Monday, June 2, 2014

CAT 2014: Registration, Syllabus and Format

The Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) is India's premier MBA entrance exam for admission into the 13 Indian Institutes of Managements. The CAT exam is conducted by the IIMs in a Computer Based Test (CBT) format once every year between October and November. Over 2 lakh candidates write the test from all over India. Apart from the IIMs, a number of other Indian institutes also consider CAT scores for admission.

Who will be conducting it?

CAT 2014 will be conducted by a new test partner of the IIM's - TCS. The news was announced that TCS will be conducting CAT from 2014 to 2018.

Has the registrations for CAT 2014 started?

Not Yet. Expect the advertisement in Mid July. Of course we will update this blog as and when the registrations begin.

What is the Syllabus for CAT 2014?

The IIMs have never defined a syllabus for CAT but since it has always been an aptitutude test, the following is a good guide for the CAT syllabus.
  • Quantitative ability
    • Number Systems
    • HCF, LCM
    • Averages
    • Percentages, Profit & Loss
    • Simple/compound Interest
    • Equations, Inequalities
    • Complex numbers
    • Functions
    • Probability 
    • Permutation & Combination 
    • Mensuration
    • Geometry 
    • Co-ordinate Geometry 
    • Trigonometry 
    • Set Theory
    • Speed & Distance
    • Work & Time
    • Series & Progressions
    • Surds & Indices
    • Logarithms
    • Ratio & Proportion
    • Base Systems
  • Data Interpretation
    • Data Tables
    • Pie Charts
    • Line Graphs
    • Bar graphs
    • Other Chart types
    • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Ability
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Parajumbles
    • Fill in the blanks
    • Vocabulary
    • Sentence Correction
    • Analogies
    • Meaning-Usage match
    • Critical reasoning
    • Facts/Inference/Judgment
  • Logical reasoning
    • Cubes & Dice
    • Blood Relations
    • Number & Letter Series
    • Seating Arrangements
    • Venn Diagrams
    • Clocks & Calendars
    • Analytical Reasoning
    • Syllogism

Format of the CAT 2014 Computer Based Test.

The CAT 2014 exam will contain 2 sections of 50 questions each.

Section1: Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation : 50 questions
Section2: Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning : 50 questions
Total Time: 170 Minutes.

Scoring Scheme: +3 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer

How to get Started?

Check out our blog post on how to get started for CAT 2014.

Oliveboard offers complete prep for CAT 2014 exam. Register now. Get access to Video Lessons for the complete syllabus. Also you can take Mock tests, Practice Tests and do a lot more!

Click here to get started!


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