CAT Exam Syllabus And Pattern, Eligibility Criteria 2017
CAT Exam Syllabus And Pattern, Eligibility Criteria 2017-
What is CAT Entrance Exam for MBA?
Common Admission Test (CAT) is a competitive management entrance exam conducted at the national level.
CAT is conducted for admissions in Postgraduate Business Administration Programme and other programs in various IIMs and other B-Schools accepting CAT.
Since 2009 CAT is conducted as a Computer Based Test.
CAT Results are declared in Percentile and after Results, the B-Schools shortlist candidates on the basis of their CAT Percentile scored.
This year CAT 2017 will be convened by IIM Lucknow. CAT 2016 was convened by IIM Bangalore.
CAT 2017 Exam Important Dates
CAT 2017 Exam Important Dates
CAT Notification- 30 July 2017
Registration Start Date –August 9, 2017
Registration End Date –September 20, 2017
Admit Card download Window –October 18, 2017
CAT Exam Date –November 26, 2017
CAT Results- Second week of January 2018
CAT 2017 Registration / Application Form
The CAT registration window for 2017 will start from August 9, 2017. At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu while filling cat online form.
Candidates will be allotted one among the 4 preferred Cities in any 1 of the 2 sessions after the last date of registration.
CAT 2017 Exam Format
Quantitative Ability (QA) section of CAT 2017 Exam gives the impression to be the favorite of the exam setters. There will be 34 Questions in QA Section.
It seems that a lot of effort is devoted in setting this section.
DILR Section comprises of the calculation intensive portion including Graphs, charts, tables etc.You should never assume or use any information that the question fails to give you.
This section will have a total of 32 Questions.
VRC section of CAT Exam includes RCs, Para Jumbled questions, grammar etc.It happens when you have read the full RC passage and managed to answer 3 or 4 questions out of the total 5 very quickly; Do not get into ego hassles over questions, you should leave them and move on.
This section will have a total of 34 Questions.
There will be 3 Sections in CAT 2017
CAT Exam Format
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)- 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning- 32
Quantitative ability (QA)- 34
Total No. of Questions- 100
- Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
- Some questions in each section (Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal and Reading Comprehension) may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. Also, use of a basic on-screen calculator will be allowed for computation.
- Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
- The on-screen timer will mark remaining minutes for the test.
- Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer.
- There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered.
CAT 2017 Exam Details
Duration of Exam- 180 Minutes
No. Of Sections- 3
Exam Sections- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR), Quantitative ability (QA)
- Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
- An incorrect answer fetches -1.
- No marks are given or deducted for unattempted questions.
CAT 2017 Exam Syllabus
To let you know, CAT does not have any predefined syllabus. However, questions are expected from below topics.
MBA Rendezvous has initiated the special series of CAT 2017 preparation.
You will be provided with a complete set of information related to Exam Pattern & Syllabus of CAT 2017, including a detailed module for each section separately:-
- Quantitative Ability (QA): –CAT 2017 the forthcoming exam will have Quantitative Ability (QA) as one of its main sections which give the impression to be the favorite of the exam setters. It seems as if over 50% of paper setting efforts are devoted to Quant sections.
- Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR): –To prepare for this section, here are some general test-taking tips that should help you with the Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
- Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC): –Try and solve what sort of questions you can expect in Verbal Ability section, and then analyze how preparation can be taken up for the next few months.
Quantitative ability (QA)- Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Number System, Permutation & Combination, Speed, Time and Distance, Profit and Loss, Logarithmic Equations, HCF and LCM, Ratio, Quadratic and Linear Equations, Algebra, Mensuration, Percentages, progressions, Complex Numbers, Simple and Compound Interest etc.
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning- Tables, Graphical Representations, Charts and any diagrammatical Representation, Logical Games, Calendars, Cubes, Clocks, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements etc.
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC)- Critical Reasoning, Paragraph Forming, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension
Eligibility for CAT Exam 2017-
For cat exam eligibility, You must hold a Graduation degree, having 50 % marks or equivalent CGPA.
(45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Able (DA) category) awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956,
Or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution.
In the case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to the percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution.
If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidateï¿½s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
Candidates appearing for the final year of graduation degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of her/his College/Institute.
List of Equivalent Qualifications for Eligibility for CAT exam 2017 are given below:
- Bachelorï¿½s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma ) or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India).
- Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelorï¿½s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions.
- Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.
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