Common Admission Test (CAT): Date, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus, Result

CAT exam eligibility, CAT exam registration, CAT exam application form, CAT exam syllabus, CAT exam Admit Card, CAT exam result:

CAT is the most common entrance exam for admission to Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. Common Admission Test is the premier all India entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate and fellow programmes in management courses of several management institutes all over India including IIMs itself. IIMs are the premier management institutes established in India by an act of Parliament. IIMs conduct CAT exam which is a computer based test in India. This test was started for selecting students for business administration programmes. Clearance of CAT allows one to take admission in various management programmes of IIMs, IITs, IISc, NITs, FMS and other institutions.

CAT Exam Format: The paper of Common Admission Test comprises of the following sections:

Quantitative ability (QA), Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension (VARC) and Data interpretation and Logical reasoning (DILR).

QA and VRC comprises of 34 questions, whereas DILR has 32 questions. So there are total 100 questions in the paper. The exam is of 180 minutes duration. Some questions in all sections may not be of multiple choice type instead direct answers to be typed for them on screen. Calculator in also provided on screen for computation. While answering the questions switching between the sections is not allowed. 3 marks are awarded for each correct answer and 1 negative is done for each wrong one.

CAT Exam Eligibility: To apply for CAT the candidate must have passed graduation with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC, ST and DA categories). Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who are waiting for final results can also apply.

Each Institute has its own criteria regarding CAT scores. CAT score along with other parameters such as academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. are taken into consideration for selection of eligible candidates. Each institute’s weightage of CAT score is different. Candidates have to qualify each section of exam individually to qualify CAT eventually. Candidates are required to earn a minimum total cut-off for the entire paper for getting GD/PI calls from different IIMs. This is the ultimate step for selection-process.

CAT is a well-known exam among graduates now a days. It is the easiest step to take admission in various management institutes all over the country. The number of candidates appearing in the exam every year varies gradually. In 2015 around 1, 79,602 appeared for CAT. Cat 2015 was conducted by Tata Consultancy Services.

It allows fair selection of eligible candidates who can serve better for various business and management services. So, wishing a very good luck to all candidates appearing in CAT 2016. Hoping this article will help you taking a step ahead in the journey of your career.

To know about the CAT exam pattern, syllabus, Notification, Application Form, Registration, Admit Card, result, etc, you can visit the official website at below mentioned link :

Common Admission Test (CAT), IIM Official Website

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