CAT Full Form MBA

CAT Full Form MBA

CAT Full Form : Full Form of CAT is Common Admissin Test

Information about CAT :

No:1. Common Admission Test or CAT exam is a common aptitude test which is a gateway to 20 IIMs and over 1,200 B-schools in India.

No:2. CAT is conducted by the IIMs on rotational basis.

No:3. The CAT question paper comprises MCQs & non-MCQs from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).

No:4. Over two lakh candidates appear in CAT exam every year.

Information about CAT 2021 :

No:1. CAT 2021 notification will release in the last week of July and the registration process will begin in the first week of August.

No:2. CAT exam is held in the last week of November at multiple exam centres in 156 cities across India.

No:3. CAT result is announced in the first week of January and IIM shortlisting begins soon after.

No:4. The CAT 2021 exam is expected to be held on November 28.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT :

The minimum eligibility criteria for CAT exam is graduation. Some Eligibilities are given below :

No:1. The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree with minimum 50 % aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45 % aggregate for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) from a recognised board or university.

No:2. The candidate must have completed a professional degree (CA/ CS/ ICWA) with required percentage.

No:3. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification or awaiting result are also eligible to apply for CAT exam.

Information about CAT Exam Pattern and Test Structure :

No:1. CAT question paper is divided into three sections: VARC, DILR and QA. The candidates are required to solve both MCQ and Non-MCQ type questions.

No:2. The questions paper is usually of moderate difficulty level with QA posing more challenges in terms of tough questions. Check the highlights of CAT exam pattern which are given below :

CAT question paper pattern and structure

Sections :

a). VARC

b). DILR and

c).  QA

Duration of exam : 40 minutes per section (Total 120 minutes)

Total number of questions : 76

Section-wise number of questions :       

a). VARC – 34 26

b). DILR – 32 24

c). QA – 34 26

Total marks : 228

Language of question paper : English

Number of answer choices : 4

Type of questions : CQs and Non-MCQs

Marking Scheme :

1). 3 marks for every correct response

2). Negative marking of 1/3 (-1) for every wrong MCQ response

3). No negative marking for wrong non-MCQ response

Changes takes place in CAT Exam Pattern are :

No:1. In CAT 2020 exam , the time duration of the exam was reduced from 180 minutes to 120 minutes.

No:2. For each section the candidates got 40 minutes.

No:3. The number of exam slots were increased from two to three:

a). Slot 1- 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

b). Slot 2 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

c). Slot 3 – 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

No:4. CAT application fee was increased from Rs 1,900 to Rs 2,000 for General category students and For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the fee was increased from Rs 950 to Rs 1,000.

No:5. The candidates can select upto six cities for allotment of CAT exam centre. Till 2019, the number of preferred test cities was limited to four

CAT Application Fee :

Category :

For General and NC-OBC : Rs. 2,000

For SC, ST and PwD : Rs. 1,000

MBA Admission Through CAT Score :

No:1. IIM admission and selection process begins after the announcement of CAT result.

No:2. Each IIM fixes minimum CAT cut off percentile to shortlist candidates for participation in the next round of admission process.

 IIM Admission Process :

No:1. Screening of candidates on the basis of their CAT score

No:2. Written Ability Test/Group Discussion/Personal Interview (WAT/GD/PI)

No:3. Computation of Composite Score followed by final selection

Non-IIM Admission Process :

No:1. Institutes accepting CAT score other than IIMs also conduct GD/PI for admission to their MBA/PGDM programmes.

No:2.  However, there are a few colleges which accept students based on CAT score only.


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