All about CAT

CAT is conducted by Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) for seeking admission to the prestigious management colleges in India. The candidates aspiring to get admission to eight IIMs and over 120 management schools need to appear for the Common Admission Test which is held across 32 cities.

Course Stream: BBA / MBA / Management

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Important Dates for CAT Exam

Event Dates
CAT 2013 Voucher Sale July 29 - September 24, 2013
CAT 2013 Registration Window August 5 - September 26, 2013
CAT 2013 Test Dates October 16 - November 11, 2013
CAT 2013 Results January 14, 2014

Details of CAT Exam

CAT 2013 was conducted by IIM-Indore

CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

For general candidates the eligibility criteria for taking the CAT exam is atleast 50% or equivalent CGPA in graduation. For SC/ST candidates it is atleast 45% or equivalent CGPA in graduation. 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.

IMS Director on how CAT is different from other MBA entrance exams

How to Prepare for CAT Exam ?

CAT is of two and a half hours duration having multiple choice questions from sections including Data Interpretation and logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Verbal Ability and Comprehension. Performance in Common Admission Test, followed by group discussions and personal interviews, forms the final criteria for admission. The US-based testing company Prometric will deploy more than 9,000 computers and the 247 testing labs for taking the CAT.

Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIM's.

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

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