CAT Entrance Exam, Eligibility & Admission Process

CAT stands for Common Admission Test. To get admission in any Institutes of management in the country, you have to score well in the CAT exam. CAT Entrance Exam is a computer-based test and conduct by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). This is National-level management entrance examination. The CAT exam is conducted every year in the month of August by the IIM.

Eligibility For CAT Entrance Exam

1) Candidate should be a Bachelor’s Degree holder, with at least 50% marks. And if a candidate belonging to SC, ST or person with a disability then the candidate must have minimum 45% marks.

2) A candidate who is in the final year of a degree and who are completed a degree but still waiting for results are also can apply for the exam.


CAT Entrance Admission Process  

A candidate should be a shortlisted by the IIM for the second stage of selection. This selection process includes a Written Ability Test (WAT) and a Personal Interview (PI). They also consider previous academic records of candidates.

CAT Exam Pattern:

This CAT entrance exam has 3 sections:

Section Questions Time
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 34 60 minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 32 60 minutes
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) 34 60 minutes
Total 100 180

Every section has not same questions quantity.

Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension: this section has 60 minutes to solve 34 questions.

Quantitative Aptitude: this section has 60 minutes to solve 34 questions.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: this section also has 60 minutes to solve 32 questions.   Total 100 questions and 180 minutes to solve them.

You have to select one answer from the given options. But some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type, thus you have typed your answer on the computer screen.

Candidates can use the basic onscreen calculator for the numeric calculation.

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