A CAT Score is made of 3 sections; the cat verbal section, the cat quant section, and the cat DI section. The total CAT score combines the scores from the verbal, quantitative and data interpretation sections. Every year the total score varies depending on the CAT exam pattern. In the past it has been observed that total number of questions and the total marks of the CAT exam kept changing every year. CAT makers are known to introduce a surprise element every year. This year (2009) the surprise element has already been that CAT will be online instead of traditional paper-based exam.