CAT 2011
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About CAT

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India including the IIMs. On the basis of CAT percentile score, eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI).

CAT Application Procedure

The candidates have to first buy the CAT voucher. Registration should be done online at Candidates must have a valid email id as IIMs will do all the communications by that email id only.

CAT 2011

Sale of CAT Vouchers:  17th August to 1st October, 2011

CAT Registration: 17th August to 4th October, 2011

Computer Based Test Dates: 22nd October to 18th November, 2011

Results: 11th January, 2012

Test Window: 20 days with two slots each day

CAT 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) and Differently Abled (DA) categories), 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 in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor`s degree. In case the university / institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

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.

CAT 2011 Pattern

CAT 2011 will have two sections

1.     Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

2.     Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

There will be total 60 questions in the paper, 30 in each section. The duration of CAT 2011 will be 140 minutes (2 hour 20 minutes) plus 15 minutes tutorial. Time limits for two sections are separate with 70 minutes to each section.

CAT 2009 and CAT 2010 Pattern

The duration of CAT is 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus additional initial 15 minute tutorial. No breaks will be given during the test. The test consists of questions that evaluate a candidate’s quantitative, verbal, and logical & data interpretation abilities. Therefore, there are a total of three sections in the test. There will be 60 questions in the test.

Three Sections of CAT

1.     Quant Abilty

2.     Verbal Ability

3.     Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation