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About CAT

  • The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India including the IIMs.
  • The CAT score is used separately by each institute along with other parameters i.e. academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. to select candidates. The weightage assigned to CAT score may differ for each institute. Candidates are advised to read the weightage, process and breakup for each institute on its respective website.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
  • Candidates applying for CAT 2018 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
    Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks* Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*. Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*. SC / ST / PWD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, minimum is 50%.
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.
  • IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.iimcat.ac. in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

Test Duration & Pattern (CAT 2018)

Section No. of Questions Duration
Quantitative Ability  34  3 hrs
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32
Total 100

 

CAT Syllabus & Exam Format 2018

In order to get admission in any of the IIMs, you will have to attempt the CAT (Common Admission Test). This exam in conducted every year in India by one of the IIMs on a rotation basis. Along with admission in IIMs, it is also a qualifying exam for MBA studies in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and a few other institutions as well.There will be a lot of students preparing for this exam and it is not going to be really easy for all the IIM aspirants to qualify for this exam with best score. In order to stand out of the crowd and get admission, you need to understand the exam pattern and syllabus first. The CAT 2018 syllabus has three sections namely quantitative aptitude, verbal reasoning and data interpretation & logical reasoning.There is no specific portion in each part, that can be expected in the exam. You will have to make sure that you are mastering all three parts of the CAT exam. The basic thing to know at the beginning is the fundamentals of each part. Once you know the basics, you can start working on them till the advanced levels. Once you have revised the complete syllabus, you will have to start learning tips and tricks like shortcuts to solve the questions fast. Practice more and more previous papers and other tests to know your accuracy levels.

CAT is a computer based test, conducted in multiple cities. A candidate can select his / her test date and slot as per choice and availability.

CAT 2018 dates
CAT 2018 is to be conducted by the IIMs in the month of November 2018.

Events Dates
Registrations 08th August 2018
Download of Admit Card 24th October 2018
Exam dates 25 November 2018
Results 2nd week of January 2019

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About XAT 2019

Get details about the XAT 2019 exam, paper pattern, XAT 2018 registration, colleges, etc. Also have a look at XAT past papers to score beyond the cutoff and improve your XAT scores.

The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India.

Eligibility

  • A candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or a deemed university.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and awaiting results can also apply.

Test Duration & Pattern XAT 2019

Section Number of Questions Duration
Decision Making 21 170 mins
Verbal and Logical Ability 24
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 27
Essay & General Awareness 35 mins
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question
Number of options: 5
Exam Format
Mode of Examination is Online
XAT 2019 dates
XAT 2019 will be held in the month of January 2018 like all other years. Applications will start from August and continue till November. Keep watching this space for more updates from us.
Events Dates
Commencement of application August 20, 2018
Last Date for XAT Registration Nov 30, 2018
Downloading of admit cards December 20, 2017
Date of Exam 6th January, 2019
Test Timings 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

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About IIFT

Get details about the IIFT exam paper, registration, colleges, etc. Also have a look at past question papers to score beyond the cutoff and improve your result, for admission to the MBA programme at their Delhi & Kolkata campus.

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) admission test is a written exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for their New Delhi and Kolkata campus.

Eligibility

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by beginning of October of the year of start of the course.
  • No age limit

Test Duration & Pattern (IIFT 2017)

Number of sections 4 (with sub sections)
Options per Question 4
Negative Marking 1/3 rd of marks for the question
Marks per Question Variable
Expected Overall Cut-offs 50 – 52
Duration 2 hours

Exam Format
IIFT is a paper based test.

IIFT 2017 Dates
IIFT 2017 is expected to be held in the month of November.

Events Dates
Last date to apply online Friday, 15th September 2017
Last date for receipt of applications Friday, 8th September 2017
Last date for obtaining prospectus and receipt of applications for Foreign Nationals/ NRIs/ Children of NRIs Thursday, 15th February 2018
Written Examination Dec 03, 2017
10.00 am to 12.00 pm

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About NMAT by GMAC

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a global non-profit organization comprised of leading graduate business schools around the world. GMAC is the owner and administrator of the GMAT and NMAT exams.

Get details about the NMAT exam, registration procedure, best management institutes through NMAT, etc. Also have a look at past years’ analysis and practice mock NMAT tests to clear the cutoff score of NMIMS and get admission in best MBA colleges in India through NMAT.

