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About CAT Exam

   CAT is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad for admissions to Post-Graduate Programmes in Management of the top institutes if India including all the IIM Centers. Previously IIM-Indore had the responsibility of conducting the prestigious CAT Exam.

  It is not just for admissions to IIM-Centers also the most awaited exam to avail the admissions to MBA in the top Business Schools in India as the CAT score is accepted by all the management institutes. Upon successful clearance of the CAT Exam the aspirants are called for Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).

   Unlike other entrance exams, CAT exam is not an online exam but from 2009 onwards it changed to Computer based test. Previously CAT Exam was a paper-pencil based test, but now the candidates have to just choose the correct option by clicking with the mouse pointer.

CAT Results

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CAT 2016 to be announced in August, 2016.

Important Dates
CAT 2016 Registration AUG 8, 2016, Monday
Closing of CAT 2016 Registration SEP 22, 2016, Thursday
CAT 2016 Admit Card Download OCT 18, 2016, Tuesday
CAT 2016 Exam Day December 4, 2016, Sunday
Results of CAT 2016 2nd January, 2017

Exam Pattern CAT 2016

   The CAT exam pattern consists of 100 questions which is divided into three sections and furnished here below accordingly with time duration and marks. The time duration of CAT Exam 2016 is increased to 180 minutes from 170 minutes which was for CAT 2014 Exam. Also this year the candidates will be allowed to use the basic on-screen calculator for calculation.

   Even the candidates have to solve the questions in each section accordingly and will not be allowed to move to the next section when the candidate is solving the first section they have to complete the first section and there on move to the next.

Subject No. of Questions Duration
Quantative Aptitude (QA) 34 Questions 60 Minutes
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32 Questions 60 Minutes
Verbal And Reading Comprehension (VRC) 34 Questions 60 Minutes

Eligibility CAT 2016

    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) (It may also be referred to as Persons With Disability (PWD) 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.

   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.

  Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

Syllabus CAT 2016

Quantative Aptitude (QA)

   Number Systems - LCM and HCF - Percentages - Profit, Loss and Discount - Interest (Simple and Compound) - Speed, Time and Distance - Time and Work - Averages - Ratio and Proportion - Linear Equations - Quadratic Equations - Complex Numbers - Logarithm - Progressions (Sequences & Series) - Binomial Theorem - Surds and Indices - Inequalities - Permutation and Combination - Probability - Functions - Set Theory - Mixtures and Alligations - Geometry - Co - ordinate Geometry - Trigonometry - Mensuration

Data Interpretation (DI)

   Tables - Column Graphs - Bar Graphs - Line Charts - Pie Chart - Venn Diagrams - Caselets.

Logical Reasoning (LR)

   Number and Letter Series - Calendars - Clocks - Cubes - Venn Diagrams - Binary Logic - Seating Arrangement - Logical Sequence - Logical Matching - Logical Connectives - Syllogism - Blood Relations.

Verbal And Reading Comprehension (VRC)

   Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms) - English Usage or Grammar - Sentence Correction - Fill in the blanks - Cloze Passage - Analogies or Reverse Analogies - Jumbled Paragraph - Meaning-Usage Match - Summary Questions - Verbal Reasoning - Facts / Inferences / Judgements - Reading Comprehension.

How to Apply CAT 2016

   CAT Exam 2016 - Official Site https://iimcat.ac.in/

   An eligible candidate has to apply online on CAT Exam 2016 official site, before that the candidate must have a valid e-mail ID as the management will be furnishing the updates through e-mail only.

  First get registered on the official website by creating a user id, after creating the used if get registered followed by filling the registration form and submit.

   You will receive the registration details consisting of your CAT Exam 2016 user id and password to your mail. Now log in to the website with the user details and upload the recent passport size photograph your signature and other documents.

   Now the select the programme to which you are supposed to appear for exam, the city where you will be appearing for the interview. Here you can select up to three cities for interview, then select city for the written exam, lastly make the payment and submit.