CAT Registration and Online Application Form 2016-2017 - Indian Institute of Management Bangalore startes CAT 2016 Registration online from 8th August 2016.
The Indian Institute of Management conducts the CAT (Common Aptitude Test) every year for admissions in management programs of 13 IIMs and other colleges and B-Schools. As it is a national level exam, around 3 lakh aspirants from across the Country appear in CAT exam held year after year. This year TCS is involved in developing and delivering CAT 2016 instead of the previous years from 2009-2013 for which the CAT tests were developed by Prometric India. The CAT 2016 Registration starts 8th August and ends on 22nd September 2016.
CAT 2016 will be held on 2 days in 4 slots per day. CAT 2016 Exam Date is 4th December 2016(Sunday). CAT 2016 is a computer based exam. CAT 2016 result will be announced around the second week of January 2017. Candidates can apply for the CAT 2016 application process online.
CAT 2016 will be conducted by IIM Bangalore and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have been given contract for Rs. 29 Crores for the online testing partner in next 5 years, started since the previous year. The CAT 2016 scores will serve as the basis for admissions in all the 13 IIMs and over 150 B-schools for the year 2016-17. This year the IIMs have 3,335 number of seats.
Candidates willing to apply for CAT 2016 exam can do so by applying at the official website. We have mentioned here the CAT 2016 eligibility, exam pattern, and other CAT Exam Details here. Candidates are advised to kindly go through these details for applying to CAT 2016 exam.
CAT 2016 Eligibility: To appear in CAT 2016 exam, a candidate requires a minimum 50% aggregate mark in graduation from a recognized institute/university in any discipline. SC, ST, OBC and DA category candidates requires an aggregate of 45% marks. Students pursuing graduation and in their final year can also apply.
CAT 2016 Application Procedure: Candidates need to purchase CAT 2016 online vouchers or they can take it from selected list of Axis bank branches. Candidates then need to register online for the CAT 2016 exam at the official CAT 2016 website. Candidates need to fill CAT 2016 application form with details such as personal, educational, contact and work experience details. Then select the test center, date and time slot for the CAT 2016 exam. Afte the successful submission of CAT 2016 application form online, candidates need to wait for the Admit Card and application summary in email. CAT 2016 application form fees can be made online via Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. Offline CAT Vouchers will not be issued from this year, 2016.
CAT 2016 Application Fee: Rs. 1700 for General and NC-OBC category candidates and Rs. 850 for SC/ST.PWD(DA) candidates.
CAT 2016 Exam Pattern: CAT 2016 is a computer based objective type exam with multiple choice questions(MCQs). The CAT exam will have two sections with 50 questions each - Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. CAT 2016 exam duration is 170 minutes or 2 hours and 50 minutes. Candidates can switch over between any section during the test. A candidate gets 3 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark is deducted as negative marking for questions not answered correctly. CAT 2016 exam pattern is changed somewhat from the previoys years as number of questions per section has increased from 30 to 50. You can switch between any section starting from this year and time duration has also increased by 30 minutes, from 140 minutes to 170 minutes.
CAT 2016 Admit Card: The CAT 2016 admit card download will be made available to the candidates from the CAT 2016 official website from 18th October 2016 at 1 PM till the start of CAT exam. CAT 2016 Admit Card will not be sent to the email of the candidates but the candidates need to download the CAT Admit Card 2016 from the CAT website.
CAT 2016 Selection Process: On the basis of CAT 2016 cut-off scores, candidates are selected by IIMs and other B-Schools. Then candidates are again shortlisted in Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). IIMs such as Kashipur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Trichy and Udaipur also conducts Common Admission Process (CAP).