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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is CAT?

Every year, the IIM (Indian Institute of Management), the most prestigious MBA college in India, conducts the Common Admission Test (CAT). It tests a candidate on their quantitative ability, data interpretation skills, logical reasoning and verbal aptitude.

2. Why the CAT exam?

The exam is preferred for by all the IIMs and most of the top B schools in India like FMS, SP Jain, MDI, IMI, NITIE ,IMT, JBIMS, etc. Over two lakh students take this exam every year, where sixty candidates compete for a single seat. It tests a candidate’s ability to deal with data, numbers, logic-based problem statements .Preparing for CAT also prepares students for various other aptitude based exams like other management entrance exam (NMAT, SNAP, XAT, MAT etc) and also is useful for Bank PO, placement exams,e-litmus, AMCAT etc.

3. How many cat exams are conducted in a year?

The CAT exam is held only once every year. Typically, it is held in the month of November. IIM Lucknow has scheduled the CAT 2017 on 26th November 2017. The exam will be conducted throughout the country in test centres across 140 cities.

4. How to apply for CAT exam?

Students can apply online for the CAT exam through the official CAT website (www.iimcat.ac.in). Students need to register on the website and create a free account to provide all their details along with a digital passport size photograph to generate an admit card.

5. Who are Eligible for CAT:

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 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. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply”

6. When is the CAT exam held?

CAT exam is conducted every year in the month of November. The set of dates on which students can write the exam varies every year depending on the organisation conducting the exam.

7. How many attempts can you give for CAT exam?

Any individual is allowed to attempt the cat exam as many times they desire irrespective of their age, provided, he/she fulfills the CAT eligibility Criteria.

8. Why should I Opt for Byju's classes?

BYJU’s Classes is named after its young and zealous founder Byju Raveendran, who is a two time CAT 100 percentiler & India’s No.1 CAT Trainer - having sent 1700+ students to the IIMs in last three years alone. In a short span of time, BYJU’s Classes has become the No.1 choice for students aspiring for CAT.

At BYJU’s Classes, all the sessions are taken by Byju Raveendran (CAT Topper) & P N Santosh (GMAT 780 Scorer & MBA from ISB, Hyderabad). Byju & Santosh are followed by over 6.5 Lakh students on Facebook – making them India’s Most Favorite CAT Trainers.

When it comes to CAT preparation, the teachers create the real difference. CAT requires qualitative, not quantitative preparation. Our material is full of shortcut techniques and strategies for which our trainers are known. Flexibility- Byju’s unique tablet preparation let you take your classes anytime of the day. You will get a dedicated personal mentor who will be solving your doubts and queries as and when you want.

9. What are the modes of delivery of classes?

You can opt for:

  1. Classroom coachin
  2. Tablet Learning
  3. Classroom + Tablet learning

The fees for each mode vary. You can contact us at our helpline number for any fee related query:

10. Who are going to be my trainers?

Since its inception, Byju’s students have proved through their results and effective methods of learning that they are being served by the most friendly teachers of all time. The parents and the students have approved of the fact that Byju’s has the best trainers in the country and joining Byju’s is the best decision they have taken.

CAT classes are taken by two faculty throughout:

Byju Raveendran - serial CAT 100 percentiler,  P.N. Santosh: Verbal Expert, GMAT topper and ISB Hyd Alumnus.

11. In which city can I avail Byju’s Classroom coaching?

You can go for Byju’s Classroom coaching in the following cities:

-> Delhi -> Bangalore -> Hyderabad -> Mumbai -> Pune -> Chennai -> Gurgaon

12. What does the tablet preparation include?

Byju’s CAT tablet provides you with CAT lectures, monitors your progress, tracks your performance and gives you a constant feedback on your strengths, weaknesses and further pushes you to crack the CAT exam. With Byju’s educational tablet, crack CAT by preparing with India’s No. 1 CAT trainers. Their shortcut techniques, strategies and learning videos will make cracking the CAT exam a breeze.

Tablet Preparation includes:

  1. 140+ Hours of PRE-LOADED All India Mock Test Series- 20 Mock tests- 15 for CAT, 5 for other management examination like NMAT, SNAP, XAT etc
  2. Personal Mentor: Email and contact number of a mentor who will be available to you 24x7 to clear your CAT related doubts.
  3. Group Discussion/Personal Interview Preparation: Post January, you will be entitled for our Group Discussion and Personal Interview preparation classes.
  4. CAT Preparation Books: On successful enrollment in our classes, you will receive 14 preparation books for CAT entrance exam.
  5. Online portal Access: You will we given access to Online CAT portal which includes the following:
    1. - 150 Sectional Tests
    2. - 200 Chapter wise tests
  6. Membean software for Boosting Vocabulary: A dedicated software to boost your vocabulary for the management entrance examination.

13. Can I attend a Demo Class before opting for purchase?

Yes, you can. We, at Byju, would want you to make an informed decision and hence we provide ample number of videos and opportunity to attend the workshops to learn the techniques. If you like the videos then you can make a purchase by talking to our dedicated CAT mentor.You can attend our demo classes in the below mentioned venue every Sunday:



Hosur Road, Koramangala Industrial Layout, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095


Venue- Nera Regency, Opp Image Hospitals, Madhapur


Venue- Apsara Arcade, Nr. Karol Bagh Metro Station Gate No.7


Venue- 2nd Floor, M41, Old DLF Colony, Sector 14


Venue- Mysore Association Hall, Bhaudaji Road, Near Maheshwari Udyan, Matunga and East and Logical Academy, Shivneri Building, Opp Gavdevi Maidan, Thane

If you based at cities other than the above mentioned cities then you can view our free prep videos from here:

14. Are there any free mock test available in Byju’s CAT preparation?

There are free tutorial videos available for in our mobile app. The mobile app also contains 15 mock test series very similar to CAT exam. Download the mobile app here-

15. What is the refund policy of Byju’s?

We have a 7 day refund policy from the date of receiving the tablet.

16. Can I avail a discount or scholarship?

Registrations are now open for 2016 batch. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS will be availing our discount. We offer discounts and scholarships to the students who are availing CAT coaching from other institute or college going students. Call our CAT mentors at 09880031619 now and make use of great discounts.

17. I don’t have a tablet. Will I be provided a tablet while preparing?

Yes, you will be provided a tablet which will help you prepare for CAT. BYJU’s Classes CAT Tablet Course is available exclusively on Samsung Tablets.

  • 1. Online through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking
  • 2. Direct Account Transfer to Think and Learn Pvt. Ltd.
    A/C no: 035705001227
    Bank & Branch: ICICI Bank, HSR Layout, 13th Main, Bangalore
    IFSC Code: ICIC0000357
  • 3. Cash on Delivery also available

18. What is the helpline number for tablet related issue?

You can call on the Technical helpline number: 09241333666 for any technical problems.

19. What is the helpline number for CAT preparation related queries?

You can call on the CAT helpline number: 09880031619 for further assistance.

20. How can I check the notifications and latest news about CAT?

You can click on this link: Notification for CAT related news and notifications.

Not finding what you are looking for? Call 09880031619 for assistance regarding CAT preparation. You can also send a mail to support@byjus.com and we will answer your query within one working day.

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