAT Exam pattern 2021 is divided into three sections with a total of 76 Questions (54 MCQs and 22 Non-MCQs). There will be 26 questions in the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) and QA section and 24 questions in the DILR section.
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|No of Q||Marking Scheme||Time (minutes)||Expected Level of Difficulty|
|VARC||26 (18 MCQ & 8 NON MCQ)||3/ -1||40||Moderate /difficult|
|DI & LR||26 (18 MCQ & 6 NON MCQ)||3/ -1||40||difficult|
|QA||26 (18 MCQ & 8 NON MCQ)||3/ -1||40||Easy|
- VARC Section: 4 RC passages with 18 MCQs; VA 8 Non-MCQs are subdivided into Para Summaries, Para Jumbles, and Context Sentences.
- DILR: Data Interpretation: 14 Questions, Logical Reasoning: 10 Questions, All in Sets of 6 & 4 Questions.
- QA: High on Arithmetic, Other on Geometry, Log, Algebra, Roots, etc.
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