The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and is a pre-requisite for selecting students for their business administration programs.
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.
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|
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
|BALSU'S SUCCESS ACADEMY- MBA ENTRANCE EXAM NOTIFICATIONS|
|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
|BALSU'S SUCCESS ACADEMY- B SCHOOL NOTIFICATIONS|
|B - SCHOOLS||APPLICATION||OFFICIAL WEBSITE||ELIGIBILITY EXAM|
|OPENING DATE||CLOSING DATE|
|XLRI-Jamshedpur||Admission Ongoing||11 Dec 2022||xlri.ac.in||XAT|
|IMI-Bhubaneswar,Kolkata,New Delhi||Admission Ongoing||18 Dec 2022||imibh.edu.in||CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT|
|IIFT-New Delhi,Kolkata,Kakinada||Admission Ongoing||18 Dec 2022||iift.ac.in||OWN TEST|
|GIM-Goa||Admission Ongoing||20 Dec 2022||gim.ac.in||XAT, CAT, GMAT, CMAT|
|TAPMI-Manipal||Admission Ongoing||20 Dec 2022||tapmi.edu.in||CAT, XAT, GMAT|
|IISWBM-Kolkata||Admission Ongoing||23 Dec 2022||iiswbm.edu||CAT|
|IFMR-Chennai||Admission Ongoing||30 Dec 2022||krea.edu.in||CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT, NMAT, GRE|
|IRMA Anand-Gujarat||Admission Ongoing||31 Dec 2022||irma.ac.in||CAT, XAT, CMAT|
|MBE(DBE DU)-Delhi||Admission Ongoing||7 Jan 2023||dbe-du.org||CAT|
|WE School-Mumbai,Bengaluru,Hyderabad||Admission Ongoing||15 Jan 2023||welingkar.org||CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA|
|SIMSR-Mumbai||Admission Ongoing||18 Jan 2023||simsr.somaiya.edu||CAT, XAT, GMAT, NMAT, CMAT|
|BIM-Trichy||Admission Ongoing||31 Jan 2023||bim.edu||CAT, GMAT, XAT|
|NITIE-Mumbai||Admission Ongoing||20 Feb 2023||nitie.ac.in||CAT|
|IMT-Ghaziabad,Hyderabad,Nagpur||Admission Ongoing||TBA||imt.edu||CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT|
|SPM.PDPU-Gujarat||Admission Ongoing||TBA||spm.pdpu.ac.in||CAT, XAT, NMAT|
|SDMIMD-Mysore||Admission Ongoing||TBA||sdmimd.pgdm.co.in||CAT, XAT, MAT, GMAT, CMAT, ATMA|
|IIFM-Bhopal||Admission Ongoing||TBA||iifm.ac.in||CAT, XAT, MAT, GMAT|
|ITM-Navi Mumbai,Mumabi,Warangal,Chennai,Vadodara,Raipur||Admission Ongoing||TBA||itm.edu||CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, ATMA, MAT, ATMA, STATE-CET|
|LBSIM-Delhi||Admission Ongoing||TBA||lbsim.ac.in||CAT, XAT, GMAT|
|LIBA-Chennai||Admission Ongoing||TBA||liba.edu||CAT, XAT|
|UPES-Dehradun||Admission Ongoing||TBA||upes.ac.in||CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, Own test|
|IMS-Ghaziabad||Admission Ongoing||TBA||ims-ghaziabad.ac.in||CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA|
|NIBM-Pune||Admission Ongoing||TBA||nibmindia.org||CMAT, XAT, CAT, GMAT, GRE|