The CAT is easily one of the most awaited exams in the country. Ever since it was introduced in the online pattern, it has undergone several and frequent changes.
Planned for November 29, the examination will be held more than two sessions around the same time. The CAT entrance advisory board has additionally chosen to add another segment to the test on data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR), apart from quantitative aptitude (QA) and verbal and reading comprehension (VRC) segments.
"A year ago, information elucidation (DI) was an a piece of QA and consistent thinking was a piece of VRC. Be that as it may, the quantity of inquiries from every segment will continue as before as a year ago. The choice has been taken subsequent to the three segments should test distinctive capacities of the hopefuls," said CAT 2015 convener Tathagata Bandopadhyay, who is an educator at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.
The time allowed for the examination has additionally been expanded from 170 to 180 minutes this year.
"The purpose for expanding the length of time by 10 minutes is to allocate equivalent time (an hour) to every segments. This year, the students will be given precisely an hour to finish every segment. The test will naturally move to the following area once a hopeful spends an hour on one fragment. Additionally, a hopeful can't change starting with one segment then onto the next while noting inquiries in a specific bit. This is another change from the most recent year's test. Till a year ago, there was no such time stipulation," included Bandopadhyay.
Another significant change in the examination procedure would be the presentation of composed answers. A few inquiries in every area may not be of different decision (MCQ) sort. Rather, direct answers are to be written on the screen. Till a year ago, CAT was completely in light of MCQs where students needed to choose the right choice or choices.
"We have chosen to present a couple questions which will oblige contender to take care of the issues and key-in the right answer(s) rather than simply selecting the right choices among the given decisions. This year, we are wanting to acquaint this with lessen the degree for mystery," Bandopadhyay said. Competitors will likewise have the capacity to utilize fundamental on-screen adding machine for processing this year.
This year, the test will be held over 136 urban communities involving 650 test destinations around the same time and in two sessions. "This has been done to help the competitors concentrate more on the issue than on the reckoning," said Bandopadhyay. Instructional exercises to comprehend the configuration of the examination will be accessible on the CAT site from October 15.
"Hopefuls will be given the choice to choose four test urban areas all together of inclination and thus they require not race to square spaces and locales in the starting days of enlistment. We will attempt our best to allocate contender to the city refered to as their first inclination. On the off chance that it is unrealistic, they will be appointed the following city in their request of inclination. In any case, hopefuls won't have the capacity to choose the session in light of the fact that it will be doled out haphazardly," said another individual from CAT entrance advisory.