The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test (CBT). It is conducted to check the candidates skills on various domains such as Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) conduct Common Admission Test (CAT). Every year, one of the IIMs conducts CAT based on the policy of rotation. In the year 2011, it was announced that IITs and IISC would also use the CAT scores, instead of the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET) for selecting students for the management programmes. The score of CAT is used for the admission to various management courses across the nation. In the year 2016, CAT will be conducted on December 4. The Advertisement for CAT 2016 was released in newspapers across the country on July 31 (Sunday). Thousands of candidates have already applied for the same and the registration process is ongoing.In order to appear for CAT, the candidate is required to hold a Bachelors Degree with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA. Candidates who are pursuing graduation (final year of bachelors degree) can also apply for CAT. The Indian Institute of Management offers Postgraduate, Doctoral and executive programmes. Admission in MBA is done on the basis of merit and a selection process that consists of Written Ability Test, Group Discussions, Personal Interview, scores obtained in CAT, etc. The application process of CAT 2016 has already begun on August 8. Registrations will end on September 22 (5pm). The form can be filled through online mode and the fee should be paid online through Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. Candidates need to follow three step registration processes while applying for CAT. The first is registration, second is log in and third is filling the application form. The duration of CAT exam is 180 minutes. CAT 2016 will be conducted in 138 centers across the nation. The structure of CAT has undergone certain changes since last few years. CAT 2016 will be similar to the exam conducted in the year 2015. The official exam conducting body of CAT 2016 is IIM Bangalore. CAT 2016 can be more challenging and intuitive paper, however, there wont be any changes in the paper pattern. As per the CAT 2016 notification, the sections in CAT 2016 will be VRC, DILR and QA. Similar to CAT, other admission tests are MAT, XAT, CMAT and SNAP. Quantitative Aptitude for CAT 2016 will include topics such as Arithmetic (Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage, Average, Age Calculation, Time & Work, Distances, etc.), Algebra (Theory of Equations, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination, Sequence & Series etc.), Geometry (Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles, etc.), Mensuration (Areas and Volumes Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern, etc.) Calculus, Maxima and Minima, Function, Trigonometry, Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances, etc.Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning of CAT 2016 will include topics such as Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements, Clocks and Calendars, Sets. Verbal and Reading Comprehension for CAT 2016 will include Sentence Correction, Word usage, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumble, Para completion, Fact Inference Judgement. The result of CAT 2016 will be announced in January 2017 tentatively. The Result of CAT 2015 was announced on January 8, 2016. The result declaration will be done online. Candidates can check the result at the official website. The score card of CAT 2016 will not be sent via post, candidates need to download it from the official website. The score of CAT remains valid for a year.