CAT 2015 Becoming Easy to Mount From This Year
Common Admission Test (CAT), one of the prolific entrance exams held for majestic admissions in reputed institutes such as IIMs, will undergo several changes this year. As notified and scheduled to be held on 29th November, the examination will be conducted over two sessions, and a new section will be considered auxiliary on Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) apart from Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC).
Prof. Tathagata Bandopadhyay, CAT 2015 Convener, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, said, "Last year data interpretation (DI) was a part of QA and logical reasoning was part of VRC.
However, the number of questions from each section will remain the same as last year. The decision has been taken since the three sections are supposed to test different abilities of the candidates.”
According to the latest additions, the time limit has been extended from 170 minutes to 180 minutes this year. So, each section on QA, DILR and VRC will be provided 60 minutes each. Another major addition is the introduction of Written Answers along with MCQs. Answers will be typed directly on the screen while answering.
Bandopadhyay was quoted saying,” We have decided to introduce a few questions which will require candidates to solve the problems and key-in the correct answer(s) instead of just selecting the right options among the given choices. This we are planning to introduce this to reduce the scope for guess work. The reason behind increasing the duration by 10 minutes is simply to allot equal time (60 minutes) to each of the three sections. The test will automatically move to the next section once a candidate spends an hour in one section. Also a candidate cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. This is another change from the last year's test. Till last year there was no such time stipulation.”
These changes are drawn in order to enhance the skills and intellectual minds rather than focusing on computation. New tutorials for CAT 2015 will be made available on CAT website from October 15.