Examination Pattern For CAT Exam

Examination Pattern for CAT Exam

Every year, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) for candidates who desire to pursue management programs at post graduation level. Apart from all the IIMs, numerous other reputed B- schools all over India also consider CAT score as one of the pre-requisite conditions for admission into business administration program

Examination Pattern
Common Admission Test (CAT) is considered as one of the most competitive entrance examinations to seek admission in management program all over India. It is conducted once a year in the end of November or in the beginning of December. The examination pattern of CAT exam keeps on changing every year. However, the questions are broadly classified into three or four categories, which are given below.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability
The duration of the entrance examination is also not fixed. The test paper consists of objective questions with multiple options. The number of questions could be 60 to 70. Negative marking is there for every wrong answer. More than one answer against a question also fetches negative marks. The answers have to be filled only through HB pencil on a computer coded OMR sheets.
Group Discussion & Personal Interview
The candidates, who have successfully cracked CAT entrance examination, have to appear in Group Discussion & Personal Interview (commonly known as GDPI) in order to seek admission into postgraduate management programs offered at IIMs and other reputed B-schools across India.  
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