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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 bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.


    • 15% – Scheduled Caste (SC)
    • 7½% – Scheduled Tribe (ST)
    • 27% – Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” 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
    • Geometry
    • Data interpretation question
    • English language capability

Duration of paper: 2 hours 30 minute. 

NOTE:1/4 negative marking for single wrong answer

Selection Procedure:

    • 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

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