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Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT 2014

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular entrance exam for MBA admissions. It is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including the IIMs. More than 100 B-Schools accept CAT score.

On the basis of CAT percentile score, eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

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CAT Application Procedure

You have to first buy the CAT voucher. Registration should be done online at www.catiim.in. You must have a valid email id as IIMs will do all the communications by that email id only.

CAT 2014 Important Dates

  • Notification Date: July, 2014
  • CAT Sale of Vouchers & Registration: August to September, 2014
  • Computer Based Test Dates: October to November, 2014
  • Results: January, 2015

CAT Registration & Test Day Videos

CAT Eligibility

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories), awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree. In case the university / institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

CAT Exam Pattern

From the year 2009, the mode of CAT has changed from paper-pencil based test to computer based test. CAT has two sections:

  1. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  2. Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Each section has 30 objective type questions, making total of 60 questions in the paper. The duration of the test is 140 minutes (2 hours and 20 minutes) plus 15 minutes tutorial. Time limits for two sections are separate with 70 minutes to each section. You will be presented with the section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation first, followed by Verbal Ability and Logical Reasonings. There is also negative marking in the paper.

Comments 

 
#139 srija 2014-03-31 21:12
sir i am doing my 2nd year btech when should i write my cat exam
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#138 ASUTOSH PRADHAN 2014-03-29 17:14
Hello Sir,
My percentage in 10th std is 69.50 and that of 12th Std. is 47.3 .
Shall it effect for admission in IIM though after good score in CAT exam?
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#137 pratishthachaturvedi 2014-03-02 11:10
sir What is the cutoff %tile for IIMs ?
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#136 Mohit kumar gupta 2014-02-19 13:11
sorry sir in my question how many mrks required in cat exam to admission the IIM
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#135 Mohit kumar gupta 2014-02-19 13:08
hello sir how many marks to required to enter the cat exam
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#134 Manish Anand 2014-02-13 16:34
I have done BA (PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION) FROM SHOBHIT UNIVERSITY,AM I ELIGIBLE? I have 70 percent disability
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#133 shailendra Tyagi 2014-01-17 20:12
sir i want to last ten years papers of CAT exam.
And send me last ten years papers of MAT examination.
Thnx & Regards
Shailendra Tyagi
b.com 2nd year
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#132 shikha rajput 2014-01-07 11:30
i drop my mathematics in graduation.......is it compulsory subject for registration????.....whether i can study mathes as per cat through coaching centers?
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#131 Gouri Roy 2013-11-30 15:36
Dear Sir,

I have completed my graduation (B.A.) in 2013, with 50%,, now i am preparing for CAT,, if i'll score best in CAT, So can i get admission in IIM?

Kindly guide me....

Thanks & Regards
Gouri Roy
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#130 Ankurkumarsingh 2013-10-25 22:07
I have completed my b.tech in It.ihave filled the gate form can i fill the cat registration.
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#129 Angshuman Das 2013-10-02 21:03
Dear Sir,
I have passed my graduation in 2009. Can I apply for CAT?
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#128 shubham bopinwar 2013-09-25 11:15
i want to prepare for cay exam, plz guide me............
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#127 Ashwin Ambhore 2013-08-26 16:13
Hi,

I have completed my graduation BA from open university(YCMO U). so is am eligible for CAT exam?

Regards
Ashwin Ambhore
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#126 pravas ranjan nayak 2013-08-25 16:04
sir,i am a 2nd year b.tech student...can i appear cat exam????????????????
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#125 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:25
Quoting simran kaushik:
Sir,

this is my 1st year of graduation.So,can I apply for CAT exam?

No,u cannot.Appearing candidates are only eligible to apply or those who have graduated.
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#124 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:23
Quoting evita:
[quote name="evita das" sir i have graduated ds year from delhi university in economics.my aggregate percentage is lower than what is required. Thats why i am appearing for improvement so dat i can fulfill the eligibility criteria for cat.
So can i appear for cat entrance this november

If you have scored 50% or above,you can sit for the examination of cat but if it is less than that then u cannot.But you can sit for xat,iift etc.
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#123 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:21
Quoting Rituparna chatterjee:
I am final year student of B.Tech to be passed out in 2014 June.Could I appear for CAT tobe helds in Oct-Nov13

Yes u can.
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#122 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:20
Quoting ADITI:
which author's book is better for cat-arun sharma or rs aggarwal

Dear Aditi,in order to succeed in cat,you should join any of the good coaching institutes in India but if you are not able to join then Arun sharma is good but apart from it there are lots of other good entrance exam books.Go and search on flipkart.
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#121 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:18
Quoting ADITI:
which author's book is better for cat-arun sharma or rs aggarwal

Dear Aditi,in order to succeed in cat,you should join any of the good coaching institutes in India but if you are not able to join then Arun sharma is good but apart from it there are lots of other good entrance exam books.Go and search on flipkart.
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#120 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:15
Quoting Bhanu13:
Im in Final Year now Pursuing BBA From Jammu University. Am i Eligible ..??

Yes of course you are eligible.
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#119 SABEEH AHMAD 2013-08-22 23:13
Quoting disha singh:
is there any sectional cutoff in cat exam

Dear Disha,some iims including some other top b schools consider sectional cut offs but not all.There are some top colleges which only go for overall cut off.
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#118 Mahesh 9016 2013-08-10 09:02
Sir ,may I know the test centres cities ?
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#117 Mahesh 9016 2013-08-10 09:01
Sir may I know the test centres cities ?
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#116 Bhanu13 2013-08-08 14:29
Im in Final Year now Pursuing BBA From Jammu University. Am i Eligible ..??
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#115 evita 2013-08-08 12:33
[quote name="evita das" sir i have graduated ds year from delhi university in economics.my aggregate percentage is lower than what is required. Thats why i am appearing for improvement so dat i can fulfill the eligibility criteria for cat.
So can i appear for cat entrance this november
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