Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 01 Dec, 2018 13:38 IST
To help the CAT aspirants understand the exam pattern well, IIM Calcutta has released the CAT 2018 mock test. All CAT applicants must go through this online tutorial to familiarise themselves with the latest CAT exam pattern and to know other important instructions that must be followed at the exam center.
Appearing for a computer-based exam like CAT without the knowledge of how it actually works is certainly not a good idea. In order to have a complete understanding of the exam, candidates should familiarise themselves with the user interface and navigation by practicing CAT mock test. Taking mock tests right now will allow candidates to become familiar with the navigation, and hence, they will not waste precious time understanding the interface on the day of the exam.
Another important point that candidates should keep in mind is that the exam is divided into three sections, which are individually timed for one hour each. This means that as soon as an hour is over while the candidate is solving a particular section, the test will automatically move to the next section. Also, candidates must note that switching from one section to another while answering questions in a section is not an option. Candidates must give their best shot in all three sections of CAT. A bad performance in one section cannot be compensated with a good performance in the other section. Some questions in the CAT exam will not be of multiple choice type. Instead, candidates will be required to type their answers on the screen.
In order to practice the mock tests, candidates can take the following steps to access CAT 2018 mock tests on our website.
Click on any of the mock tests links available on this page.
You will be redirected to the candidate's login page.
Enter the credentials to successfully register or login to the account.
After successful login, you will be redirected to the mock test.
Once you see the mock test page, start solving and practice as much as you can for better preparation.
CAT mock test helps you in understanding the exam pattern in a clear and better way.
If you are in a regular practice session then you will gradually improve your time-management.
Mock test series will guide you through a better understanding of the CAT main paper by highlighting the important areas.
By solving CAT mock test you can easily identify the areas where more preparation is required. Simultaneously, it will help you in finding out the areas that can be solved quickly and are to be attempted first.
Solving mock test papers on a regular basis is something that is highly recommended by the experts as it will help you to increase your confidence.
The more you practice a mock test, the better you will perform on the main exam day.
CAT 2018 is an online examination that will be held in the English language.
As per the new pattern, there will be more of key-in answer type questions than MCQs.
There will be a total of 100 questions divided among 3 sections with a total of 300 marks.
The sections include Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (34 questions), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (32 questions) and Quantitative Ability (34 questions).
CAT 2018 test duration is 3 hours (180 minutes).
60 minutes for each section has been allotted. After every 60 minutes, the section will automatically change.
There is no provision to switch from one section to the other without completing the 60 minutes.
There will be negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.
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