**Number of questions in CAT**

- Early 90s – 180 questions (120 minutes)
- 1999 - 2000 – 165 questions (120 minutes)
- 2001 - 2003 – 150 questions (120 minutes)
- 2004 – 123 questions (120 minutes)
- 2005 – 90 questions (120 minutes)
- 2006 – 75 questions (150 minutes)

Questions in CAT can be classified as follows**1. Verbal ability and reasoning **– covers i) vocabulary based questions like "synonym - antonym" , fill in the blank with the appropriate word etc. ii) English Usage / Grammar – Questions on Sentence correction (SC) also there is an alternative A set of 4 sentences were given and you had to find out how many out of the 4 sentences were gramatically correct iii) Verbal Reasoning questions like rearranging sentences of a paragraph, Fact Inference Judgement questions etc.

**2. Reading Comprehension **- Covers passages on social or historical issue, scientific phenomenon, business related passages, topic related to entertainment, sports, leisure, etc.**3. Quantitative skills** - Broadly categorized as Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry CAT typically tests a student's quantitative ability from over 25 topics. Topics like Number Systems and Number Theory , Percentages, Profit and Loss, Simple & Compound Interest , Speed, Time and Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Races, Averages, Ratio, Proportion, Mixtures and Alligations, Linear and Quadratic Equation, Logarithm, Progressions - AP, GP, HP, Binomial Theorem, Inequalities, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Function, Set Theory, Geometry, Co ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration etc**4. Data Intrepretation section** - In these questions data is presented either in the form of a table or a bar chart or a pie chart or a line graph or as a combination of one of these formats. Following each of these data presentations, there will be 4 to 6 questions. You are expected to answer the questions by interpreting the data given in the table or graph. Here is a sample data interpretation question. And Data Sufficiency (DS) - Every Data Sufficiency problem consists of a question followed by two statements. You have to decide NOT WHAT THE ANSWER IS, BUT WHETHER THE QUESTION CAN BE ANSWERED based on the information given in the two statements.

**5. Analytical and Logical reasoning**

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