IIMs CAT to test knowledge too, not just aptitude

The CAT format will be changed to test the candidate’s knowledge too and will not just limit on aptitude. In the new-format test, students will get 140 minutes to answer 60 questions spread equally over two sections, down from the earlier three. Candidates cannot move on to the next section till 70 minutes are over, unlike last year, when they had 135 minutes to attempt the same number of questions without any section-wise time restriction. The section-wise time allocation will end race against time in the exam which always puts speed at a premium.

CAT 2011 Highlights

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT 2011) highlights. Prometric, a provider of market-leading test development and test delivery solutions is IIMs’ partner in developing and delivering CAT 2011. The first section will consist of Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. Whereas, the second section will focus on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.

The examination will be 140 minutes. Within each section, candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions which will have an on-screen countdown timer.