CAT vs Non CAT Exams | Syllabus and Strategy | Which Non CAT Exams I should take ?

CAT vs Non CAT Exams | Syllabus and Strategy | Which Non CAT Exams I should take ?


Common Admission Test is a computer-based exam to get admission into management programs. The difficulty level of CAT exam is difficult to moderate. The test consists of three sections:- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension(VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and Quantitative Ability. IIM Indore in 2020 conducted CAT Exam in 2 hours with 40 minutes each section but earlier it was a 3hour exam with one hour each section. It was advised by our mentors to prepare for CAT as every exam has the same syllabus and the candidate automatically prepares for other exams.


Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test(SNAP) is a national-level MBA exam conducted by symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU). Snap is a 60-minute exam that contains 60 MCQs which were further divided into 3 parts – VARC, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency. The difficulty level of SNAP exam is easy to moderate. And the best part about the snap exam is that the candidate is allowed to take 2 attempts and the best one will get considered for the final percentile calculation. SNAP is an easy exam compared to CAT and one can score good marks and get into top B-schools.


NMAT by GMAC is a national level entrance MBA exam to get admission into one of the reputed B-Schools in India “Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. This exam allows candidates to choose the exam date and venue preference during the exam window. The performance of candidates is judged in three sections – Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, and Logical Reasoning.  The difficulty level of NMAT is moderate compared to CAT exam and our mentor will guide the candidate all through the process.


CAT is one of the toughest exams that’s true but that doesn’t mean you cannot apply for CAT exam. If you took our courses and talk to mentors you will realize one thing that they will guide you to prepare for CAT because once you start preparing for CAT you automatically start preparing for other exams like NMAT, XAT, SNAP, CMAT, MAH CET, etc. CAT preparation can help you to crack any of these exams. Hope this dilemma of choosing the right exam ends here. So go and start preparing.


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