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 2022 Eligibility -
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
CAT Registration / Application Form
CAT 2022 Application Form / Registration:-
Apply online at website - https://iimcat.ac.in
from 3rd August 2022 to 21st September 2022
CAT 2022 Exam Fee -
For SC, ST and PwD candidates - Rs 1150
For all other candidates - Rs 2300
Mode of Payment - Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking
Upload the scanned image of your passport size photo within the dimensions of 30mm X 45mm. Also, upload the scanned image of your signature within the dimensions of 80mm X 35mm. The documents file format should be a .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px/inch. The photo should not be more than 6 months old and should have a white background.
CAT Exam Dates
CAT 2022 Date:- 27th November 2022, Sunday (Three sessions - forenoon, afternoon and evening).
CAT 2022 Pattern:-
Mode - Computer Based Test (CBT)
The revised duration of the test will be 120 minutes. There will be three sections:
Section I - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II - Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III - Quantitative Ability
Candidates will be allotted exactly 40 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
For an MCQ, a candidate will be given 3 (three) marks for a correct answer, -1 (minus one) mark for a wrong answer and a 0 (zero) mark for an un-attempted question.
For a Non-MCQ, a candidate will be given 3 (three) marks for a correct answer, and a 0 (zero) mark for a wrong answer and for an un-attempted question. There will be no negative mark for a wrong answer in a Non-MCQ.
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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