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Common Admission Test (CAT)

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CAT Overview

The exam measures basic

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Verbal ability
  • Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation, Reasoning and Data Sufficiency.
 
Eligibility

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) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category], of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Note: Candidates appearing for the final bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination can also apply. Such candidates must produce a certificate from the Head of the Department / Registrar / certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) based on latest available grades/marks.

If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the program provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2007 for the 2007 batch, from the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor's degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.

 
Programs

Post Graduate Programs in Management (PGP)

  • IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-PMP
  • IIM Bangalore PGP and PGSEM
  • IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM and PGP-PGDCM
  • IIM Indore PGP and Exec-PGP
  • IIM Kozhikode PGP
  • IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM
 
The Test

Number of questions and sometimes pattern varies from year to year. The test comprised 90 questions divided into 3 sections in the year 2005. Typically as the past historical record shows this test can be expected to comprise between 100 to 150 objective type questions and is usually divided into three to four sections. The duration of the test is of 120 minutes.

Each question has a question statement followed by four alternate answer choices and the candidate has to choose the best answer for each of the questions. There is negative marking in the CAT paper and for every wrong answer a certain score is deducted from your total. The IIMs do not disclose the way they calculate the negative marks for the wrong answers.

 
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Fee

Annual expenses on tuition, library, computer, hostel and other fees (excluding personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry) are about Rs. 2,00,000 (2 lacs)at present for domestic candidates.

 
Prominent Institutes accepting Common Admission Test
 
Name of Institute (Click on the Institute Name to view more details) Courses LOCATION
IIM Ahmedabad PGP PMP, PGP, FPM, PGP ABM AHMEDABAD
IIM Bangalore PGSEM, FPM, PGP BANGALORE
IIM Calcutta PGDCM, PGDBM, PGDM, FPM CALCUTTA
IIM Lucknow ABM, PGP, FPM LUCKNOW
IIM Kozhikode PGP KOZHIKODE
IIM Indore PGP, FPM, Exe PGPM INDORE
Management Development Institute PGP HRM, NMP, PGP IM, PGPM GURGAON
National Institute of Industrial Engineering PGDIM, PGDITM, PGDISEM MUMBAI
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research GMBA (Dubai), GMBA, PGDSM MIT, PGDBM, PGDM (One Year) MUMBAI
T A Pai Management Institute PGDM, PGDEM MANIPAL
Bharathidasan Institute of Management MBA TRICHY
Institute of Management Technology PGDBM, PGBDMIB, PGDBMHR GHAZIABAD
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research PGDBA MUMBAI
Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad PGDM(Communications) AHMEDABAD
University Business School MBA (HR), MBA (IB), MBA CHANDIGARH
Alliance Business Academy MBA, PGDM, MBA BANGALORE
Fore School of Management PGDBM NEW DELHI
Great Lakes Institute of Management PGPM CHENNAI
Indian Institute of Forest Management PGPFM BHOPAL
Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management MBA, MHRM CALCUTTA
Institute for Financial Management & Research PGDM SDF, PGDM CHENNAI
Institute of Management Development and Research PGDM PUNE
International Management Institute PGDM, PGDMHRM NEW DELHI
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (New Delhi) PGDM, PGDF NEW DELHI
Nirma Institute of Management MBA AHMEDABAD
Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research PGDBM, PGPeBiz MUMBAI
 
