Common Admission Test (CAT) & Other PG Management Exams

The Common Admission Test is held to select candidates who aspire to get admission to graduate management programs at one of the IIMs. It is the go-to exam for candidates who want to pursue a career in Management and Business Administration.

ALLEN ACE CAT Preparation Course

The CAT Preparation course by ALLEN ACE aids learners in increasing their ability to solve aptitude-based questions that include Quantitative Ability, VARC, Reasoning, and Data Interpretation. This well-planned course includes periodic evaluation tests, Daily Practice Papers, and classroom exercises to increase the problem-solving skills and speed of the learners.

Centre: 65, Surya Nagar, Ridhi Sidhi Crossing, Gopalpura Bypass, Near Paramhans Dham, Jaipur - 302015

Study Material: Expert-curated study material will be provided to the learners. Study Material is available in English medium.

Additional Features: Periodic Evaluation Tests and Daily Doubt Counters.

Subjects:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)
  • Quantitative Ability (QA)

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2022

The Common Admission Test is conducted by one of the IIMs every year for admissions to graduate management programs. It is an exam for candidates who want to build a career in Management and Business Administration or MBA.

CAT 2022 Notification

The notification for CAT 2022 has been released in July 2022 on the official website of IIM CAT.

CAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Qualification:

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PwD categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State legislature in India 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.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • Candidates applying for CAT 2022 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
    a. Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks.
    b. Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA/Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of India (FIAI)) with the required percentage.
    c. Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern

There are three stages of assessment in the CAT examination, i.e., Computer-Based Test, Written Aptitude Test, and GD or Personal Interview round. The computer-based test consists of both objective and descriptive questions. It is generally a 3-hour examination with 60 minutes allotted for each section. However, in 2021, IIM Indore conducted the CAT exam for 2 hours, with 40 minutes allotted to each section. Negative marking of 1 mark is applicable for every wrong answer in the MCQ questions. You can check the CAT 2021 exam pattern in the table below:

CAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Section Maximum Marks No. of Questions (MCQ) NO. of Questions (Non-MCQ) Time Allotted
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) 72 19 5 40 minutes
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) 60 15 5 40 minutes
Quantitative Ability (QA) 66 14 8 40 minutes
Total 198 marks 48 MCQs 18 Non-MCQs 2 hours

Note: Changes made to the number of questions and marks carried by each section will be revealed in CAT 2022 notification.

CAT 2022 Important Dates (Tentative)

CAT 2022 Important Days Tentative Date
Registration Opens 03rd August 2022
Registration Closes 14th September 2022
CAT 2022 Admit Card Download 27th October 2022
CAT 2022 Test Date 27th November 2022
CAT 2022 Result Declaration Second Week of January 2023

CAT 2022 Syllabus

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Quantitative Ability (QA)
Reading Comprehension Tables Mixtures
Verbal Reasoning Basic Graph Averages
Cloze passage Line Graph Ratio and Proportion
English Usage or Grammar Pie Chart Triangles, Circles, Quadrilaterals
Sentence correction Caselets Coordinate Geometry
Fill in the blanks Games and Tournaments Mensuration
Vocabulary Based (Synonyms/ Antonyms) 3-D, Radar, Spider graphs Trignometry
Meaning-Usage Match Routes and Networks Linear and Quadratic Equations
Analogies or Reverse Analogies Linear Arrangements Functions
Summary Questions Circular Arrangements Arithmetic and Geometric Progressions
Facts- Inferences- Judgement Distribution Polynomials
  Selection Inequalities
  Puzzles  Time-Speed-Distance
  Venn Diagram Pipe Cisterns, Work Time
  Binary Logic Percentages
  Syllogism Profit & Loss
  Cubes HCF LCM
  Clocks, Calendars Factors and Multiples
  Blood Relation Factorials, Remainders
  Direct Sense Simple interest and compound interest
  Data Sufficiency Set Theory
  Number and Letter Series Permutation and Combination
    Probability
    Logarithms

Classroom Courses

 

CAT COMPREHENSIVE

For Graduation Final Year
(Duration : 15 Months)

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