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Common Admission Test (CAT - 2017)

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

Q - What is online CAT? What is the difference between CBT & IBT?

A -

COMMON ADMISSION TEST (CAT) is a computer-based test (CBT) and not an Internet-based test (IBT). Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.

Counselling Process

Counselling Process after CAT
Counselling Process after CAT
Any candidate who is shortlisted for interviews by IIMs will have to comply with the eligibility criteria and verification that involves the following: Degree certificates & mark sheet ...

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 2017 Question Paper Format

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

CAT 2017 News and Updates

Gujarat Girl with 80% Vision Loss Makes it to IIM Ahmedabad - Read her Story Here!
April 11, 2017 04:33 PM

Prachi Sukhwani, a 21-year-old girl is now a source of inspiration for all the girls who aspire to pursue management course at the premier b-schools of India. Despite being visually impaired, she bagged a seat in one of the reputed b-schools of India, i.e., Indian Institute of Management, ...Read more

IIM Kozhikode Final Placement 2017: Maximum Hiring in Finance Sector
March 23, 2017 02:18 PM

The final placements for the batch of 2017 have been concluded at IIM Kozhikode. 347 students of the instituted had enrolled for the placement opportunities at the campus. Lucrative job offers were rolled out by as many as 110 firms. The institute also saw good participation from first time ...Read more

IIM-Ahmedabad Invites Funding Support from Alumni for Restoration of Louis Khan Campus
March 10, 2017 03:55 PM

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is planning to restore and conserve its Heritage Campus. Therefore, the institute has invited corporate and alumni to be a part of restoration and conservation. Recently, the Government of India has recognised the preservation and restoration of Louis Khan ...Read more

IIM Bangalore Final Placements 2017: 160 Recruiters Visited Campus
March 10, 2017 02:51 PM

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has concluded its final placements for PGP batch 2015-17. A total of 160 firms participated in the placements and made over 450 offers. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was the star of this placement season with the maximum number of offers. It ...Read more

JIMS Conclave on Digitalization of Businesses Successfully Conducted
March 10, 2017 11:18 AM

The Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS), Rohini, successfully conducted its event on ‘Digitalization of Businesses: Promises and Perils’. The event was attended by some of the prominent personalities of academia and business world. Some of the dignitaries who were present at ...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