"Earlier, candidates appearing for CAT were getting 140 minutes to solve the paper, but now time has been increased to 170 minutes," a spokesperson of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, which is conducting the online CAT 2014, told PTI today.
"Henceforth, in sections of Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, the candidates will have to answer 50 questions each instead of earlier 30," the spokesperson said.
As per the new feature, the candidates can allot time accordingly to solve either of sections of their choice depending on their ability and convenience. "Students can also switch over and come back from one section to another," the spokesman said.
Earlier, students had to solve these sections in a serial order, with fixed duration of time.
The CAT 2014 will be held on November 16 and 22 across 99 cities at 354 examination centres in four sessions. The result will be declared in the third week of December.
The registration process for CAT will begin from August 6 and close on September 30. TCS will take care of technical aspect of the computer-based examination.