CAT COACHING IN BANGALORE
The CAT (The Common Admission Test) Exam is India’s most popular & prestigious national level exam of all IIM entrance exam held every year. The CAT exam helps the aspirants to get into top notch management institutions, which is a dream and fantasy for many aspirants. There is no doubt that it is the biggest MBA entrance exam in the country. Getting an MBA from a reputed institution is a dream for many aspirants & it is very compulsory to appear for CAT Exam to seek admissions to any eminent MBA programs. The IIM’s (The Indian Institute of Management) conduct this common entrance exam every year in a rotational basis. It is anticipated that, CAT Exam will be conducted on 4th Sunday of every year. It is a computer based test that is held across approximately 156 cities in India which is monstrous. Aspirants girding their loins to take up 2022 CAT can start their preparation right away, with Prasad’s Academy.
The CAT (The Common Admission Test) Exam is India’s most popular & prestigious national level exam of all IIM entrance exam held every year. The CAT exam helps the aspirants to get into top notch management institutions, which is a dream and fantasy for many aspirants. There is no doubt that it is the biggest MBA entrance exam in the country. Getting an MBA from a reputed institution is a dream for many aspirants & it is very compulsory to appear for CAT Exam to seek admissions to any eminent MBA programs.
The test consists of three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). Earlier exam was taken online for 3 hours, with one hour for each section. But in 2020 IIM has decided to conduct the CAT exam in 2 hours with 40 minutes for9 each section due to COVID protocols. The test is conducted every year by any one of the IIMs based on the rotation. The IIMs started this exam for selecting candidates for different Administration Programs. Before 2009, CAT was a paper based test conducted on a single day for all the aspirants. But in the year 2009, it was announced that CAT would be a Computer based Test with 3 sections namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA) for 3 hours with one hour for each section.
Since2014, TCS (TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES) was conducting CAT Exam to recruit candidates for different programs. TCS bagged a 5 year contract since then TCS collaborated with IIMS for conducting CAT Exams. In August 2011, it was announced that IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) & IISc (Indian Institute of Science) would also use the same CAT scores for their management programmes from 2012-2015 batches instead of JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test).
The candidate must satisfy all the below specified criteria to appear for CAT Exams:
- Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with 50% aggregate & 45% aggregate for reserved categories & Persons with Disabilities.
- The bachelor’s degree should be granted by any of the universities consolidated by an act of the central or state body in India. Candidates can also have degree from other instructive organizations built by an act of parliament under section 3 of the UGC Act. Students can have bachelor degree possess an equivalent recognition by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
- Competitors appearing for the final year of bachelors degree or any equivalent qualification examination who have finished degree prerequisites & are anticipating results can likewise apply. If any such candidates are selected, they will be permitted to join the program temporarily only if they present a certificate from the principal or any officials of their college or institution. Certificate should express that the competitor has finished every one of the prerequisites for acquiring four year or three year college educational capability on the date of the issue of the certificate.
CAT Exam pattern have the marking scheme which helps the candidates to get to know the total marks they have scored for each correct answer & also the marks deducted for the incorrect answers.
v For each correct answer, Three marks will be awarded.
v For each wrong answer, One mark will be deducted.
v For unanswered MCQ questions, No marks will be deducted.
v For unanswered NON MCQ questions, No marks will be deducted.
CAT EXAM PATTERN 2022
Mode of CAT Exam
CBT (Computer Based Test)
Duration of CAT Exam
Total: 120 minutes
Section wise:40 minutes per section
CAT exam slots
· Morning: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
· Afternoon: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
· Evening: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Number of Questions
Language of Question paper
MCQ & NON MCQ
+3 for every right attempt
-1 for every wrong attempt
0 for wrong attempt in non-MCQ
CAT 2022 EVENTS
CAT 2022 DATES (TENTATIVELY)
CAT 2022 Registration Starting Date
3rd August 2022
CAT 2022 Registration Ending Date
23rd September 2022
CAT 2022 form correction
4th September 2022
CAT 2022 Admit Card
26th October 2022
CAT 2022 Mock test release
4th week of October 2022
CAT 2022 Examination
27th November 2022
CAT 2022 Answer Key release
1st week of December 2022
CAT 2022 Answer Key Challenge
1st week of December 2022
CAT 2022 Result Declaration
1st week of January 2022
CAT is always conducted by top 6 IIMs on rotational basis every year. The name of the 2022 conveing institution will be announced by the end of may.
