What is CAT exam?
Candidates preparing for CAT (Common Admission Test), is a computer based test conducted in India by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The CAT exam is conducted annually by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation. This test score of a candidate help them to take admission into prestigious management institutes of India, most of the questions are asked from Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, verbal ability and Logical Reasoning. One should check the CAT 2018 syllabus.
CAT 2018 will be conducted in the month of November (tentatively) and the result will be published in January 2019.
Percentage obtained in bachelor’s degree would be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the concerned university/institution. In absence of any percentage conversion scheme, candidate’s CGPA will be divided by maximum possible CGPA and multiply the result with 100.
Prerequisites/ Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2018:
|Engineering Degree – B.Tech/ B.E.||Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE||50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)|
|Bachelor’s Degree from any University||Recognized
|50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)|
|Students who are pursuing final year of their Bachelor’s degree can also take the examination||Continuing graduation from University Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE or UGC||50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)|
Every year on an average 2, 50,000 students appear for CAT exam but only 30% of them get into top management institutes. The rest 70% are not able to make that cutoff due to their lack of approach for CAT exam and time management (two key parameters to crack CAT exam).
CAT exam is one of the toughest aptitude exams needs an unconventional approach, to tackle questions and techniques to manage time. Most of the students preparing for CAT exam are confused how to start when to start, whether to go for self-study or coaching classes.
Similar to previous years, direct answer type question will be present in CAT 2018 where the test takers will have to type in the answers. The candidate will not be allowed to move from one section to another until the time limit gets over. If one is spending 60 minutes on one section, then he/ she will be redirected to the next section automatically.
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