It’s now just less than 1 month left for CAT 2015 exam and most of the students would have completed the preparation and focusing more on Mock tests.

Here we bring you video of several format changes in CAT history in last 5-6 years and how one should see the latest change in normalization as a opportunity to score well in all the sections.

The prominent changes in this year CAT are –

  • 3 Section Time Limit Format
  • Calculator being part of paper
  • 20 Days to 1 Day (Normalization)

When we compare the changes in format we observe that –

  • In 2009 – 3 sections – 20 questions each – 2 Hours 15 Minutes – No Time Limit
  • In 2010 – 3 sections – 20 questions each – 2 Hours 20 Minutes – No Time Limit
  • In 2011 – 2 sections – 30 questions each – 2 Hours 20 Minutes – Time Bound
  • In 2012 – 2 sections – 30 questions each – 2 Hours 20 Minutes – No Time Limit
  • In 2013 – 2 sections – 30 questions each – 2 Hours 20 Minutes – No Time Limit
  • 2014 was the most structured format of CAT in form of question distribution
  • In 2014 – 2 sections – 50 questions each – 2 Hours 50 Minutes – No Time Limit.
  • In 2015, the changes compared to previous versions are –
    • 60 to 100 transition
    • 2 section to 3 section
    • Repackaging of section
    • 20 day to 1 day normalization
    • Calculation driven to Calculation friendly
    • MCQ vs Non-MCQ/Mixed

Driving force for this year CAT will be –

  • Time Management
  • Selection of Questions
  • Sectional Consistency