CAT Exam Pattern to Witness Major Changes

The Common Admission Test 2015 will introduce some major changes to attract more students from a non-engineering background.

Published: 11th August 2015 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2015 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 will introduce some major changes in question papers to attract more students from a non-engineering background for the Indian Institutes of Management.

As per information available, CAT 2015 will have not only objective-type questions but also questions requiring subjective or descriptive answers.

Speaking to Express, Sateesh, academic head of Career Launcher, Bengaluru said this year candidates need to write down a few answers while earlier questions were just objective.

This year even the time duration has been fixed for all the papers.

Over 30 per cent of the candidates who had applied for CAT last year were from a non-engineering background.

“We expect that number to be more this time as there are several changes. The inclusion of descriptive type of questions will provide a level-playing field for the non-engineers,” said Sateesh.

The registration for CAT 2015 started on Thursday.

It will end on September 20. CAT exams 2015 will be held on November 29.

Major changes:

  • CAT paper this year will comprise three sections, quantitative aptitude (QA), data Interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) and verbal and reading comprehension (VRC).  
  • Students will be given exactly an hour to complete each section. The test will automatically move to the next section once a candidate spends an hour in a section.
  • Candidates will not be       allowed to use physical calculators as CAT 2015 will have online calculators.


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