FAQ’s for CAT Exam Format

FAQ’s for CAT Exam Format


Get answers to all your queries regarding CAT 2015

FAQ’s :-

Q1.I heard that CAT will be held online. Is that correct?

> No, that’s not correct. CAT isn’t an internet test. it’s a digital or pc based exam; not an Internet-Based exam ; i.e. a candidate won’t take the test on an online website. rather than reading the queries during a paper book and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate can scan the queries on a pc terminal and opt for a solution by clicking on the proper choice.

Q2.How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?

> The format of the examination is a lot of or less a similar except that a candidate reads a question on a pc terminal and clicks on the proper answer, rather than reading on a paper leaflet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on a solution sheet. in addition, a timer are displayed on the screen that tells you ways more minutes to finish the examination.

Q3.Can I take the exam from any computer?

> No. A candidate can need to take the test on a digital computer assigned at the pre assigned venue within the prefered city that was chosen by the student, at the time of the registration. These details are going to be given on the Admit Card

Q4.What does a Computer based test exam look like?

> A CAT Mock is available on the website of CATking for candidates to get familiarized with the functionality and navigation of the actual exam.Click on the link below:

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Q5.Where can I select my preference of shift and test date?

> Candidate cannot select shift.Exam shift (forenoon or afternoon) will be allocated for each registered candidate based on the city preference made at the time of application.

Q6.How many sections are there in CAT 2015?

> CAT 2015 will have three sections:

  • Section I: Quantitative Ability.
  • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
  • Section III: Verbal Ability.

Q7. Can I bring a calculator to the testing centre?

> Candidates are prohibited from bringing calculators to the testing centre. You may use the onscreen calculator that will be available throughout the exam.

Q8.Are there negative marking for questions other than MCQs?

> No, there are no negative marking for non-MCQ type questions.

Q9.Do the non-MCQ type questions carry equal marks as MCQs?

> Yes, all questions carry equal marks. However, for non-MCQ type questions, you must type the answer.

Q10.How many non-MCQs are there in each section?

> The number of questions varies and cannot be disclosed.

Q11.Is there a specific order for answering sections? Can I attempt sections the way I want?

> You must answer the sections in a pre-specified order and this order will remain same for all the candidates.

Q12. Does CAT 2015 have a syllabus for exam preparation?

> No, the CAT exam does not have a defined syllabus for CAT preparation. However, you can take our mock test to understand the pattern of exam and types of questions. Check the Catking website regularly for the announcement of mock test.

Q13.What is the marking/grading scheme for CAT? Is there negative marking for a wrong answer?

> For questions other than MCQs, 3 marks are assigned for ‘correct answer’ and no marks for ‘wrong or no attempt’.

The scoring scheme for multiple-choice questions is as follows:
  • Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
  • An incorrect answer fetches -1.
  • No marks are given or deducted for un-attempted questions.



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