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The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test 2024 (CAT 2024) on November 24, 2024 in three sessions. Detailed information on CAT 2024 may be obtained from the CAT website. CAT 2024 is a prerequisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow/Doctorate programmes of IIMs. CAT 2024 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.

CAT 2024 Overview

CAT 2024 Exam will be held on November 24,2024 . This time, IIM Ahmedabad will be conducting CAT 2024 exam in 3 slots at over 450 test centers in 151 cities across India. The exam duration will be 2 hours and the question paper will most likely be having 76 questions in total, the same as last year. But you never know! IIM Ahmedabad is known for its surprises. So the total number of questions may vary between 60-76. 

What is CAT Exam?

The full form of CAT is the Common Admission Test. CAT Exam is the most popular national-level management entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) for admission of aspiring candidates to 20 IIMs and more than 100 B-schools across India. It is conducted and administered by one of the IIMs on a yearly rotational basis. The top 6 IIMs which conduct the exam are IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Ahmedabad. It is usually conducted on the last Sunday of November or the first Sunday of December. 

Through this exam, IIMs and other colleges offer MBA, PGP, PGP-FABM, PGPEM, PGDM, EPGP PGPSM, PGPWE, PGDHRM, PGPEX, PGPBM, etc. The CAT exam is an aptitude test designed to evaluate an applicant’s Quantitative, Verbal/reading, Data Interpretation, and Reasoning Skills. The Indian Institutes of Management conduct a computer-based Common Admission Test in the last week of November in two sessions. This exam will be conducted by IIMs as a prerequisite for admission to various management programs of IIMs and other colleges.

You can probably start signing up for CAT 2024 in early August 2024, and the last day to register might be in the first week of September 2024. The CAT 2024 exam will include 66 questions in three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. The exam will take place in three parts, and it will be in English. The CAT 2024 result is anticipated to be declared in the first week of January 2025.

CAT 2024 Important Dates

IIM Calcutta is expected to oversee the CAT exam 2024. The notable CAT 2024 dates, including the CAT registration date 2024, the last date to apply, the CAT 2024 exam date, and the result date, are provided below:

CAT 2024 Important Dates
CAT 2024 Events CAT 2024 Dates (Tentative)
CAT 2024 notification  28 July 2024
CAT 2024 registration  4 August 2024
CAT 2024 registration Last Date 15 September 2024
Release of CAT 2024 admit card  6 November 2024
CAT 2024 exam date 24 November 2024
CAT 2024 result date 4 January 2025