CAT [Common Admission Test]

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer-based test held for admissions to business schools in India. This test evaluates and scores a candidate on 3 sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability (QA).

The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs to select students into their business administration programs. In August 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) would also use the CAT scores to filter students for their management programmes, starting with the 2012-14 batch. CAT scores are used by several Indian B-schools for this purpose now.

CAT 2016 was conducted by IIM Bangalore on December 04, 2016. The information regarding CAT 2017 will be out on its website by August or September, 2017. Watch this space for more!

Duration: 3 hours
Score validity: 1 year
Fee: Rs.1,700 for general category candidates | Rs.850 for SC/ST/DA (PWD) category candidates

CAT 2016 Exam Analysis