CAT Entrance Exam for MBA
21 Jun

CAT Entrance Exam for MBA

The Common Admission Test (CAT) exam is conducted by all the IIMs of India every year on rotational basis for the admissions to management courses to these elite colleges of India. The CAT exam is considered as the top-level entrance exam for management admissions in India and even abroad

Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)

  • IIMs are considered India’s premier national institutes providing quality management education and research. IIMs primarily offer post graduate, doctoral and executive education programmes
  • The flagship programme of IIMs is the two-year post-graduate programme. These two-year programmes are residential in nature
  • The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a full time doctoral level programme in management and is equivalent to a Ph.D programme. 
  • The Executive Post Graduate Management programmes are targeted at working professionals
  • The Indian Institutes of Management are leading institutions providing management education in India with the older IIMs having been established more than 50 years ago. Today, there are 20 IIMs established in different parts of India

Common Admission Test (CAT)

  • The CAT exam is the top most management entrance exam for elite colleges of India like IIMs across the country
  • The CAT exam is a gateway to get admissions to management courses in the top management colleges of country such as IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Kolkata, IIM-Lucknow, IIM- Indore, IIM- Kozhikode, IIM-Shillong, IIM-Raipur, IIM-Ranchi, IIM-Rohtak, IIM-Kashipur, IIM-Tiruchirappalli, IIM-Udaipur, IIM-Amritsar, IIM-Bodh Gaya, IIM-Nagpur, IIM-Sambalpur, IIM-Sirmaur, IIM- Visakhapatnam, IIM-Jammu
  • The CAT exam is considered as the toughest exam for management entrance exams in the country
  •  Only the cream of the talent pool will be able to crack this exam with dedication and hard work

To get more details about CAT Exam


The students who have completed their degree in any stream with 50% aggregate and are interested to join MBA courses in top colleges of the country can apply for the CAT exam 2021-2022.

For details and notifications about CAT Exam

Application Process for CAT Exam

Step 1- Registration

  • The students who have qualified their graduation in any stream with 50 % aggregate from recognised university are eligible to apply for CAT Exam
  • The students have to register themselves online for CAT exam through the official website

Step 2: Filling of Application

  • The students have fill in all details in the online application carefully without any mistakes
  • The students are required to upload their details like Marks Cards, Passport Photos, address proofs etc

Step 3: Fee Payment:

  • The students have to pay the required application fees through online using Credit/Debit Cards or Net Banking
  • Once the application fees is paid the students will receive unique username and password on their registered email id and registered mobile numbers

Step 4: Hall Ticket Download

  • The students will receive their hall tickets on their registered email ids and registered mobile numbers
  • The students have to download their hall tickets by logging in with their unique user’s name and password

Step 5: Exam Day

  • The aspirants are required to give the CAT exam through Computer Based-Test (Online) at the designated exam centres
  • The aspirants are required to attend the CAT exam at the designated exam centres mentioned on their Hall Tickets 

Exam Format and Syllabus

The CAT Exam is conducted by Computer Based Exam (Online) mode. The aspirants have to attend the specific exam centres mentioned in their hall tickets for taking up CAT exam. The CAT exam consists of 100 MCQ questions marks and time available is 2-hours or 120 minutes. The questions are divided across different sections

The CAT exam consists of questions based on the following:




Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)



Quantitative Aptitude (QA)



Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)






Note: There is Negative Marking for wrong answers

Tips to Crack CAT

CAT Exam is one of the toughest management exams in the country for management entrance exams. The students who qualify the CAT exam can get admissions to management courses in elite colleges like IIMs. Some of the tips that can help the students to crack CAT exam:

  • List out the topics according to your strengths and weaknesses
  • Look for online study platforms to brainstorm with like minds.
  • Be good with your study books, go for CAT relevant banks
  • Plan your day and allot specific timings for different sections such as VARC, QA, DILR
  • Try to solve two-three questions from each topic that you studied everyday
  • Try to solve previous years CAT exam papers every day so that you can improve  

Centres for CAT Exam

The CAT exam is a Computer Based Online Exam that is conducted across the country in the designated exam centres.It will be held in 160 cities at more than 400 exam centres across the country.

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CMAT Scores

Some of the top colleges and B-Schools that accept CMAT scores in Bangalore are:

  • IIM-Bangalore
  • Christ University
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
  • MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce
  • PES University
  • Kristu Jayanti College
  • IFIM College
  • Jain University
  • MS Ramaiah University
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • RV Institute of Management
  • Jyothi Nivas College
  • Dayananda Sagar University
  • AIMS Institute
  • Acharya Institute of Technology
  • New Horizon College Engineering
  • Krupanidhi School of Management
  • Presidency University
  • ISBR Business School
  • CMR University
  • Christ Academy of Institute of Management
  • East Point College of Engineering
  • SJB Institute of Technology
  • T John College
  • Sambaram Academy of Management Studies
  • Brindavan College
  • BGS Institute of Technology
  • Presidency University

Important Information about CAT

New changes in CAT Exam:

  • The total time duration of the exam will be 120 minutes and the sectional time-limit will be 40 minutes for each section. 
  • The number of exam slots have been increased from two to three.

The interested students can get more details about the colleges that accept the CAT scores by calling us at +918095797575. The students can email us at


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