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CAT 2013 will be held between October 16 to November 11.
CAT 2013 Registration close on 26/9/13 .
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Indian Institutes of Management announce highlights of Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013)

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT2013) during a 20-day testing window between October 16, 2013 and November 11, 2013. CAT2013 will be conducted by
IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. These programmes are:
A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management:
* IIM Ahmedabad: PGP and PGP-ABM:
* IIM Bangalore: PGP, PGP-EM and PGPPM:
* IIM Calcutta: PGP-PGDM and PGP-PGDCM:
* IIM Indore: PGP and EPGP:
* IIM Kashipur: PGP and EPGP:
* IIM Kozhikode: PGP:
* IIM Lucknow: PGP and PGP-ABM:
* IIM Raipur: PGP and PGPWE:
* IIM Ranchi: PGDM and PGDHRM:
* IIM Rohtak: PGP:
* RGIIM Shillong: PGP:
* IIM Tiruchirappalli: PGP and PGPBM:
* IIM Udaipur: PGP:
B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) (equivalent to Ph.D.) of IIM Ahmedabad,
IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi,
IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirappalli and EFPM Programme of IIM Kashipur and IIM Raipur.
Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as PGP-ABM of IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow, PGP-EM and PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, PGDCM Programme of IIM Calcutta, EPGP of IIM Indore and IIM Kashipur, PGPWE of IIM Raipur, PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi, PGPBM of IIM Tiruchirappalli. Before a prospective candidate makes a decision to appear for CAT2013, he/she must visit the websites and/or read programme advertisements of the concerned IIMs and specific programmes to ensure which programmes they want to apply for, eligibility requirements and admission processes.

For more details on CAT 2013, including videos on the registration and scheduling process, as well as test day procedures, please refer to .
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CAT Eligibility

The candidate must hold a Bachelors Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons With Disability (PWD) categories), 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 (For Details of Equivalent Qualifications see the website The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are 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 they have obtained the bachelor's degree. 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. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2014 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2014) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website Applicants should note that the mere fulfiIIment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

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Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT2013 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information you may refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites

CAT Result and Short-listing

CAT 2013 result will be announced on 14 January 2014 on the CAT website. List of shortlisted candidates for the next level of slection will be made available on the individual IIM websites. Each IIM will send interview letters to the candidates it has short-listed. The criteria for short-listing varies from IIM to IIM. Please visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.

Eligibility Verification

If a candidate is short-listed for interviews by any IIM, he/she has to comply with the following eligibility verification:

Mark sheets and Degree Certificate

A candidate must show all the original mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

Reservation Category Requirements

If short-listed for interview, SC, ST, NC-OBC, and DA candidates must show the original caste/class/disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme.

CAT 2013 Test City


Greater Noida



Navi Mumbai
New Delhi


Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Site Name Address Pin Code
LJ Institute of Management Studies
Nr. Nagdev Kalyan Mandir, Sanand-Sarkhej Circle S.G.Road 380015


Bangalore, Karnataka

Site Name Address Pin Code
All India Inst Of Local Self Govt
#1/1, 2nd Main, 6th Cross, Gandhi Nagar,Landmark- Adjacent To Kanishka Hotel 560009
Bangalore Institute Of International Management
#76/6 Mysore Road,Opp. Rv College Of Engineering 560059
Bangalore Institute Of Management Studies
#76/6 Mysore Road,Opp. Rv College Of Engineering 560059
Merittrac Services Pte Ltd
125/1-18, G K Arcade, 2nd Floor, T Mariappa Road, Jayanagar Ist Block 560011
East Point College Of Engineering For Women
Jnana Prabha, East Point Campus, Virgo Nagar Post, 560049
Gangamma Thimmaiah Institute Of Management Studies
10/15, Sunkadakatte,Magadi Main Road,Vishwaneedam Post, 560091
Garden City
Garden City College, 16 Km, Old Madras Road 560049
Sai Vidya Institute Of Technology
Rajanukunte,Doddaballapur Road, Via Yelahanka, 560064


Bhilai, Chhattisgarh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Bhilai School Of Engineering
Balod Road,Chandkhuri,Bhilai,Durg 491221


Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Infotech Education Society College Of Technology
Kalkheda Ratibhad Main Road 462044


Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Site Name Address Pin ode
Regional College Of Management
Chakadola Vihar,Chandrasekharpur 751023


