The facility to experience the Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) computer-based examination is now available at the CAT website. The candidates need to note that it is a mock online examination for demonstration purpose only.
The objective of the sample/mock CAT paper is to make the candidates aware of the test environment. However, the actual content along with the difficulty level of the examination will differ from the content shown in the sample/mock CAT paper, according to the website.
Candidates need to note that the equating/scaling process will be announced on the CAT 2014 website: www.iimcat.ac.in prior to the examination.
CAT 2014 will be conducted on Sunday, November 16 and Saturday, November 22, 2014. The Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) is the convener of CAT 2014.
Several changes have been introduced in the CAT examination this year, in a bid to improve the overall examination experience for the candidates. The examinees will get 30 more minutes to complete their papers, since the total number of questions will also be more for this year’s examination. Earlier 140 minutes were assigned to CAT test-takers to complete their paper, which has gone up to 170 minutes for CAT 2014.
There will be two sections in CAT 2014 - Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR). Going forward, candidates need to solve 50 questions from each of the sections of CAT, instead of the earlier 30 questions. The new feature will enable candidates to allocate time to complete any section of their preference, based on their capability as well as convenience. If needed, students may switch from one section to another and come back to the section as well. As per the earlier system, candidates were required to solve the sections in serial order, within stipulated time limits.