IIMs CAT-2015 Changed Exam Pattern Notification:
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the Registration for Common Admission Test 2015(CAT 2015). The Advertisement for CAT 2015 has been released in 24 newspapers across the country on 26th July, 2015 (Sunday). IIM made changes in exam pattern in oreder to strictly filter the candidates of different streams in graduation and also to check candidates accurate strength to seek admission in PGP, EPGP and FPM Programmes. Online Registration starts from 6th August,2015.
Changes in Exam Pattern:
- Duration of the examination has been increased to 180 minutes instead of 170 minutes.
- There will be three sections, ‘Quantitative Aptitude (QA)’, ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)’ and ‘Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)’.
- QA and VRC will have 34 questions each, and DILR will have 32 questions.
- Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen.
- Use of basic on-screen calculator for computation.
- 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 2015 will be conducted in two sessions(Forenoon & Afternoon Sessions) in one day.
The exam will be conducted in 136 Cities comprising 650 Test Centers. Candidates will be given the option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference and hence need not rush to block slots and sites in the initial days of registration. Candidates must pay the registration fee through online mode only, including Credit Card, Debit Card, and Net Banking. Candidates can check official notification before online registration using below given link.
1. Online Registration: 06th August to 20th September 2015
2. Download of Admit Card: 15th October 2015, 1:00 PM to Exam Day
3. Test Date: 29/11/2015 (Sunday)
4. Release of Results: Second week of January 2016
For more details: Tutorial to understand the format of the examination will be available on the CAT website https://iimcat.ac.in from 15th October 2015.