- The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India including the IIMs.
- The CAT score is used separately by each institute along with other parameters i.e. academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. to select candidates. The weightage assigned to CAT score may differ for each institute. Candidates are advised to read the weightage, process and breakup for each institute on its respective website.
- The candidate must be a graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of SC/ST/DA/PWD) or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the ministry of HRD, Government of India.
- Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer
Differently Abled (DA)
The registration fee is Rs. 1,600/- for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 800/- for SC/ST/PWD (DA) candidates
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CAT 2014 score will remain valid till December 31, 2015
- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation – 50 questions
- Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning - 50 questions
- Duration of the examination is 170 minutes
How to apply
The candidates have to make Registration fee payment through online modes only by Credit Card, Debit Card or through Net Banking.
Mode of Test
CAT is a computer based test
Date of Test
The CAT 2014 will be conducted during a 2-day testing window (4 sessions) on 16th & 22nd November, 2014
The exam will be conducted in 99 Cities comprising 354 Test Sites. Candidates will be given the option to select 3 test cities in the order of preference.
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