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Common Admission Test (CAT)
Exam Mode : Online | Examination category : Management | Conducting Body : Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

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Expected Main Exam Date

01-11-2021

Overview

CAT (Common Admission Test) is managed by one of the top six IIMs on a rotational basis at the national level. The exam is conducted for admissions into the various postgraduate level management courses offered by some of the most reputed institutes across India. CAT 2021 is scheduled to be held on November 2021.

Conducting Body: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are a collection of 20 public, independent institutes of management education and analysis in India. The CAT exam is conducted by one of the IIM institutions.

Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

Aug 2021

Online

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Application Date

Aug 2021 to Sept 2021

Admit Card

Oct 2021

Exam Date

Nov 2021

Result Date

Jan 2022

Selection Procedure:-There are two stages in the selection procedure-

  • Step-1: Computer Based Test (CBT)

  • Step-2: Selection Round [Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI)].

The weightage given to each round is different.

Exam Pattern:

Computer Based Test (CBT):- The examination will be held online into two sessions. The total time duration will be 3 hours. The detailed exam pattern is as follows:-

Sections

No. of Question

MCQ type questions

Marks/question (Only for MCQs)

Non-MCQ type questions

Marks/question (Only for Non-MCQs)

Max. Marks

Verbal and Reading Comprehension

34

24

  • Correct:+3

  • Wrong:-1

10

  • Correct:+3

  • Wrong:0

3*34=102

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

32

24

  • Correct:+3

  • Wrong:-1

08

  • Correct:+3

  • Wrong:0

3*32=96

Quantitative Aptitude

34

24

  • Correct:+3

  • Wrong:-1

10

  • Correct:+3

  • Wrong:0

3*34=102

Total

100

72

--

28

--

300

Final Selection:-

  • The CAT cut-off of Stage-1: Computer Based Test (CBT) for each participating institute is different.

  • The qualified applicants will be shortlisted for the stage-2 (Selection Round) of the examination. After qualifying the second stage the applicants will be offered admission.

Eligibility:

  • Age Limit:- There is no age limit.

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation degree or equivalent with at least 50% (45% for SC/ST/PwD categories) aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA score.

Syllabus/Subject:

-Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension:

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Verbal Reasoning

Sentence completion

Grammar

Syllogisms

Jumbled paragraphs

Para Completion and inference

Contextual usage

Foreign language words used in English

Reading Comprehension

Analogies

Sentence correction

Verbal Logic

Different usage of same word

Idioms

Para Jumbles

Antonyms

One word substitution

-Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation:

Blood Relations

Series

Proposition

Direction Sense

Coding-Decoding

Assumptions

Puzzles

Clocks and Calendars

Statements

Data Arrangement

Family Tree

Binary Logic

Seating Arrangement

Venn Diagram

Sets

Data Structures

Syllogism

Caselets

Tables

Pie Charts

Data Sufficiency

Bars

Line Graphs

 

-Topics under Quantitative Ability:

Geometry

HCF & LCM

Averages

Trigonometry

Algebra

Partnership (Accounts)

Mensuration

Profit & Loss

Time-Speed-Distance

Ratios and Proportion

In-equations Quadratic and linear equations

Surds and Indices

Number system

Geometric Progression

Inequalities

Work and time

Percentages

Logarithms

CONCLUSION: The CAT exam offers a big opportunity for the candidatess who wish to pursue management programmes through IIMs. Interested candidates can apply for the CAT exam through the official website. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.

 

FAQs:

Ques 1. Can I make any alterations or edit the application form of CAT once I have done the payment?

Ans. Once the fee is paid, no changes will be made in the application form. However, the editing window for photographs and signature was open for some time.

Ques 2. I have finished my Bachelor’s Degree. Do I need to submit the overall percentage of marks or as per my University standards?

Ans. As per CAT eligibility guidelines, you must submit the percentage according to your university standards.

Ques 3. Is there any age restraint for taking the CAT exam?

Ans  No, there is no age restriction for giving the CAT exam.

Ques 4. I have finished a 5-year dual degree course (BTech+MTech, BS+MS, BTech+MSc, etc.)? How do I enter my marks for a bachelor's degree?

