COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT)
The Common Admission Test (CAT) 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 all over India including the IIMs.
Exam Date – 11th October to 6th November
Sale of vouchers : 30th July to 17th September
Registrations : 30th July to 19th September
Results In month of January.
- The candidate must be a graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ST/DA/PWD) or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the ministry of HRD, Government of India.
- Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelorâ€™s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
- 15% – Scheduled Caste (SC)
- 7Â½% – Scheduled Tribe (ST)
- 27% – Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the â€œnon-creamyâ€ layer.
- 3% – Differently Abled (DA)
Exam Pattern :
- Multiple choice objective type question
The exam consists of three sections that covers
- Arithmetical problems
- Statics questions
- Logical reasoning
- Data interpretation question
- English language capability
Duration of paper: 2 hours 30 minute.
NOTE:1/4 negative marking for single wrong answer
- Based on score, best candidates selected should be called by IIM’S
- The process may include written ability test (WAT), group discussions (GD) and personal interviews (PI)
- Performance in CAT-012 examination is an important component in the admission process
- Other affiliated management schools, based on the scores they will also start sending their call letters to shortlisted candidates