CAT 2015 announced with major changes
Sreetama Datta, 29 Jul 2015, #CAT
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CAT 2015 has been announced on Sunday, July 26, 2015, as per the schedule by IIM Ahmedabad. The single day test will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015. The application process will start from Thursday, August 6 and will continue till September 20, 2015. Along with the important dates, there have been major changes in the exam pattern of CAT 2015.

The official website has been made functional as well and includes the information on application procedure, important dates, exam pattern, scoring and equating process, participating institutes, exam center details etc. The CAT 2015 scores will be accepted by 19 IIMs and over 100 B-schools.

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As per the prior indication related to the exam pattern change, major changes have been introduced. Let us have a look at the new pattern.

 

Candidates can use on screen Calculator

For the first time in the history in CAT, candidates will be provided on screen calculator for carrying out simple computations. “We will allow use of basic on-screen calculator for computation,” says Dr. Tathagata Bandyopadhyay, CAT 2015 Convenor.

 

Not all questions are Multiple Choice

As per Dr. Bandyopadhyay, “Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this change.” The CAT 2015 tutorial will be launched on October 15, 2015. This is another new in the history of CAT.

 

3 sections instead of 2

 

There will be 3 sections in the CAT 2015 exam, namely Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI & LR). This aspect of the pattern is similar to that of the earlier pattern where there were these 3 sections until it was changed in CAT 2011.

 

Differential number of questions in sections

 

The total number of questions remains 100 but the distribution of questions is different. While QA and VRC will have 34 questions, there will be 32 questions in the DI & LR section.

 

Total Duration of Exam Increased and Sections are again time bound

 

The total duration of the exam is now 180 minutes or 3 hours instead of 170 minutes which was observed last year. However, the sections have been made time bound once again, like CAT 2013. Candidates, in CAT 2015, will be allowed to complete one section within 60 minutes, and will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while attempting a section. The tutorial will be launched on Thursday, October 15, 2015 where each and every aspect of the new exam pattern will be explained in detail.

 

Important Dates

Event

Important Date

Application Starts

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Application end date

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Admit Card download

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Exam Date

Sunday, November 29, 2015 (Forenoon and Afternoon sessions)

Result

Second week of January 2016


Application Procedure

 

The application process will be completely online and the registration fee of Rs. 1600 for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 800 for reserved category candidates has to be paid online through Credit/Debit Card and Net Banking. At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu. Candidates will be allotted one among the 4 preferred Cities in any 1 of the 2 sessions after the last date of registration.

Dr. Bandyopadhyay says, “Candidates will be given the option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference and hence need not rush to block slots and sites in the initial days of registration. We will try our best to assign candidates their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.”

 

Test Centers

 

The exam will be conducted in 136 Cities comprising 650 Test Sites. Last year, the number of test cities was 99.

 

Eligibility

 

The candidates need to have 50% in General category candidates and 45% for reserved category candidates. The final year graduation students are also eligible to apply. 

 

CAT 2015 will be conducted by IIM Ahmedabad in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for the admission in 19 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India. The total number of IIM seats is around 3700. The CAT 2015 scores will be valid till December 2016.

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