What is CAT ?

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India Entrance test conducted by IIMs.

Why CAT ?

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and is a pre-requisite for selecting students for their business administration programs.

How CAT is being conducted ?

This computer-based test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management.

Which other colleges accept CAT scores ?

Other Indian business schools like IITs, FMS, S P Jain, MDI, and NITIE also accept CAT scores as part of their selection process. From 2009 onwards, CAT became a computer based test wherein subjects are subdivided into different areas i.e.: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

Who Can Apply

To appear for the CAT, the candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA)), awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised 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. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30 (of the admission year) from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

For reference purpose, refer the below table with the details as per CAT 2022

Section Section Name Total Number of questions Time
Section-I Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 26 40 min
Section-II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 24 40 min
Section-III Quantitative Ability 26 40 min
Total 76 120 min

The Scoring pattern of CAT 2022 will be +3 for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong answer. The students are also scaled on percentiles which are the criteria for short listing students for the next round.

MBA Entrance Exam Notifications 2022
Exam Name Application Opening Date Application Closing Date Exam Date Official Website
(Association of Indian Management Schools)
March 1, 2022 May 22, 2022 May 29, 2022 http://www.atmaaims.com/
B-School Notifications 2022
MDI February 15, 2022 April 19, 2022 http://www.mdi.ac.in/
NIT Warangal 3rd week of January, 2022 April 20, 2022 http://www.nitw.ac.in/
Great Lakes Chennai March 17, 2022 April 20, 2022 http://www.greatlakes.edu.in/
Great Lakes Gurgaon March 17, 2022 April 20, 2022 https://www.greatlakes.edu.in/
BIMTECH January 5, 2022 April 30, 2022 http://www.bitmtech.ac.in/
Amity 1st week of January, 2022 3rd week of May, 2022 http://www.amity.edu/
Christ College January 15, 2022 May 31, 2022 https://www.christuniversity.in/
IIT Allahabad January 25, 2022 May 31, 2022 https://www.iiita.ac.in/
Acharya IoM Admission Ongoing https://www.acharya.ac.in/
SDMIMD Admission Ongoing https://www.sdmimd.ac.in/
IMI Kolkata Admission Ongoing https://www.imik.edu.in/
TSM Admission Ongoing https://tsm.ac.in/
SIBM Admission Ongoing http://www.sibmnagpur.edu.in/
IMT Nagpur Admission Ongoing http://www.imt.edu/
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