A notification as CAT 2018 is revealed for the aspirants who are looking to take admission in management school.Indian Institute of Management, Indore or IIM Indore is going to conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) for the admission in MBA in all IIMs and several other leading management institutes of India. Earning an MBA degree that too from IIMs or any other reputed management institutes in India is considered as a golden pass to the international business world. Looking at this scenario, the Government of India emphasizes more on a complete and transparent selection criteria. In order to select superior talent, Ministry of HRD conceptualized the CAT exam.
CAT stands for Common Admission Test. It is conducted by the six IIMs as a national level entrance test in selecting students for their business administration program at the Masters level. With the help of this pre-requisite candidates are judged in five broad areas i.e. Verbal ability & reasoning, reading comprehension, quantitative skills, data interpretation and analytical & logical reasoning.
There are the best institutes comes under the IIM. IIM-I has introduced some major changes to the CAT examination pattern. All the information regarding new exam pattern and examination dates are given below.
IIM Indore has proposed some major changes to the examination pattern of CAT to make it more appropriate for the aspirants.
• The time period of CAT 2018 has been increased by 30 minutes – from 140 minutes (2 hours 20 minutes) to 170 minutes (2 hours 50 minutes).
• Offline submission has been canceled.
• The numbers of questions in quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning sections has been increased from 30 to 50.
• There will be only online payment for MBA in CAT. Fee must be submitted through credit card, debit card or net banking.
• CAT examination will be held online so will be allowed to switch from one section to another as they like. Therefore they will be able to handle the examination as they want time across.
• Now there will be no window period in IIM-I. There will be only two days examination.
• Now there will be 354 examination centers across 99 cities for CAT 2017.
• Aspirants are allowed to select three options of examination cities.
|Applications are invited from||Aug 2018|
|Students can download the admit cards from||Oct 2018 onwards|
|CAT 2018 examination will be held||Nov 2017|
|CAT 2018 results are expected to||Third week of December, 2018|
• Bachelors degree with atleast 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent marks or equivalent CGPA in case of SC (Scheduled Caste) ST (Scheduled Tribe), Persons with Disability (PWD) and Differently abled category (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 recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
•The percentage of marks obtained in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the degree has been obtained. In case of awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where the bachelors degree has been obtained. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
• Students appearing for final year Bachelors degree or equivalent examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply for CAT 2017.
If selected, you will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if you have submitted the certificate latest by June 30, 2017 from the Principal/Registrar of College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2017) stating that the you have completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
Please note that IIM's select CAT qualified candidates for second stage of selection according to the institute's independent need. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). CAT score is an important factor for CAT selection process. In addition to this the institute may use your previous academic performance, relevant work experience and other similar outputs in shortlisting and ranking candidates for various stages of admission. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters vary across IIMs.
CAT Result will be declared in the third week of December. List of selected candidates will be made available on individual IIM websites. Each IIM will send interview letters to shortlisted candidates individually. Yet again, we inform you that the criteria for shortlisting varies from IIM to IIM. We advise you to visit the admission links of various Indian Institute of Management websites for more information regarding the same.
CAT is a computer based test, where students will be asked to sit at a desk, provided with a computer system and a scratch paper for rough calculations.
The test duration is for a total time of 2 hours and 50 minutes (170 minutes).
The medium of the test is in English language for all candidates.
The test has 100 multiple choice questions across two sections.
Section - No of Questions:-
• Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation - 50 Questions
• Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning - 50 Questions
Candidates may attempt any section first. The questions can be answered out of sequence too. And the candidate can also toggle between sections and attempt questions. An on-screen timer will mark remaining minutes for the test. Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered.
• Number Systems
• LCM and HCF
• Profit, Loss and Discount
• Interest (Simple and Compound)
• Speed, Time and Distance
• Time and Work
• Ratio and Proportion
• Linear Equations
• Quadratic Equations
• Complex Numbers
• Progressions (Sequences & Series)
• Binomial Theorem
• Surds and Indices
• Permutation and Combination
• Set Theory
• Mixtures and Alligations
• Co-ordinate Geometry
• Column Graphs
• Bar Graphs
• Line Charts
• Pie Chart
• Venn Diagrams
• Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
• English Usage or Grammar
• Sentence Correction
• Fill in the blanks
• Cloze Passage
• Analogies or Reverse Analogies
• Jumbled Paragraph
• Meaning-Usage Match
• Summary Questions
• Verbal Reasoning
• Facts / Inferences / Judgements
• Reading Comprehension
• Number and Letter Series
• Venn Diagrams
• Binary Logic
• Seating Arrangement
• Logical Sequence
• Logical Matching
• Logical Connectives
• Blood Relations