Common Admission Test is a computer-based MBA entrance examination that is organized by all the IIMs on a rotational basis. IIMs select a Convener every year for overseeing all aspects of the CAT test . (Convener is the person who is responsible and sees all the possibilities for managing everything for the exam day).
In 2021, the Prof. M P Ram Mohan has been appointed by IIM as a Convener for the examination.
Through CAT exam you can get admission in 20 IIMs and over 1,200 top B-Schools in India for MBA/PGDM courses and also for the Post Graduate Programs (PGP).
|Exam Name||CAT (Common Admission Test)|
|Exam Level||National Level Exams|
|Exam schedule||Last week of November,|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||1-800-209-0830 (Toll-Free)|
CAT Syllabus is comprised of three sections which is –
Given below the detailed syllabus for the above mentioned sections:-
CAT Examination is divided into three sections namely –
Given below the CAT exam pattern:-
|Sections||VARC, QA and DILR|
|Duration of exam||Total 120 minutes (40 minutes per section)|
|Total number of questions||76 Questions|
|Section-wise number of questions||VARC - 26 Questions|
|DILR - 24 Questions|
|QA - 26 Questions|
|Total marks||228 Marks|
|Language of question paper||English Language|
|Type of questions||Non-MCQs and MCQs|
|Marking Scheme||Candidates will get +3 marks for every correct answer|
|1/3 (-1) marks will deducted for every wrong answer in MCQ’s|
|There will be no negative marking for any incorrect answer in non-MCQ’s|
CAT paper of three sections which is –
You can check below CAT tentative important dates:-
|Release of Notification||30th July 2023|
|Commencement of Registration Process||2nd August 2023|
|Last date for submission of Application Form||13th September 2023|
|Correction Window||3rd-4th week of September 2023|
|Release of Admit card||25th October 2023|
|CAT 2023 Exam||26th November 2023|
|Release of Answer Key||1st week of December 2023|
|Last date for submission of Objection||Till 3-4 days after release|
|Declaration of final Answer key||3rd week of December 2023|
|Announcement of Result||January 2024|
You can register easily for the CAT exam through given below steps:-
|For SC/ ST and PWD||Rs.1000/-|
|For all other candidates||Rs.2000/-|
IIM Ahmedabad Cutoff:
|PwD (General/ NC-OBC/ SC)||70|
IIM Amritsar Cutoff :
IIM Bangalore Cutoff 2021:
IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2021:
IIM Lucknow Cutoff 2021:
CAT examination was conducted at numerous exam centers located in 156 cities in India. All the candidates have to choose at least six exam center preferences during the registration:-
Ques. How many times CAT examinations was conducted in a year?
Ans. CAT examination was conducted once in a year.
Ques. Can I pay CAT exam application fee through offline mode?
Ans. No, you can only pay CAT exam application fee via online mode by using debit/credit card/net banking.
Ques. Is there any age limit to apply for CAT exam?
Ans. No, there is no age limit specified to appear in the CAT exam. You only have to fulfill the eligible criteria.
Ques. When will CAT exam result be declared?
Ans. CAT exam result will be declared in the first week of January.
Ques. Can I apply for more than one slot for CAT exam?
Ans. No, you can’t apply for more than one slot for CAT exam; you can appear for CAT exam in one slot only.
Ques. Is there any advantage given to PWD category candidates in CAT paper?
Ans. Yes, PWD category candidates will get extra 20 minutes in CAT paper.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in CAT exam?
Ans. Negative marking scheme for the CAT exam is given below:-
Ques. What is the CAT exam registration fee for general category candidates?
Ans. The CAT exam registration fee for general category candidates is Rs. 2,000/-.
Ques. How many questions will come in CAT exam section-wise?
Ans. There are total 76 questions in CAT exam:-
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