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Test centre & imp dates for CAT 2007 exam

Ahmedabad , Bangalore , Bhopal , Bhubaneswar , Chandigarh , Chennai , Coimbatore , Delhi , Gurgaon , Guwahati , Hyderabad , Indore , Jaipur , Jamshedpur, Kolkata , Kozhikode , Lucknow , Mumbai , Nagpur , Noida , Patna , Pune ,Varanasi

Test Date: NOVEMBER 18, 2007Test Timings: 10.00am to 1.00pm- Issue of CAT Bulletins by UTI Bank/Vijaya Bank STARTS : JULY 16, 2007 - Issue of CAT Bulletins by UTI Bank/Vijaya Bank ENDS : AUGUST 16, 2007 - Issue of CAT Bulletins by IIMs ENDS : AUGUST 20, 2007 - Last date for receiving the completed CAT Application Forms at the IIMs: SEPTEMBER 8, 2007

Common Admission Test 2007, CAT 2007 will be held on Sunday, November , 2007.

CAT 2007 Important Dates for Session beginning June-July 2007 Last date for receipt of completed CAT 2007 - Applications September, 2007 Dispatch dates for Admit Cards - October, 2007 Date after which IIM should be contacted In case of non receipt of Admit Card - November, 2007 Common Admission Test 2007 - November 2007 Eligibility The minimum requirements for almost all institutes to seek admission to their Master's Degree / Post-Graduate Diploma in Management are : · A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved categories) OR Appearing at the final-year examination of a post 10+2 course. of minimum three years' duration, leading to an award of a Bachelor's Degree, in any discipline of a statutory university in India (so recognised by the Association of Indian Universities) OR Post-Graduate applicants having at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) in either their Bachelor's or Post-Graduate Deg…

List of Non IIM Institutes accepting CAT Ranking

1 AICAR Business School MUMBAI 2. Alliance Business Academy BANGALORE 3 Amrita Institute of Management COIMBATORE 4. Aravali Institute of Management JODHPUR 5 Asia-Pacific Institute of Management NEW DELHI 6. EMPI Business School NEW DELHI 7 EMPI Institute of Advertising, Communication and Management NEW DELHI 8 Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University VARANASI 9 Fore School of Management NEW DELHI 10 Foundation for Organizational Research and Education- School of Management NEW DELHI 11 GIDC Rajju Shroff Rofel Institute of Management Studies VAPI 12 Global Business School NEW DELHI 13 Globsyn Business School CALCUTTA 14 Goa University PANAJI 15 Indian Institute of Forest Management BHOPAL 16 Indian Institute of Science and Management RANCHI 17 Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management CALCUTTA 18 Indian School of Mines DHANBAD 19 Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology HYDERABAD 20 Institute for Financial Management & Researc…


The Graduate Management Admission test is a standerdise test that helps B-schools abroad assess the qualification of applicants for advanced study in business & management.
There are 2 mcq sections (Quantitative & verbal) & an essay section called Analytical Writing Assessmet.
Quntitative Section
No of questions 37
time allotted 75min
PS questions 24
D.S. questions 13

no of questions 41
time alloted 75 min
RC 13 questions.
Sentence correction 13questions.
critical reasoning 14 questions.

Analytical Writing Assessment:
The test taker has to write 2 essays in 30min each.

It is very differnt & rather unique in its character.
What does GMAT tests
Their objective is to test whether student has specific skills sets or abilities which they believe is a must for the education that student is pursuing & for this they have standerdised exam.
GMAT requires u to know limited number of basic concepts & to apply them.

Speed, approach &…

The MBA CAT changes its Pattern

The MBA CAT changes its question pattern over years. The number of questions has been reduced & the type of question are quite same. If you look at CAT history, in CAT 1992, there were 4 sections of 175 questions. In CAT 1995 the number of questions increased to 185. In CAT 1996 the number of sections was reduced to 2 & number of questions remained same. In CAT 1999, the pattern again changed, with 3 sections & 165 question. In 2004 number reduced to 123 & diffirent marking was introduced. In CAT 2005, CAT brought down the number number of question drastically to 90.

Written Test Tactics For MBA CAT

Every question set in CAT has a set of directions associated with it. You need to make yourself comfortable with the directions as you progress through the study so that you do not waste time in concentrating on the directions. But at the same time, neglecting the directions can be dangerous. Every year some new types of question are added. Also some times the question type may be the same with different directions.
In a multiple choice test, the correct answers are already supplied to you. Your task is to ferret out right option from the 4 or 5 that have been printed on the paper. Sometimes logic can replace calculations in arriving at the right answer. To illustrate, if the question is what is the area of some fig., then you can work other way around &work out a logic as to why a particular option can be eliminated because it definitely can not be a correct answer for area of a fig. If you can use this logic to eliminate 4 out of the 5 options, then you have arrived at the right …

Written test strategy for MBA CAT

Written tests for MBA are designed to test a aspirants on a specific set of skills. Most management institutes try to assess you on communication, analytical & decision making skills. Vocabulary & reading skills are used in the MBA written test to measure your effectiveness in communication. Basic mathematics of class X, with problems that focus on applying simple concepts in relatively complex situation are used to judge your analytical skills.
If the overall test design is such that one gets less than a minute to answer one question. In such a scenario the expectation is that the candidate will judiciously select question & will allocate time in such a manner to maximise the score. That's what your decision making skill.

The first thing that you should remember in solving a CAT paper is that overall scores are most important. Having some idea of your own strengths should tell you what question you are most comfortable with. Spend as much time as possible on question wh…

Selecting The Right Institute

After having decided to go in for MBA, one of the first decision that requires some hard thinking is about which Business School to apply to. In selecting a B-School you need to look at placement records, the ranking, the faculty, the infrastructure & the fees.
CAT alone has more than 50 institutes affiliated to it. The XLRI Admission Test(XAT) has 10 institutes affiliated to it. Apply to a college that meets your interests & requirement & also where you have a good chances of being selected. Note that some colleges have special requirement related to background experience. Talk to your college seniors who have been accepted to these institutes.

Here are some thumb rules, which can help you make a choice.

Do not apply to sectoral MBA courses e.g. IIFT, IRMA, IIFM, NITIE, XLRI or TISS unless you are keen on making your career in that field. These institutes, though top rated in their particular area, do not give you the flexibility of switching over to other fields after your…