Others Institutes accepting Common Admission Test
 
Name of Institute (Click on the Institute Name to view more details) Courses LOCATION
Academy of Management Studies - Orissa PGDBM BHUBANESHWAR
All India Management Associations Centre for Management Education PGDM NEW DELHI
Altair Institute of Communication and Management Studies PGDBA MUMBAI
Amrita School of Business MBA COIMBATORE
Aravali Institute of Management PGPM JODHPUR
Army Institute of Management MBA CALCUTTA
Army Institute of Management and Technology MBA GREATER NOIDA
Asia Pacific Institute of Management PGDBM NEW DELHI
Asian School of Business- Trivandrum PGPM TRIVANDRUM
Bangalore Management Academy PGPRM BANGALORE
Bharathidasan Institute of Management (Bangalore) PGDBM BANGALORE
Birla Institute of Management Technology PGDRMM, PGDIBM, PGDM RM, PGDM, PGDM(IB), PGDM IR, PGDBM PT GREATER NOIDA
College of AgriBusiness Management MBA PANTNAGAR
Cosmic Business School MBA, PGDBM NEW DELHI
Department of Business Administration, Lucknow MBA LUCKNOW
Department of Business Management, Ludhiana MBA LUDHIANA
Department of Commerce, Kolkata MBA CALCUTTA
Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management MBM CALCUTTA
EMPI Business School PGAdCom, PGDBM NEW DELHI
EMPI Institute of Advertising, Communication and Management PGDAdCoM NEW DELHI
Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University MBA VARANASI
Gitam Institute of Foreign Trade PGDBM(IB) VISAKHAPATNAM
Globsyn Business School PGDM, PGDM CALCUTTA
Graduate School of Business and Administration PGDBA GREATER NOIDA
Guru Nanak Institute of Management PGDM NEW DELHI
Heritage Institute of Technology MBA CALCUTTA
IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Greater Noida MBA GREATER NOIDA
IILM Graduate School of Management PGDM, PGDBM GREATER NOIDA
IILM Institute for Higher Education, Gurgaon PGPREM, PGPRM, PGP GURGAON
Indian Business Academy PGPRM, PGPM BANGALORE
Indian Institute of e-Business Management MeBA PUNE
Indian Institute of Management Training MBA PUNE
Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management MBA GWALIOR
Indian School of Mines MBA DHANBAD
Institute for Technology and Management PGDBM, MS NAVI MUMBAI
Institute of AgriBusiness Management MBA BIKANER
Institute of Business Administration and Training MBA BIM, Ex PGDM, MBA BHUBANESHWAR
Institute of Business Management and Research (Bangalore) PGDM BANGALORE
Institute of Engineering and Management MBA CALCUTTA
Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) MBA AHMEDABAD
Institute of Management Education (UP) PGDM GHAZIABAD
Institute of Management Studies (Dehradun) MBA DEHRADUN
Institute of Management Studies (Ghaziabad) PGDBM GHAZIABAD
Institute of Management Studies and Research MBA HUBLI
Institute of Management Technology (Nagpur) PGDBM, PGDBM (IT), MBA (Global), PGDBM(Finance) NAGPUR
Institute of Marketing and Management, New delhi PGDBM NEW DELHI
Institute of Public Enterprise PGDBM HYDERABAD
Institute of Science and Management - Ranchi PGDBM RANCHI
Integrated Academy of Management and Technology (INMANTEC) PGDM GHAZIABAD
International Institute for Special Education PGDBA LUCKNOW
International Institute of Information Technology, Pune MBAP AIT PUNE
Invertis Institute of Management Studies MBA BAREILLY
Jagan Institute of Management Studies PGDBM NEW DELHI
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur PGDM JAIPUR
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow PGDBA, PGDBA LUCKNOW
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida PGDM NOIDA
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies PGDM Harihar
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and Technology MBA BAREILLY
National Institute of Bank Management PGPBF PUNE
National Insurance Academy MBA PUNE
National Power Training Institute MBA (Power Mgt) FARIDABAD
New Delhi Institute of Management PGDBM NEW DELHI
NIILM Centre for Management Studies PGDBM NEW DELHI
Pailan College of Management and Technology MBA CALCUTTA
Pondicherry University - School of Management MBA PONDICHERRY
Praxis Business School FT BMP CALCUTTA
Rakshpal Bahadur Management Institute MBA BAREILLY
School of Communication & Management Studies PGDM COCHIN
School of Management Sciences PGDBM, PGDBM(IB) VARANASI
School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad MBA HYDERABAD
SDM Institute for Management Development PGDM MYSORE
Shri Ramswaroop Memorial College of Engineering and Management MBA LUCKNOW
SSN School of Management & Computer Application MBA CHENNAI
Suryadatta Institute of Management and Mass Communication, Pune MBA PUNE
Techno India MBA CALCUTTA
Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management PGDBM PUNE
Vellore Institute of Technology MBA VELLORE
 
 
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