What is Common admission test (CAT) ?

CAT is an abbreviation form of common admission test conducted by IIMs for their management courses, and the CAT score is also accepted as a benchmark score for admission to management courses offered by other reputed private or government management institutes in our country. PGDM / MBA degree is an essential criteria for aspirants those want to build their career in corporate world. IIMs and other MBA institutions generally offer various specialization into Finance, Operation, Strategy, Economics, Human Resources, Public & Policy, Agriculture and many more in their flagship one or two years management courses.

Admission Process for CAT 2019

The Process of Admission which includes written ability test (CAT), group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) along with some weight-age have been assigned to candidate’s academic performance. GD-PI process is an important factor for screening of candidates and also for final Selection.  IIMs, which also consider previous work-experience of candidates and provide pre-determined marks /weightage in selection process.

A.) CAT online test: Quantitative aptitude, Verbal ability and logical reasoning

B.) GD+PI Round

C.) Academic Background and Extra-curricular achievements

D.) Work- Experience

E.) Reservation for SC/ST, OBC, PWD candidates as per norms of Govt. of India

CAT 2019 Online Test:

The duration of the test will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:-

I) Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

II) Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

III) Section III: Quantitative Ability

CAT Aspirants will be given exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed for switching from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Some questions in each section may not be of the multiple-choice type, direct answers may have to be typed on the screen. The tutorials given in official site of CAT entrance examination will clearly explain this. Also, they will allow use of basic onscreen calculator for computation.

Offered Courses and Programs:

IIMs generally offer two years Post graduate program in management and Post graduate program in ABM (Agriculture). They also offer Executive Programs for working professionals and fellow-ship program for research scholars.

A.) PGDM, PGDCM, PGDHRM

B.) PGP-ABM

C.) EPGP

D.) FPM

Announcement: CAT 2019

Please click on www.iimcat.ac.in for detailed Notification.

Important Dates are specified below for CAT 2019: 

AUG 7, 2019: CAT 2019 Registration Starts at 10:00 AM

SEP 18, 2019: CAT 2019 Registration Ends at 5:00 PM

OCT 23, 2019: CAT 2019 Admit Card Download Begins at 5:00 PM

NOV 24, 2019: CAT 2019 Test Day

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