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CAT 2016
National Level


2/Aug/2016
Start Date
2/Mar/2016
End Date
4/Dec/2016
Exam Date

CAT is national level MBA Entrance Exam conducted by the IIMs. Details of CAT2016 have been announced. CAT2016 exam will be conducted by IIM Bangalore on Dec 4.


Minimum Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria for CAT 2016:

 

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category).

  • Percentage obtained in bachelor’s degree would be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the concerned university/institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion would be based on the process defined by the concerned university/ institution.

  • In absence of any percentage conversion scheme, candidate’s CGPA will be divided by maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply for CAT.

 

There is no change in eligibility criteria to appear in CAT 2016.

Eligibility

Here are the eligibility criteria for CAT 2016:

 

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category).

  • Percentage obtained in bachelor’s degree would be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the concerned university/institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion would be based on the process defined by the concerned university/ institution.

  • In absence of any percentage conversion scheme, candidate’s CGPA will be divided by maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply for CAT.

 

 

There is no change in eligibility criteria to appear in CAT 2016.

Application Process

Exam Pattern

The CAT 2016 question paper will consist of the following sections:

 

Section

Questions

Time

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

34

60 minutes

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

32

60 minutes

Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)

34

60 minutes

Total

100

180

 

Candidates will be given 180 minutes to answer the questions. Each section is allotted 60 minutes. The candidates cannot choose any section to start with or switch from one section to another. They will have to follow the question paper chronoligically, from section 1-3. 

Last year, the exam pattern was restructured to bring diversity in terms of students.

Syllabus

Common Entrance Test or CAT analyses the skills of the aspirant in four sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Logical & Analytical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. It is also a test of time management.

 

1. Mathematics or Quantitative Section

 

Some of the core concepts in maths and quant subjects are: 

  • Percentages and its applications
  • Ratio and its applications
  • Algebra
  • Numbers and its applications
  • Geometry and its applications

 

2. English or Verbal Section

 

Promiment topics in this section are:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Critical Reasoning (and its numerous applications)
  • Reading Comprehension 

 

3. Analytical Reasoning Section

 

Important topics under AR are: 

  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense
  • Puzzles
  • Arrangements
  • Data Structures
  • Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Clocks and Calenders

 

4. Data Interpretation Section

 

Problems related to organised and unorganised data are quite common in this section. Core topics are as follows:

  • Table
  • Bar
  • Pie
  • Line graphs etc

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