Common Admission Test
General Information[edit | edit source]
- The examination is objective type.
- It is conducted online.
- The top ten percentile may expect a call from an IIM. Furthermore, there will be Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) or Group Discussion or both.
- In addition to IIMs, many management schools admit students through CAT.
Test Duration and Pattern[edit | edit source]
Although the pattern of CAT exam is modified frequently. The following pattern was followed in CAT 2015. There will be three separately timed sections in the test. Once a section ends, candidates can no longer go back to it. The sections are (a) Verbal Ability (VA) (b) Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI/LR) (c) Quantitative Ability (QA). The sections will have 34, 34, 32 questions respectively with a duration of 1 hour each. Including a 15-minute tutorial before the start of the test which candidates are advised to go through, the total duration of the test will be 3 hours.