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CAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : 4th December 2018 To 4th December 2018
Result Date : 15th January 2019

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Exam Pattern for CAT 2018

The candidates should be well versed with the CAT examination pattern set by the examining authority, as it helps them to prepare for the exam in a better way. It mainly includes a number of questions asked in the CAT examination, the number of sections, time duration, subjects covered etc. Under Exam Pattern, we have provided the CAT 2018 exam pattern in detail.

  • The CAT examination will be conducted in Computer based test pattern (CBT).
  • The duration of the paper CAT 2018 exam will be of 3 hrs
  • The question paper pattern is that the paper will consist of 100 Objective type questions.
  • Subjects covered in CAT exam will be logical reasoning & data interpretation, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability.
  • 3 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates will get 60 minutes for answering questions in each section.

Paper Pattern for CAT 2018:

The Exam pattern of CAT changes from time to time. The current pattern being followed by CAT is as follows: 

CAT Examination Section



Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


60 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)


60 minutes

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)


60 minutes




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