CAT Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Pattern

There is no specific exam pattern for CAT and it keeps on changing every year. Typically the pattern is as follows...


  1. Verbal Ability
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Data Interpretation
  5. Logical Reasoning
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Maths Problems


Section Number of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude 34
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 32
Verbal Ability 34


Verbal: (50 Marks Approximately)
  1. Analogies
  2. Jumbled Sentences
  3. Error Spotting
  4. Finding odd words
Reading Comprehension: (50 marks approximately)
  1. 6-8 passages

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

It carries approximately 35 marks.

Quantitative Ability

Maths: (40 marks approximately)
  1. Percentage
  2. Numbers
  3. Ratios
  4. Geometry
  5. Distance
  6. Interest etc.
Data Sufficiency:
  1. It carries 10 marks approximately

CAT as per its reputation, continues to deviate the paper pattern with reference to the number of questions in the sections and scores allocated for various sections.

Every candidate should cross the minimum cut off expect from each section, to feel safe in terms of score.
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