CAT 2024

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CAT 2024 Notification : Last week of July 2024 

CAT Registration: 1st Week August 2024 to Mid September 2024

CAT 2024 Exam Date: 25th November 2024

CAT 2024 Results: 1st week January 2025 (Expected)

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Introduction

What is the CAT exam, and who conducts it?

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam to select candidates for admission to various management programmes.

Apart from the IIMs, many other top MBA colleges in India accept the CAT Score. B-schools such as the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Management Development Institute (MDI), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), IIT-MBAs, IMT Ghaziabad, etc., use CAT score in their admission process. You can also check out the complete list of top MBA colleges in India (with detailed fees and placements) here.

There are many other MBA entrance exams available, but there is a unique preference for the candidates who ace the CAT exam during the admission process of the respective colleges. But why? The reason is that CAT tests a student's aptitude, logical reasoning, reading comprehension skills, time management skills, etc. - the basic skills necessary for aspiring managers/business leaders before starting their MBA journey.

How much CAT percentile is required for an IIM call? (based on your profile)

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CAT is the first stage in the selection process. The institutes prepare a shortlist of candidates based on the CAT score and several other criteria like 10th class, 12th class, Graduation percentage and Work experience. The selection criteria and weightage assigned to each criterion, including the CAT score, might vary from institute to institute.

CAT percentile required for IIM calls

CAT percentile required for IIM calls

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Important Dates

CAT 2024 Important Dates

The CAT exam is an annual management entrance test, so it will be conducted only once a year, in November. Each year, the CAT exam is conducted by any one of the top six IIMs in India. The CAT 2024 exam is expected conducted by IIM Calcutta. Check out the important dates of CAT 2024, including the examination date.

Event Important Date
CAT 2024 Notification Last week of July 2024
CAT 2024 Registration starts

First week of Aug 2024

CAT 2024 Application last date

Last week of September 2024

Release of Admit Card

Last week of October 2024

CAT 2024 Exam date 25th November 2024 (Expected)
Answer key /Response Sheet Release 1st week of December 2024
Results 1st Week, January 2025

Eligibility

Who can take the CAT exam?

Eligibility Criteria:

The CAT is an exam conducted by the IIMs and is held nationwide, so the candidates must fulfil certain eligibility criteria. The requirements to satisfy the CAT exam eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. The applicant should have a bachelor's degree (3 years or 4 years).
  2. Candidates in the final year of graduation can also apply.
  3. The applicant must have a minimum of 50% in graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD categories) or an equivalent CGPA.

What is the Exam Pattern of CAT 2024?

Change to Two-Hour Format

Earlier CAT exam used to be 3 hours, but since 2020, the exam has moved to a 2-hour format. CAT Exam Pattern for 2024 is going to be same as CAT 2023. Moreover, CAT is going to be conducted in three slots across the day.

CAT Marking Scheme

A total of 66 questions are asked in total. Some questions are Type-in-the-answer (TITA) questions. TITA questions do not carry any negative marks.

    • Each correct answer is awarded +3 marks and each wrong answer carries a penalty of -1 mark.
    • The maximum marks one can get in the CAT exam is 198 marks. 
    • Each section has a sectional time limit of 40 minutes, and candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections.

    CAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

    SECTION DURATION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
    40 minutes

    24

    Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) 40 minutes

    20

    Quantitative Ability (QA) 40 minutes

    22

    Total 120 minutes

    66

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    CAT Exam Syllabus

    What is the CAT syllabus?

    CAT does not have a defined syllabus. Two sections (VARC & LRDI) out of the three do not require you to memorise even basic formulae. VARC and LRDI are the sections entirely based on the candidate's logical reasoning ability, reading comprehension skills, language skills etc.

    Coming to the third section (Quantitative Ability): This section deals with mathematics based on the concepts learned in high school. The weightage for each section is represented in the below pie chart. (You can also download the PDF of the detailed CAT syllabus, which is given under this pie chart)

    CAT exam sectional weightage pie chart

    The topics involved in each section are as follows.

