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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 Exam Dates

CAT 2016 Date:-

CAT Syllabus

CAT 2016 Syllabus:-

Quantitative Ability


  • Number Systems
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions (Sequences & Series)
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration

Data Interpretation


  • Tables
  • Column Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Line Charts
  • Pie Chart
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Caselets

Verbal Ability


  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Passage
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Facts / Inferences / Judgements
  • Reading Comprehension

Logical Reasoning


  • Number and Letter Series
  • Calendars
  • Clocks
  • Cubes
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical Matching
  • Logical Connectives
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations

Paper Pattern

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 Preparation

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

CAT Preparation Tips

CAT Coaching Institutes

CAT Notification

CAT 2016 Notification:-

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Comments (5)
i want to sample question paper of cat exam & notification of cat
Posted By : dheeraj mishra
Posted On : 30 July 2013
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date of exam
Posted By : Krushna ghodake
Posted On : 03 April 2016
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sir please tell me methods for preparation of cat..............please sir tell me some techniques to make my preparation easy....
Posted By : revathi
Posted On : 29 July 2013
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I interest to MBA marketing and business development .
Posted By : Ranjit Kumar dey
Posted On : 29 May 2016
please tell me methods for preparation of cat..............please sir tell me some techniques to make my preparation easy.
Posted By : Vishal
Posted On : 03 May 2015
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Sir i am not prepared for cat ex but now i was try to prepare for that ex bls say some ideas for me...
Posted By : manikandan
Posted On : 22 July 2013
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Dear sir please send cat exam date
Posted By : Nasir saifi
Posted On : 13 July 2013
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Dear sir, plz send cat intrence exam date in my email.
Posted By : chandra prakash mishra
Posted On : 11 July 2013
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I m still in my 2nd year of engineering, so i have 2nd year.... so how should i start preparing for cat
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Posted On : 18 August 2015
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