CAT 2023 Section-Wise Exam Pattern
The section-wise CAT 2023 exam pattern and expected difficulty level for each section are provided in the table below:
|Section||Total No. Questions||Expected Level of Difficulty|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)||24||Difficult|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)||20||Easy|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||22||Easy to Moderate|
|Total||66||Moderate to Difficult|
CAT 2023 Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Pattern
The VARC section of CAT tests a candidate's English language skills and how well he can interpret the given paragraphs in the exam and understand their core ideas. Verbal Ability questions are mostly asked from three topics namely Para jumbles, picking the odd sentence out, and sentence correction & completion while the Reading Comprehensions are around various topics and the latest trends.
CAT 2023 VARC Marks Distribution
70% of the questions from this section are from reading comprehension. All the RCs questions are asked in a set of 4. The graph provided below will allow you to know the marks distribution of the CAT exam pattern VARC section
CAT 2023 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Pattern
The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section of CAT tests a candidate's ability to interpret data and understand logical assumptions. DILR questions are asked in a set of 4 and the questions from this section are time-consuming. Time management skill is essential to crack this section.
CAT 2023 DILR Marks Distribution
Questions for the DI LR section are not fixed in the CAT exam pattern. However, candidates can check the graph provided below to get an idea about the expected questions from the DI LR section.
CAT 2023 Quantitative Aptitude Pattern
The Quantitative Aptitude section of CAT has only numerical-based questions from different middle-level Maths topics. The majority of the questions are asked from the Geometry and Number system. Algebra, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Work/days, and Compound interest are some other important topics for this section
CAT 2023 QA Marks Distribution
Around 30% of the total questions from this section are expected to be asked from the arithmetic section. Candidates can check the expected marks distribution in the Quantitative Section of the CAT 2023 examination here.