Earning an MBA degree that too from IIMs or any other reputed management institutes in India is considered as a golden pass to the international business world. Looking at this scenario, the Government of India emphasizes more on a complete and transparent selection criteria. In order to select superior talent, Ministry of HRD conceptualized the CAT exam.
CAT stands for Common Admission Test. It is conducted by the six IIMs as a national level entrance test in selecting students for their business administration program at the Masters level. Apart from IIMs, the exam doesn’t fail to have its influence on other reputed B- schools such as SP Jain, MICA, TA Pai and many more. With the help of this pre-requisite candidates are judged in five broad areas i.e. Verbal ability & reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative skills, data interpretation and analytical & logical reasoning. CAT score is approved by almost top 50 B-schools across India.
CAT 2016 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) / Differently Abled (DA) category) awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament 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.
CAT Registration / Application Form
CAT 2016 Application Form / Registration:-
Apply online at website:- https://iimcat.ac.in
CAT 2016 Pattern:-
Duration of the examination has been increased to 180 minutes instead of 170 minutes. There will be three sections ,‘Quantitative Aptitude (QA)’, ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)’ and Verbal and Reading Comprehens ion (VRC)’. QA and VRC will have 34 questions each, and DILR will have 32 questions. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.
The scoring scheme for multiple-choice questions is as follows:
Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
An incorrect answer fetches -1.
No marks are given or deducted for un-attempted questions.
CAT is labeled among the toughest exams conducted in India. To crack the exam, one needs to put in a lot of hard work. But despite of striving a lot, even brilliant students get paused at tricky questions. To avoid this, it is advisable that aspirants should try to attempt sample papers and previous years’ papers in order to find the right way to prepare for the exam
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