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Common Admission Test – CAT

Common Admission Test – CAT

The Common Admission Test (CAT) exam 2020 is a National level test for admission in a graduate management program

Business administration/management has always been a lucrative career choice, and competition for admission in top B-schools of the country grows every year. Common Admission Test (CAT) should be on top of your priority list if you need to get into the most prestigious B-schools of the country, the IIMs. Apart from IIMs, there is a host of other well-established B-schools that accept CAT score. These include SP Jain Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad, FMS Delhi, and many others. Getting a good percentile is crucial if you want to see yourself in one of these institutes.

The CAT exam has three components, Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), Quantitative Ability (QA), and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), each one equally important. DILR section has 32 questions, while QA and VA each have 34 questions. The time limit is 3 hours, with 1 hour for each section. Each right answer will fetch you three marks while each wrong answer will result in a deduction of 1 mark.

CAT Cut-offs for Top 3 IIMs
Category VARC DILR QA Overall percentile Typical percentile
General 70-85 70-85 70-85 80-90 95+
OBC/NC/Transgender 65-77 65-77 65-77 75-85 90+
SC 60-65 60-65 60-65 70-75 80+
ST 50-60 50-60 50-60 60-70 70+
PWD 60 60 60 70 70+

The cut-offs for each B-school vary depending on the institute’s reputation. So clearing the cut-off is the first step of your journey of becoming a manager. The cut-off list for top b-schools is mentioned in the table. Apart from overall cut-off, institutes also rely on sectional cut-offs. Focus, planning and dedication are crucial to securing a call from your dream B-school. One needs to be systematic about his approach and start as early as possible.

CAT Cut-offs for Other Colleges
College Percentile College Percentile
SP Jain 95+ IMT G 90+
FMS 98+ MDI 95+
DMS 98+ IMI 90+
SJMSOM 99+ NITIE 95+
IIT Madras 95+ TAPMI 85+

CAT is usually conducted during the ending of November, so it is best that you start preparing as early as possible. This exam is for entry into the best institutions of the country so that you can expect a significant amount of difficulty in the problems. Nevertheless, as long as you have planned your preparation under the right counsel, there is nothing to be worried about.

In a nutshell, preparation with proper guidance is pivotal to crack CAT. This is where we come in. We will guide you through your journey based on your abilities. We emphasise on strengthening your weaknesses and consolidating your strengths. Our state of the art educators focus on quality education. They will guide you based on your learning rate using real-time video analytics and predict your performance based on your behavioural pattern in the classroom. These techniques help us in building a course correction routine for you on the spot without waiting for your performance in tests. We believe every student is unique and deserves special attention, hence we use all the technology to help you grow.

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