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CAT Question Paper Pattern – CAT Eligibility & Application Process – CAT Alternative Exams

Common Admission Test (CAT) is organized every year for admission to Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and few other Management Institutes of India. Here we will get to know CAT Eligibility Criteria, CAT Exam Pattern, CAT Exam Paper format, CAT exam question details etc. You will also get to know other Management Entrance Examinations of India that are similar to CAT.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam Details
Eligibility Criteria for appearing in CAT (Common Admission Test): - Who can seat in the Common Admission Test (CAT) examination? What is the minimum educational qualification required to seat CAT exam? Candidates who have passed their Bachelor Degree (Graduation) at least with 50% marks [45% marks for SC/ST candidates] are eligible to appear in CAT exam. Candidates appeared in the final examination of degree level or waiting for the result of their final degree level examination are also eligible to seat Common Admission Test (CAT) examination.

CAT Application Process: - Do you want to know how to apply for CAT exam? Are you looking for CAT Exam Registration process? Let me tell you that Candidates should visit www.catiim.in website to complete Online Application Process of CAT. Applications are also available at all Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) & selected Bank branches across India. Please check official website of IIM-CAT www.catiim.in for upcoming CAT exam schedule & application schedule.

CAT (Common Admission Test) Exam Pattern & CAT Question Paper Details: - CAT (Common Admission Test) is a computerized examination, where candidates not required answering on Answer-sheet. The total examination is taken on online method on computer. CAT Examination has two parts – (1) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and (2) Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Total time given for CAT (Common Admission Test) is 2-hours & 35 minutes that includes a tutorial session of 15 minutes. Tutorial session will help the candidate to understand the CAT exam software platform & will help to understand what buttons to click like ‘next’, ‘previous’, ‘mark’, ‘review’ etc . Because, once the CAT Exam starts there will be no ‘Break’ in between of two papers and automatically ‘system timer’ will start working. Candidates will be getting only 2 hours & 20 minutes to answer two papers (parts) – 1 hour & 10 minutes for each paper (section). It’s mandatory to answer the Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section first and then the 2nd section i.e., Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section. There will be total of 30 Questions in each of two sections of CAT exam papers. In case of CAT Exam Paper-1 (Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation) – approximately 21 to 24 questions come from Quantitative Aptitude part and rest (6 to 9) questions come from Data Interpretation part [Total 30 questions]. In case of CAT Exam Paper-2 (Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning) – Normally questions come from three sections (a) Reading Comprehension [10 questions], (b) Verbal Ability [11 questions] and (c) Logical Reasoning [9 questions]. Negative marking for answering wrong is applicable in CAT – right answer will fetch 3 marks and wrong answer will deduct 1 mark.

CAT qualified candidates required to appear in GDPI (Group Discussion & Personal Interview) for admission to Management Institutes. This GDPI session conducts by Management Institutes only as per their norms. Normally, a group of candidates [total 7/8 candidates] are required to discuss on a given topic for around 15 minutes in the Group Discussion round. Then a Personal Interview session of 10-20 minutes is conducted by Management Institutes. In some Management Institutes (B-Schools) also organized a written test. So, to get admission to best Management Institutes of India, one has to seat CAT exam followed by GDPI.

CAT alternatives for Management Study in India: - Do you want to know what are other examinations conducted for Admission in Management Institutes of India? Are you looking for other examinations that are similar to CAT (Common Admission Test)? There are few more Management Entrance Examinations taken in State level & All India level for admission to various Management courses in India. Let’s check out few Management exams similar to CAT
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi & Kolkata conducts a Written Test for admission to International Business course every year. Please visit www.iift.edu.
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP Test) is organized for admission to PG courses under Symbiosis International University. Please visit www.snaptest.org.
  • Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) Test is organized for admission to Post Graduate Diploma & Fellowship Programmes. Please visit www.irma.ac.in.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT Test) is conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council for admission to top ranked Management Schools of India every year. Please visit www.gmac.com/gmac/thegmat/.
  • JEMAT Test West BengalWest Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) conducts JEMAT for admission to MBA / MMA / MHA courses in WBUT affiliated Management Institutes of West Bengal and also for AICTE approved PG Diploma courses. Please visit www.wbut.net.
  • AIMA-MAT Test (Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by Centre for Management Services [department of All India Management Association] every year for Management admissions in India. Please visit www.aima-ind.org.

Wish you all the best for the upcoming CAT (Common Admission Test) Exam and you all please don’t forget to carry your CAT Admit Card, CAT Voucher, SC/ST Certificate [if applicable], Photo-ID Proof [Driving License / Passport / PAN Card / Voter ID etc] at the CAT exam venue. Remember, Wrist Watch, Pen, Mobile phone, and Calculator are not allowed during CAT Examination.
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CAT 2012 Registration Process - IIM CAT Eligibility & Test Centres Kolkata - Indian Institute of Management

www.catiim.in CAT – 2012 Admission Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata, Common Admission Test CAT 2012 Eligibility Qualification Requirement Criteria, IIM Kolkata CAT 2012 Registration application process, Date Schedule of CAT 2012, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata CAT 2012 Exam Centres in Kolkata, Admission process to IIM Kolkata, CAT 2012 Helpline number.
All the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) of India will conduct Common Admission Test 2012 (CAT-2012) during 21-day testing window between 11th October & 6th November 2012. Common Admission Test (CAT-2012) will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) as a pre-requisite for admission to various Management courses of Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The Management Programmes for which CAT-2012 will be conducted as follows:
Post Graduate Programmes (PGP) in Management:
  1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad – PGP & PGP-ABM [www.iimahd.ernet.in].
  2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore – PGP, PGSEM & PGPPM [www.iimb.ernet.in].
  3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM)Kolkata – PGP-PGDM & PGP-PGDCM [www.iimcal.ac.in].
  4. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore – PGP EPGP [www.iimidr.ac.in].
  5. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur – PGP [www.iimkashipur.ac.in].
  6. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode – PGP [www.iimk.ac.in].
  7. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow – PGP & PGP-ABM [www.iiml.ac.in].
  8. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur – PGP [www.iimraipur.ac.in].
  9. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi – PGDM & PGDHRM [www.iimranchi.ac.in].
  10. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak – PGP [www.iimrohtak.ac.in].
  11. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli – PGP [www.iimtrichy.ac.in].
  12. RGIIM Shillong – PGP [www.iimshillong.in].
  13. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur – PGP [www.iimu.ac.in].

Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata (Calcutta), Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Tiruchirappalli.

List of non-IIM member Institutions that have registered to avail the CAT-2012 scores is provided at www.catiim.in website. Remember, CAT Scores are restricted only for Admission to Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and non-IIMS member Institutions of India. A candidate can appear for CAT-2012 only once during the 21-day Testing window.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Common Admission Test 2012 (CAT-2012) Eligibility Criteria: - Now, let’s check out who can appear in CAT 2012 and what are the minimum requirement / criteria for CAT 2012 conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The candidate must hold a Bachelor Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% for SC/ST/DA/PWD]. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the Bachelor 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. Candidates appearing for the Final Year Bachelor Degree examination and those who are awaiting results can also apply for CAT-2012. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.catiim.in.

CAT-2012 Voucher Sale Process: - Applicants required to buy the CAT-2012 Vouchers to apply / register themselves for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The CAT 2012 Vouchers can be obtained from the Axis Bank Branches & their associated outlets during the period from 30th July to 17th September 2012 on payment of Rs.1600/- [Rs.800/- for SC/ST candidates]. Candidate need to buy only one ‘CAT 2012 Voucher’ irrespective of the number of Institutes he/she is applying for.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Common Admission Test (CAT 2012) Registration Process: - Let’s check out how applicant will register themselves for CAT-2012. On purchasing the CAT 2012 Voucher, prospective candidates must visit www.catiim.in website to register for CAT 2012. The Registration process starts on & from 30th July 2012 and will end on 19th September 2012. Candidates those who unable to follow the Registration process correctly can watch the CAT-2012 Registration Help video which will be available online from 28th July 2012. A short Audio Recording with key highlights will also be available for the candidates who want to register for CAT 2012 during the Registration & scheduling period on +91-124-451-7178 number [just call this number]. Remember, the Last date for Register for CAT 2012 of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is 19th September 2012.

Common Admission Test CAT-2012 Exam Centres: - Registration process completed and now the time to check where candidates will go for CAT-2012 Exam. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will conduct CAT 2012 Exam Centres across 36 cities of India. Candidates should visit the CAT 2012 website www.catiim.in for the choice of CAT 2012 Test centres nearest to them for appearing for CAT-2012. So, hurry on select your nearest CAT Test Centre amongst the list available.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Admission Process through CAT-2012: - Candidates CAT-2012 Score Card (Result) will be published on www.catiim.in website on 9th January 2013. This CAT-2012 Score will be valid till 31st December 2013. Shortlisted candidates will required to face second stage of selection process which may be independent of each other, conducted by different Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – this 2nd Stage selection process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) & Personal Interviews (PI). For further details please visit the personal official websites of different IIMs [website link mentioned above].

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 help is available online at www.catiim.in and also on Toll-free number 1800-102-2256 [CAT 2012 Helpline number].
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CAT-2011 Eligibility Application Form Dates Process CAT Exam Venue Details CAT-2011

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) will conduct Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT-2011) during a 20-days testing window between 22nd October 2011 and 18th November 2011 (CAT 2011 Examination Dates). CAT-2011 will be conducted by IIMs as pre-requisite for Admission to various management programmes of IIMs (Indian Institute of Management).

Eligibility Qualification Criteria for CAT-2011 Examination Test: The candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% marks for SC/ST/DA), awarded by any recognized universities. The percentage of the marks obtained by the candidate in the Bachelor Degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the University from where the candidate obtained the degree. Incase the candidates were awarded Grades/CGPS instead of marks, the conversion of grades /CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure by the university. Candidates’ appearing in the final examination and waiting for results may also apply for CAT 2011 Examination. IIM may verify the eligibility at various stages of the CAT Selection process.

Sale Issue Availabilities Submission Schedule Dates of CAT-2011 application Form vouchers: The Application Form CAT-2011 Vouchers can be obtained from the branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets during the period from 17th August 2011 to 26th September 2011 for Rs.1600/- (Rs.800/- for SC/ST – Price Cost of CAT 2011 Application Form Voucher). The last date for CAT-2011 Registration in 28th September 2011. Visit www.catiim.in website for further details about online CAT Application process and forms download.

CAT-2011 Registration Process: On purchasing the CAT2011 Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website www.catiim.in to register for CAT-2011 online. The registration process of CAT-2011 starts on 17th August 2011 and will close on 28th September 2011. Get help on CAT-2011 Registration process online or dial +91-124-451-7178 for telephonic audio recorded help.

Admission procedure to IIM through CAT-2011: The candidate’s CAT-2011 score card will be available to the candidates at the website www.catiim.in from January 11, 2012. Each IIM short-listed candidates for selection process may include Written Ability Test (WBT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI).

CAT-2011 Application Procedure online, IIM Kolkata Location for CAT Forms, How to apply CAT Examinations, Details requirement criteria fees CAT 2011 IIM, Indian Institute Management Common Admission Test CAT Entrance Exam 2011 Test Centres Venue Exam Dates Timings Registering process CAT 2011.
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