Ans. As per your university criteria, you must enter the total marks that are equivalent to Bachelors’ Degree under the Bachelor’s Degree section and the equivalent Marks for the Masters’ degree under the Master Degree section.

Ques 5. In case the website does not work and I am unable to finish my application, what should I do?

Ans. If the registration website is not available for any reason, please close the Internet browser (delete browsing history, cache & cookies of the web browser) and try again.

Ques 6. Can I take the exam from any computer?

Ans. An applicant must take the exam on a workstation specified at the exam venue based on the city chosen while registering for CAT. The venue specifications are printed on the Admit Card.

Ques 7. Can I bring a calculator to the testing centre?

Ans. Applicants are restricted from bringing calculators to the testing centre. You may utilize the on-screen calculator that will be available during the exam.

Ques 8. Do I belong to the NC-OBC category?

Ans. To know whether you belong to the NC-OBC category, see the following website: https://www.ncbc.nic.in. Refer to the updated list of state-wise OBCs qualified for availing the benefit of reservation and knowledge in respect of the creamy layer.

Ques 9. I am a PWD applicant with Blindness or low vision/cerebral palsy. What prerogative will I receive on the test day?

Ans. PWD applicants suffering from low vision/blindness/cerebral palsy will be permitted to bring a scribe. Such applicants will also get a time extension during the examination.

Ques 10. What will be the time extension given to a PWD candidate?

Ans. PWD candidates with or without Scribe requirement will be given a time extension of 20 minutes per section, which comes to a total extension of one hour for the full test.

Expected Main Exam Date

01-11-2021

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(46) Institutes preparing this exam

Career Success
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
Non Recognised

Career Launcher, Bengaluru
Jayanagar, Karnataka
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Career Launcher, Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Non Recognised

Mitram Education
Thane, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Career Launcher, Kolkata
Kolkata, West Bengal
Non Recognised

Vikas Sawants Academy
Thane West, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Winning Edge, Patna
Patna, Bihar
Non Recognised

National Institute of Government Job Exam Coaching - NIGJEC
Thane, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

247Pathshala, Mukherjee (Delhi)
New Delhi, Delhi
Non Recognised

Career Launcher, Chennai
Anna Nagar, Tamil Nadu
Non Recognised

Career Launcher, Pune
Pune, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

World Wide Education
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Non Recognised

Yashshree Competition Zone
Nagpur, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Strive Institutes, Andheri
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Career Managers Institute
Borivali, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Sai Vidya Education, Pune
Pune, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Magme School of Banking, Bangalore
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Non Recognised

IMS Trusted For Success
Bandra East, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Mahesh Tutorials
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

AVISION INSTITUTE Kolkata
Kolkata, West Bengal
Non Recognised

Summit Careers
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Non Recognised

Flame Institute
Mohali, Chandigarh
Non Recognised

Smart Disha Academy, Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

The Prayas India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Manglam Academy, Lucknow
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Non Recognised

Manoeuvre Institute
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Fundamakers, Aliganj
Aliganj, Uttar Pradesh
Non Recognised

Edurite Learning Centre
Bangalore, Karnataka
Non Recognised

MICK - Modern Institute For Complete Knowledge, Mumbai
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

Tapasya Learning
Bangalore, Karnataka
Non Recognised

Target Point
Pune, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

IBT Institute Pvt. Ltd., Jalandhar
Jalandhar, Punjab
Non Recognised

Elite IIT, Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Non Recognised

NI

National Institute for Competitive Studies
New Delhi, Delhi
Non Recognised

Chhanwal Coaching Institute
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Non Recognised

Rise Education, Raipur
Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Non Recognised

Navneet Institute
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Non Recognised

Bulls Eye, Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Non Recognised

Tutor Jar, Mumbai
Borivali, Maharashtra
Non Recognised

NAM Institute of Professional Studies
New Delhi, Delhi
Non Recognised

Byjus Classes, New Delhi
New Delhi, Delhi
Non Recognised

Knowledge Gallery, Delhi
, Delhi
Non Recognised

C-Cat, Chennai
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Non Recognised

Kings Education, Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Non Recognised

Mentors Academy, Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Recognised

PBI Coaching Jalandhar
New Jawahar Nagar, Punjab
Non Recognised

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