A total of 2.19 lakh aspirants appeared for Common Admission Test (CAT) on Sunday, 29 November. The exam was divided into three sections - Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). The duration of test was 180 minutes.
CAT 2015 was held in two sessions - forenoon session from 9 AM to 12 noon, and afternoon session from 2 PM to 5 PM. Both the sessions were of almost identical in terms of difficulty and type of questions.
There were total 34 questions. 15 questions were of TITA (Type in the Answer) type. The questions were from Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Mensuration & Trigonometry.
This section had 24 RC questions and only 10 VA questions. All the 10 questions on VA were non MCQs. This moved the difficulty level of the section up by a significant level. The RC passages were between 300 to 600 words long. In all, there were 5 passages - 3 passages with 6 questions each and 2 passages with 3 questions each.
In VA, there were 4 Para Jumbles, 3 Odd Sentence Outs and 3 Summary Type questions.
In DI, there were 16 questions - 4 sets of 4 questions each. DI sets were not very calculation intensive. In LR, there were 16 questions - 4 sets of 4 questions each. LR had Sets based on Sudoku, Network timeline, and Cubes.
There were 24 MCQs and 8 TITA (Type In The Answer).