Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer basednational-level standardized test jointly conducted by IIMs in technical support of TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). Indian Institute of Management started CAT Examination annually with the purpose of admission to Post-Graduate Management Programs like MBA in various colleges and universities of India in 1950. Before May 1, 2009, CAT was a paper based exam conducted on a single day for all students.
The test is divided in to different section under which a candidate is evaluated - Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR).
2016 CAT Eligibility Criteria
- Bachelor’s Degree with at last 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (In case of SC, ST, and PWD/DA category 45%)
- Final year under-graduated student/equivalent qualification also eligible for CAT 2016.
2016 CAT Application Date and procedure
- CAT 2019 Online Registration starts on August 7, 2019 10.00 AM till September 25, 2019 5.00 PM.
- You can fill form online and make payment through Credit and Debit card or net banking.
- Candidates need to follow three step registration process on the official website (www.iimcat.ac.in) Registration, log in and application form filling.
- Candidates can choose four test cities of their choice and on the basis of that they will be given centers after the last date of registration.
- CAT admit card 2019 will be sent through the official website, that can you can download online after the official issued date till the date of the examination.
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CAT Application form fees
- Registration fees for General and NC-OBC candidates INR 1600/-
- Registration fees for SC/ST/PWD candidates INR 800/-
Courses offered under CAT 2019
2016 CAT Examination Pattern
|Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) Section I||34||60|
|Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning (DILR) Section II||32||60|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)Section III||34||60|
Duration of CAT 2019 examination is 2 hours and 50 minutes through online mode only with 3 marks for each questions. There is negative marking for each wrong number of 1 mark.
CAT Preparation Tips
- Get accustomed with the CAT Pattern and Syllabus.
- Know your strengths and weakness so that you can work on your weakness.
- With the help of experts or coaching institute choose a right study material.
- Take mock test as many as possible as it is said that practice makes you perfect.
- Time management plays a crucial part try to learn how to manage time.
- Clear your basics first - Get a good grip on the basics of all section.
- Develop a habit to read novels, newspapers, journals and essays as it enhances your vocabulary, general knowledge, reading speed and also is a good source of entertainment and stress relieving.
- Practice shortcuts to save time during examination.
- Take out some time for yourself to freshen up your mood.
- And last but not least, keep calm do not get nervous under any circumstances.
2016 CAT Results and shortlisting
- Tentative CAT 2019 result date 2nd week of January, 2020 on official website iimcat.ac.in
- Shortlisted candidates list for next level selection will be available on respective IIMs website.
- After selection each IIM will directly send interview letters to the candidates.
- Admission will be based on personal CAT 2019 Score, group discussion, written ability test, personal interview including academic background.
Expected CAT 2016 examination centers
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands - Port Blair
- Andhra Pradesh - Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada,Visakhapatnam
- Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar
- Assam - Guwahati
- Bihar - Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna
- Chandigarh - Chandigarh
- Chattisgarh - Bhilai, Raipur
- Delhi - New Delhi
- Goa - Madagaon
- Gujarat - Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
- Haryana - Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Rohtak
- Himachal Pradesh - Solan
- Jammu & Kashmir - Jammu
- Jharkhand - Jamshedpur, Ranchi
- Karnataka - Bengaluru, Belgaum, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
- Kerala - Kochi, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram
- Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar
- Maharashtra - Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Solapur
- Meghalaya - Shillong
- Odisha - Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur
- Puducherry - Puducherry
- Punjab - Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Ropar, Sangrur
- Rajasthan - Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
- Tamil Nadu - Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelvelli
- Telangana - Hyderabad, Karim Nagar, Khammam
- Uttar Pradesh - Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
- Uttarakhand - Dehradun, Roorkee
- West Bengal - Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kolkata, Siliguri
Checklist for the CAT 2019
- Carry all the required documents during the examination admit card, original and valid identification, SC/ST and DA.
- Get detailed information of the examination center location.
- Get updates of the traffic and travel time before starting to travel.
- Arrive at-least one and half hour prior scheduled examination time.
Important date and news for CAT exam 2019
- CAT 2016 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore on December 4.
- CAT 2016 Result date is expected to be declared in 2nd week of January next year.
- Candidates need to attempt 100 questions in 180 minutes.
- CAT 2019 will be held on a single day in 2-sessions across 138 cities.
- Admit card issue date is October 23, 2019.