CAT Notification 2016 -2017: CAT Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

CAT 2016:

CAT stands for Common Entrance Test and the  Indian institute of the Management studies conduct test for the admission In the MBA program. They declared the CAT notification 2016 for which is an all India online test. Many B- schools in India consider CAT score for their admission procedure.

On 2009 onward CAT became a online exam, and this year the test is going to be held on 4th Dec 2016 across 138 cities. In order to select the test cities the candidates will be give 4 option according to their convenience and the seat will be assigned to them after the completion of all the registration process. The notification for the Cat is published on 08-08-16 and according to this IIM will provide 12 different courses for the candidate will clear the CAT exam  this year. The courses are:

S.No Abbreviations of the Course Full name of the Course
1 PGPBM Post Graduate Programme in Business Management
2 PGPEM Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management
3 PGP-ABM : Post Graduate Programme in Agri Business Management
4 PGP : Post Graduate Programme
5 PGPWE PGP for Working Executive
7 EPGPM Executive Post Graduate Programme
8 PGPPM Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management
9 PGDHRM Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
10 PGPSM Post Graduate Programme in Securities Markets
11 PGPEX : Post Graduate Programme for Executives
12 PGDM : Post Graduate Diploma in Management

CAT Notification 2016-2017:

Good New!! For the candidates who are waiting for the  CAT 2016,the IIM of Bangalore who is responsible for conducting the Exam publish the CAT 2016 Notification. In this article we explain all the hooks and crooks of the application procedure for the CAT 2016.

An Overview Of The CAT 2016 Notification:

Events Dates
Notification release date 31-07-2016 – Sunday
Registration opens 08-08-2016 – Monday
Registration Closes 22nd September , 2016 – Thursday
Admit Card issue starts 18th October 2016 – Thursday
CAT 2016 EXAM DATE 4th December 2016 – Sunday
Result Declaration 2nd week of January

CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

Qualification University Minimum Percent Required Percentage
Bachelor’s Degree from any University Recognized by UGC 50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)
Engineering Degree – B.Tech/ B.E. Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE 50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)
final year students of the Bachelor’s degree aslo can get the chance. Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE or UGC 50% (45% for SC, ST, PWD candidates)

Check Here for – IIFT Notification 2016-2017

Application fee details :

Category Amount
SC/ST/PwD* category candidates Rs. 850
All other candidates Rs. 1700

Document Required for Filing Application:

Keep all this ready in front of you before you start filling up the form

a) Personal information (your personal mobile number, name, parent’s name,  date of birth, parent’s mobile number, etc.).

b) Address

c) Degree details

e) Choice of  examination cities,

f) Your photograph.

g) Signature

h) Scanned copy of Caste certificate (if applicable) in pdf format.

i) Your net-banking details

How to Apply For CAT 2016  Exam:

The interested candidates who are eligible for the exam can apply from the official portal of the commission  i.e.

The candidates applying  for the CAT 2017 has to register first then only he/she can access the form. Here we try to compile all the required steps for the applying online.

  1. Visit the online application link and login with your credentials
  2. Fill up all the required information like Personal information (your personal mobile number, name, parent’s name,  date of birth, parent’s mobile number, etc.).
  3. Upload all the relevant certificates photo, thumb impression and the signature
  4. Check all the information entered by you again
  5. Then click the submit button
  6. Then you will be directed to the payment  CAT2016 way to pay the fee by debit card or by net banking or by e-challan.
  7. Take a print of the receipt copy which is generated online

CAT 2016 Exam Pattern:

Pattern As per CAT 2016 Notification
No. of Sections Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Section III: Quantitative Ability
No of Questions/ Section
  1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: 34 Questions
  2. DI & LR: 32 Questions
  3. Quantitative Ability: 34 Questions
Total Duration 180 minutes
Time Limits 60 minutes/section

Cannot Switch from 1 section to another

Types Of Question TITA Question (‘Type in The Answer’ Questions without options) and MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Negative marking for Incorrect Answer 1 Mark for MCQs; 0 for TITA Questions
Negative marking for Skipped Questions Zero
Other Changes On-screen Calculator just like CAT 2015

Check Here More Details – CAT 2016 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Important Links:

Main Page:

CAT Notification Page: Download Here

Registration Page: Apply Online Here

Best Of Luck for the CAT 2016 From The Careersplus Team!!

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Updated: August 12, 2016 — 5:53 pm

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