CAT 2014 conducting authorities have finally activated the test duartion and pattern information. They have provided all the details regarding the new changes in the CAT Exam 2014 pattern and also the important points to be taken care of by the aspirants taking the exam.
Instructions for the exam day: CAT 2014 test duration is for a total time of 2 hours and 50 minutes (170 minutes). PWD/DA candidates with scribe requirements will be allowed an extra hour. All candidates will start the test at the same time. Candidates are to remain at their seats for the entire duration of the test even if they complete their test early. The Submit button will be enabled only upon completion of test time. If for any reason, the candidate has to leave the testing hall, he/she will not be allowed to re-enter the hall. In such circumstances, the test would be considered incomplete for the candidate.At no point during the test, the candidate should touch the keyboard. Doing so will lock the terminal. All answer choices should be made using the mouse.
CAT Exam Pattern: The test has 100 multiple choice questions across two sections. The two sections are: Quantitative Ability 7 data Interpretation- 50 questions; Verbal Ability and logical Reasoning-50 questions. Candidates will have the choice to attempt any section first and the the questions can be answered out of sequence too.
Marking Scheme: Marking scheme in CAT 2014 is same as in earlier CAT exams. 3 points will be awarded for each correct answer. 1 point will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered.