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CAT (Common Admission Test) is a computer based test in India for admission to various management institutes especially the reputed and prestigious IIMs (Indian Institute of Management).

Here’s news for all CAT aspirants for the year 2014. CAT 2014, has come up with major changes in its format. The Indian Institute of Management, Indore, will be conducting the exam this year.


The dates and the new format for the one of the most important exams for MBA are out. The exam is now scheduled for 16th and 22nd November, 2014. This is a drastic alternation from the previous pattern when CAT was held over a period of 22 days.  It has created a flurry for some students especially those who’s end term college examinations happen to fall during this period.   The applicants will be given the option to choose 3 cities for test centre. Efforts shall be made to give all aspirants their first choice.


Duration of the exam: gone up from 140 minutes to 170 minutes. (2 hours 50 minutes)

Number of questions per section: increased from the existing 30 to 50.

Payment: no offline method applicable. Online payment through debit card/credit card.

The candidates have the affability to jump from one section to another as per their convenience.  However, no tutorial will be given to students regarding the examination pattern before the commencement of the exam. Hence, the students must be well-versed in the tutorials in advance.

However, there is no change in the syllabus of the exam. The candidates will be tested on the basis of four sections as usual that are: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

The application process begins from 6th August and is open for 56 days, thus closing on 30th September. The admit cards will be put on the 16th of October and can be downloaded toll the date of examination. The results will be declared in the third week of December, 2014 as of now.

All the best, for all those taking the exam this year. Nail it!

Ishita Sharma

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