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About CAT

Common Admission Test (CAT) is the mandatory entrance exam for flagship PGP programmes in IIMs and other top B-schools of India. The notification for CAT will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) .

CAT shall be conducted in two sessions.

  • Two different Test Forms shall be administered in two Test 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. The Normalization process to be implemented shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms the scores shall be further normalized across different sections and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting. For purposes of reporting, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Section III: Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published. 
  •  It is estimated that over 200000 candidates will appear in CAT to explore admission opportunities in 20 IIMs, FMS - Delhi, SPJIMR, JBIMS, MDI, IMI, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, Management courses at IITs and a host of other B-schools. IIM J&K is proposed to be added  as well. For purposes of reporting, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Section III: Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published.
  •  The process of normalization is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple forms and is similar to those being adopted in other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). For normalization across sections, we shall use a sort of percentile equivalence.

About Conducting Body

IIM Bangalore (IIM-B) will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (also known as IIMB) is a public business school located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Founded in 1973, it was the third IIM to be established, after IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad.It is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India and the Asia Pacific region. It offers Post Graduate, Doctoral and executive training programmes. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a two-year, full-time residential MBA programme is IIMB's flagship programme.In addition to its main academic programmes, IIMB is also engaged in facilitating research, offering consultant services, conducting seminars and academic conferences and publishing journals.

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Phone no 080-2699 3388
Website http://www.iimcat.ac.in
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