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CAT 2019 Official Mock Test Released, Attempt official CAT 2019 mocktest at iimcat.ac.in - Get complete analysis here

CAT 2019 Mock Test is expected to be released by 16th October. Find out the changes in CAT 2019 Mock Test and CAT exam pattern here.

Oct 17, 2019 10:07 IST
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CAT 2019 Mock Test Released
CAT 2019 Mock Test Released

IIM Kozhikode (IIM K) has released the CAT 2019 official Mock Test for the aspirants who registered for the CAT 2019 exam. IIM-K - the organiser of the CAT MBA Entrance exam this year, has made the official CAT 2019 mocktest available online on the official website of CAT exam i.e. iimcat.ac.in. Candidates need to log onto the exam portal to take up the exam. The primary aim to release the CAT 2019 official mock test is to help students understand the different aspects of the examination including level of difficulty, sectional composition, navigation and other rules related to the exam. The CAT mocktest released by IIM Kozhikode emulated an actual exam experience for the students.

Generally, the CAT mock test for MBA entrance exam is released after CAT admit cards are made available to the aspirants. However, following the footsteps of IIM-Calcutta, IIM-K also decided to release the mock test has been released prior to releasing the CAT admit card. Let’s find out what the key changes in CAT 2019 Exam Pattern are and how aspirants should analyse the CAT 2018 Mock Test to get an edge over others.

CAT 2019 Mock Test - Brief Analysis

As per the official mock test of CAT 2019 released by IIM K, it can be seen that the pattern is the same as the Slot 2 Paper of CAT 2018. Candidates must note that in the CAT official mock test 2019, that number of questions in the LDRI section appear to be 28 while the QA section contains 38 questions. However, on further analysis, it is observed that the first four questions of QA are actually LRDI questions and hence it is just an uploading error.
Thus, it is safe to say that there is NO change in the pattern!!

Why Official CAT 2019 Mock Test is Important?

CAT 2019 Mock Test provides and a generic overview and idea about the type, format, style and pattern of the MBA entrance exam which will be held on 24th November. The mock test released by the exam conducting agency is meant to suggest the sectional break-up of questions as well as break-up of MCQs and non-MCQs or TITA questions which is important for aspirants to know. Although MBA aspirants take up CAT mock tests released by test-prep centres and other sources, official CAT 2019 mock test is very important. Proper analysis of CAT 2019 official mock test help aspirants adjust and fine tune their preparation strategy in line with the expected difficulty level and type and mix of questions.

 The analysis of CAT 2019 official mock test, however, has not been released as yet. Experts are presently working on the mock test and detailed analysis of the CAT mock test 2019 will be made available soon. 

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Here is the previous year CAT mock test analysis for the aspirants to read. Find out all about the CAT mock test and why it is important to attempt before getting ready for the D-day:-

CAT 2018 Mock Test: Overview

Coming to the actual CAT 2018 Mock Test Released by the IIM-C; it is a full-length mock test consisting of 100 questions divided into three key sections. It offers a comprehensive guide to CAT syllabus, exam pattern and the process how to use the navigation tools during CAT 2018 exam. In terms of sectional composition the test consists of 34 questions from VARC section; 32 questions from DILR while Quant has 34 questions. In terms of MCQs and non-MCQs break-up, the VARC has 8 non-MCQs,Quant section has7 non-MCQs. On the other hand, DILR has 6-non MCQ questions i.e. 3 in Data Interpretation and 3 in Logical Reasoning.

Although the CAT 2018 mock test clearly states that ‘the actual number of questions, including the number of MCQ and Non-MCQ type of questions, could be different in CAT 2018 actual exam’, the general trend shows that the CAT exam pattern tends to be quite similar to that followed in the Mock Test.

Key Changes

In order to perform a thorough analysis of CAT 2018 Official Mock Test, we have to first understand the key changes introduced into it.

Introduction of Special Features

This year, the CAT 2018 Mock Test has been released with the special features which are aimed at making the test more friendly and accessible for visually impaired candidates. The CAT 2018 Mock Test offers two separate links i.e.

  1. For candidates with normal vision
  2. For visually impaired candidates

The visually impaired candidates will be able to opt for the respective option which will provide them with a zoom feature in CAT 2018 mock test. The zoom feature in CAT 2018 mock test can be enabled using a magnifying glass icon available at the top of the screen. Zooming a question will also magnify the respective section that they are attempting.

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CAT 2018: Expected Exam Pattern

Based on the CAT 2018 mock test released by the IIM-Calcutta, the final CAT 2018 exam pattern and structure is expected to be on the following lines:

Section

Total questions

MCQs

Non-MCQs

VARC

34

24

8

DILR

32

28

6

QUANT

34

29

7

Less number of TITA / Non-MCQs questions

The biggest take-away for CAT aspirants from the CAT 2018 Mock Test has to be the trend of falling TITA or non-MCQ Questions year-after-year. Non-MCQ Questions for which answers are to be typed in using an on-screen keyboard are fewer in numbers in the CAT 2018 mock test as compared to the earlier years. The Non-MCQ questions due to their descriptive nature tend to be no-penalty questions i.e. negative marking doesn’t apply to them.

Falling Number of Non-MCQs in CAT Exam

Exam Year

VARC

DILR

QA

Total

2015

10

8

10

28

2016

10

8

7

25

2017

10

6

8

24

If we go by the trend and the CAT 2018 Mock Test analysis, the expected number of non-MCQs in this year’s CAT exam would be in the range of 21 or 22 with section break-up as:

CAT 2018 – Expected Number of Non-MCQs

 

VARC

DILR

QA

Total

CAT 2018

8

6

7

21

Sectional Composition as per CAT 2018 Mock Tests

The sectional composition of CAT 2018 exam as per the official mock test released this year will  be as follows:

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

RC Topic

Expected Number of Questions

Question Type

-tive Marking

2 Short RC passages

6 (3 MCQs from each paragraph)

MCQ

Yes

3 Long RC passages

18 (6 MCQs from each paragraph)

MCQ

Yes

VA Topic

Number of Questions

Type of questions

Negative Marking

Para Summary

3

Non-MCQ

No

Jumbled paragraph

4

Non-MCQ

No

Odd sentence out

3

Non MCQ

No

       

Data Interpretation &  Logical Reasoning

DI Topics

Expected Number of Questions

Question Type

-tive Marking

Table Analysis-data comparison

4

MCQ

Yes

Bar graphs analysis, ratio, percentage

8

MCQ

Yes

Pie chart

4

MCQ

Yes

Line graph

4

MCQ

Yes

Table Data Analysis

4

MCQ

Yes

LR Topics

Expected Number of Questions

Question Type

-tive Marking

Team formation

4

Non-MCQ

No

Family pair

4

MCQ

No

       

Quantitative Ability

Quant Topic

Expected Number of Questions

Question Type

-tive Marking

Arithmetic

14

MCQs + Non-MCQs

Unclear

Algebra

5

MCQs

Yes

Trigonometry

4

MCQs + Non-MCQs

Unclear

Geometry

6

MCQs + Non-MCQs

Unclear

PnC

2

MCQs

Yes

Others

3

Non MCQs

No

Looking at the key changes and the general trend, the CAT 2018 Mock Test suggests that the exam will be more focused on MCQs, while also adhering to the updated CAT 2018 syllabus and weightage in the exam pattern. For more detailed analysis and CAT 2018 preparation tips, please visit www.jagranjosh.com.

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