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CAT 2016 Notification

CAT 2016 Notification

Dear CAT 2016 Aspirants,

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India Entrance test conducted by IIMs. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and is a pre-requisite for selecting students for their business administration programs. This computer-based test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management. Other Indian business schools like IITs, FMS, S P Jain, MDI, and NITIE also accept CAT scores as part of their selection process.

The much awaited notification is out. The official CAT website is updated with all the announcements. The CAT 2016 shall be conducted on the 4th December 2016 in 138 cities. IIM Bangalore will conduct the test with TCS as the technology support partner. Mentioned below are the details and comparative study between CAT 2015 notification and CAT 2016 notification.

CAT Registration Details

  As per CAT 2015 Notification As per CAT 2016 Notification
Test Date 29th November 2015 4th December, 2016
Number of Slots per day 2 2
Eligibility Criteria Click here Click here
Test Fees Rs 1600 (Gen & NC-OBC); SC/ST/DA: Rs. 800 Rs 1700 (Gen & NC-OBC); SC/ST/DA: Rs. 850
Payment Mode Online only: Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking Online only: Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking
Registration website www.iimcat.ac.in www.iimcat.ac.in
Registration Starts 6th August 2015 8th August, 2016
Registration Ends 20th September 2015. Extended till 25th September 2015 22th September, 2016. Extended till 27th September 2016
CAT Registration form Edit option* This option was not given in 2015 1st October to 5th October 2016
*Candidates can edit option in below fields:
1) Xth, XIIth, Graduation, Post Graduate Marks field
2) Work experience details
3) IIM Programmes
Number of Test Centres 136 138
Number of Preferences for Test Centre 4 4
Admit Card Availability 15th October 2015 to Exam Date 24th October 2016 from 1pm to Exam Date
Result Declaration Date 8th January 2016 2nd Week of January, 2017

Test Structure and Pattern

  As per CAT 2015 Notification As per CAT 2016 Notification
Number of Sections 3 : Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Section III: Quantitative Ability Same as CAT 2015
Number of Questions per Section Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions(RC- 24, TITA- 10), DI & LR: 32 Questions (Qs- 24, TITA- 8), Quantitative Ability: 34 Questions (Qs-20, TITA-14) Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, DI & LR, Quantitative Ability. Question breakup per section not specified
Total number of questions 100 Not specified
Test Duration 180 minutes 180 minutes
Sectional Time Limits 60 minutes per section: Cannot Switch from 1 section to another 60 minutes per section: Cannot Switch from 1 section to another
Question Types Introduction of TITA Question (‘Type in The Answer’ Questions without options) in addition to the regular MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) TITA Question (‘Type in The Answer’ Questions without options) and MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Penalty for Incorrect Response One Mark for MCQs; ZERO for TITA Questions One Mark for MCQs; ZERO for TITA Questions
Penalty for Skipped Questions Zero Zero
Other Significant Changes On-screen Calculator introduced for the first time in the history of CAT On-screen Calculator just like CAT 2015

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