MBA CAT

  • DESCRIPTION
  • ELIGIBILITY
  • SYLLABUS & EXAM PATTERN
  • Suitability

COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT)

INDIAN INSTITUTES OF MANAGEMENT:

Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow,  Nagpur,  Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur,  Shillong,  Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur,  Visakhapatnam

EXAM CONDUCTED :  NOVEMBER,  147 TEST CENTERS

CAT Exam Mode Only Online
CAT Exam Date November
CAT Exam Question Types MCQs and TITA (Type In The Answer)
CAT Application Mode Online Only

ELIGIBILITY

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 Persons With Disability (PwD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India 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.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). IIMs may additionally use other factors like previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information, refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites.

MATHEMATICS OR QUANTITATIVE SECTION 

Some of the core concepts in math’s and quant subjects are: 

Number system Decimal, 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
Geometry Geometric Progression Inequalities
Work and time Percentages, SI & CI Logarithms

ENGLISH OR VERBAL SECTION

Prominent topics in this section are:

Fill in the blanks 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
Parajumbles Antonyms One word substitution

ANALYTICAL REASONING SECTION

Important topics under AR :

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

DATA INTERPRETATION SECTION

Problems related to organized and unorganized data are quite common in this section.

Tables Pie Charts Caselets
Bars Line Graphs Data Sufficiency

CAT PATTERN 

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

Total marks of CAT paper is 300. Each question will carry 3 marks. There will be negative marking of -1 for each wrong answer.

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