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CAT 2006

Summary

Common Admission Test (CAT) took place on Sunday, November 19, 2006 for admission in MBA Programmes

  • Number of questions: 75 Questions
  • Time limit: 150 minutes
  • Marks: 300 marks
  • Negative marking: yes (25% negative for wrong answers)
  • Section: 3 sections, No sectional time limits
  • Options: 5 answer options per question

Questions per section

  • Logical reasoning - Data interpretation (LR-DI) : 25 questions
  • Verbal ability (VA): 25 questions
  • Quantitative analysis (QA): 25 questions

Detailed analysis

CAT 2006 was a surprise for every one as it comes with lot of new things which are far apart from the past CAT tests.First time there were 5 options were available for each question.Questions in VA section are not usual.Options in VA section is pretty close to each other which made it tougher.Grammer had been absent.

LR - DI

Total 25 questions in CAT 2006 LR-DI section. 5 easy questions for LR.20 questions for Data interpretation consisting 5 from networks.5 from tabular DI and 10 tough questions from caselets.

QA

Total 25 questions in CAT 2006 quantitative analysis section. Break down was as below

  • Algebra 8 questions
  • Number Systems 5 questions
  • Geometry 4 questions
  • percentage 1 question
  • Ratios 3 questions
  • Speed 1 question
  • Permutations and Combinations 2 questions
  • Set Theory 1 question

VA

Total 25 questions in CAT 2006 Verbal ability section. 3 tough RCs of 5 questions each.there was one set of 5 questions on the Fact-Inference-Judgment .The remaining 5 questions involved identifying the best last sentence in a paragraph -- once again fairly tough.