CAT Exam Details – Eligibility, Date, Fee, Common Admission Test Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation Papers Download etc

CAT Exam Details: Are you looking for CAT Exam Date? Candidates those who are preparing for CAT Exam can check the CAT Exam Eligibility like required qualification, age limit from here. Common Admission Test (CAT) is national-level MBA entrance examination conducted by one of the IIMs.

CAT Exam Details

This entrance examination is conducted for selecting students for their business administration programs and other programs (MBA, PGPEM, EPGPM, PGPBM, PGP-Mumbai, PGPPM, PGPWE, PGPSM, PGDHRM, PGP-ABM, PGP, PGPEX PGDM and PGP-UAE) in various IIT, IIM, NITs and other private management institutions. Below lines stated that CAT Entrance Examination Preparation Guide, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Previous Papers details. You can also visit the official website for more information regarding CAT Exam Fee and application process etc.

About CAT Exam:

The full form of CAT is Common Admission Test. It is a computer based test held in India. CAT Exam is the premier all India management entrance examination conducted by IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management).

CAT scores are used for admission to various management courses across the country. Every year CAT Notification will be released in all the leading newspapers and its official website All interested candidates will be able to register themselves for CAT Exam through online.

CAT Exam Eligibility

  • There is no change in eligibility criteria to appear in Common Admission Test CAT 2016-17.
  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category).
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply for the Examination.

CAT Exam Details of Fees Structure

  • The registration fee is Rs 1700/- for General and OBC candidates
  • Fee of Rs 850 for SC/ST/PWD (DA) categories.
  • Additional charges are applicable on the final amount.

Mode of Payment

The CAT Exam fee can be paid via Debit/Credit cards or through internet banking.

CAT Exam Pattern

The CAT Exam Papers will consist of the following sections:

Section NameNo. of QuestionsDuration
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)3460 minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)3260 minutes
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)3460 minutes

CAT Exam Syllabus

CAT Exam syllabus is not predefined; however, in general, CAT test includes questions on Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

One of the best preparation methods is to practice model question papers. It will help you develop an understanding about the kind of questions/topics which can be asked in the examination. For the convenience of the applicants, we have provided the links to download the CAT Previous Year Question Paper along with syllabus pdf from here.

Please refer the below link for complete syllabus-topic wise

Admission Procedure

Based on CAT exam score/rank, students will be selected by IIMs for second stage of selection. The selection procedure may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interviews. Previous work experience, academic performances might be considered by IIMs during admission procedure.


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