What is the test about?
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the premier all India management entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India, including the IIMs.
Who is eligible?
CAT 2018 Eligibility:
The candidate has to be a citizen of India
The candidate has to have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from any recognized university with at least 50% marks
There is no upper or lower age limit
There is no fixed number of attempts.
What are the test syllabus, duration and format?
CAT 2018 Exam Pattern
3 sections- Quantitative Ability, Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
100 Questions. MCQ and Non-MCQ.
+3 marks for every correct answer. -1 mark for every incorrect answer.
CAT 2018 Syllabus
There is no set syllabus for CAT Exam.
Verbal and Reading Comprehension Verbal Reasoning, Sentence Correction, Syllogism, Critical Reasoning, Fill in the Blanks, Antonyms and Synonyms, Analogies, Idioms
Data Interpretation Area Graph, Tables, Charts (Columns, Bar, Pie), Line Graph, Venn Diagrams
Logical Reasoning Clocks and Calendars, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Binary Logic, Blood Relations, Linear and Matrix Arrangement, Syllogism
Quantitative Ability Number System, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Quadratic & Linear Equation, Geometry, Algebra, Permutation and Combination, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Trigonometry.
Key dates for application and registration
Registration begins: August 9, 2018. Registration ends: September 25, 2018.
Who conducts the test?
Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), the premier business-schools of India conduct this test for selecting potential students for the next round of admission process for their MBA and Fellowship programmes.
Which colleges/institutes accept the test?
Apart from the IIMs, many other institutes also offer admission to their post-graduate courses of business and management on the basis of a candidate's CAT score.