CAT 2014 Important Dates
Updated on Oct 16, 2014 - 1:17 a.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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CAT 2014 Important Dates- IIM has announced the Important Dates of CAT 2014 on July 27, 2014. Candidates can check the CAT 2014 Important Dates below on this pageThese notifications regarding the Important Dates of CAT 2014 were announced on Sunday on the official website  Candidates who wish to appear for the CAT 2014 exam must know the CAT 2014 Important Dates


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CAT 2014 Important Dates are given in the following table.

CAT 2014 Events

CAT 2014 Important Dates

CAT 2014 Official Advertisement

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CAT 2014 Application start date

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

CAT 2014 Application end date

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CAT 2014 Application date extended for

Friday, October 10, 2014

CAT 2014 Admit Card download

Thursday, October 19, 2014, 1 PM onwards

CAT 2014 Exam start date

Sunday, November 16, 2014

CAT 2014 Exam end date

Saturday, November 22, 2014

CAT 2014 Result date

Third week of December, 2014 

Till last year, the application deadline got extended to give better chance and more time to the aspirants to register.

CAT is the entrance exam is the admission test of the 19 IIMs and over 150 B-schools across India. The total number of seats across IIMs is over 3,335. 1,96,915 candidates have registered for the test. Last year, 1.94 lakh candidates registered for the exam while 1.74 lakh candidates took the test.


IIM Indore would conduct the exam this year too. In 2013, Prometric India’s contract to conduct the computer based got over. From 2014 onwards, Tata Consultancy Service would be the testing partner for the Common Admission Test (CAT).


CAT is a computer based objective type and multiple choice question exam of 170 minutes duration. It has 2 sections of 50 questions each. The sections are Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. For every correct answer, there are 4 marks but for each wrong answer, 1 mark would be deducted. This year onwards the sections will not be time bound and they can be switched in between the test. Apart from the change in the exam pattern, several other changes which have been introduced by IIMs this year onwards. 

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is there any scholorship available for cat top scrores

Shareef 17th Feb, 2020

GITAM Hyderabad Business School has no scholarship facilities for students who have been toppers. CAT is not only the entrance exam that is accepted in this college so CAT toppers or any exam toppers for MBA entrance exam do not get any scholarships. But Gitam College, Visakhapatnam offers merit scholarships and you can check them at:


i would like to know how many times i can give cat exam?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020
Hello aspirant,
You can appear for cat entrance exam as many times you want. The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing in cat exam is as follows:-
In order to be eligible for the CAT Exam, the candidate has to pass at least their Bachelor's degree with at least 50% (for General Category and for candidates from the NC-OBC caste). For SC/ST and Differently Abled (DA) candidates, the percentage required is 45%.

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


dear sir, I have 67 percentile bin cat, which colleges should I apply??

Shiksha 16th Feb, 2020


You can target a few average collges like IBS Hyderabad, mdi murshidabad, amity noida, NBS Ahmedabad, ITM navi mumbai (good colleges)

Others are: vit vellore, isbr pune, ndim delhi, pibm pune, aims banglore, mit pune, ims ghaziabad, etc

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tell me proper cat syllabus and full knowledge of mba colleges admissions

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hi aspirant,

Hope everything is going well.

The entrance exams through which candidates can get admission in MBA course are CAT (Common Admission Test), MAT (Management Aptitude test), XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)) and ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions).

Specifically,  For your question,

CAT Syllabus will be prescribed by the exam conducting authority. CAT (Common Admission Test) will be managed by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Ability or Mathematics: This section consists of 10+2 difficulty level & Fundamental mathematics. The topics are:

  • geometry
  • number system
  • interest
  • quadratic & linear equations
  • probability
  • trigonometry
  • time & work
  • percentages
  • profit & loss
  • algebra
  • LCM & HCF
  • averages
  • permutation
  • ratio & proportions
  • complex numbers, etc

Data Interpretation: In this section, student’s ability to solve problems accurately & understanding of the data are tested. Students can study the topic of:

  • graphs (line, area)
  • Interpretation and analysis of data based on text
  • Charts (Column, bar, pie)
  • tables
  • paragraph
  • venn diagram, etc.

Verbal Ability & English: This section contains the usage of Standard English grammar & questions on comprehension. The topics are:

  • verbal reasoning
  • antonyms and synonyms
  • sentence correction
  • fill in the blanks
  • critical reasoning
  • syllogisms
  • analogies
  • idioms, etc.

Logical reasoning: It includes:

  • Direction sense
  • clocks & calendars
  • puzzles
  • binary logic
  • seating arrangement
  • coding- decoding
  • blood relations
  • logical sequence
  • data structure
  • assumption
  • premise
  • conclusion
  • linear and matrix arrangement, etc.

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