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CAT 2016 Result Announcement: Check your CAT result
CAT 2016 Result is round the corner and is to be declared shortly in the 2nd week of January as was earlier announced by IIM Bangalore. Since 1.95 lakhs candidates appeared in CAT 2016 it may become difficult to check the result when it is declared. has launched the initiative to check your CAT 2016 result on real time basis in the fastest manner immediately when it is announced. Be the first to check your CAT result.

During the peak hours when the CAT result is declared the CAT site faces technical issues as lakhs of test takers try to login simultaneously and the candidates find it difficult to get access to their score card. You will get the SMS Alert and the result will also be advised to you through SMS on your mobile phone...Read more
CAT 2016 Percentile Predictor
After appearing in a revamped CAT 2016 exam on December 4, 2016, the test takers have started looking for their expected percentile scores based on their performance and know whether they will be shortlisted by IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow among others on the basis of percentile predicted in their favour. There is a tendency to claim high accuracy after every CAT exam and it has never been proven to be correct. So the very first thing is that you should not expect more than 80 to 85 percent accuracy in QA...Read more
IIM Call Predictor
Making debut in IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore or Kozhikode who provide not only a great learning experience but also high placements and entrepreneurship opportunities, is the dream of all CAT 2016 aspirants. But it is very much important to know the parameters and corresponding weightage that IIMs would award to them at various stages to shortlist you and then to make final admission offer for PGP 2017-19.

In fact your call from IIMs will depend upon various factors apart from your score in CAT 2016. To know whether you will get shortlisted by your preferred IIM A,B,C,L or others and what could lead you to get final admission offer from the IIM, please visit.

IIM Call Predictor - Check Now
Post CAT 2016 result declaration, all the 20 IIMs including the top ones like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow will announce the 1st stage shortlist for final selection round on the basis of CAT 2016 percentile scores and other parameters as announced in their admission policy for PGP 2017-19 batch. Surprisingly, all the older IIMs have reduced the weightage to CAT 2016 scores. Besides your CAT 2016 scores, now IIMs need number of other things in you before offering admission to their flagship PGP 2017-19 batch. Your 99 percentile may turn into ‘zero’ percentile as far as call from IIMs is concerned unless you have complied with other key parameters. Almost all the IIMs have changed their admission policy for PGP 2017-19 batch and will look beyond your high overall percentile in CAT 2016 before offering you admission...Read more
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CAT 2016 Percentile Requirements for IIMs & Cut offs
IIM Ahmedabad has announced the lowest qualifying sectional and overall CAT 2016 score for 1st stage shortlisting by this top B-school.

However, one thing to be remembered is that there will be a huge difference between the mandatory qualifying CAT 2016 percentile – sectional as well as overall and the actual CAT 2016 cut-off percentile in shortlisting you for the PI round. If the minimum required sectional and overall CAT 2016 percentile to consider you for shortlisting is 85 and 90 respectively at the IIM, the actual cut off would go beyond 98 or 99...Read more
CAT Exam College Accepting
Apart from 20 IIMs, there are hundreds of top university affiliated MBA colleges, top ranked private PGDM institutes who accept CAT scores to shortlist candidates for final admission round. A few of such prominent management institutes are-
- IIM Ahmedabad
- IIM Bangalore
- IIM Calcutta
- IIM Lucknow
- IIM Kozhikode
- IIM Indore
- IIM Shillong
- Six New IIMs established in 2010-11
- Seven Newest IIMs established in 2015-16
- FMS Delhi
- JBIMS, Mumbai
- MDI Gurgaon
- IMI New Delhi
- IMT Ghaziabad
- NITIE Mumbai
- BIMTECH Greater Noida
- Management Departments of all IITs
- TAPMI Manipal...Read more
About the Exam
Considered as the mother of all MBA entrance exams, Common Admission Test, commonly known as CAT Exam, is the largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in IIMs and other top rated MBA colleges in India. Apart from 20 IIMs there are other top rated B schools like FMS, JBIMS, IMI, IMT, MDI, NITIE, SPJIMR among more than 115 institutes in non-IIM category who will accept CAT 2016 scores for admission to MBA/PGDM 2017-19 programme.

CAT Exam which used to be held in 15 to 20 days testing window till 2013 has now shortened the testing window to 1 day only.

