CAT Exam Format

CAT EXAM FORMAT No.of Questions
Quantitative ability (QA) 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) 34
Total No. of Questions 100

Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. Some questions in each section (Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal and Reading Comprehension) may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. Also, use of basic on-screen calculator will be allowed for computation.

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.

On-screen timer will mark remaining minutes for the test.

Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer.

There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered.