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Latest information on CAT 2016 exam with its notification, exam dates, eligibility, application form also including paper pattern, test centres and CAT result.
CAT 2016 Eligibility:-
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, India.
The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.
Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
CAT 2016 Pattern:-
Exam Mode:- Computer Based Test (CBT)
The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
For questions other than MCQs, 3 marks are assigned for ‘correct answer’ and no marks for ‘incorrect answer or no attempt'.
The scoring scheme for Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) is as follows:
Each correct answer is awarded 3 marks.
An incorrect answer fetches -1.
No marks are given or deducted for unattempted questions.
Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
CAT 2016 Notification:-
Release of Advertisement - 31st July 2016 (Sunday)
Apply online at website:- https://iimcat.ac.in from 08th August 2016 to 22nd September 2016.
Admit Card Download Window - 24th October 2016, 1:00 PM till Exam Date
CAT 2016 Date:- 04th December 2016 (Sunday)
Release of Results - 2nd week of January 2017 (Tentative)
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