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Changes in CAT Exams 2015
<p><a href="http://www.collegedekho.com/colleges/search=IIM/">Indian Institute of Management ((IIM)</a> has announced the date of the Common Entrance Test (CAT), the hyped entrance test in India which lead to admission into India’s top business schools. But for 2015, the management of IIM has added new formats in the test which could give non-engineers a better chance to crack CAT. The test is going to be conducted on 29 November and results will be announced in the second week of January.</p>
<h2>Let’s have a look on the changes</h2>
<li><strong>Descriptive Questions</strong> added from 2015 onwards, apart from Multiple Choice Based System, descriptive question to judge student’s criticism ability has added making a total of 100.</li>
<li><strong>One Day Exam:</strong> The test is going to be held on 29 November in two sessions.</li>
<li><strong>Three Sections:</strong> The CAT exam will have three sections—quantitative aptitude (QA), data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR), and verbal and reading comprehension (VRC) instead of just two.</li>
<li><strong>Reading comprehension</strong> has been added this year. Better chances for non engineers. The aspirants who do not belong from engineer background have a fair chance to crack CAT in 2015. The addition of descriptive questions and reading comprehension can be a bonus. The addition may bring gender and background diversity in the campuses.</li>
<li><strong>Time Duration</strong> increased In the current year, the duration of the CAT exam has also been increased to 180 minutes from 170 minutes last year. In the previous exam, the IIMs had increased the test time from 140 minutes to 170 minutes.</li>
<li><strong>No Switching Candidates</strong> will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Last year, there was no such restriction.</li>
<li><strong>Division of section and number of questions: </strong>Like last year, CAT applicants will need to answer 100 questions, but instead of two sections of 50 questions each, this time, QA and VRC will have 34 questions each, and DILR will have 32 questions.</li>
<li><strong>More cities and centres:</strong> This year, the entrance will be conducted in 650 centres in 136 cities. In 2014, it was conducted in 99 cities comprising 354 test centres. Students can give the preference of four cities in which they would like to take the test instead of three choices given in 2014.</li>
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