Common Admission Test CAT

Common Admission Test or CAT is a national level management entrance exam conducted jointly by the IIMs. IIMs or The Indian Institutes of Management are the top most business schools offering the Post Graduate Management Programmes in India. Since the IIMs are autonomous and non university bodies they don't offer the MBA degree.

List of IIM's in India

IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Amristar, IIM Bangalore, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Jammu, IIM Kashipur, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Nagpur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Sambalpur, IIM Shillong, IIM Sirmaur, IIM Tiruchirapalli, IIM Udaipur and IIM Visakhapatnam.

All the above IIM's collectively use CAT score as one the selection criteria. Each IIM has it's own selection process. Apart from the IIM's many non IIM's also use CAT score as an entrance exam criteria. For example the IIT's, NIT's use CAT score.

CAT is usually held in the month of October or November and is held only once a Year.

This Year CAT 2017 will be held on 26th November 2017. Last date to register for CAT 2017 is September 20th 2017 till 5.00 P.M

CAT 2017 Exam Pattern

CAT 2017 exam is Computer based Test (CBT) of 3 hours duration. CAT exam is divided into 3 main sections of 60 minutes each. The 3 sections are – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning,Quantitative Aptitute.

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