Chandigarh, Punjab
Site Name Address 1 Pin Code
Everonn Education Limited
SCO 217, 1st Floor, Sector 14, Panchkula 134109
Indo Global College Of Engineering
Village Abhipur, District Mohali, ( 18 Kms From PGI Chandigarh) 140109


Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Site Name Address Pin Code
Everonn Education Limited Everonn House, Industrial Estate, Perungudi 600096
Saveetha Engineering College Saveetha Nagar, Thandalam, Sriperumbudur 602105
Vel Tech Dr RR and Dr Sr Technical University #42, Avadi - Alamati Road, Vellanur, Avadi 600062


Cochin, Kerala

Site Name Address Pin Code
All India Institute Of Local Self Govt
Corparation Building Kacheripady Junction, Chittor Road 682018
Sr Narayana Gurukul Kadayiruppu P.O Kollenchery 682311


Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Site Name Address Pin Code
KPR School Of Business
KPR Knowledge City, Arasur 641407


Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Site Name Address Pin Code
Institute Of Management Studies
Makkawala Greens, Mussorie Diversion Road 248009


Durgapur, West Bengal

Site Name Address Pin Code
NSHM -Academy
Arrah, Shibtala,Via Muchipara, 713212


Faridabad, Haryana

Site Name Address Pin Code
Institute Of Management and Technology – IMT
Tigaon Road, Near Sai Dham, Sector-87 121002


Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
HR Institute Of Technology
7th Km. Stone, Delhi- Meerut Road, Morta 201206


Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Accurate Institute Of Management and Technology 49 Knowledge Park 201308


Gurgaon, Haryana

Site Name Address Pin Code
Everonn Education Limited
SCO 9/12, 3rd Floor, Above Vishal Mega Mart,  HUDA Shopping Center, Sector 14 122001
Prometric Testing Private Limited Iris Tech Park, 2nd Floor Tower A, Sector 48, Sohna Road 122018


Guwahati, Assam

Site Name Address 1 Pin Code
Assam Engineering College
Jalukbari 781013


Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Site Name Address 1 Pin Code
MLR Institute Of Technology
Dundigal, QuthbullapurGram Umrikheda Near Tollbooth, Khandwa Road 500043
Prometric Testing Private Limited
Plot # 96, Road #2, Meenakshi Banjara Ville, Banjara Hills 500034


Indore , Madhya Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Acropolis Institute Of Technology and Research Mangaliya Bypass Square Vyas Khedi 452020
Swami Vivekanand College Of Engineering
Khandwa Road,Near Tool Naka 452020


Jaipur, Rajasthan

Site Name Address Pin Code
Everonn Education Limited
10/1, Chitrakoot Colony, Near Pratap Stadium, Vaishali Nagar 302021
Shankara Institute Of Technology SP-44, RIICO Industrial Area Delhi Road, Kukas 303101


Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir

Site Name Address Pin Code
Kawa Institute Of Management and Technology Kunjwani Bypass Road Near Narwal Chowk 180001


Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Site Name Address Pin Code
Netaji Subhash Institute Of Business Management
Pokhari, P.O. Bhilai Pahari, Jamshedpur 831012


Kolkata, West Bengal

Site Name Address Pin Code
Eastern Institute For Integrated Learning In Management
6, Waterloo Street 700069
NSHM – Knowledge Campus
124(60) B.L.Saha Road 700053
Swami Vivekananda Institute Of Management and Computer Science
Karbala More, Sonarpur Station Road,P.O.- Narendrapur 700103


Kozhikode, Kerala

Site Name Address Pin Code
Sree Narayana Education Society
Chethukadavu,P.O.M.I.E Kunnamangalam 673571


Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Everonn Education Limited
Plot No 27, Institutional Area, Vipul Khand, 6 Gomti Nagar 226010
Ground Floor, Pratap Bhawan ,Behind Leela Cinema, Hazratganj, Naval Kishore Road 226001
Jaipuria Institute Of Management Vineet Khand, Gomtinagar, 226010
Surya Group Of Institutions Gaura, Mohanlalganj, Raibarielly Road 227305


Mumbai, Maharashtra

Site Name Address 1 Pin Code
Chanakya Institute Of Management Studies and Research
Sthanikraj Bhavan,C.D Barafiwala Marg Andheri (West) 400058
Merittrac Services Pte Ltd
Simran Centre, 2nd Floor, 30H, Parsi Panchayat Road, Andheri (East) 400069
Nirmaladevi College Near Thakur Polytechnic , 90 Feet Road, Thakur Complex, Kandivili (East) 400101
Thakur College Of Science and Commerce Shyamnarayan Thakur Marg, Thakur Village, Kandivili (East), 400101


