Common Admission Test (CAT)

CAT is an entrance exam for admissions in graduate management programs such as MBA or PGDM with the duration of 2 years. This exam is gateway to many top premium management schools in India with names like IIMs, IISc & other private business schools located in India. CAT is mandatory for students who aspire to study in management schools with good score to get admissions in any of the management colleges situated all over India.

CAT details Elaboration of the details
Mode of exam Computer based electronic test
Conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Skills required
  • Verbal ability & reading phrase
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Data interpretation & reasoning
Purpose of exam Admission to MBA & PGDM courses
Duration of exam 2 hours with divided intervals of break
Exam conducted Once a year in month of Nov/Dec.
Mode of language English only
Eligibility required Bachelor’s degree from any discipline with minimum 50% marks
Examination fees
  • INR 2,200 for General category student
  • INR 1,100 for SC/ST/OBC students

The scores are used by various business schools in India with students intake has been increasing every year and it has been one of the demanding courses for many graduate students starting their own businesses. The validity of the scores is for one year after the results are out & new courses have been introduced in the PG course such as Data Science, IoT in which digital marketing is playing a huge role & in future generations every entrepreneur has to adapt to changing technology. The notification for the CAT exam comes last week of July & application forms filling starts from first week of august with exams in Nov or Dec.

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