IIM Indore(IIM I) has released CAT 2020 official Mock Test online on 5th October 2020 at the official website, iimcat.ac.in. Registered applicants can access CAT 2020 official mock test by logging to the CAT 2020 exam portal. This year, CAT 2020 mock test has been released after the release of CAT 2020 admit card, which was out on 28th October 2020. It should be noted that the CAT 2020 exam is scheduled for 29th November 2020 in online mode.
In this article you will find out details about the CAT 2020 Mock test.
Why CAT 2020 Mock Test?
1. The primary aim to release the CAT 2020 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.
2. CAT mock test helps the aspirants understand the expected CAT Exam Pattern and how to get an edge over others in the competitive MBA entrance exam.
3. CAT Mock Test provides and a generic overview and idea about the type, format, style and pattern of the MBA entrance exam which is organised on the D-day.
4. 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.
5. Although MBA aspirants take up CAT mock tests released by test-prep centres and other sources, official CAT mock test is very important. Proper analysis of CAT 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.
CAT Mock Test – Steps to Appear for it
Step 1 - Visit official CAT 2020 website at iimcat.ac.in
Step 2 - Click on the CAT 2020 mock test tab which is provided on the Homepage
Step 3 - A new page will open. Aspirant will have to click on the ‘sign in’ tab
Step 4 – CAT Mock Test Instructions page will appear on the Screen.
Step 5 – Click on “I am ready to begin” a new page will open which will have section wise questions related to the CAT 2020 Mock Test.
CAT 2020 Mock Test – Key Changes
In order to perform a thorough analysis of CAT Official Mock Test, we have to first understand the key changes introduced into it:-
1. Check for Personal Details – Once you click on the CAT mock test tab, a new page will appear on which candidates are required to check for the following information.
System Name, Name of the candidate, Code of the System, Photograph of the candidate, and Subject
2. On-Screen Timer – Candidates will also see an on-screen stopwatch on the top right hand corner of the screen that will indicate how much time is left to attempt the exam.
3. On-Screen Calculator - Candidates can use on-screen calculator, as they are not allowed to use electronic gadgets
4. Answering MCQs - Candidates have answered the question they will have to click on the tab which states” save and next”. On completion of three hours, candidates will get to know how many questions they have answered the total number of questions that are pending for review and those that have been left unanswered.
5. 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 mock test. The zoom feature in CAT mock test was enabled using a magnifying glass icon available at the top of the screen. Facility to ‘Zoom’ a question will also magnify the respective section that they attempt.
CAT Mock Test: Overview
Coming to the actual CAT Mock Test Released by the IIM-I 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 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 has 7 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 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 actual exam’, the general trend shows that the CAT exam pattern tends to be quite similar to that followed in the Mock Test.
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