Nagpur, Maharashtra

Site Name Address 1 Pin Code
G.H. Raisoni College Of Engineering CRPF Gate No.3,Higna Road,Digdoh NA


Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

Site Name Address Pin Code
Institute Of Business Studies and Research IBSAR Campus,Thapar Complex,Sector 15,CBD Belapur 400614


New Delhi, Delhi

Site Name Address Pin Code
All India Institute Of Local Self Government
Bharat Ratna Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Bhavan,D22-23, Institutional Area,D Block Pankha Road, Janakpuri 110058
Delhi Business School B-II/ 58, Mcie, Mathura Road, Near Metro Station On Badarpur Border , Next To Honda Car Showroom 110044
Delhi School Of Professional Studies and Research Plot No. 9, Institutional Area, Sector-25, Rohini Phase -III 110085
Era Business School HFA 1,Sector-9 Dwarka, 110077
Trinity Institute Of Professional Studies Sector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, Adjacent To Metro Pillar No 1160, Dwarka 110075


Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Jaipuria Institute Of Management
A 32 A Sector 62 201012


Patna, Bihar

Site Name Address Pin Code
Educom It Solution
C-48, Zhi Campus, Sharda Complex, Housing Colony, Kankarbagh 800020
Everonn Education Limited 2nd Floor, Raj Sunder Complex, Vijay Nagar, Rukunpura, Behind Singh Pertol Pump, Baily Road 800014


Pune, Maharashtra

Site Name Address Pin Code
Indian Institute Of Business Management and Research
IBMR, Survey No. 130, Mumbaiangalore Highway, Wakad 411057
Padmashree Dr DY Patil Institute Of Engineering and Technology Opp Hindustan Antibiotic Factory, Sant Tukarm Nagar, Off Pune - Mumbai Highway, Pimpri-Waghere Road, Pimpri 411018
Merittrac Services Pte Ltd Plot No.9, "Forum", Office No.1, 3rd floor, Survey No.63/2b, Pune Satara Road, Near Padmavati bridge, Opp Swami Vivekanand Statue, Padmavati 411037
Sinhgad Institute Of Management Sinhgad Institute Of Management Building-2, S. No.-44/1, Vadgaon Budruk, Off. Sinhgad Road 411041


Ranchi, Jharkhand

Site Name Address Pin Code
Government Polytechnic Church Road 834001
Mangalam Institute Of Management 12th Mile, Kuthi Road 835221


Shillong, Meghalaya

Site Name Address Pin Code
Don Bosco Technical School Don Bosco Road, Laitumukrah 793003


Siliguri, West Bengal

Site Name Address Pin Code
Bengal Institute Of Management & Medical Science - BIMMS HISM Building, Hill Cart Road, Tnc Bus Stand, Junction 734003


Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Society For Higher Education And Practical Application - SHEPA Mohansarai, Mughalsarai, Vrm Bypass Road, Nibia Bachchaon 221011


Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Site Name Address Pin Code
Viswanada Institute Of Technology and Management Mindhivanipelam Village,Sontyam Gram Panchayat,Anandapuram Mandal, 531173


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Reporting for the Test

If you have registered for Session 1 (morning session), you must arrive at the test centre by 8:30 AM for security checks, identity verification and checking in. Testing will begin at 10 AM. If you have registered for Session 2 (afternoon session), you must arrive at the test centre by 1:45 PM. Testing will begin at 3:15 PM.

Candidates will need to bring their CAT 2013 Admit Card and original and valid photo identification to the test centre. SC/ST candidates will also need to bring along a valid document as proof of SC/ST eligibility and DA candidates requiring support during the test will need to bring along the authorisation of support from Prometric as well as a valid photo identification of scribe if applicable. Acceptable forms of photo identification are Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID (supplemented with an ATM, Debit or Credit Card with your name), Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit in English with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. If in doubt, bring a notorized Affidavit. Photocopies of the original and expired identifications are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if valid photo identification or Admit Card is not presented. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the documents such as Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change etc. and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme.

Candidate will not be permitted to carry any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, pen, cellphones, calculators, etc.

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Disclaimers Regarding Conduct of CAT

Disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting, storing, or facilitating transmission and storage of the contents of the CAT or any information therein in whole or part thereof in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronically or mechanically for any purpose, shall be in violation of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 and/or the Copyright Act, 1957 and/or the Information Technology Act, 2000. Such actions and/or abetment thereof as aforementioned may constitute a cognizable offence punishable with imprisonment for a term up to three years and fine up to Rs. two lakhs. Candidates who want to appear for CAT have to agree to a Non-Disclosure Agreement at the time of the test.