CAT is a yearly exam conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). IIM Bangalore has been assigned the responsibility to convene CAT 2016. The best talent of country aspires for IIMs which are highly ranked in imparting management education. There are 2.32 lakhs candidates who have registered for CAT 2016 and are supposed to appear in this most coveted test this year. Return on investment at IIMs is probably the best. 2 years fee and other expenses at IIM come to around Rs.15 to 20 lakhs. Top recruiters from India and the world eye these institutes for their placement season and feel proud when a few of the students from these B- Schools join them. The offered salary packages go as high as Rs.50 to 70 lakhs per annum to the students of these institutes.
CAT Eligibility & Application Fee
A candidate is eligible to appear in CAT 2016, if he/she holds Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. The candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories need only 45% marks.

Candidates in final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for CAT 2016. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2017 from the Principal/ Registrar of the College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2017) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate....Read more
CAT Exam Syllabus
Syllabus for CAT 2016 or for any earlier CAT exams is never predefined by the convening IIM Bangalore or any earlier IIM. It is based on the mentioned guidelines and current structure of CAT exam. Past tendencies advise that CAT overall tests the candidate on Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Aptitude; Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. CAT Syllabus covers all the major topics on them. CAT 2016 syllabus is proposed to be based on the past paper patterns which contain questions from these sections.

CAT 2016-Verbal Ability & Reading comprehension syllabus
Major topics covered in VARC are English Usage & Sentence Correction; Fill in the blanks; Jumbled Paragraph; Picking the odd sentence out of the group of jumbled sentences; Vocabulary-Usage; Summary of para Questions; Verbal Reasoning; Facts / Inferences / Judgements; Reading Comprehension.

CAT 2016 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Quant has a vast syllabus. Major topics are Number Systems; LCM and HCF; Percentages; Profit and Loss; Interest (Simple and Compound); Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion; Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations; Complex Numbers; Logarithm; Progressions; Binomial Theorem; Surds and Indices; Inequalities; Permutation and Combination; Probability Functions; Set Theory; Mixtures and Alligations; Geometry; Co-ordinate Geometry; Trigonometry; Mensuration;

CAT 2016-Syllabus for Data Interpretation:
Questions on interpretation and analysis of data based on text, tables, graphs (line, area), charts (column, bar, pie), venn diagram, etc are asked. Data could be given in form of tables, charts or graphs. In this section it is tested that how candidates can interpret the given data and answer questions based on it.

The key topics are Tables; Column Graphs; Bar Graphs; Line Charts; Pie Chart; Venn Diagrams.

CAT 2016-Syllabus for Logical Reasoning:
Questions in this section can be in sets or individual ones. Major topics on which questions are based are Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, etc....Read more
CAT Exam Pattern
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 is conducted by IIM Bangalore. It will be an online computer based test. Full length practice test has been provided beforehand to familiarise the candidates about the type and pattern of the test.

Apart from Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), there will be sufficient number of Non-MCQs in each section of CAT 2016 exam. Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks. While MCQs carry one-third negative marking, there is no penalty of negative marking for Non-MCQs.

