Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular entrance exam for MBA admissions. It is national level test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including the IIMs.
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most popular entrance exam for MBA admissions. It is computer-based national level entrance test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to to MBA/PGDM courses at 20 IIMs as well as more than 500 B-Schools across India.
You must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA. Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for the exam. There is a relaxation of 5 percent in graduation marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
The actual time duration of the test is 3 hours (180 minutes). Each section has a time limit of 60 minutes (1 hour). You cannot switch over from one section to another section at any point. An on-screen timer is available for you to check how much time you have left.
The cutoff of CAT is the minimum marks or percentile you must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. IIMs and other participating institutes release the CAT cutoff to shortlist the candidates for the selection procedure.
Following Non-IIM Member Institutions use CAT scores for admission.
Common Admission Test or popularly known as CAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by IIMs. More than 2 lakh candidates write the CAT exam every year for admission to 20 IIMs and 100 other B-schools in India. The exam centres of CAT are located in around 140 cities.
CAT admit card is available in online mode only for those candidates whose application form has been accepted. To download the admit card, you need to login to the official website using your CAT user ID and password received at the time of registration.
Though Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the best institutes that accept Common Admission Test score, there are many other premier B-schools in India that are almost equivalent to IIMs. This list (in no specific order) is compilation of such B-schools that accept CAT score.
CAT 2017 exam was held on November 26 in 2 slots as a computer based test of 3 hours duration for each slot. The pattern of the afternoon slot of was similar to that in the morning slot and very much on the lines of CAT 2016. There were no surprises in the paper in terms of the pattern.
In 2018, more than 2.40 lakh registered for CAT exam and as many as 2.09 lakh candidates appeared.