Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2022 Direct Admission

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2022 Direct Admission

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2022 Direct Admission

CAT 2022 is scheduled for November 29, 2022, the registration process for which has already started from August 5, 2022. IIM Indore will be administering the entire CAT 2022 process as per the previous year’s exam pattern and syllabus. CAT 2022 notification has been released on the official website announcing the entire exam calendar.

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Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

CAT 2020: 10 Key Features & Changes

  • CAT 2020 Exam date is November 29, 2020
  • Exam will be held in two slots –Morning & Evening
  • CAT 2020 offers option to select six test cities in order of preference instead of four cities last year
  • CAT 2020 exam pattern remains same as was last year with 100 questions divided into three sections
  • CAT 2020 Exam Registration will remain open from August 5 to September 16, 2020
  • CAT exam Registration Fee is increased to Rs 2000/-
  • CAT testing mode is computer based as was last year. Candidates need to attend the exam at test centers.
  • CAT 2020 Test Cities are 156
  • Tutorial to understand the CAT exam pattern will be released on October 16, 2020
  • CAT 2020 exam Admit Card download starts on October 28, 2020
  • CAT 2020 scoring pattern remains same as last year with +3 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each wrong answer for MCQs only. No negative marking for Non-MCQs.

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2020 Direct Admission

What is CAT Exam?

CAT is the Common Admission Test for admission to MBA/PGDM programmed in 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top MBA colleges like FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad and hundreds of other top MBA colleges in India. IIMs will offer admission on the basis of CAT 2020 only and will not accept any other test score. There are more than 150 cities and more than 400 venues where CAT 2020 will be conducted in India. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian institute of Science (IISC) also use CAT for admission to their Management programmed.

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

  • As per CAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria candidates having bachelors degree with minimum 50% marks can apply for the exam. Final year undergraduate students can also apply though they have to produce passing certificate at the time of counselling.
  • CAT 2020 Application fee has been increased, General/OBC candidates have to pay INR 2000 whereas SC/ST/PWD/EWS aspirants are required to pay INR 1000.
  • CAT 2020 will take place in over 376 exam centers in 156 cities in two slots morning and afternoon. Furthermore, the authorities also release official mock tests prior to the actual exam date, in order to give the applicants a basic idea about CAT Exam Pattern.
  • Candidates will be tested on their Quantitative, Verbal/Reading, Data Interpretation and Reasoning Skills. A total of 100 MCQ & Non-MCQ questions are to be attempted in 3 hour duration, with sectional time limit of 60 minutes.
  • Considering Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown situation across the country Online Preparation and Resources will give momentum to candidates preparing for the exam.

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

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Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2020 Direct Admission

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

Will CAT 2021 be postponed?

As per reports, despite several COVID-19 disruptions, CAT 2021 will neither be canceled nor be postponed. CAT aspirants need not worry as CAT 2020 will not face the same fate as that of many other competitive exams in India. IIM Indore Director Prof Himanshu Rai and CAT convener Prof Harshal Lowalekar ahve confirmed the news.

CAT Eligibility Criteria: Who can apply?

  • Applicants with Bachelor’s degrees – These should be from accredited universities. Furthermore, students should have at least 50% marks or the equivalent GPA.
  • Applicants with a professional degree, such as a CA, CS, or ICWA, with the same marks as the Bachelor’s candidates.
  • Students in their final year of their Bachelor’s degrees.

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

How to Apply for CAT 2021?

Step 1:Registration – Register for the exam by visiting the official website.

Step 2:Filling Application Form – Enter personal details like contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference and exam center preference.

Step3: Uploading Documents The next step includes scanning and uploading documents (Photograph, Signatures & Required certificated)

Step4:Payment of Application Fee – As per the official news, CAT Application Fee for the next session is expected to increase by a sum of INR 100 and can probably go up to INR 2,000.

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

CAT Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee (in INR)
General/OBC2000
PWD1000
SC/ST1000

Top MBA Colleges through CAT 2021 Direct Admission

CAT 2020 Exam: Highlights & Key Features

CAT Full FormCommon Admission Test, conducted on yearly basis for MBA admission by one of the 6 older IIMs
CAT Exam date 2021November 29, 2021
CAT Entrance exam sessionsConducted in 2 sessions – Morning & Afternoon on same day
CAT Entrance Exam 2021 Convening IIMIIM Indore
CAT Entrance Exam ModeComputer based exam but not an online exam
When to Check for CAT official Website 2021Live on July 29, 2021 Check details on MBAUniverse.com and at iimcat.ac.in
Details in CAT exam website 2021CAT Exam details, Application fee, Registration dates, IIMs & their programmes
Maximum Age Limit to appear in IIM CATNo Age Limit, Graduates with 50% marks can apply
Number of Questions in CAT 2021100 questions divided in 3 sections
Time duration of CAT 20213 hours
Sectional Time limit1 hour for 1 section
Name of sections and number of questionsVARC-34 Questions; DILR-32 questions; Quant-34 questions
Difficulty level of CAT 2021Moderate to Difficult
Order of SectionsPre-fixed, no change allowed
Colleges Accepting CAT 2021 for MBA admission20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IITs, IMI, JBIMS & 500 other MBA colleges in India
CAT 2021 Application FeeRs.2000/-,
How to Apply for CATApplication process is online only
IIMs’ Application FeeNo Separate Application Fee to apply for IIM. CAT Registration Fee covers application fee of all 20 IIMs

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