The CAT 2024 exam will be tentatively held on the last Sunday of November 2024. The official notification for the exam will be released in the last week of July 2024. Here is a brief overview of the CAT 2024 examination-
Given below are the tentative dates for the CAT 2024 exam-
|CAT 2024 Official Notification||July 2024|
|Start Date for Registration||August 2024|
|Last Date for Registration||September 2024|
|Opening of Form Correction Window||September 2024|
|Admit Card Release Date||October 2024|
|CAT 2024 Exam Date||November 2024|
|CAT 2024 Results Announcement||December 2024|
To get admissions to the top MBA colleges in India, candidates must clear admission rounds, including entrance exams and interviews. Among the various MBA entrance exams, CAT, Common Admission Test, is the most popular as it offers admissions into the IIMs. CAT 2024 will allow students to apply for admissions to various top institutes for the batch of 2025-27.
Clearing the CAT exam does not guarantee admissions to the IIMs as all the institutes follow their own admission processes, including interviews and discussions.
Given below is the overview of CAT 2024-
|Exam Name||Common Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||The Indian Institute of Management|
|Medium of Exam||English|
Before the registrations for CAT 2024 begin in August 2024, candidates should check the eligibility criteria. Candidates fulfilling the criteria will be allowed to sit for CAT 2024. These are the tentative requirements of the CAT eligibility criteria for 2024-
Registrations for the CAT 2024 exam will be online on the official CAT website- iimcat.ac.in. Based on the process of previous years, here is an expected understanding of the fees and documents required for registration-
While filling out the application form, the candidate must also upload the required documents in the given format-
Candidates will be required to present their mark sheets and degrees in person.
To complete the registration process, the candidates must pay the application fees.
The admit card for CAT 2024 can be expected to be released in October 2024. Here are a few details that must be kept in mind for the same-
Due to the pandemic, the exam pattern for the CAT exam has been changing. In 2019, the exam had 100 questions across 3 hours which was reduced to 76 in 2020 and 66 in 2021. Here is the tentative overview of the exam pattern for CAT 2024-
|Mode of Examination||Computer-based|
|Medium of Examination||English|
|Slots for Exam||3|
|Questions Per Section||VARC: 24 DILR: 20 QA: 22|
|Time Allotted||120 minutes (40 minutes per section)|
|Type of Questions||MCQs and TITA (Type in the Answer)|
|Marks Awarded for Correct Answer||+3 for every right answer|
|Marks Deducted for Wrong Answer||-1 for every wrong answer No negative marking for TITA|
Following the trends of the past few years, we can expect the CAT 2024 exam to be divided into 3 sections. Due to the lack of a defined syllabus for the CAT exam, CAT aspirants largely focus on studying school-level mathematics and English. Based on the same conclusion, given below is the tentative syllabus for the three sections of the exam-
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)||Reading comprehension, parajumbles, parasummary, inferences, etc.|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)||Charts, caselets, arrangements, blood relations, syllogism, etc.|
|Quantitative Aptitude (QA)||Algebra, arithmetic, probability, geometry, etc.|
MBA is one of the most sought degrees for master’s and the 2 lakh candidates applying for CAT is a testimony to this statement. So to outdo the competition, candidates must study and strategise effectively. So we have compiled preparatory tips to help you score well in CAT 2024 exam-
Declaration of the CAT results takes place on the official website tentatively in the month of December. Soon after the results and cut-offs are announced, the IIMs will begin their interview and discussion rounds for admissions to the 2025-27 batch.