  • A candidate can take NMAT up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he / she wishes to. There has to be a gap of at least 15 days between two successive attempts.
  • For candidates having multiple attempts, the best score (total and sectional) is considered for shortlisting purposes.
  • The result for each attempt is declared separately, approximately 15 days after the test attempt.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must be a graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in first attempt.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelors degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply subject to clearing the final examination in first attempt with 50% aggregate marks.
  • For all the Full Time programs, candidates with two or more years of post-qualification work experience will be preferred.

Test Duration & Pattern (2018)
The NMAT exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test. The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered.
The NMAT exam has three sections targeted at measuring different skills Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.
The NMAT Test is as follows:

Section Number of Questions Time in Minutes
Language Skills 32 22
Quantitative Skills 48 60
Logical Reasoning 40 38
Total 120 120

Note:

  • Candidates can choose the order of sections in NMAT
  • Each of the three sections have individual section timings and candidates are supposed to answer and review the questions of a particular section within the allotted section time.
  • In case a candidate completes the section before the section time gets over, the balance time of the given section is not added to the next section(s). The next section has its own time limits and needs to be completed in the allotted sectional time only.
  • The NMAT is a computer-based test conducted over a period of 10 weeks
  • You can select your test date and slot based on choice and availability
  • Test Centres: The NMAT by GMAC™ exam will be delivered at 44 centres throughout India and at 4 International centres.

NMAT 2018 Dates

Event Start End
Registration Jul 3, 2018 Oct 3, 2018
Late Registration Oct 4, 2018 Oct 14, 2018
Scheduling Jul 3, 2018 Oct 16, 2018
Rescheduling Jul 3, 2018 Dec 14, 2018
Exam Delivery Window Oct 4, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Retake Scheduling Oct 5, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

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About SNAP

  • Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is a common test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University.
  • While there is only one application for the SNAP test, you need to apply separately to each institute within Symbiosis International University, as per the details given on the respective website of each institute.

Eligibility

Graduates in any discipline from any Statutory University with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the MBA Programmes, except the ones which require graduates with specific subject specializations (mentioned on the respective institute websites).

Test Duration & Pattern (SNAP 2017)

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
Current Affairs (of last 2 years) 30 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 150
The duration of the test is 120 minutes
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question

Exam Format
SNAP is a online test.

SNAP 2017 Dates

Events Dates
Last Date for Registration Nov 24, 2017
Last Date for Payment Nov 24, 2017
Date of Exam Dec 17, 2017
Announcement of Result Dec 28, 2017

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About CMAT

Know about the CMAT exam paper, colleges accepting CMAT score, registration procedure, past years’ exams’ detailed analysis, practice mock online CMAT tests to clear the cutoff scores and get admission in best MBA colleges in India through CMAT.

  • Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level admission test for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE.
  • From 2016, the exam is held once in a year in the month of Jan.
  • AICTE has now decided to conduct CMAT in Foreign Countries for facilitating eligible NRIs/PIOs and foreign nationals to appear in CMAT for seeking admission in institutions in India following CMAT merit list for 2015-16 under special provisions defined in AICTE Approval Processand against all vacancies left after completion of centralized admission in management institutions.

Eligibility

Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 Yrs duration Obtained at least 50% (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying examination.

Test Duration & Pattern

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation 25 100
Logical Reasoning 25 100
Language Comprehension 25 100
General Awareness 25 100
Duration of exam : 180 minutes
4 marks allotted for every correct answer
1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer

Note: One can switch between sections or between questions at any point of time during the test.

Exam Format

CMAT is a computer-based test (CBT). A candidate reads the questions on a computer terminal and chooses an answer by clicking on the correct option.

CMAT 2018 Dates

CMAT 2018 is expected to be held in the month of January.

Events Dates
Registrations October 10 – December 10, 2016
Availability of printed hall ticket From January 8, 2017
Computer based test dates (India) January 28 & 29, 2017
Test timings (India) 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Result declaration Feb 08, 2017
Availability of printed score card Feb 08, 2017

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About MH-CET

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) or MH-MBA/MMS-CET is a computer-based test for admission to the first year of Two-year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS and PGDBM/PGDM in Government, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

Eligibility

  • Passed minimum Three-year Duration Bachelor’s Degree awarded by any of the Universities recognised byUniversity Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline with at least 50% marksin aggregate or equivalent (at least 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons withDisability belonging to Maharashtra State only) or its equivalent
  • Appeared for the final year examination of any Bachelor’s degree to be awarded by any of the Universitiesrecognised by University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline .

