The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad is going to conduct the 2015 exam for candidates seeking admission to graduate management programmes being offered by the and other top management institutes of India. In 2014, IIM Indore had introduced some major changes to the . It is expected that CAT 2015-16 exam pattern and syllabus will not see any major changes. Also Read - UPSC Recruitment 2021: Applications Invited for Various Posts, Here's How You Can Apply
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CAT 2014 exam was conducted online and had a total duration of 2 hours and 50 minutes (or 170 minutes) – instead of 2 hours and 20 minutes (or 140 minutes) earlier. Students with physical disabilities who needed scribes were allowed an extra hour to do their paper. Candidates had to remain at their seats for the entire test duration – even if they complete the exam early as they could only ‘Submit’ the test after the assigned time duration. If they left the exam hall early, they were not allowed to re-enter and submit the test later. Also Read - Operation Smile: Indore Cop Turns Teacher For Slum Children Who Couldn't Attend Online Classes Due to Pandemic
The medium of CAT was English Language.
No. of questions in CAT 2015 is expected to be 100, just as it was in CAT 2014 – divided equally into two sections:
- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and
- Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.
Earlier, candidates had to solve only 30 questions in each section.
Candidates could attempt questions in any order and toggle between the two sections. There was negative marking in the exam. For each correct answer, candidates were awarded 3 marks. For each incorrect answer, 1 mark was deducted from the total score of the candidate.
Candidates were directed not to touch the keyboards at any time during the exam and use only mouse to click at the answers. Touching the keyboard led to locking of the terminal.
The right-hand side panel on the test screen had several user-friendly features for MBA aspirants:
- An online timer showed the candidates how many minutes were left to complete the exam.
- Colour coding allowed candidates to know the status of various questions at once. White for questions you have not viewed yet, Green for questions you have already answered, Red for questions you viewed but left answered and Violet for questions you marked for review later.
- On the bottom of the panel, you could view all the questions at once by clicking on ‘Question Paper’, view your profile or read test-related instructions by clicking on relevant buttons and click on ‘Submit’ button at the end of the test.
CAT 2015 Syllabus
Syllabus for CAT 2015 is expected to be same as CAT 2014 syllabus.
|Averages||Linear Equations||Progressions (Sequences & Series)|
|Binomial Theorem||Logarithm||Quadratic Equations|
|Complex Numbers||Mensuration||Ratio and Proportion|
|Co-ordinate Geometry||Mixtures and Alligations||Set Theory|
|Functions||Number Systems||Speed, Time and Distance|
|Geometry||Percentages||Surds and Indices|
|Inequalities||Permutation and Combination||Time and Work|
|Interest (Simple and Compound)||Probability||Trigonometry|
|LCM and HCF||Profit, Loss and Discount|
|Bar Graphs||Pie Chart|
|Column Graphs||Venn Diagrams|
|Binary Logic||Logical Matching|
|Blood Relations||Logical Sequence|
|Calendars||Number and Letter Series|
|Logical Connectives||Venn Diagrams|
|Analogies or Reverse Analogies||Meaning-Usage Match|
|Cloze Passage||Reading Comprehension|
|English Usage or Grammar||Sentence Correction|
|Facts, Inferences, or Judgements||Summary Questions|
|Fill in the blanks||Verbal Reasoning|
|Jumbled Paragraph||Vocabulary Based (Synonyms & Antonyms)|
CAT 2015 Exam Dates
Important Dates of CAT 2015 exam are expected to be as follows:
|Exam Event||Tentative Dates|
|Applications are expected to be invited in|| August 2015|
|Students would probably be able to download admit cards from|| October 2015 onwards|
|CAT 2015 examination is expected to be held in|| November 2015|
|CAT 2015 results are expected to be released by||Third week of December, 2015|
As soon as the CAT 2015 notification is released, we will update the article with latest details.
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