Computer based testing is a proven and reliable process that is administered to tens of millions of people each year. As with paper and pencil testing, or virtually every other human endeavor, a very small number of problems could occur that might prevent a test from being delivered and/or a result from being generated. In the unlikely event this does occur, every effort will be made to correct the problem, up to and including the administration of another test.

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Test Duration and Pattern

The CAT 2013 will have only two sections. The first section is Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second section is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Within the 70 min provided for the section, candidates can review the answers. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second section and will no longer be able to go back.

A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully before starting the main examination. The total duration will be two hours and thirty five minutes including the tutorial. A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available in the coming weeks. Once again candidates are advised to go though them carefully to familiarise themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. No breaks will be given during the test.

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CAT Exams: Development and Scoring

Development :
The CAT 2013 test development process was conducted in alignment with the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The exam was designed with two sections: (1) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, (2) Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. These two sections are consistent with the knowledge domains historically assessed by the IIMs and are also aligned with the content areas covered in equivalent global admission examinations that measure performance along similar scales.

Content of the examination was developed and confirmed by individuals with high levels of expertise in each of these content domains. Post-administration analysis will be conducted by credentialed psychometricians to confirm the validity of the examination scores and to ensure that every candidate was provided a fair and equal opportunity to display their knowledge.

Scoring :

Prometric employs an industry-standard, psychometrically-sound approach to the scoring process for all IIM candidates. The three-step process is outlined here and is supported by the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and the ETS Standards for Quality and Fairness.

Step 1: Raw Score is Calculated

Your raw scores are calculated for each section based on the number of questions you answered correctly, incorrectly, or that you omitted.

Correct Answer Incorrect Answer Omitted
+3 points for questions you answered correctly -1 point for questions answered incorrectly 0 points for questions you did not answer

This scoring methodology ensures that candidates are only awarded points for what they know, while having points deducted for inappropriate random guessing. This is a standard process in the testing industry and is a methodology employed in scoring similar admissions tests such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Step 2: Raw Score is “Equated”

Equating is a statistical process used to adjust scores on two or more alternate forms of an assessment so that the scores may be used interchangeably. Industry standard processes were used for equating, such as those outlined within the ETS Standards for Quality and Fairness.

Step3: Equated Raw Score is “Scaled”

In order to ensure appropriate interpretation of an equated raw score, the scores must be placed on a common scale or metric. A linear transformation is used for this scaling process, which is an industry standard practice (Kolen & Brennan, 2004).

The IIM scaling model is as follows:

Section Scores = 0 to 225
Total Exam Score = 0 to 450

Three scaled scores are presented for each candidate: an overall scaled score and two separate scaled scores for each section. As the two sections evaluate two distinct sets of knowledge and skills, scores may not correlate across sections. A high score in one section does not guarantee a high score in another section. Percentile rankings are provided for each individual section as well as for the overall exam score.

About Test Difficulty
The CAT exam has been developed to accurately identify top performing candidates and that design makes use of a scaled score range of 0 to 450. In order to appropriately identify the top performing candidates, the CAT exam is, by design, a very difficult exam. As would be expected with the more difficult CAT exam, no candidate would likely answer 100% of the items correctly or achieve the top theoretical score. The exam design will accomplish the goal of identifying the top performing candidates who are, indeed, ranked at the top of the list. If the exam were designed to be substantially easier, it would be theoretically possible for a candidate to achieve a score of 450. However, an exam constructed to be that easy would not serve the distinct purposes of the IIMs.


American Educational Research Association (AERA), American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME). (1999). Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. Washington, D.C.: Author.

Educational Testing Service (ETS). (2002) ETS Standards for Quality and Fairness. Princeton, N.J.
Kolen, M. J., & Brennan, R. L. (2004). Test equating, scaling and linking: Methods and practices. 2nd Ed. Springer.

Fairness and Equivalency in IIM Exams

A significant number of examination forms are used on behalf of the IIMs to evaluate the large candidate population. With the use of multiple forms comes the need to ensure fairness and equivalency of the examinations used for assessment. A post-equating process is necessary to ensure validity and fairness.

Equating is a psychometric process to adjust differences in difficulty so that scores from different test forms are comparable on a common metric and therefore fair to candidates testing across multiple days. The equating process was designed with three phases: exam creation, post-equating, and scaling.

