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Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) was the exam conducting authority for CAT 2015.Every year large number of students gave this exam to check their potential.The main motive here is to choose right aspects at right point of time.A student can also figure out the scenario of whole exam paper by:
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For the academic session 2016-18 CAT is conducted by IIM Bangalore.Application Process for CAT 2016 will begin from August 6,2016 till August 29,2016.Similar to 2015,this year too CAT will be conducted in online mode comprising 3 sections namely Quantitative Aptitude,Data Interpretation and Logical Reasonig and Verbal Ability.
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Note: Go through CAT Exam syllabus first then observe it. It will ultimately help you to recognize from which topic the questions are asked.
The exam syllabus was declared by IIM Ahmedabad.
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To analyze the exam pattern you need to know Exam syllabus first Sections from which most of the questions are asked:
|Quantitative Ability||Number System, Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Algebra, Permutation-Combination, Mensuration, Time & Work, Ratios & Proportions, Averages, Area & Volumes, Quadratic Equations, Inequality, Boats & Streams, Problems on Train, Allegations & Mixtures, Simple & Compound Interest, HCF-LCM|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||DI: Interpretation & Analysis of data based on test, line graph, Bar graph, Pie chart, Venn diagram, Column charts LR: Seating Arrangement, Calendar, Cocks, Assumptions, Linear & matrix arrangement, Blood relations, Binary Logic, Odd man out series, Logical sequence, Coding-Decoding,|
|Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension||VA: Antonym, Synonym, Idioms, Fill in the blanks, Syllogisms, Analogies, Verb, Noun, Proverb, Pronoun, Adjective, Sentence Correction, Narration RC: Summary Writing, Cloze Passage|
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Following new changes have been observed in CAT 2015.
Students who are preparing are always interested to know about the latest pattern of the exam as it shows vulnerability every year.If mode of the question changes then in turn it also affects the whole paper pattern.The CAT pattern has been changed to offer equal opportunity to the students from different field,so that they can be judged on same scale.Changes in exam format may bring more heterogeneity in gender & academic background in words of Director of IIM-Rohtak.
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Certain changes have been made this year in CAT.We have presenting you certain interpretation regarding CAT 2015.Some students asked about the changes in test subjects which are added recently according to the new pattern.Exam authority has just classify the subjects in different sections which were two previously instead of three.They want to analyze a student in terms of language,Aptitude & soft skills.
According to guidelines issued by IIM’s,students have to be equally competent in each & every aspect that is why extra section of reading comprehension is added.As experts says this is IIM’s requirement not CAT requirement.Now you will not be able to score well if you are weak in one particular section.You have to attempt all sections equally.It is not the case like earlier in 2014 entrance.
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Conclusion:Third section has been extracted from earlier two sections of CAT 2014.
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In 2014 total time limit is 170 minutes,now it is 180minutes (3 hours) for 2015 entrance.According to experts it does not have any special impact because it is a marginal change of 10 minutes only.But a positive change is always serves better.
Time limit for each section is 60minutes.You will get extra 10 minutes for each section.As expert says,this would be beneficial for those students who are not good at time management.In this way they can spend more time on the section they wishes to.
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This will serve more benefits to those students who are good at solving sections in fixed time limit,it will help them to use this time in other sections.
These questions are defined as “Type In The Answer” (TITA) by CAT authority. Such questions require direct answer (subjective) from students.According to experts there should be around 5 to 10 questions in total in each section which is required to be answered directly.
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Normal Quant,DI-LR,Jumbled paragraph,Fill in the blanks type questions may be asked in one word answer.
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On screen calculator will be provided to the students this year.According to professionals,this change is not too much helpful for calculation of quant part,definitely not for VA-RC part,but somewhere helps in questions of DI as it requires intensive calculations.
Duration of exam is 180minutes,earlier it was 170 minutes.Some subjective type questions are added to test the language skills of students.Negative (Penalty) marking is same as was in previous years i.e. three marks will be awarded for each correct answer & there will be deduction of one mark for each wrong answer.The subjective section will not be judged on the basis of negative marking.
In Conclusion,we can say that the plan to take the test has changed but the core areas which are to be tested & topics remains the same.Transparency of the exam will not be disrupted at any cost.
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As direct answer type questions are added this time so it will increase the number of questions to be attempted by a student.It will also reduce the difficulty level.Automatically it will lead to rise in cutoffs this year.As extra 10 minutes are available to each student this year,so there are more chances of errors because extra time will prompt them to opt false answers.
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The total number of tests you have to appear for before getting admission in prestigious IIM’s & Top B-Schools.
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ANS. According to the new pattern there will be questions of both Objective & subjective type (direct answer).But there is no clarification about how many questions will be asked from subjective & objective.
|Particulars||CAT 2014||CAT 2015|
|Classification of Sections||Quant-50 Verbal-50||Quant-34 DI-LR-32 Verbal-34|
|Time Duration||170 minutes||180 minutes|
|Time Duration to perform Particular section||There is no sectional time limit||60 minutes for each section|
|Toggling between Sections||Yes||No|
|Penalty for not Attempting Questions||No||No|
|Penalty for Attempting Wrong Answers||Yes||Yes|
|Availability of Virtual Calculator||No||Yes|
|Requirement to attempt all section with good score||For IIM;s & Top B-Schools-Yes For Other Management Institutes-No||For IIM;s & Top B-Schools-Yes For Other Management Institutes-No|
ANS. Right now no tutorial is available.It will be available soon on CAT website From October 15th, 2015.You will be informed & allowed to prepare from tutorials in advance.READ MORE ABOUT CAT 2016 Preparation Tips
ANS. CAT exam will be conducted in two sessions in one day.The exam will be conducted at 136 cities in 630 test centre
ANS. No, toggling is not allowed.ccording to new pattern you can not switch between the sections.Each section is allotted with time limit of 60 minutes.You can choose which section you want to perform first.Once you have selected a particular section,in that case you have to attempt that section only in the allotted time,
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ANS. No,all IIM’s are strictly abide by their rules.You have to be equally competent in all sections.Number of sections have changed to test your skills in each & every aspect.READ MORE ABOUT CAT 2016 Paper Analysis for QA
ANS. Being a student and a competitor this time,your question is quite obvious.You are a MBA aspirant you have to understand how to manage everything from banks to companies.
Data Interpretation section is added to analyze your ability,how you extract or interpret meaningful information from vast pool of unordered data.
ANS. The latest CAT exam pattern is criticized but the exam conducting authority has provided assurance that it will offer even chance to each & every student.You have to prepare well & practice a lot.It is not the case that always a engineering student will grab the gold,you can also hit the target.It is about practicing in right direction not stream.
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ANS. CBT is the advance way to take test virtually.You are in front of computer screen & gave responses just by clicking on.There are no any chances of duplicity as this process is more transparent.Students have to prepare through mock tests on computer to perform well in entrance.READ MORE ABOUT CAT 2016 Paper Analysis
Paper based test is completely different from CBT as it requires all information to be filled manually whether it is answers or candidate’s information.Ratio of human prone errors is more here.
ANS. You have to compete for total 300 marks.Three marks will be awarded for each correct answer & one nark will be deducted for wrong answer.
One word (Subjective) answers will not be judged on the basis of negative marking.If you are not attempting any question no marks will be deducted.
ANS. You must answer the sections in a pre-specified order.You will get to know about order of section at the time when you will be in the exam centre.May be you will be offered with same order of sections as other candidates.READ MORE ABOUT CAT 2016 Answer Key
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