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Exam Pattern

CAT Exam Structure


Number of sections

3 (Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude)

Duration of exam

180 minutes (60 minutes per section)

Number of questions


Total marks


Language of question paper


Number of answer choices


Mode of examination


Marking scheme

+3 marks for correct answer -1 mark for incorrect answer

Section Wise CAT Exam Pattern

Take a look at the number of questions asked in each section of CAT exam and time allotted to each of them

Section Questions Time

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


60 minutes

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation (LRDI)


60 minutes

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)


60 minutes




CAT Exam Pattern - Overall and Sectional Time limit

CAT exam has sectional time limit, which means the candidates will not be allowed to choose any section to start with or switch from one section to another. They will have to follow the CAT 2019 question paper chronologically, from section 1-3. The chronology of the sections will be Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude

Aspirants must remember that they will have to complete each section within one hour and as the minute one hour is completed, the screen will automatically move to the next section, and they will not be allowed to complete it later.

CAT Marking Scheme

It is important to know CAT marking scheme before attempting the exam so that you can select which questions to answer and which ones to skip. Total marks of CAT 2019 paper will be 300. Each question will carry 3 marks. There will be negative marking of -1 for each wrong answer. There will be no deduction of marks in case a candidate chooses not to attempt a given question. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type, thus the answers will have to be typed on the screen.

Important Points About CAT Exam Pattern
  • Use of basic onscreen calculator will be allowed for computation
  • An onscreen clock will help candidates keep a check on time
  • A rough paper will be provided for rough work, which has to be submitted at the exam center as soon as the exam gets over
  • The candidate cannot start solving the question paper before time
  • All the computer screens will switch on at the same time
  • Candidates must sit in their designated area, if found sitting anywhere else, he/she will be debarred from the exam


CAT Eligibility Criteria - Academic Details
The authorities which will conduct the Common Admission Test will define the eligibility criteria of CAT related to academic parameters which the candidates must meet
  • Candidates who are in the final year of graduation, they would be eligible to apply for CAT 
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation and are waiting for the result to be announced, they will be eligible to apply for CAT However, according to CAT eligibility criteria such candidates will be offered provisional admission. The admission of the candidates will be confirmed only after they provide a certificate from the registrar or principal of the institution or university mentioning that the aforesaid candidate has met all the necessary requirements to obtain the bachelor’s degree.
  • Candidates belonging to the general category must score at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA to appear in CAT exam entrance exam . They must have completed their graduation by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956
  • Those candidates will also be eligible to appear for CAT exam who possess an equivalent qualification that has been accorded recognition by Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Candidates who belong to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Schedule Caste and persons with disability must score at least 45 % marks in their graduation to be eligible to appear in CAT 

CAT Eligibility Criteria - Calculation of marks to be eligible for Common Admission Test

If the candidate has scored marks in CGPA format, then in such a case, the marks would be converted as per the guidelines laid down by the respective institute or university.

If the institute does not follow any conversion policy, then in such a case the equivalent marks would be calculated by dividing the CGPA of the candidate by the maximum possible CGPA and the result will be multiplied by 100.

CAT Eligibility Criteria - Reservation Criteria 

As per the eligibility criteria of CAT , certain percentage of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC and persons with disability

Reservation and category





Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.5 per cent


Scheduled Caste (SC)

15 per cent


Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layers

27 per cent


Persons with disability

3 percent

Overview of CAT Syllabus 

Given below are the main topics of QA, DILR and VARC on which the aspirants must pay extra attention while preparing from the CAT syllabus

CAT SectionsCAT Important Topics
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Mensuration, Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Time and Work
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)Tables, Graphs, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Data Caselets
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)RC passages based questions, sentence completion, para-jumbles & para-summary, inferences
CAT Exam Full Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Syllabus
Verbal Reasoning Syllabus
Number Systems Tables English Usage or Grammar
Profit, Loss and Discount Caselets Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms)
LCM and HCF Bar Graphs Fill in the blanks
Speed, Time and Distance Line Charts Sentence Correction
Percentages Column Graphs Cloze Passage
Time and Work Venn Diagrams Jumbled Paragraph
Ratio and Proportion Pie Chart Meaning-Usage Match
Averages Other Basic Reasoning Questions Analogies or Reverse Analogies
Quadratic Equations & Linear Equations Calendars Summary Questions
Complex Numbers Number and Letter Series Verbal Reasoning
Simple and Compound Interest Clocks Facts-Inferences-Judgments
Logarithm Venn Diagrams Reading Comprehension
Sequences and Series Cubes
InequalitiesSeating Arrangement
ProbabilityBinary Logic
Surds and IndicesLogical Matching
Set Theory & FunctionLogical Sequence
Permutation and CombinationSyllogism
Mixtures and AlligationsLogical Connectives
TrigonometryBlood Relations
Coordinate Geometry