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In recent few years an MBA degree has acquired an impulsive appeal in India. The prime reason for this; MBA graduates are worth more in terms of appraisal and wages. 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 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.
Eligibility for CAT 2015:
• Bachelors degree (graduation) with atleast 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent marks in case of candidates belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and different abled category (also referred to as Persons with Disability category).
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./PostDiploma ) or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India).
•Any qualification recognized as equivalent by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi which is equivalent to Bachelors degree awarded by UGC recognized universities and institutions.
• Cases not covered are required to produce a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
CAT Registration / Application Form
CAT Registration and Application Procedure:
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 exam 2015 is tentatively conducted between the second week of October and first week of November.
CAT 2015 Syllabus:-
CAT 2015 syllabus 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 2015 Pattern:-
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 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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Apply online on website:- http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in/
Online Registration/Voucher Sale - First week of August to last week of September.
Registration Window - First week of August to last week of September.
Test Dates - Between second week of October and first week of November
Results - First or second week of January of the next year.