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Common Admission Test
Online | National Level Exam
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Q - What scores will be presented to me on results day?

A -

Since CAT will be conducted in two sessions, two different Test Forms shall be administered in both of the Sessions. In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization.For details, refer to the

Counselling Process

CAT Selection and Counselling Process
CAT Selection and Counselling Process
The Indian Institutes of Management or the IIMs shortlist candidates for their second stage of selection on the basis of certain parameters/processes. These include: Written Ability Tests or ...

How to Prepare

Aspirants should focus on core quant topics and theory.  Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems in QA & DI section. These questions are meant to be left alone if you are not very thorough with the concept. Give them a try only if they are not very close.

So focus on the areas of the different sections in CAT exams.

Logical reasoning is comparatively more difficult to solve than Quant and Data Interpretation in the exam. We can expect a similar pattern in this setion of the exam. Questions in LR can range from Decision Making to Verbal Logic.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Focus on basic grammar rules that you learnt during your school days. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy while preparing for verbal sections, because most competitive exams have similar syllabus. Do lot of reading from various sources. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed the exam. Some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.

CAT 2016 Question Paper Format

questions 100
of Questions
duration 3.0 Hr
online Online
Exam Type
marks 300
Total Marks

CAT 2016 News and Updates

IIM-A and IIM-C Declare List of Candidates Shortlisted for WAT & PI
January 17, 2017 05:15 PM

IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta have announced the list of candidates who have been shortlisted for the next round of selection process. Both the institutes have released the list of students who have made it to the personal assessment round for admission to the PGP and PGDM programmes of the batch ...Read more

Patna boy Aditya Chandrayan makes it big in CAT 2016
January 12, 2017 11:58 AM

Bihar’s Aditya Chandrayan scored 99.7 percentile in CAT 2016 opening his gates for all the top b-schools in India including the IIMs. Aditya says that a dedicated 2 hours of study every day was his mantra of cracking CAT. Talking about his performance in the exam, he said that he expecting ...Read more

CAT 2016: IIMs Begin Process of Shortlisting Candidates for Personal Interview (PI)
January 12, 2017 10:19 AM

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore & Kozhikode have released the list of shortlisted candidates who have qualified CAT 2016 exam. These candidates will have a chance to seek admission to management courses at the premier instiutes of the country. However, these ...Read more

Accident Survivor Shines in CAT 2016 Result despite Physical Discomfort
January 11, 2017 10:40 AM

22-year-old Simarpreet Singh has proved that physical discomfort and disabilities cannot stop a determined individual from achieving his goal. He aced the CAT 2016 exam and secured 99.97 percentile. Simarpreet was paralyzed below the waist after an accident in August 2015. He is currently ...Read more

Graduate Student of IIT Delhi Scores 100 Percentile in CAT 2016
January 10, 2017 04:14 PM

Scoring 99 percentile in Common Admission Test or CAT 2016 does not satisfy some of the aspirants, and they work hard and strive to achieve a 100 percentile. Akshay Mehndritta, a B.Tech graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is one among such candidates who followed his strategy and ...Read more

CAT Contact Details

Address Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, India Pin Code : 560 076
Phone no 080-2699 3388
Type National
Mode Online