CAT Exam [Common Admission Test]
CAT stands for “COMMON ADMISSION TEST”.There is no fixed pattern of exam.IT keeps changing every year.It is computer based test held in INDIA.The test duration is 2 hours 15 minutes, in which 15 minutes is given for instruction to candidates.The test consists of questions that manipulate to know the candidate’s logical, data interpretation, quantitative and verbal abilities.There are three section in test. The complete set consists of around 60 questions which are distributed in three different sections.The IIM’s started this test and according to the score scored by candidates they are selected for the MBA programs.This test is conducted by IIM’s every year on the policy of rotation.
syllabus for CAT Exam
According to CAT website three sections are:
1. Quantitative analysis
2. Verbal ability
3. Logical reasoning & Data interpretation.
The marking scheme for CAT is for every correct answer +3 marks is awarded and for every wrong answer -1 marks is awarded and for no answer 0 marks is awarded.CAT is conducted in different parts of country.The test are conducted online. There is also option for reviewing undone questions.The candidate have option to mark those questions which he wants to review later.The review shows list of all questions marked.
Eligibility for CAT Test
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and physically Disabled).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.
As the test is conducted in computer labs so candidates are not allowed to enter with their own stationary.Pencil , Eraser , A4 size paper for rough is provided to candidates as required.In case pencil will be broken it will get replaced immediately .Nothing will be allowed inside the examination hall.In case of 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.The timer is present on the screen which when started gives you the time remaining.The test will be over as the time will get over. Wrist watches are not allowed inside the examination lab.
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