CAT Changing Patterns for 11 yrs

CAT has been Changing Patterns for 11 yrs , and we are not sure what will be ib store for 2007 aspirants , will it be tets of accuracy or speed. Dont be suprised of the pattern Just see the changes , you will figure it out

1995 to 1996:
Total Questions 185 Time – 2 hours Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension - 100 Q (1 hour sectional time limit) Problem Solving & Data Interpretation - 85 Q
# Change in paper pattern: No change in pattern for 2 years Back to top ABHAYneogeek

1997 to 1998: 2 years

Total Questions 185 Time – 2 hours
Verbal Ability - 50 Q Reading Comprehension - 50 Q Problem Solving - 45 Q Data Interpretation - 40 Q
# Change in paper pattern: No Sectional Time, No change in pattern for 2 years .

1999:
Total Questions - 165 Time – 2 hours
Section 1 : Verbal Ability-25 Q and Reading Comprehension - 30 Q Section 2 : Problem Solving - 55 Q Section 3 : Data Interpretation - 31 Q & Reasoning - 24 Q
# Change in paper pattern: DI n VR combined

2000:
Total Questions - 165 Time – 2 hours
Section 1 : 55 Q - Verbal Ability - 15 Q and Reading Comprehension - 40 Q Section 2 : 55 Q - Problem Solving - 55 Q Section 3 : 55 Q - Data Interpretation - 31 Q and Reasoning - 24 Q
# Change in paper pattern: No drastic change, VA & RC ques shuffled Back to top

2001:
Total Questions - 150 Time – 2 hours
Section 1 : 50 Q-Verbal Ability-20 Q and Reading Comprehension - 30 Q Section 2 : 50 Q - Problem Solving - 50 Q Section 3 : 50 Q-Data Interpretation - 31 Q and Logical Reasoning - 19 Q
# Change in paper pattern: No drastic change, All sections no. of ques reduced to 150


2002:
Total Questions - 150 Time – 2 hours
Section 1 : 50 Q-Data Interpretation - 40 Q and Logical Reasoning - 10 Q Section 2 : 50 Q-Problem Solving - 50 Q Section 3 : 50 Q-Verbal Ability-25 Q and Reading Comprehension - 25 Q
# Change in paper pattern: Shuffle of no. of ques distributed


2003 (re-exam format ):
Total Questions - 150 Time – 2 hours
Section 1: Verbal Ability - 25 Q and Reading Comprehension -25Q Section 2: Data Interpretation - 30 Q and Logical Reasoning - 20 Q Section 3 : Problem Solving 50 Q
# Change in paper pattern: Shuffle of no. of ques distributed # Level of Difficulty: Very Easy, - easiest paper in last 5 years



2004:
Total Questions - 123 Total marks: 150 Time – 2 hours
Section 1 Data Interpretation: 20Q of 1 mark each Data Sufficiency: 6 Q of 1 mark each Logical Reasoning: 12 Q of 2 marks each
Section 2 Quant: 20 Q of 1 mark each Quant: 15 Q of 2 marks each
Section 3 Verbal Ability: 10 Q of 0.5 marks each Verbal Ability: 14 Q of 1 mark each Verbal Ability: 5 Q of 2 marks each
# Change in paper pattern: Shuffle of

2005:
Total Questions - 90 Total marks: 150 Time – 2 hours
Section 1 Data Interpretation Sub Section A- 10 ques Sub Section B – 20 ques
Section 2 Quant Sub Section A- 10 ques Sub Section B – 20 ques
Section 3 Verbal Ability Sub Section A- 10 ques Sub Section B – 20 ques
# Change in paper pattern: Shuffle of no. of ques distributed, Change in marks per ques. # Level of Difficulty: Medium, only Verbal tough, DI changed drastically

2006:
Total Questions - 75 Total marks: 300 Time – 2.5 hours
Section 1 DI / LR – 25Q
Section 2 Quant – 25Q
Section 3 Verbal Ability - 25

# Change in paper pattern: Shuffle of no. of ques distributed, Change in total time to 2.5 hours, change in choices to 5 choices, Change in marks per ques. # Level of Difficulty: Medium, only Verbal tough, DI changed drastically


Verbal: level have become very difficult over the years, esp engineers who are weak in english have to work hard..
Quant: Stress on Algebra & Geometry.. Arithmatic almost out of CAT and very difficult to solve..
DI: Changed from 2002.. no bar charts, line charts, tables n calculations.. Di is based on reasoning only.. so through away ur notes which have calculations in DI... they are out dated....
Time: this year paper can be anything 2/ 2.5 or 3 hours.. be prepared for anything
No. of Ques and marks: every year this is changed so again u have to be open..

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