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About CAT 2013 Exam


The Common Admission Test which is also popularly known as CAT Exam is an all India test directed by the Indian Institutes of Management as an entrance exam for the management programmes of its 11 b-schools and Top MBA Schools.

This time Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore has declared the exam dates for CAT 2013, which will be led in month of October-November 2013. The exam will be held on Wednesday, 16th October 2013 to Monday, November 11th 2013.


CAT 2013 Eligibility Criteria


The applicant is necessity hold a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum 50% marks or correspondent CGPA given by any of the renowned universities or possesses a comparable qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.

Applicants seeming for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have finished degree requirements and are awaiting Results can also apply.

For more details or facts about eligibility criteria, please visit their official website.

CAT 2013 Admission Procedure


IIM CAT Exam 2013 LogoAll students are requested to note that each IIM shortlists candidates for 2nd stage of selection which may be liberated of each other. The procedure may comprise WAT (i.e. Written Ability Test), GD (i.e. Group Discussions) and PI (i.e. Personal Interviews). Performance in CAT 2013 exam is an important factor in the admission procedure. IIMs may use earlier academic performance of the nominees, significant work experience and other similar efforts in short listing and ranking of nominees at various stages of the admission procedure. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights owed to the assessment parameters may vary across IIMs. For more facts you may refer the admissions rules of IIMs from their respective websites

For more details and information on how to apply, please visit their official website.

CAT 2013 Syllabus


It is true that IIM's does not gives any predefined syllabus for any type of preparation for CAT Exam. Generally it includes Verbal Ability (i.e. English), Quantitative Ability (i.e. Mathematics), Logical Reasoning (i.e. LR) and Data Interpretation (i.e. DI) skills.

CAT 2013 - The Verbal or English Ability Syllabus


Reading comprehension
Syllogisms
Verbal reasoning
Analogies
Antonyms & synonyms
Sentence correction
Fill in the blanks
Idioms, etc.

CAT 2013 - The Quantitative or Mathematical Ability Syllabus


Number Systems
Trigonometry
Geometry
Permutation Combination
Probability
Algebra
Mensuration
Averages
Time and Work
Percentages
Quadratic
Profit And Loss
Linear Equations, Etc.

CAT 2013 - The Logical Reasoning Syllabus


Clocks
Binary Logic
Calendars
Blood Relations
Logical Sequence
Seating Arrangement
Premise, Conclusion
Assumption
Linear And Matrix Arrangement, Etc.

CAT 2013 Paper Pattern


The test involves two sections that are individually timed.

Each of the sections will be 70 minutes (i.e. 1 hour and 10 minutes).

There will be 30 questions in each section.

The sections are (a) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (b) Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Once a section ends, contenders can no longer go back to it.

Contenders will be accessible with the section on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation first, followed by Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

CAT 2013 Exam Dates


Start date for sale of registration forms: July 29th 2013.
Last date for sale of registration forms: September 24th 2013.
Dates of entrance exam:  October 16th 2013 to November 11th 2013.


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