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CAT 2014: Exam Duration Enhanced

Those who are going to give their CAT examinations this year would get an added advantage of 30 minutes to solve their paper.

Aug 4, 2014 17:29 IST
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Those who are going to give their CAT examinations this year would get an added advantage of 30 minutes to solve their paper. The good news has made many MBA aspirants happy as they can avail huge benefit from this 30 minute raise in the total time. The number of questions consequently is on the rise with this added time. The CAT examination paper consists of two major sections namely Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR). Previously, the CAT examinees used to get 140 minutes to solve 60 questions. Now the candidates would need to answer 100 questions in 170 minutes. Hence, the proportionate time for each question has gone down.

Each of the sections would contain 50 questions from which the candidates need to attempt the most they can. The CAT candidates, from this year can also choose from any of the sections to begin with. Earlier the aspirants need to answer the questions in a serial order, but from this year they can have the freedom to go for any of the section of their choice at the first place. This can help the candidates greatly finishing the paper on time and help them manage their time properly.

Those candidates who are willing to take tutorials from the website can do it well in advance by paying the registration payment online. They can prepare themselves well with these tutorials and can avoid any hassle of getting the same through long offline process.

The CAT examinations are scheduled on November 16, 2014 and November 22, 2014 for MBA aspirants, to take admissions in various B-Schools and IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) in India. The examination is scheduled to get conducted across 99 cites in four different sessions at 354 examination centers across the whole nation.

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