CAT 2018


Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most sought after MBA entrance test and is held annually for admission to postgraduate management courses in 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and over 100 B-schools in India. After commencement of six new IIMs in Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Sirmaur, Amritsar, Sambalpur and Bodh Gaya, the total number of seats have increased to approximately 4000, with average intake being 80. Every year around two lakh MBA aspirants appear for CAT. In 2015, CAT underwent massive changes in terms of pattern, schedule and test window. CAT will have three sections and candidates will not be allowed to switch from one section to another. As a part of major changes, candidates will be allowed to use a basic on-screen calculator for calculation. The exam pattern has remained same from the last three years.

Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. The number of questions in the sections is not uniform. Paper 2 is a mix of objective and subjective questions. The overall duration of this paper is 30 minutes. The sections are General Knowledge and Essay Writing. There are 25 questions in General Knowledge. The Essay Writing question has 1 topic and no choice.