Jul 10, 2017

CAT 2017 Online Applications to begin from August: Dont miss the opportunity

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CAT 2017 Online Applications process will start from August at the official website.  The candidates are required to note that they would need to check the tentative schedule and date for largest MBA Entrance Examination. The CAT 2017 question paper had three sections – Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. It is expected that CAT 2017 will have same number of sections in the question paper.  This year the CAT 2017 exam will be conducted by the IIM Lucknow. CAT exam is written by about 2.50 lakh students. 

CAT is a computer based test conducted by the IIMs every year as a qualifier for admission to the top MBA programs. After clearing the CAT 2017, the management candidates will be eligible for admissions to 19 IIMs along with 150 other MBA institutes in the india.

CAT 2017 online application eligibility preparation tips institute wise cutoffs

Eligibility Criteria:

For appearing for the CAT exam 2017 the aspirants will need to go through the CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria.

  • The candidates who apply for CAT 2017 exam need to have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. The minimum percentage required for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PwD) category is 45% or equivalent CGPA.
  • The candidates who are appearing in the last year of their qualifying examination can also appear for the CAT exam on the condition that they produce a certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar of their university/institute stating that they have completed all the degree requirements at the time of their admission.
  •  Candidates who have finished CA/CS/ICWA can also apply.

Check also:-  How to register for CAT 2017?

How to prepare in 150 Days for CAT:

Going by the previous year's schedule, CAT 2017 will be conducted in the first week of December 2017. That leaves roughly 150 days for preparation. 

Students, who have cleared the exam in the past, claim that the exam is not tough but requires careful and strategic planning in order to clear it. Here we will discuss what should be the preparation strategy for students who will start preparing for CAT 2017 exam now. 

According to many experts and students who have cleared CAT earlier, this is the right time to prepare for CAT exam.

The first 2-3 months should be dedicated to learning the basic concepts and brushing up the basics of the topics. During this time, it would be a good practice to give mock tests and previous year question papers and start solving them. In the starting, the frequency of solving mock tests should be one to two in a week. This way, not only will you be able to examine where you are in terms of your knowledge, you will also get to measure your progress as you go along with your preparation.

Opposing to popular opinion you do not need to study for 8-12 hours every day. Even 4 hour study period is enough, given that you are focused and attentive toward what you study.

You will also need to classify the topics to be covered as most difficult, difficult, moderate and easy. This will help you in a directed preparation and sharpen your strong topics and work harder on the weak ones.

Learn more than one technique to solve a question. During the exam, having more than one method of solving a question will help you in solving questions more precisely. Accuracy is one of the key factors in scoring a high percentile in CAT exam.

While, preparation ensure that you pay equal concentration to all the three sections. Sometimes students who are good in English, pay less attention on preparing for VRC section and end up scoring badly in spite of having a strong grasp on the language. 

Check Also:  Things You Must Aware for CAT Exam Sections

Make a habit and schedule for studying and stick to it. Incorporating CAT preparation in and as your daily schedule will help you stick to your goal and will give desired end result.

Toward the last stage of your preparation, do not start learning new topics. The last phase specially the weeks leading up to the exam day should be dedicated to solving mock tests entirely. During this time you must be solving at least two mocks in a day.

Many Cat toppers swear by mock test solving and have said that solving mock tests helped them get in the right mind frame and solving CAT questions while sticking to the system of the exam became second nature to them.

CAT Institution-wise Cutoffs

Following is a comprehensive list of institutes based on their CAT cut-offs:

Rating

Level (approx cut-off percentiles Gen.)

Institutes

A+

I (CAT Percentile 98.5+)

IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, IIM-K, IIM-I, IIM-L,FMS, MDI-PGPM, IIT- B, RGIIMS

II (CAT Percentile 96.5+)

IIM-T, IIM-UP, IIM-KS, IIM-RP, IIM-RN, IIM-RH, MDI-PGP HR/IM, JBIMS, NITIE-PGDIM, IIT-D, SPJIMR,

III (CAT Percentile 94.5+)

IIT-KH, IIT-KN, IIT-C, IIT-R, IISc-B, IIM-BG, IIM-N, IIM-V, IIM-Asr, IIM-Sam, IIM-Srm, MDI-M, IIM-A (ABM), IIM-L (ABM)

A

I (CAT Percentile 90+)

MICA, IMT-G/N, IMI-D, FSM, IRMA, TAPMI, KJSIMSR, UBS-CHD, SPJAIN-D/S, BIM, NIRMA, PUMBA

II (CAT Percentile 87+)

WIMDR-M, LBSIM, LIBA, IMI-K/B, GLIM, BIMTECH-PGDM/IB, IBS-ICFAI, MFC-DU, IFMR, MIB-DU, MHROD-DU, IMT-H

III (CAT Percentile 85+)

MBE-DU, IIFM, BIMTECH-Retail/Insurance, WIMDR-B, IIMC (Mass Com Delhi), AJKMCRC, ISBM-P, MISB

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