CAT 2016: Expected Exam Pattern

Although no official notification has been made about the same, the pattern for CAT-2016 is expected to be along the same lines as the CAT-2015 one.

CAT 2016 Exam Pattern
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 34
VA - 10
RC - 24
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32
LR - 16
DI - 16
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)34
Total No. of Questions100

While CAT-2014 had only 2 sections: 'Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and Data Interpretation' and 'Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) and Logical Reasoning (LR)', CAT- 2015 reverted back to the practice of three sections: 'Quantitative Aptitude (QA)', 'Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)' and 'Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)'. We expect something similar this year.

The other essential details for the examination are as follows:

Time allotted180 Minutes
Total no. of questions100
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +3
Number of choices4
Negative Marking Wrong Answer: -1 Mark No negative marking in Non MCQ questions