Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 Notification is out

Jayita Ekka updated on : 28 Sep 2017

IIM Ahmedabad to conduct Common Admission Test 2015.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) will conduct CAT 2015 for admission to all 19 Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), according to Dr. Rohit Kapoor, the Convener of CAT 2014. IIM Ahmedabad is credited to have conducted the first online CAT exam in 2009. The Convener for CAT 2015 is Prof. Tathagata Bandyopadhyay, IIM Ahmedabad. 

The Common Admission Test 2015 is a national level entrance test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to the Post-Graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including the IIM’s. As of today, well over 100 B-Schools in India accept the CAT score.

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The CAT entrance exam is a 3 pronged process. The first is the online exam likely to be conducted on November 29, 2015. On the basis of CAT percentile score, eligible candidates are short listed and called for the Written Aptitude Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

Application procedure for CAT 2015

  • Purchase the CAT voucher
  • Register online at

Application fees for CAT 2015

  • For general & NC - OBC students  – Rs. 1600
  • For SC/ST/PWD (DA) – Rs. 800

Eligibility criteria for CAT 2015

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • For SC/ ST/ DA students – 45%
  • Students appearing for final college exams may also apply

Important Dates for CAT 2015

Notification date

26th July, 2015

CAT 2015 Registration & Sale of vouchers

6th August to 20th September, 2015

Online CAT Test

29th November, 2015

Declaration of CAT 2015 results

December 2015


Changes in CAT 2015

  • 2015 CAT will see an increased duration to 180 minutes as opposed 170 minutes in the previous years.
  • There is no sectional time limit.
  • Students can attempt any section first.

CAT is a computer based test with 2 major sections:

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Each section carries 50 objective type questions, making the total no of questions to 100. For every correct answer, a student gets 3 marks and for every negative answer, 1 mark is deducted. 

Know more about the changes in CAT 2015/ introduction to CAT 2015.

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