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Common Admission Test (CAT - 2016)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.1600 | OBC / SC / ST - Rs.800

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

No GD-PI for Admission to IIM Nagpur; CAT Scores to be the Deciding Factor
April 26, 2017 01:02 PM

Another good news for b-school aspirants, admission to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur will be done solely on the basis of CAT scores. The institute has scrapped Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) from the standard selection procedure. Candidates who had applied ...Read more

FMS Delhi Offers Admission to 216 Candidates; Final Selection List 2017 Released
April 19, 2017 10:21 AM

The final list of shortlisted candidates has been released by Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. A total of 216 students have been selected for the MBA (Full Time) programme 2017-19. 477 additional candidates have also been mentioned in the waiting list. The admission status and ...Read more

Student Makes it to IIM Ahmedabad at 89.67 Percentile in CAT 2016
April 15, 2017 11:50 AM

23-year-old Vidit Garg was shocked when he found out that he has secured a seat in the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad. Vidit had secured a percentile of 89.67 in CAT 2016 and was half expecting that he will get a seat in India’s top b-school. This was Vidit’s third CAT attempt and he ...Read more

Apply for IIM Lucknow PGDM Programme for Working Executives (WMP) 2017-19
March 15, 2017 12:41 PM

Premier business school of the country, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow or IIM-L is now inviting applications for admissions to the Post Graduate Diploma in Management, exclusively meant for Working Executives, also known as WMP, for the academic year beginning 2017. A flexible programme ...Read more

FMS Delhi MBA Batch 2017-19: List of Candidates Shortlisted for Extempore & PI Out
February 22, 2017 10:30 AM

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi has released the list of candidates who have been shortlisted for the extempore and PI rounds for the MBA Batch 2017-19 batch. 2160 candidates have been shortlisted for the next round of selection scheduled for April 10 to 17, 2017. The ...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