CAT follows negative marking scheme. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and incorrect deducts -1 mark.
There are section cut-offs. However there is no such fixed cut-off for individual sections on written test. Cut off lists (total as well as sectional) are declared every year for respective year and respective sections as per the difficulty level of test.
CAT 2012 Written Test will be divided into 2 sections:
1.Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
2.Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.
The examination will be of 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer.
CAT 2012 exam is being conducted from October 11, 2012 to November 6, 2012 with a test window of 21 days