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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
b). DILR and
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 :
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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