Posted by: catindiaonline | October 25, 2008

CAT Marking Pattern & Important Things to remember

The Answer Sheet (AS) for CAT 2008 would require darkening circle against option considered correct by the candidate for every attempted question. The AS would also have parts, which need to be filled up by the candidate by darkening the appropriate circles before answering the questions.

  • Choose the correct method of marking the option.

1. For each question, select the best answer from the numbered answer options provided. On the AS, against the serial number of that question, darken the  circle bearing the numbered answer choice you have selected. For example, if the answer to question number 11 is 2, you should mark as follows:

2. Use HB PENCIL only. Do not use a fountain or ball pen on the AS.

3. Since the AS will be read by an OMR machine, ensure that you fill in the cells clearly, and darken the circles leaving no smudges or stray marks on the AS.

4. Please note that the circle should be dark and should be filled in as completely as possible.

  • If you wish to change your answer, ERASE the already darkened circle completely by using a good quality eraser, and darken the circle indicating the new answer. Do not darken more than one circle. If more than one circle is darkened, the answer will be counted as wrong.
  • Don’t choose any other way to mark the answers than mentioned in the above step. Following are some the most common errors that were found in CAT – 2007 attempt.


  • IIMs would not be responsible for any error in reading the AS due to use of non HB pencil or incomplete darkening of the intended answer

  • While adequate care is taken in processing the answer sheets, IIMs would not entertain any request for revaluation of answer sheet by any candidate.

  • DO NOT tear, bend or mutilate the answer sheet as that may hinder the operations of ORM machines.

  • And don’t forget to fill the personal details and signature in AS. Answer Sheet used in CAT 2007 is provided below to give you an estimate where you will find the mentioned information.

For rest go to CAT India Online’s CATclub


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