IIMs release CAT 2018 Mock Test

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has released the official CAT 2018 Mock Test with special features on October 16, 2018, ahead of the release of CAT 2018 Admit Card. The CAT 2018 Mock Test will have 100 questions divided into three sections. What is more, it will be a wholesome guide on CAT syllabus, examination pattern and the process of how to use the navigation tools during CAT 2018 examination. IIMs have released the CAT 2018 full-length Mock Test on October 16, 2018, more than a month before the CAT 2018 exam which is scheduled on November 25, 2018, in two sessions.

Although the CAT Mock test contains 100 questions, it is added with unique features. Besides, on the pattern of CAT 2018 Mock Test, the actual CAT exam may also include fewer questions of Non-MCQ and No penalty type.

For the first time that IIMs have released the IIM-CAT official mock test with 100 questions even before the release of CAT Admit Card. The official CAT 2018 Mock Test is the most authentic source to familiarise yourself with the actual CAT 2018 exam pattern, changes in topics in CAT 2018 syllabus, sectional composition, type and model of questions expected in CAT 2018 exam and the scoring pattern.

Special Features & Changes in IIM-CAT 2018 Mock

IIM Calcutta  has made three critical changes in the release of CAT 2018 Mock Test:

  • Separate CAT 2018 Mock Test Navigation Guide PDF Released
  • Different login link provided for candidates with normal vision
  • Login Link separately provided for the candidates who have low vision with two magnifying glass icons at the top of the screen
  • You can click on the image to zoom in and click on the icon to zoom out the question.

Fewer Non-MCQs

You may find fewer Non-MCQs (No-penalty) questions in CAT 2018 as against past two years if the CAT 2018 test paper adheres to the CAT 2018 official Mock test released by IIM Calcutta

The VARC, DILR and Quant sections in CAT 2018 exam may contain a fewer number of Non-MCQs. For example, only 6 Non-MCQs as against earlier 8 exist in DILR while Quantitative Ability section may consist of only 7 Non-MCQs as against 10 in 2017. This will increase the risk of getting negative marking in more questions as wrong answers in Non-MCQs are not imposed with any negative marking.

CAT 2018 Test Paper: How many questions per topic?

The following could be the structure and content of the CAT 2018 Test paper as revealed in IIMs’ CAT 2018 Mock Test:

VARC will have a total of 34 questions, MCQs with -1 negative marking penalty for wrong answer 24, non-MCQs with no negative marking penalty for wrong answer 8. DILR will have 32, 28 and six while Quant will have 34, 29 and 7. The CAT 2018 Mock Test has 100 questions divided into three sections and is a complete guide on CAT syllabus, examination pattern and the process of how to use the navigation tools during CAT 2018 examination.

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