CAT Exam Pattern:

CAT exam consists of 100 questions for a total of 300 marks, with the breakdown of 3 marks for each correct answer while 01 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Section - Time Total questions Total MCQs (With negative marking) Total Non-MCQs (Without negative marking) Total maximum marks
VARC - 1hr 34 23 to 27 7 to 10 102
DILR - 1hr 32 24 8 96
Quant - 1hr 34 23 to 27 7 to 11 102

The exam duration is 3 hours and the time allotted for each section is 1 hour.

One cannot select the sections as per choice and cannot switch to the next section before 60 minutes. After the completion of one section, candidates cannot go back to the previous section for any purpose.

The questions will be asked in English language only.

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