Q. Is there any age limit for CAT?

A. No, there is no age limit for CAT; people of all ages can apply for CAT, provided they meet the eligibility criteria.


Q. Do people with experience get any preference?

A. Every college has different set of rules, but yes, having a work experience adds to the overall points scored by a candidate in the later stages of admission.


Q. When can I register for CAT?

A. The registration for CAT can be made online; the registration window usually commences in the month of August to September.


Q. Is there any limit to the number of attempts?

A. No, there is no limit to the number of attempts.


Q. What is the examination pattern?

A. Duration of the exam is 2 hours 50 minutes. It has 2 sections, namely, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning with 50 questions each. There is no time limit for the sections. Each right answer fetches you 3 marks and each wrong answer would make you lose 1 mark.


Q. What is the selection procedure for CAT?

A. Once the CAT exam is over; colleges adopt different criteria for admissions. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI). Almost all colleges use previous academic performance of the candidate, work experience and other similar input to select a candidate. you can refer to admission policies of various colleges from their respective websites.


Q. How can I register for CAT?

A. You must log on to the website iimcat.ac.in to register for CAT and fill in the required details.


Q. What is the registration fee for CAT?

A. CAT test fees are Rs.1600 for general and OBC candidates and Rs.800 for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.


Q. Where are the CAT Test Centres?

A. CAT is held across 99 cities in India. Some cities may have more than 1 test centre. You can choose any 1 centre according to your convenience.


Q. What is the minimum score needed to crack CAT?

A. No minimum score has been set that is required to clear the CAT. The score cut-off varies every year, as it is based on relative scoring.


Q. Do we have to clear every section separately?

A. Yes, you have to clear each section and do well in all the areas that are being tested.