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In recent few years, MBA degree has acquired an impulsive appeal in India. The prime reason for this; MBA graduates worth more in terms of appraisal and wages. And, getting a degree of MBA that too from IIMs or any other reputed management institutes in India is considered as a golden pass to international business world. Looking at this scenario, the Government of India emphasizes more on the selection criteria. In order to select the superior talent, Ministry of HRD conceptualized the CAT exam.
CAT normally 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 Master 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 Registration / Application Form
Candidates, who have successfully completed their graduation with 50% marks in any stream, are eligible to appear for CAT exam. The aspirants who wish to appear for IIM CAT exam must obtain the voucher from the specified center on the prescribed date at the cost of Rs. 1600 (Rs.800 for SC and ST candidates). After purchasing the voucher, students are required to go through registration process at the official website of IIM CAT.
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CAT Exam Dates
CAT 2013 Registration will start from 05 August 2013
Last date for Registration is 26 September 2013
CAT Test Vouchers can be collected by students from selected Axis Bank branches between 29 July and 24 September 2013.
CAT Test Dates:- 16 October - 11 November 2013
The exam will be the extracts from English, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. The syllabus for English covers Comprehension of Passage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Punctuation, Proverb, sentence correction; in short the relevant portion of grammar. For Quantitative Ability; Geometry, Profit & Loss, Installment Payments, Partnerships, Ratios and Proportion are few prominent ones. As far as Data interpretation and Logical reasoning are concerned, it will be purely based on different types of graphs such as bar graphs, pie chart, Venn diagram, critical reasoning and visual reasoning.
CAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
CAT Data Interpretation Syllabus
CAT Verbal Ability Syllabus
CAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus
CAT is a computer based test, where students will be asked to seat at a desk, provided with a computer system and a scratch paper for rough calculations. The examination will have two sections; each section will be allotted only 70 minutes. The first section is Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second section is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. The exam’s pattern will be objective type multiple choice questions.
CAT is labeled among the toughest exams conducted in India. To crack the exam, one needs to do lot of hard work. But despite of striving a lot, even brilliant students get paused at tricky question. To avoid this, it is advisable that aspirants should try to attempt sample papers and previous years’ papers in order to find the holes during preparation.
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Apply online on website:- http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in/
Online Registration/Voucher Sale - 5th August 2013 To 24th September 2013
Registration Window - 5th August 2013 To 26th September 2013
Test Dates - 16th October 2013 To 11th November 2013
Results - 14th January 2014
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