The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the test which is given by the students to get admission
in the Indian Institutes of Management abbreviated as IIMs for various Business
The test is conducted by one of the Indian Institutes of Management according to their policy
of rotation to get admission for various management programs in Indian Institutes of
Management including IITs and IISC.
Every year the examination of Common Admission Test is conducted in the months of October
and November. During the 20 days testing window, this online examination is conducted for
the admission in the post graduate programs.
The written examination of Common Admission Test is designed to evaluate the candidate’s
quantitative, verbal and nonverbal abilities.
The Common Admission Test for the various management programs has two sections.
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The first section is to check the quantitative ability and the data interpretation techniques
while the second section is for the verbal ability and the Logical reasoning.
Candidates need to answer both the sections in 140 minutes. The candidates need to answer
the thirty questions within seventy minutes. Once the time will end for the first section,
candidates will move to the second section and will not be allowed to go back.
To get appear in the CAT examination the candidates must have at least 50% marks in the
Bachelor’s degree. The examination is conducted at the large scale and considered as the
most difficult examination for the entrance in IIMs to pursue MBA.
Three scaled score card is provided to each candidate, first is the overall scaled score and the
other two are the scaled scores obtained by the candidates for each section.
After the selection in the written examination, the candidates are short listed for Group
discussion and the personal Interview process and to get admission in IIMs, these are the last
The candidates wants to pursue their Post Graduate courses in Business Management from
IIMs need to clear the Common Admission Test. CAT Books have a major role in clearing the
examination of CAT and the Common Admission Test Books.
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