In order to avoid a shortage of managers in the increasingly growing Indian economy, numerous business schools are conducting MBA Entrance exams so that they can produce quality managers for Indian as well as the global market. Among the various MBA Entrance exams, the Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management and is the first step in the process of seeking admission to the management programs in IIMs. Apart from the Indian Institutes of Management over 72 other Management Institutes use the CAT for short listing candidates.

The CAT has the widest coverage in Verbal, Quantitative and Reasoning areas of testing. As per the latest pattern notified in the notification of 2014, the CAT is generally a 2.5 hour test. Total Number of questions is 100 divided into 2 sections. Section-I is of Qunt/DI and Section – II will consists the questions from VA+LR.

Wrong answers carried 1 mark as penalty whereas correct answers carried 4 marks. Proficiency in all the sections is essential for getting a call from any of the IIMs as sectional cut offs are also applicable. The CAT is now conducted on the second last Sunday of November and is generally the first management entrance examination in a long list of exams to follow.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% marks (or equivalent grade) from any University or Institution recognized by AICTE
• Candidates appearing for a qualifying examinat-ion can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification