CAT 2011 is quite a departure from previous years' CAT. CAT in its new avatar has only two sections (instead of 3 or 4 sections in the previous years' CAT) with sectional timings and a defined order of sections.
The first section will be Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI), followed by the second section, which is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR), each section having 30 questions to be answered in 70 mins. Test takers have to first exhaust the 70 mins allotted for the first section and only then can they move to the second section.
For the second section, even though there will be an option of Exit Test, serious aspirants will exhaust all of the 70 mins allotted to the second section. Once in the second section, the test taker cannot go back to the first section. However, within a section, test takers can go back & forth between the 30 questions.
As there are only two specified sections and no sub-sections, it is very unlikely that there will be sub-sectional cut-off. There will be two sectional cut-offs, and IIMs have already disclosed their cut-offs for the two sections and the overall cut-off on their respective websites. However, these cut-off percentiles are only the basic minimum criteria and do not ensure an interview call....more
01:16 PM, Sep 23, 2011