CAT Exam New Pattern 2016 Entrance Admission Test Syllabus latest news Notification

CAT Exam New Pattern 2016 IIM Bangalore Common Entrance Exam latest updates Syllabus exam pattern Notification news details can get from this page.

CAT Exam New Pattern 2016

Candidates who are waiting for the latest updates, didn’t you getting enough information from other websites? Then you are on the right place. Here in this page we have furnished all the details about the CAT Exam New Pattern 2016. CAT Notification 2016 will going to release on 31st July 2016. The officials have further revealed that the latest CAT notification may bring many changes in the exam pattern and structure. Aspirants can know the complete details about Common Admission Test Latest Updates from this page. The officials has announced that there will be changes in CAT Exam New Syllabus also. Go through the remaining passages to know more information about the Common Entrance Admission Test latest news.

CAT Exam New Format

The Common Admission Test is also referred to as CAT. It is the computer-based test which held in India. The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs. This test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs based on policy of rotation. It is mandatory exam for admission in the Post-graduate management programme in 20 IIMs and top rated B-Schools for the respective academic sessions.

The Last year the entire structure of Common Entrance Test and content of the exam was changed. This year IIM Bangalore is going to conduct the CAT examination for the academic year 2017. The officials release the CAT 2016 Notification on 31st July 2016.  According to the reports of IIM Bangalore, Convener, the aspirants should expect more changes in the CAT Exam New Pattern 2016. As soon the CAT Notification 2016 released, candidates have to be careful while filling the application form.

CAT 2016 may have more than one day of testing window or may opt for the since day single session. Aspirants who are going to apply for this entrance exam has approached the Convener of IIM Bangalore and requested to change the testing window from one day to two days. If the request of the candidates has been approved means that the CAT 2016 examination will be held in 2 days instead of one day.

Common Admission Test Latest Updates

Aspirants can check the Common Entrance Admission Test latest news from this page; don’t get confused about the CAT Exam New Pattern 2016. It is proposed that the CAT 2016 exam will be held atleast few days earlier than it conducted in 2015. The reason behind conducting the CAT 2016 exam earlier is that the MBA (IB) at IIFT is proposed on 27th November the last Sunday of the month. If the IIM CAT 2016 exam date went beyond this date means it may cause delay in the results declaration and other process. This may eventually cause delay in the admission in IIMs and other B-Schools.

The CAT 2015 exam pattern consists of three sections viz., Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal & Reading Comprehension (VRC). The duration of examination has increased to 180 minutes instead of 170 minutes for CAT 2015. The QA and VRC will have 34 questions each and DILR consists of 32 questions. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this change. Also, we will allow use of basic on-screen calculator for computation. Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

SectionNo. of QuestionsTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)34 

3 hours (180 min)

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)32
Verbal & Reading Comprehension34

CAT Exam New Syllabus

For CAT 2016 the number of sections may be restored to 2 instead of 3 as changed last year. One of the biggest disadvantages arising due to increase in number of sections from 2 to 3, after clubbing DI & LR was that both the tricky parts were placed in one section. Candidates who scores well in the exam will be shortlisted for further process. There is no negative penalty for wrong answers in the CAT Exam New Pattern 2016. For non multiple choice questions has 28% weightage in the CAT score last year may not be present in this CAT Exam New Format.

Candidates are advised to go through the CAT 2016 official notification for complete details about the Common Entrance Admission Test latest news. Please visit the official website regularly for more Common Admission Test Latest Updates. The registration for the CAT for the academic session will begin in the month of August 2016. We will also update in our website all the detailed information about CAT 2016 Exam New updates. Stay tuned to our website to check the CAT Exam New Syllabus and the exam pattern.

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