CAT 2015 Analysis by Experts
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CAT 2015 Analysis by Experts - CAT 2015 has been conducted on November 29, 2015. Careers360 brings you CAT 2015 Analysis by Experts, where you can gauge your performance and read the overall analysis of the test by leading coaching institutes experts. This national level test is conducted by IIMs for admissions to management programme of IIMs and other Top B-schools in two sessions on the test day. This year the test was conducted by IIM Ahmedabad for which over 2 lakh candidates have registered to appear. 

Latest: IIM-Banaglore is conducting CAT 2016 on December 4, 2016. The CAT 2016 Result will be announced in the month of January, 2017.


The CAT 2015 result has been declared on January 8, 2015 afternoon through SMS in the form of the overall percentile. The canddiates were not able to login to the website through their login credentials. According to IIM Ahmedabad, the exam conducting body, the test takers will be able to login to the website and download their score card in the evening hours of January 8.

The exam pattern of CAT 2015 was different compared to that of the year 2014. This year, there are 3 sections with a sectional time limit of 60 minutes to complete each section, along with the liberty to use an on-screen calculator. Some students adopted the same old preparation strategy, but a few considered a totally new study plan for CAT 2015.

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While several got stuck with LR and DI, some found it hard to cope up with the calculations in QA and Verbal part of the test. As per the data entered by the students while using Careers360 CAT 2015 Pathfinder, revealed that the test in the second session was a bit easier compared to the first session.


As per our CAT 2015 Students Reactions and CAT 2015 analysis from MahaCoverage, it was analyzed that the most difficult part was LR and DI and the easiest was VRC with Quant easy to moderate.  Moreover, CAT 2015 Expert Analysis reveals a like picture. Let us first have a detailed look at the table below explaining the CAT 2015 Exam Pattern.


CAT 2015


3 –

Quantitative Ability

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Reading Comprehension 

Number of Questions


Quantitative Ability – 34

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning - 32

Verbal and Reading Comprehension – 34


180 minutes

Sectional Duration

1 hour for each section

Question Types

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Non-MCQs

Calculator Usage

On Screen basic calculator will be provided

Marking Scheme

For Non-MCQs,

  • +3 marks for ‘correct answer’

  • No marks(or negative marks) for ‘wrong or no attempt’. 

The scoring scheme for multiple-choice questions (MCQ's) is:

  • +3 for correct answer

  • -1 for incorrect answer

  • No marks are given or deducted for un-attempted questions.

This page will provide you the comprehensive CAT 2015 Analysis based on analysis by experts from noted MBA coaching institutes. The CAT 2015 Analysis by Experts includes expert analysis by:

  1. T.I.M.E.

  2. IMS Learning

  3. Career Launcher

  4. PT Education

  5. VistaMind

  6. Bull's Eye

Aspirants can view CAT 2015 Analysis by various expert coaching institutes below.

T.I.M.E. - Click here to view complete CAT 2015 Analysis by T.I.M.E

IMS - Click here to view complete CAT 2015 Analysis by IMS

Career Launcher - Click here to view complete CAT 2015 Analysis by Career Launcher

PT Education - Click here to view complete CAT 2015 Analysis by PT Education

Bull's Eye - Click here to view complete CAT 2015 Analysis by Bull's Eye

VistaMind - Click here to view complete CAT 2015 Analysis by VistaMind

CAT 2015 was conducted by IIM Ahmedabad for admissions in the management programmes of IIMs. The total number of seats for the 13 IIMs was 3335. With the commencement of 6 new IIMs in Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Sirmaur, Amritsar, Sambalpur and Bodh Gaya, the total number of seats have further increased. With the average intake being 60, the approximate seat is 3695.


Despite the low turnout of 1,38,000 registrations till September 18, the total number of registrations stood at 2,18,664, after the 5 days extended registration window. Among the 2,18,664 applications, 1,49,408 were male candidates, 69,176 were female candidates and 80 transgender candidates.


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Hello rajendra, for pursuing MBA, any one of the IIM's would be preferable, mostly the IIM ahmedabad would be excellent. So , now I tell you the top insititutes which offer MBA through CAT are-

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Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019

CAT is a National level Common Entrance test to pursue MBA in IIM's and Business Schools. To write CAT exam one  must have passed graduation from a recognised Board of University. Final year graduation students are also allowed to write the CAT exam. If you do MBA in an IIM or Top B school, the career and placement opportunities are excellent. As a fresher one can earn minimum 5-10 lakhs after MBA.

In addition to that CAT exam is of 3 hours duration comprising of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude.

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87 percentile in cat 2019 with 40.xx %ile in VA so which college is there in which I can consider?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 7th Dec, 2019


The Cut off to IIM's and Business Schools depend on the Highest mark and difficulty level of the exam. As there is no official Highest mark, we have to wait till the Results are released. 87 percentile in CAT is a good Score. You can get good Business Schools but difficult to get IIM's.


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Hi Swapnil

Most IIMs take WAT or the written ability test where one is given around 15- 30 minutes to write an essay on any given topic. Only two IIMs- Kozhikode and Shillong take GD. But all of them conduct Personal Interview or PI.

The weightage of CAT score, academic qualifications, work experience, GD/ WAT and PI differs from college to college. You can find the detailed list on the given link:


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Rohit 7th Dec, 2019

Dear aspirant

Whether you get a CAT call depend upon a lot of factors.First of it depends on which IIM you are looking to get into.Your grades in 10nth 12th and BTech is very good.But your CAT score is a little low.But it doesn't matter.IIMs like Indore give more weightage to your 10nth and 12th marks.Some don't even consider your undergraduate marks.So it all depends.I think you have a good chance of getting a CAP call for sure.All the best

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