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CAT 2019 Exam notification is expected to release soon

By: Kanishk on May 31, 2019

The notification for Common Admission Test, CAT 2019 exam is expected to be out soon for the candidates preparing for the CAT exam The CAT exam calendar is yet to be announced on the official website i.e. iimcat.ac.in. Like the previous years, this year also, it is expected that the CAT exam will be conducted either on the last Sunday of November or on the first Sunday of December 2019. This year, it is expected that Indian Institute of Management, Kozikhode (IIM-K) will be entrusted the responsibility of conducting the exam.

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As per the trend, IIMs are entrusted the responsibility of conducting the CAT 2019 exam on rotation basis. Last year IIM Calcutta was handed over the task of conducting the exam pan India. The exam went smoothly without any technical glitches from registration till the CAT result was out. Before IIM Calcutta, top IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow and IIM Bangalore have also proved their mettle in conducting the exam across various test centers in India.  Out of all the 20 IIMs, this year there is a high possibility that IIM Kozhikode, who has not conducted the exam yet, will be assigned the task of conducting CAT 2019.

The early announcement of the CAT 2019 exam date will help the candidates plan strategically for the exam. It will also enable other exam conducting authorities to plan the exam dates wisely, avoiding clash with other major national level MBA entrance exams. Aspirants can start getting registered for the CAT 2019 exam from the 2nd week of August 2019.

CAT 2019 Exam Syllabus

During the last 3 years, CAT exam syllabus has substantially changed. The biggest change is in type of questions some of which are no penalty questions now. Most of the changes in CAT syllabus have taken place in the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Section. The topics and number of questions in VARC section have changed. Similarly a few changes in CAT syllabus have been introduced in Quantitative Ability section also. Although CAT exam Syllabus is not pre-defined by IIMs, it overall tests the candidate on Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.

About CAT Exam

Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the popular MBA entrance exams in India. CAT exam is a national level MBA entrance exam which is conducted every year on a rotational basis by one of the 20 IIMs. CAT exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as a pre-requisite for admission to the postgraduate and fellow programs in management offered by the premier institutes. Apart from IIMs, there are other top non-IIM institutes such as FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, IITs that accept CAT Exam score for admission to MBA courses. CAT exam is conducted in computer-based mode and carry multiple choice questions. The exam carries 3 sections and is spread over a time span of 180 minutes. Over 100 B-schools accept CAT scores to carry out their admissions. About 2 Lakh candidates give the exam every year. About 4000 seats are offered for admission in 20 IIMs.

The test scores a candidate on the bases of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation.

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