CAT 2013 kicked off from Wednesday, October 16, 2013. There has been no report of technical glitch from any of the centers. The Day 1 of the CAT 2013 saw 4, 066 candidates taking the test, which is around 2% of the total CAT 2013 registration pool. Like the past years, the Day 1 of the exam saw very less number of takers.

Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India says, “The first day of CAT 2013 testing has ended smoothly. Throughout the testing period, we will continue to focus on providing candidates with the best possible testing experience.”

 

Latest: CAT 2014 has been announced by IIM Indore. Application process starts from August 6.

 

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CAT 2013 Day 1 Analysis

The CAT 2013 Day 1 Analysis suggests that the test followed the past years’ pattern and trends and did not have any surprises. However, in the Section 1, i.e. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, the number of questions from Higher Math and Algebra were more than Arithmetic. Arks Srinivas, Founder Chairman, VistaMind and erstwhile Director of T.I.M.E. mentions, "In the Quantitative Ability section, there were more questions from Pure Mathematics and Algebra than Arithmetic. This made the Quantitative Ability section tougher than the rest of the sections. The Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning section was comparatively easier than the Section 1."

Talking on the difficulty level of CAT day-1 exam, Vinayak Kudva, Product Head, IMS Learning states, "The difficulty level of the first CAT 2013 exam was moderate to tough. There were no surprises or unexpected turns in the exam."

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Next CAT 2013 Schedule

The Day 2 of CAT 2013 is scheduled on Friday, October 18, 2013. The test will be held in 2 slots, starting from 10 am and 3.15 pm onwards. The duration of CAT 2013 is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Where do you stand after your CAT 2013 paper?

As you appear for CAT, your performance in CAT 2013 exam will make or break your chances to IIMs and other top B-schools like FMS- Delhi, JBIMS,  SPJIMR, IMT Ghaziabad etc. So, where do you stand after your CAT paper? Though your percentile cannot be predicted at this stage, you can roughly figure out your expected percentile on the basis of your performance. Careers360.com brings you experts’ estimate on what percentile you should expect basis your performance in CAT.

Performance Level

# Questions in each section

Correct

Expected Percentile

Expected B-School calls

Level I

30

20

99 percentile

IIM A, B, C, L, FMS Delhi, DMS, IIT Delhi

Level II

30

15

95 percentile

New IIMs, IIM Kozhikode, MDI Gurgaon, SPJIMR Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneswar, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi

Level III

30

13

85 percentile

BIMTECH Greater Noida, TAPMI Manipal, IFIM Business School Bangalore, IMI Kolkata & Bhubaneswar

Level IV

30

10

75 percentile

Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida & Lucknow, Galgotias Business School Greater Noida, Alliance Business School Bangalore, SCMS Kochi

 

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Also read:

CAT 2013 Tips for Exam Day Strategy

CAT 2013 Tips for Day before the Test

CAT 2013 Tips on Time Management, Speed and Accuracy

CAT 2013 preparation- 10 tips to crack CAT exam

For all related queries visit our official CAT 2013 Discussion. 

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I have 96% in 10th 94 %in 12th and 7 3 cgpa in btech and around 18 months of work experience..how much do I need to score in CAT 2020 to get a call from IIMA/B /C or FMS ?

Prakarsh Kaushik 5th Apr, 2020

Hello,

For getting in top B-schools of India like IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, FMS Delhi etc. you need good marks not only in in CAT but also in Class 10th, 12th and your graduation. If you have some work experience then it gives you more advantages.

There is no specific cutoff of percentile on which you can get into top IIMs. Since your marks in 10th, 12th is above 90% and in graduation above 7 CGPA with work experience, you can expect a call from IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C if you have at least 99 percentile in CAT .

For FMS also you should aim for 99+ percentile in CAT and also keep in mind that if you score 95+ percentile in VARC Section it will increase your chances of getting in.

Click at this link to know more about CAT - https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/cat

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which is the best book for cat self study to crack cat examination

KUNAL LANJEWAR 5th Apr, 2020

Hello,

Given below are the best books to refer for preparing for CAT examination:

1. For Quantitative Aptitude:

  • How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha
  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT 2019 by Sarvesh K Sharma

2. For Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation :

  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit K Sinha

3. For Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension :

  • Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
  • Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

Best Wishes.

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how should I crack cat examination

sushmitha M 5th Apr, 2020

hi,

Preparing in the right direction is very important for any competetive exams and mainly inportant for CAT. Firstly you need to know the syllabus for CAT and practice the topics that you are not unsure about and put more strss on them and then solve as many mock papers as possible and also go through the previous years papers of CAT and prepare in the right direction.

For sample papers of CAT please visit:

https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-sample-paper

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How much percentile would be good in CAT to get admission in MBA from IIT Delhi for a general category participant?

anurag khanna 5th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Till now IIT Delhi has not released its cut-off for CAT for admission to MBA courses. According to last year's trend you should score more than 90 percentile if you belongs to general category and want to pursue MBA from IIT Delhi.

For more details about cut-off for MBA program in IIT Delhi you should read this article .

I hope this answer helps you.

Good Luck!!

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Im doing BBA LLB after this should I prepare for judiciary exam ( civil judge ) or for CAT? Which one would be mire practical and easy to clear?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020

hi,

see no exam is easier to crack if you dont have enough of preparation. to become eligible for judiciary exam you must completed  an LLB or equivalent degree from an institute that is recognized by the Bar Council of India. and for cat exam eligibility criteria is graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in graduation. cat exam is admission for mba courses in finance, human resource, business analytics and many more stream. now it depends on you , you need to think which of the path you want to go, see in both of the ways you can earn a handsome salary, but you need to really dedicated and hard working for that.

hope you may understand.

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