YEAR OF CAT EXAMINATION
IIM CONDUCTING CAT
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are central government owned public business schools offering Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral & Executive Programmes. IIMs are the top institutes of management education & research in India, which provide some additional courses in the field of business administrations. The idea of establishing IIMs was first initiated by our beloved first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and it was first established in the year 1961. Every MBA aspirants dreams to get into an IIM for a management programme & there are mostly 20 IIMs offer PG, Doctoral & Executive Programmes.
Step 1: The very first step of every aspirants is to appear for the Common Aptitude Test conducted by IIMs & GMAT for international candidates. CAT is an highly competitive exam written by approximately 5 lakh candidates starving for over 4318 seats, all courses taken together nearly 12411 seats will be available in all IIMS. There are 3 sections in CAT examination like VARC, DILR & QA.
Step 2 : On clearing the required cut offs, a candidate will be called for either Written test/Group Discussion or Personal Interview. The candidates must provide 2 letters of recommendation from people who know them closely for academic & professional validation. Since 2020 due to COVID protocols, Personal Interview is being conducted online. Personal Interviews are generally taken by IIMs faculties, to check ones soft skills & interpersonal skills. Questions in interview might vary from personal to work & work to academics. Written test is conducted to test ones writing skills & comprehension about the topic given. GD is most commonly conducted test among every other IIMS except a few.
Step 3 : The final selection for admission of candidates are based on certain parameters that may vary for each IIM. The final selection into IIMs will be made strictly on the basis of the CAT/GATE score, final aggregate score / past academic performance, work experience, gender, category, performance in WAT/GD & PI, school board etc.
- What is the eligibility criteria for MBA by IIM?
Candidate must be graduated with 50% aggregate in any stream by recognized university. One must have CAT percentile of 95%+ to get into top IIMs in India. However CAT percentile for every IIMs is different from each other.
- Age criteria for CAT 2022.
No age criteria mentioned for CAT examination. They encourage all age groups to appear for this examination if they meet rest of the criteria.
- What is the CAT cut off for GEM candidates for top IIMs like IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, IIM-D, IIM-K?
Top IIMs expect at least 99 percentile for general category.
- Can we appear in more than one slot in CAT?
No, one can appear only one time, one slot in each CAT examination.
- How many candidates apply for CAT every year?
Over 2 lakh candidates apply for CAT exam every year for over 5000 seats for all IIMs.
Where in the latest CAT 2021, 2.32 lakh candidates registered for CAT exam, and in which 1.92 lakh candidates appeared for the CAT exam.
- Can final year candidates apply for CAT 2022?
Yes, final year candidates also can apply for CAT 2022 examination. But they have to make sure that they are having 50% aggregate for their previous or latest year.
- Can candidate doing graduation from correspondence appear for CAT 2022?
Yes, correspondence degree is also accepted by CAT.
- Does class 10th, 12th & graduation performance important to get into IIM?
Yes, IIM want to check candidates performance throughout their class 10th, 12th & Graduation, not only with just CAT Score & CAT percentile.
- Is girls have any reservations in CAT?
Under diversity factor, both girls & trans genders will be allotted extra 5 marks. However, it varies for all IIMs between 1 to 5.
- Can students having backlogs apply for CAT 2022?
Yes, candidates can apply for CAT 2022 even if he is having backlogs only if he is pursuing his final year degree, by selecting option YES during application process.
- Is work experience compulsory for CAT exam.
No, work experience is not compulsory in CAT exam. But it adds extra 5 points for the selection into top IIMs or top colleges. Approximately, 2-3 years of work experience is considered good.
- How do I know that I belong to NC-OBC category?
Candidates will know that they belong to NC-OBC category by clinking the link provided : http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Home.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fHome
- Is covid vaccination is compulsory for CAT 2022?
No, as they didn’t mention anything regarding it as criteria.
- Is CAT coaching compulsory for CAT exam?
No, not mandatory but coaching is required to prepare well for your examination. As CAT exam is one of the difficult examinations among all other examinations in India.
- What is the right time to start for CAT examination?