Eligibility for CAT
• The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
• In Case of Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Persons with Disability (PWD)
category only 45% is sufficient
• The Universities of bachelor degree should be from the universities incorporated by an act
of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an
act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956,
or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of
• The Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a
minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+ 2)
• The basis of computing the percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree
would be based on the practice followed by the university/ institution from where the
candidate has obtained the degree.
• Candidates appearing for the final bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination
can also apply. Such candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the
Department/Registrar/Director of the university/ institution certifying that the candidate
has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to Sc/ST/PWD
Common Admission Test (CAT)Pattern
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an entrance test conducted by IIM for the management
program of its six IIMs CAT is also adopted by the other top B‐schools of India like MDI, SP jain, TA
Pai..Etc. CAT looks for candidates who have ability to conceptualize, assume, analyze, and take
decision out of alternatives. As the other aptitude exams it also tests the candidates aptitude
through a few topics listed below.
The above listed topics are categorized into three sections in the CAT test paper. The exam duration
is usually 2:00 hours, but it increased to 2:30 hours in 2006. The number of questions are surprise
from IIM, they are kept varying from year to year, they can be any number from 75‐150 questions.
The CAT is conducted every year on the third Sunday of November.
As it is to remember regarding the cut‐off mark of the CAT therefore you have to have a concern
about your aptitude skills. This aptitude skill is nothing but a talent of the student to pick up the
right question in their area of expertise and to find the correct option as soon as possible. It is not
compulsory to solve all questions of the CAT paper in a given time. REMEMBER CAT doesn't test for
the subject skills, It tests for the aptitude skills. The key element of the CAT is getting accuracy by
selection of appropriate questions in your area of expertise.
The purpose of this section is to test the candidate's ability of problem solving. This section
contains the multiple choice questions of MATHEMETICS. The list of chapters is given
o Numbers Theory
o Ratio , Proportion & Variation
o Mixtures & Alligation
o Time and Work
o Speed ,Time and Distance
o Pipes & Cisterns
o Clocks and Calendars
o Profit & Loss
o Interests and discounts
o Quadratic Equations
o Basic Geometry
o Co‐ordinate Geometry
o Permutation & Combination
Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension
Verbal ability mainly tests your English grammar and understanding skills of English.
Therefore keep an eye to Reading Comprehension test the ability to understand and reading
skills. Speed reading and grasping the central idea of the passage will help getting good
score in Reading comprehension. The passages may come from verity of areas such as
science, sports, and entertainment.etc
The type of questions you see in verbal ability are follows
o Fill in the blanks
o Sentence Rearrangement
o Critical Reasoning
o In Correct Usage
o Gramatically Correct Sentence
o Sentence Correction
o InAppropriate Usage
o Match The Following
o Related Words(Analogies)
In this section data is presented before you in the various forms such as tables, Pie charts,
graphs.etc. A candidate has to interpret the data and answer the question followed by data.
This section mainly tests candidates the ability to interpret and act according to given data.
The DATA can be presented in any of forms below.
• Pie Charts
• Bar Charts
• Mixed Charts
In Data sufficiency questions you will be presented with a statement that is followed by two
other statements, the candidate has to tell whether the given statements are enough to
solve the question. Interestingly he doesn't need to solve the question but he/she has to
answer whether this question is solvable or not. This type of question tests confirms
candidates? ability to understand and ability to identify the missing data of problem.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
In this section, questions will be given to test your ability to solve the logical problems and
analytical problems. The logical puzzles are given followed by some typical questions, you
need to interpret the logic and answer the questions. The puzzles can be of various types,
such as Direction Puzzles, Relations ship puzzles, symbol based problems.