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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
Verbal reasoning
Antonyms & synonyms
Sentence correction
Fill in the blanks
Idioms, etc.

CAT 2013 – The Quantitative or Mathematical Ability Syllabus

Number Systems
Permutation Combination
Time and Work
Profit And Loss
Linear Equations, Etc.

CAT 2013 – The Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Binary Logic
Blood Relations
Logical Sequence
Seating Arrangement
Premise, Conclusion
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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