CAT 2016 exam will be of 3 hours duration. The exam is divided in 3 sections of 60 minutes each. Candidates are not allowed to move between one section to other during the 1 hour assigned to the particular section. Test takers cannot leave their seats during the exam.
Section: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
No of Questions: 34
No. of MCQs: 24
No. of Non-MCQs: 10
Time limit to solve: 1 hour
Section: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
No of Questions: 32
No. of MCQs: 24
No. of Non-MCQs: 8
Time limit to solve: 1 hour
Section: Quantitative Aptitude
No of Questions: 34
No. of MCQs: 24
No. of Non-MCQs: 10
Time limit to solve: 1 hour...Read more
CAT Mock Test
On October 25, 2016, IIM Bangalore, which is organizing CAT 2016 on behalf of all 20 IIMs, released the CAT 2016 Mock Test with 100 questions divided in 3 sections. For the benefit of serious MBA aspirants like yourself,, India’s leading MBA aspirants website, and VistaMind, India’s leading CAT Coaching Institute, are happy to share Answers & Expert Solutions to IIM Bangalore’s Official CAT 2016 Mock Test. This will help you in predicting your CAT 2016 Percentile. Follow the instructions below and check your answers....Read more
How to Calculate CAT 2016 Percentile
Follow GATE formula
CAT 2016 percentile calculator is on the lines of GATE formula. Sharing the scoring pattern in CAT 2016 exam, IIM Bangalore has declared “In order to ensure fairness and equity in comparison of performances of the candidates across different test sessions, the scores of the candidates shall be subjected to a process of Normalization. The Normalization process shall adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms. After normalization across different forms, the scores shall be further normalized across different sections. The scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of shortlisting. For reporting purposes, Scaled Scores for each section (Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Section III: Quantitative Ability (QA)) and Total along with the Percentiles shall be published...Read more
Important Dates & Exam Schedule
CAT 2016 - Exam schedule
Exam Events: CAT 2016 Notification Release date
Date: July 31, 2016
Exam Events: Registration for CAT 2016 start date
Date: Aug 8, 2016
Exam Events: Registration for CAT 2016 closing date
Date: Septempber 22, 2016 (Extended to September 27)
Exam Events: Admit card for CAT 2016 issue date
Date: October 24, 2016 (Postponed from Oct 18)
Exam Events: CAT 2016 Mock test release date
Date: October 25, 2016
Exam Events: Date of CAT 2016 exam
Date: December 4, 2016
Exam Events: Result declaration date of CAT 2016 exam
Date: January 2nd week...Read more
CAT 2016 Exam Analysis
1.95 lakh test takers out of 2.32 lakh total registered candidates appeared in CAT 2016 divided in morning and afternoon sessions. With both the sessions of CAT 2016 exam over on December 4, now the candidates are waiting for their scores that would lead them to IIMs. Thousands of the students who interacted with us after coming out of the testing hall in the morning and afternoon session shared that the CAT 2016 test paper was moderate except that the Verbal Ability and few questions in Quant were found to be of a little more difficulty level. Most of them agreed that Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning was not as tough as was in CAT last year but was more lengthy and despite knowing how to solve, the time did not permit to solve all of them...Read more
CAT Exam Cities
CAT 2016 will be held in 138 test cities across the country and at more than 650 test venues.
State: Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Test Cities: Port Blair
State: Andhra Pradesh
Test Cities: Chittoor; Kurnool; Nellore; Tirupati; Vijayawada; Visakhapatnam
State: Arunachal Pradesh
Test Cities: Itanagar
State: Assam
Test Cities: Dibrugarh; Guwahati; Silchar
State: Bihar
Test Cities: Aurangabad; Gaya; Muzaffarpur; Patna
State: Chandigarh
Test Cities: Chandigarh
State: Chhattisgarh
Test Cities: Bhilai; Raipur
State: Delhi
Test Cities: New Delhi
State: Goa
Test Cities: Madgaon; Verna
State: Gujarat
Test Cities: Ahmedabad; Anand; Gandhinagar; Rajkot; Surat; Vadodara
State: Haryana
Test Cities: Ambala; Bahadurgarh; Faridabad; Gurgaon; Palwal; Panipath; Rohtak; Sonipath
State: Himachal Pradesh
Test Cities: Simla
State: Jammu & Kashmir
Test Cities: Jammu
State: Jharkhand
Test Cities: Dhanbad; Jamshedpur; Ranchi
State: Karnataka
Test Cities: Banglore; Belgaum; Bidar; Chikballapur; Davanagere; Hassan; Kolar; Mandya; Mangalore; Mysore; Ramnagara; Shimoga; Tumkur; Udupi
State: Kerala
Test Cities: Cochin; Kasaragod; Kollam; Kozhikode; Malappuram; Thrissur; Trivandrum
State: Madhya Pradesh
Test Cities: Bhopal; Gwalior; Indore; Jabalpur; Sagar
State: Maharashtra
Test Cities: Ahmednagar; Amravati; Aurangabad; Jalgaon; Kolhapur; Mumbai(Mumbai,Navi Mumbai,Thane); Nagpur; Nanded; Nashik; Pune; Ratnagiri; Satara; Solapur
State: Meghalaya
Test Cities: Shillong
State: Odisha
Test Cities: Balasore; Berhampur; Bhubaneswar; Cuttack; Sambalpur; Rourkela
State: Puducherry
Test Cities: Puducherry
State: Punjab
Test Cities: Fatehgarh Sahib; Jalandhar; Khanna; Ludhiana; Mohali; Pathankot; Patiala; Phagwara; Ropar; Sangrur
State: Rajasthan
Test Cities: Ajmer; Alwar; Jaipur; Jodhpur; Kota; Sikar; Udaipur
State: Tamilnadu
Test Cities: Chennai; Coimbatore; Madurai; Namakkal; Thanjavur; Tiruchirappalli; Tirunelvelli
State: Telangana
Test Cities: Hyderabad; Karim Nagar; Khammam
State: Uttar Pradesh
Test Cities: Agra; Allahabad; Bareilly; Ghaziabad; Gorakhpur; Greater Noida; Kanpur; Lucknow; Mathura; Meerut; Noida; Varanasi
State: Uttarakhand
Test Cities: Dehradun; Roorkee
State: West Bengal
Test Cities: Asansol; Burdwan; Durgapur; Hooghly; Howrah; Kalyani; Kolkata; Siliguri