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All About Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT is the largest M.B.A. entrance exam in India and is the pathway for aspirants to gain admission in the top B-Schools in India. The test is conducted by IIMs for selection of students for its various business administration programs. Candidates who appear for CAT can apply for admission in the MBA programs of the 20 IIMs as well as of management programs in 500 other top colleges/universities throughout the country.

Every year more than 2 Lakhs candidates appear for this exam.In 2018,2.41 Lakhs candidates had registered for the exam.CAT 2019 will be held on 24th November and will be conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

The validity of score is for one year only.Candidates based on their CAT score are shortlisted for the 2nd round of admission by the various colleges. The 2nd round of admission might consist of Group Discussion, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview depending on the institute.

Important Dates:

Events

Dates

CAT 2019 Notification

July last week, 2019

CAT 2019 application commencement

Aug 1st week, 2019

CAT 2019 last date of application

Sept 3rd week, 2019

CAT 2019 application correction window

Sept last week, 2019

CAT 2019 Admit Card download start date

October 24, 2019

CAT 2019 Exam

November 24, 2019

CAT 2019 Result

2nd week Jan, 2020

(tentative dates)

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply to this programme, a candidate must complete his bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in any academic discipline, with minimum 50% marks for General Category and minimum 45% marks for SC/ST/PWD category. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. Candidates who are in the last year of their graduation degree can also apply. Candidates who have completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with minimum 50% marks for General category and minimum 45% marks for SC/ST/OBC category can also apply for CAT 2019. Candidates who have done graduation in old system of 2 years can also apply for CAT 2019 provided the degree is UGC recognised.

CAT Exam Pattern:

CAT exam is divided in 3 sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).Each section has a duration of 60 minutes and the total exam length is 180 minutes. The total exam consists of 100 questions divided in the three sections. The questions are either Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) kind or Type In The Answer (TITA) kind. The MCQ’s carry a negative mark of -1 for every incorrect answer. The TITA kind of questions carry no negative marks.

The VARC section consists of 34 questions of 3 marks each. The DILR section consists of 32 questions of 3 marks each and the QA section consists of 34 questions of 3 marks each.

S. No.

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Duration in minutes

1

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

34

102

60

2

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

32

96

60

3

Quantitative Ability

34

102

60

Total

100

300

180

 

Syllabus for CAT Exam:

CAT doesn’t provide a fixed syllabus for the exam, although questions pertaining to intermediate school learnings in English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning are asked. Few of the frequent topics on which questions are asked in CAT are listed in the table below:

Verbal Ability

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Quantitative ability

Reading Comprehension

Caselets

Numbers

Paragraph jumbles

Bar Graphs

 Number Systems

Odd Man Out

Pie Charts

Progressions

Summary of Paragraph

Line charts

Averages and Mixture

Fill in the blanks

Tables

Averages

Last Sentence of Paragraph

Venn diagrams

Alligations

Analogies and reverse analogies

Calendars

Arithmetic and word-based problems

Fact-inference-Judgement

Cubes and Cuboids

Percentages

 

Seating Arrangements

Profit & Loss

 

Logical sequencing

Interest

 

Team Formation

Ratio Proportion and Variations

 

Rankings

Time and Work

 

Binary Logics

Time, Speed and Distance

 

Blood Relations

Geometry

 

Games and Tournament

Geometry

 

Miscellaneous Reasoning Questions

Mensuration

 

 

Coordinate Geometry

 

 

Algebra

 

 

Functions

 

 

Inequalities

 

 

Quadratic and other equations

 

 

Logarithms

 

 

Counting

 

 

Permutations and Combinations

 

 

Probability

 

 

Set Theory

 

Top Colleges Under CAT:

Tier 1 Colleges

College

CAT Cut Off

Total Fee (in Rs.)

Avg. Package (in Rs.)

IIM Ahmedabad

98 %ile

22 lakhs

24.45 LPA*

IIM Bangalore

99 %ile

21 lakhs

22.76 LPA

IIM Calcutta

98 %ile

21 lakhs

24.2 LPA

IIM Lucknow

97 %ile

16 lakhs

NA

IIM Kozhikode

95 %ile

17.5 lakhs

17.76 LPA

IIM Indore

92 %ile

16 lakhs

18.17 LPA

SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

98 %ile

8.30 lakhs

19.06 LPA

DMS, IIT Delhi

96.5 %ile

8 lakhs

16.54 LPA

NITIE, Mumbai

PGDIM- 97 %ile

Around 7 lakhs

18.45 LPA

PGDISEM- 86 %ile

MDI, Gurgaon

95 %ile

18.86 lakhs

19.17 LPA

FMS, Delhi

99 %ile

50 thousand

22.6 LPA

SPJIMR, Mumbai

85 %ile

16.25 lakhs

22.24 LPA

 *Lakhs per Annum

Tier 2 Colleges

College

Cut Off

Total Fee (in Rs.)

Avg. Package (in Rs.)

IIM Shillong

CAT- 95 %ile

13.68 lakhs

15.51 LPA

IIM Ranchi

CAT- 95 %ile

15.10 lakhs

15.09 LPA

IIM Rohtak

CAT- 95 %ile

13.4 lakhs

11.7 LPA

IIM Kashipur

CAT- 93 %ile

13.15 lakhs

12.19 LPA

IIM Udaipur

CAT- 93 %ile

13.5 lakhs

13.16 LPA

IIM Trichy

CAT- 93 %ile

13 lakhs

14.28 LPA

IIM Raipur

CAT- 95 %ile

13.3 lakhs

12.15 LPA

VGSoM, IIT Kharagpur

CAT- 90 %ile

6.72 lakhs

16.29 LPA

IIT Kanpur

CAT- 85 %ile

6.7 lakhs

10.48 LPA

MICA, Ahmedabad

CAT- 80 %ile

12.5 lakhs

11.3 LPA

IMT Ghaziabad

CAT- 90 %ile

17.50 lakhs

11.60 LPA

XIMB, Bhubaneswar

CAT- 92 %ile

17.30 lakhs

12.91 LPA

IMI, New Delhi

CAT- 90 %ile

17 lakhs

12.54 LPA

IRMA, Anand

CAT- 80 %ile

12.1 lakhs

12.17 LPA

 

Tier 3 Colleges

College

Cut Off

Total Fee (in Rs.)

Avg. Package (in Rs.)

KJSIMSR Mumbai

CAT- 85 %ile

13.65 lakhs

9.8 LPA

GLIM, Chennai

CAT- 80 %ile

16.65 lakhs

9.45 LPA

GIM, Goa

CAT- 85 %ile

14.5 lakhs

10.6 LPA

TAPMI, Manipal

CAT- 85 %ile

14 lakhs

10.6 LPA

FORE, New Delhi

CAT- 85 %ile

14.98 lakhs

10.70 LPA

LIBA, Chennai

CAT- 80 %ile

12.5 lakhs

9.5 LPA

BIM, Trichy

CAT- 85 %ile

14.4 lakhs

10 LPA

DoMS, IIT Roorkee

CAT- 94 %ile

6.72 lakhs

9.18 LPA

BIMTECH, Noida

CAT- 70-75 %ile

12 LPA

7.5 LPA

UBS, Chandigarh

CAT- 90 %ile

75 thousand

9 LPA

DSE, DU, Delhi

CAT- 87 %ile

35 thousand

8 LPA

IFMR, Chennai

CAT- 80 %ile

12 lakhs

9 LPA

LBSIM, Delhi

CAT- 88 %ile

10.89 lakhs

8.7 LPA

IMT Nagpur

CAT – 80%ile

12 lakhs

7.5 LPA

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