Salient features of CAT 2015; introduction of direct/ descriptive answers in CAT!
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad or IIM-A will conduct the Common Admission Test 2015. While there no drastic changes in the CAT 2015 question paper format, however, candidates for CAT 2015 are in for some pleasant changes & benefits.
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The salient features of CAT 2015 in a nutshell:
- CAT 2015 will be conducted in two sessions in one day. The exam will be held on 29th November, 2015 (Sunday)
- The exam will be conducted in 136 cities comprising of 650 Test sites
- Candidates will be given the option to select 4 CAT test cities in order of preference and hence need not rush to block slots and sites in the initial days of registration
- In case assigning candidates their first preferred city is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference
- Candidates will, however, not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly
- Candidates must pay the registration fee through online mode only, including Credit Card, Debit Card, and Net Banking
- After submission of application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Card from October 15, 2015 onwards, till the date of examination
- Duration of the examination has been increased to 180 minutes instead of 170 minutes.
- The first CAT section includes - ‘Quantitative Aptitude (QA)’ with s34 questions in this section
- The second CAT section includes - ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)’ with 32 questions in this section
- The thirdCAT section includes - ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)’ with 34 questions in this section
- Some questions in each section MAY NOT be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. Also, use of basic on-screen calculator for computation will be allowed.
- Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section
- Students cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section
Important Dates for CAT 2015
- Online Registration: 06th August to 20th September 2015
- Download of Admit Card: 15th October 2015, 1:00 PM to Exam Day
- Test Date: 29th November 2015 (Sunday) (Forenoon & Afternoon Sessions)
- Result Declaration: Second week of January 2016