CAT is one among the prestigious national Level Management Exam conduted by Indian Institute of Management(IIM). CAT scores will not only be accepted by the 20 IIMs in India, but also 100 B-schools across the country. Around 4,000 seats are offered through the 20 IIMs. CAT is the MBA entrance test taken by more than 2 lakh candidates every year. This examination is conduted annually. Registration for CAT begins in August-September and the exam is held in November-December. Results will be declared by first week on January. 

1.The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Abled (DA) category) awarded by any recognized University or institute.

2.Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate within the stipulated date.

3.There are reservations of seats based on category like General,OBC,PWD,SC,ST.

CAT 2017 Application Form Fee

  • The application fee is Rs. 1700 for General category candidates and Rs. 850 for reserved category candidates.
  • The mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Know the Exam Syallbus and Pattern

Mode of Exam: Online
Exam Format: Objective and non-MCQ
Negative Marking: Yes(1 Mark)
Exam Duration:Three hours(One hour for each section).
Marks alloted for Each Question:3Marks
Number of Sections: Three

Note:There is no negative marking for non-MCQs or unattempted questions.



Questions from each section




Quantitative Ability (QA)





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI LR)





Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)








Since there is no specify syallbus provided, based on the previous analysis topics are given 

1.Quantitative Ability

  • Number Systems
  • LCM & HCF
  • Profit, Loss & Discount
  • Percentages
  • Speed, Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages
  • Quadratic & Linear Equations
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & Series
  • Surds & Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Probability, Permutation and Combination
  • Set Theory
  • Functions & Geometry
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry & Mensuration

2.Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI LR)

  • Caselets and Tables
  • Bar Graphs and Column Graphs
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Line Charts & Pie Chart
  • Combination of two or more types linked to each other
  • Number and letter Series
  • Calendars, Cubes and Clocks
  • Binary Logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Logical
  • Matching
  • Logical Sequence
  • Logical
  • Connectives
  • Blood Relations

3.Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VRC)

  • Synonyms Antonyms (Vocabulary Based)
  • Grammar or English Usage
  • Correction in Sentence
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraph and Close Passage
  • Analogies and Reverse Analogies
  • Meaning/Usage Match
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Summary Questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Facts Inferences Judgements
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