Test Duration and Pattern

Section Number of Questions Mark per Question Maximum Marks Total marks
Logical Reasoning 75 1 75 200
Abstract Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative Ability 50 1 50
Verbal Ability / Reading Comprehension 50 1 50

The test will comprise of multiple choice objective type questions (Five Options)
There is no negative marking System for this test.
Test Duration: 150 Minutes

Exam Format

The exam will be conducted online.

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About MAT

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test conducted by All India Management Aptitude Testing Service (AIMATS), for admission to MBA and equivalent programmes of the various participating institutes.
AIMA-MAT is usually conducted 4 times a year: generally on the first Sunday of February, May, September and December. The list of institutes that use the AIMA-MAT results varies from test to test.

Eligibility

The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline.
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and are awaiting results can also apply.

Test Duration & Pattern

Section No. Section No of Questions Time Suggested
(Minutes)
1 Language Comprehension 40 30
2 Mathematical Skills 40 40
3 Data Analysis and Sufficiency 40 35
4 Intelligence and Critical Reasoning 40 30
5 Indian and Global Environment 40 15
Total 200 150

 

Exam Format

MAT is a paper-based as well as computer-based test. A candidate can take any one of the two testing formats. While the paper-based test is conducted only one day, the computer-based test is conducted in the week following it over a window of approximately a week.

MAT 2017 Dates

Events 2017 Dec Dates
Last date to purchase form 24 November 2017
Last date for submission of filled in registration
forms at AIMA, New Delhi
Last date for online registration
Last date for submission of filled in online
registration forms at AIMA, New Delhi
Test date (paper based) 03 December 2017 (Sunday)
Test date (computer based) 09 December 2017 (Saturday)onwards
Download of admit cards 25 November 2017 (Saturday)

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About IBSAT

  • IBSAT is a Computer Based Test (CBT), consisting of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is of 2 hours duration and is aimed at testing the applicant’s ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
  • IBSAT is conducted by The ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education (Declared as a Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956), for students seeking admission to the following programs:
  1. MBA/PhD programs offered by IBS Hyderabad, the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
  2. MBA Program offered by IBS Dehradun, the ICFAI University, Dehradun and IBS Jaipur, the ICFAI University, Jaipur.
  3. PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) program offered at IBS Ahmedabad, IBS Bengaluru, IBS Gurgaon, IBS Kolkata, IBS Mumbai and IBS Pune.

Eligibility

  • 2 year Management Program Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks (as calculated by respective University) with English as a medium of instruction.•All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of education (on 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 basis).
  • Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2018.
  • Applicants in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements (including practical examinations / viva / assignments) before May 31, 2018. The last date for submission of proof of graduation is November 01, 2018.
  • PhD Program in Management (Full-time/Part-time)  Graduation (any discipline) with 50% and above marks with English as a medium of instruction And Postgraduation in Management (Full time with specialization in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management and Operations from an UGC approved University with 55% and above marks); OR Professional qualification like CFA/CA/CWA/CS with 55% and above marks.
  • PhD Program in Economics (Full-time) Graduation with 50% and above marks AND post-graduation in Economics or allied discipline with 55% and above marks All applicants should have completed a minimum of 17 years of education (on 10+2+3+2 or 10+2+4+2 basis). Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria of English medium in graduation and/or post-graduation have to submit the TOEFL/ NELT/ IELTS score by May 31, 2018. Applicants who have completed their graduation/ Post graduation on part time, distance mode or online mode are not eligible for PhD program of IBS Hyderabad.

Test Duration & Pattern IBSAT

Section Number of Questions Time Duration
Verbal Ability 50 2 hours
Reading Comprehension 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30
Data Adequacy & Data Interpretation 30

 

IBSAT 2017 Dates

Test Dates December 21 – 24, 2017
Result January 02, 2018
Selection Briefings January 13 – 17, 2018
Selection Process February 20 – 26, 2018

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