Exam Name: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014

About CAT 2014: Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 has been announced on Sunday, July 27 214. Some major changes have been introduced in the exam in terms of exam pattern, dates, application and admit card and test centers. CAT 2014 will be conducted by IIM Indore with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as its online testing partner. The CAT 2014 scores will be accepted by 13 IIMs and over 150 B-schools for the academic year 2015-17. The total number of seats in IIMs is 3,335.

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Conducting Body: IIM Indore


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For any doubt and queries on CAT 2014, call the CAT Helpline Number 011-40-360-360.


Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should be graduates with minimum 50% aggregate mark in graduation from any discipline from a recognized institute. The candidates from SC, ST, OBC and DA category need an aggregate of 45% marks. Final year graduation students can also apply provided they can submit the graduation final marks to the institutes within the requisite time.


CAT 2014 Exam Pattern: The CAT 2014 exam pattern has undorgone a massive change in terms of duration, number of question and section timing. It would remain a computer based objective type test with multiple choice questions. The exam will have two sections- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Instead of 30 questions in each section, CAT 2014 will have 50 questions making the total number of questions to be 100. Earlier the number of questions was 60. The duration of the exam has increased by 30 minutes which is now 170 minutes or 2 hours and 50 minutes. Unlike past years, the sections are not time bound and the candidates can switch between sections any time during the test.  It is assumed that the marking scheme will remain the same as previous years. Each question carries 3 marks and there is negative marking of 1 mark for wrong answers.


CAT 2014 Exam Dates:  CAT 2014 will be conducted on 2 days instead of a 20 day window, on Sunday, November 16 and Saturday, November 22, 2014. The test will be conducted on 4 slots each day.


CAT 2014 Important Dates:

The important dates are shared in the following table:

CAT 2014 Events

CAT 2014 Important Dates

CAT 2014 Official Notification

Sunday, July 27, 2014

CAT 2014 Application Procedure

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CAT 2014 Admit Card Download

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CAT 2014 Exam Dates

Sunday, November 16, 2014 and Saturday, November 22, 2014

CAT 2014 Result

Third week of December 2014

CAT 2014 Application Procedure: The application procedure of CAT 2014 would be completely online. The CAT 2014 Vouchers will be sold online from Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The application fee is Rs. 1600 for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 800 for SC, ST and PWD (DA) candidates. The application fee can be paid online through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. This year onwards, CAT vouchers would not be sold offline. The CAT 2014 admit card can be downloaded online from Thursday, October 16, 2014.


CAT 2014 Test Centers: CAT 2014 will be conducted in 99 cities across India comprising 354 test centers.

 Address: Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar
Rau - Pithampur Road
Indore 453556
Madhya Pradesh

 + 91-731-2439666

 + 91-731-2439800

Website: www.iimcat.ac.in

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why these exams are conducting

Aniket Sharma 29th Mar, 2020

hi lramprasad,

I think you forgot to mention the exam that want to ask about. Please mention It and also the course if possible.

Please elaborate your query and provide more details so that we can help you better!!



Can i apply for MBA at JK Lakhmipat University if i have not given CAT?

Megha 29th Mar, 2020

Hello Abhishek !

Yes ,you can apply at JK Lakhmipat University if you have not given CAT , because as per their eligibility criteria for getting admission their the candidates must have appeared in CAT/MAT/ATMA/XAT/CMAT or any other national level entrance test.

In case the candidate has not appeared for any of the mentioned tests, they will have to appear in the JKLU Management Entrance Test (MET) to qualify for the programme.

So, you can apply there by appearing in their Entrance test.

Hope it helps !


hii experts,i want to study mba in mba or abroad.instead of that i want to clear cat or gre.among this which easyto clear and what are the requirements too study mba in abroad and also im poor guy .so please some good institutes which has good reputation,good study with scholarships india or abroad

Shivangi Kumari 29th Mar, 2020

hey ,

yes NT category students have advantages in medical field.nt are icluded in gujrat in which st,scsebs community comes.for medical entrance examination neet their is advantage to nt category students.their cutoff is approx 300 out of 700.so you can clear the entrance examination easily and have a greater opportunity to get a better collge.


What is the CAT exam pattern ?

Aashima Puri 29th Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant, hope you are doing well!

CAT ( Common admission test) is a very reputed entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for admissions into various colleges for MBA. The duration of the exam is 3 hours for all the categories and 4 hours for the PwD category. The sectional duration for each section is 60 minutes each whereas it is 80 minutes for the candidates of the PwD category.

The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam are 100. It is a computer based examination.

Candidates lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer and gain 3 marks for every correct answer. No marks are deducted for the questions which the candidate didn't attempt.

The examination consists of 3 sections namely - Quantitative ability , Data interpretation & logical reasoning and Verbal ability and reading comprehension. These sections consists of 34,32 and 34 questions each respectively.

The candidates are not allowed to switch between the sections. He/she can move to the next section only after attempting the previous section which he/she was completing. Though, the candidates are allowed to switch between questions within the same section.

These were some of the main points to be kept in mind for the CAT exam.

Further you can go through this link to know everything about CAT exam. https://www.google.com/amp/s/bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-exam-pattern/amp

Hope it helps! All the very best for your future endeavours!


cat coaching Institute in hyderabad along with fees structure and coaching timings

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 29th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Following is the list of top CAT coaching institutes in Hyderabad:

  • IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Begumpet
  • Abhyaas, Kukatpally
  • Career Launcher India Ltd
  • TIME Institute
  • CRACKIIM-CAT Preparation Training in Hyderabad

The fees structure differs on the basis of students past academic records and batches. However, you can expect an approximate fees of 40,000 for the year. I'll recommend you to contact the coaching personally for batch details.

Good Luck

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