    Topics in each section of CAT

    Each section constitutes specific sub-topics. The below table shows the broad sub-topics in each section.

    Section

    Topics

    Quant

    • Arithmetic
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Number Systems
    • Modern Maths (Probability, Combinatorics)

    LRDI

    • Logical Reasoning (Arrangements, puzzles, games & tournaments, Venn diagrams, etc.)
    • Data Interpretation(Graphs, tables, charts, etc.)

    VARC

    • Reading Comprehension
    • Para Summary
    • Para Jumbles
    • Odd sentence out

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    • 60 Mocks (20 CAT mocks + 45 OMETs Mocks)
    • Free XAT, SNAP & NMAT crash courses (worth ₹ 10000)
    • 100 Concept Notes and solved example sets
    • Access till Jan 10th, 2025

    CAT Registration Process

    CAT 2024 Registration Process

    The CAT 2024 exam registration is expected start from first week of August 2024. Check out the steps given below to register for the CAT 2024 exam.

    1. Visit the Official website of CAT.
    2. Click on the “Register Now” button.
    3. Now enter the required details like Name, Email Id, DOB, etc., and submit.
    4. Your login credentials will be generated and sent to your registered mail id.
    5. Log in to the official website using your login ID and Password.
    6. Fill out your CAT 2024 application form and upload the scanned copies of the required documents.
    7. Click on save & continue.
    8. Now enter the required details like your academic background, and previous work experience (if applicable), and select the programs you prefer, and the cities for the interview.
    9. Finally, make the payment of the CAT 2024 exam through Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card/ or other and download the receipt.

      Top B-schools accepting the CAT Scores

      Top Colleges After Clearing The CAT Exam

      College

      Details

      Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

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      Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore

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      Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta

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      Indian Institute Of Management(IIM), Lucknow

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      Indian Institute Of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

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      Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore

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      Faculty of management studies (FMS), New Delhi

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      S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

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      Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

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      Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of management studies (JBIMS), Mumbai (for outside Maharashtra candidates)

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      Institute Of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad

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      National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

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      Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong

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      Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Trichy

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      Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur

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      Department of management studies (IIT Delhi), New Delhi

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      Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (IIT Bombay), Mumbai

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      Vinod Gupta school of management (VGSOM), IIT Kharagpur

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      Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar

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      International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

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      CAT 2024 Syllabus: Latest Changes

      Over the past two years (due to covid pandemic), the CAT 2023, 2022, 2021 exam pattern has been changed. Earlier CAT was conducted in a 3-hour pattern with 1 hour for each section.

      But, since 2020, the exam moved to a 2-hour format. Check out the CAT exam pattern changes mentioned below in CAT 2022, CAT 2021, CAT 2020, and CAT 2019.

      Also, check out the score required for CAT 100%iler, CAT 99%ile & Above.

      Exam YearCAT 2023CAT 2022CAT 2021CAT 2020CAT 2019
      No. of Questions66666676100
      Marks Per Question33333
      Total Score198198198228

      300

      Exam Duration

      120 Min120 Min120 Min120 Min180 Min
      Score to get
      100%ile

      150.99

      145.83

      161.36

      161.00

      242.15

      Score to get 99%ile798498101156
      Number of Questions in VARC2424

      24

      2634

      Number of Questions in DILR

      20202024

      32

      Number of Questions in QA22222226

      34

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      CAT Question Papers

      CAT Previous Year Question Papers With Video Solutions (1990 - 2023)

      Knowing the level of questions that arrive in the CAT examination is essential. The CAT previous year's question papers are one of the best resources to have an idea regarding the level of questions and the pattern of the examination. One can download the PDFs of the past year's question papers with all slots, with detailed video solutions, for FREE. These PDFs with video solutions of CAT previous papers will help you understand each question well. You can practice these questions or can also take these as an actual test.

      Download CAT previous question papers PDFs with video solutions

      Also check out the CAT Topic-Wise Previous Questions

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