Each form contains a pre-defined number of statistically profiled questions selected from a large bank. These questions form an equating block within a form, which can be used as an anchor to rescale candidates’ scores to the metric of the item bank. This rescaling process adjusts for the difference in the form difficulties, taking into account of candidates’ differential performance on the equating block. As a result, the candidates’ rescaled scores can be placed and compared on the common metric regardless which form they take.

This approach provides support for equating without significantly impacting the security of the items. The second phase of the process is post equating. In this process, items are concurrently analyzed and the estimated item parameters (item difficulty and item discrimination) are put onto a common metric. Item Response Theory (IRT), a psychometrically supported statistical model, is utilized in this process. The result is a statistically equated raw score that takes into account the performance of the candidate along with the difficulty of the form administered.

Once post-equating has resulted in an equated raw score, scaling of the scores is done to reduce confusion to candidates. Scaling can be done using a linear or non-linear transformation of the original, equated number correct. Though the number as presented to candidates is placed on a common scale for ease of interpretation, the position of candidates in the score distribution does not change.

Lastly, once scaled scores are established, the final step in the scoring process is to rank candidates in their performance. A percentile rank is the percentage of scores that fall below a given score. With the total scale scores arranged in rank order from the lowest to highest, in 100 equally sized groups, a table with the total scale scores to percentile ranks will be created. This ranked list of candidates will allow for the identification of candidates from the highest performers at the very top of the list to the lower performers in the middle and low end of the scale.

The test development and equating models outlined have substantial advantages to candidates. First, they confirm with a high level of psychometric rigor that all examination scores are valid, equitable and fair. Post equating takes into account any statistical differences in examination difficulty and ensures all candidates are evaluated on a common scale. Reporting scores on this statistically equivalent scale creates an environment where the very high performing candidates will be ranked appropriately at the top end of the scale.


CAT 2011& CAT 2012
(Common Admission Test for IIMs)


MBA-CAT 2012 Exam is a Online Common Admission Test for getting admission into the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) and about 120 other MBA Colleges in India. Currently there are 9 IIMs in India. They are listed below. The Online CAT Test is held online once a year in last week of November.

List of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in India and their websites :

IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Bangalore (Bengaluru)
IIM Calcatta (Kolkata)
IIM Lucknow
IIM Indore
IIM Kozhikode
IIM Shillong
IIM Ranchi (Temporary Link)
9) IIM Rothak

To get into IIMs and the 120 Colleges which use CAT Scores one has to go through a selection process which includes most OR all of the following :

1. Written Test
2. Group Discussion
3. Personal Interview
4. Essay Writing
5. Psychometric Test
6. Group Task
7. Management Games

The percentile secured in CAT is used by the B-Schools in India for short-listing candidates for admissions to their Institutes MBA Programs.

The written exam tests the aptitude of the candidate in a number of areas. It usually consists of questions related to:

1. Quantitative Ability
(Questions in Mathematics mostly from 8-9-10 standard, covering Arithmetic, Geometry, Menstruation, Algebra, Trigonometry and Co-ordinate Geometry)

2. Verbal Section
(Questions in the area cover Grammar, Sentence Correction, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension & Verbal Analogies)

3. Data Interpretation / Data Sufficiency
(Analysis of Data. Usually data is in form of tables, charts, graphs. Students are required to study them and answer the related questions)

4. Logical Reasoning / Ability
(Questions to be solved using Common Logic)

5. General Awareness
(Currently CAT does not have questions on General Knowledge)
(Questions pertaining to current/past issues (national & global), economics, general knowledge etc.

Preparation Strategy to Crack CAT 2010 and CAT 2012 Exam:

There is no formula or shortcut to crack the CAT or any other MBA Entrance Test. One should take care of the following :

1. Clear your concepts of 8-9-10 standard maths (preferably NCRT)
2. Extensive Reading on current issues (Indian & Global), business, economics etc. Reading magzines like Business India/World/Today, Forbes India, India Today, Frontline, and National English Newspapers daily is recommended.
3. Regular puzzle solving
4. Solve as many questions in all areas of the CAT Test. Subscribe to study material from any national coaching center or download from internet. This practice will give you the required speed needed for CAT.
5. Daily write an essay (2-3 pages) on any one topic (currently issues, business etc) of your choice. Try refining them after 1 month.
6. Speak English 24x7 for fluency & confidence
7. Increase your vocabulary by over 1000 words (ie memorize & then use 20 new words daily).

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