CENTRAL LEVEL COMPETITIVE EXAM- INDIAN INSTITUTES C A T
A Common Admission Test (CAT) is held every year generally in the month of December for admission to the Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) of the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozikode and Lucknow.
The particulars of the examination are generally published in the Employment News in the month of August. Bulletin, containing details of the programmes, CAT and Programme, Application Forms can be obtained from the main Branches of State Bank of India on payment of requisite amount. The last date for submission of applications is usually 2nd week of October.
A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities with minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST candidates); and ( Minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) in any of the Secondary/ Higher Secondary examinations (or equivalent) held by a Board/ University.
15% and 7.5% of the seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC and ST communities respectively, who satisfy the admission requirement.
Admission is made on the basis of Common Admission Test (CAT) to be held at various centers, Group Discussion and Interview.
The subjects of written test and time allowed will be as under:
(i) The question Paper will contain OBJECTIVE TYPE questions.
(ii) Only those candidates, who secure sufficiently high marks, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.
The test consists of questions in areas such as quantitative, Reasoning, Verbal Skills, Comprehension of Ideas and English Language as means of assessing candidate's ability to Postgraduate studies in Management.
The proficiency in English and Mathematics should be of about 12th Standard level. What is to be tested is not so much your memory as your knowledge, ability and understanding.
Besides the written test, the selection is also based on the following:
(a) Group Discussion-Group leadership test.