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CAT 2025: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

MBA is one of the most lucrative employment sector that attracts the best minds of the country and when it comes to MBA in India, the first thing that would pop up in your mind is CAT. CAT stands for the Common Admission Test, is the national level exam that is the gateway to the prestigious IIMs (Indian Institute of Managements). The CAT 2025 exam is going to be held by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Check all the details regarding the CAT 2025 exam below.

CAT 2025

The official notification for the CAT 2025 exam has not been released yet but it is expected soon because the official date for the CAT 2025 exam has been announced. If you have completed your undergraduate degree or are in your final year and thinking about getting an MBA, you may be thinking about taking the CAT exam. Over 2.5 lakh students are anticipated to sit the CAT 2025 exam, out of the over 3 lakh expected to register.

CAT 2025 Exam Overview

The CAT 2025 admission process begins with the release of the notification. As per the past trends, it is expected that the CAT 2025 official notification will be issued in the last week of July 2024. Apart from the IIMs, the CAT score is also accepted by several leading business schools in India like FMS, JBIMS, SPJIMR, MDI, etc. The overview of the CAT exam is given hereunder.

Parameters Details
Exam Name Common Admission Test (CAT)
Year 2024
Held by IIM Kozhikode
Official Notification Not Out
Exam Mode Online
Exam Level National Level Exam
Frequency Once a year
Exam Level Post Graduate Level Exam
Purpose Admission into IIMs and other Business Schools
Application Mode Online
Official Website iimcat.ac.in

CAT 2025 Exam Date

The CAT 2025 official exam date has been announced by IIM Kozhikode. The CAT 2025 examination will be held on November 30, 2024. The CAT exam is held in online mode on a computer. The exam question paper consists of multiple choice questions (MCQs) and some non MCQs where students have to enter the answer value. The number of questions in the CAT exam vary from year to year and it is expected to be around 66 this year just like the previous CAT exam.

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CAT 2025 Registration Date

The CAT 2025 registration process is expected to begin in the first week of August 2024. The registration of the CAT exam is held in online mode on the official website, iimcat.ac.in. The CAT registration window remains open around 40 days, giving ample time to the students to register for the exam. The CAT 2025 registration last date is expected to fall in the second week of September 2024. All the step of the CAT 2025 registration process must be completed in online mode.


CAT 2025 Registration Fees

The registration fees for the CAT exam varies as per the category of the candidates. The CAT 2025 exam fees is expected to remain the same as the CAT 2024 exam. The category wise CAT exam 2025 fees is given below.

CAT exam fees for General Category, OBC, EWS category: Rs.2400

CAT exam fees for SC, ST and PwD candidates: Rs.1200

Candidates registering for the CAT exam will have to pay the application fees in online mode only.

CAT Exam 2025 Important Dates

The important dates for the CAT 2025 exam is given in the following table. Candidates who are going to take the CAT exam in 2025 must carefully check the dates and plan their dates accordingly.

Events Dates
CAT 2025 Notification Release Date Last week of July 2024
CAT 2025 Registration Start Date First week of August 2024
CAT exam Registration Last Date 2025 Second week of September 2024
CAT 2025 Form Correction Window Fourth Week of September 2024
CAT 2025 Admit Card Release Date Last week of October 2024
CAT 2025 Exam Date November 30, 2024
CAT 2025 Results Announcement December 2025

How to Complete CAT 2025 Registration?

Only those candidates who meet the CAT 2025 eligibility requirements will be permitted to apply for the exam. Examine the CAT registration 2025 procedure below.

Step 1: Visit the official CAT 2025 website, iimcat.ac.in.

Step 2: On the home page, select ‘new registration’.

Step 3: Enter basic information such as a valid email address, phone number, and password.

Step 4: Confirm your registration by entering the OTP from your phone on the specified number.

Step 5: Enter your academic information as well as your personal ID number (Aadhaar, Voter ID, Passport number, etc.).

Step 6: Upload your scanned photo and signature in the specified format.

Step 7: Choose IIMs, courses, and test cities according to preference.

Step 8: Pay the CAT 2025 application fee with a debit/credit card or through net banking.

Step 9: Make a copy of the completed CAT 2025 application form for reference later on.

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CAT 2025 Exam Documents Specification

Students who will apply for the CAT exam must pay special attention to the size and size of the documents to be submitted online. The candidate must upload the necessary documents in the specified format in addition to completing the CAT application form 2025. The specified format, and size are mentioned below.

Document Name Format Dimension Size
Photo .jpg/.jpeg Dimension: 30 mm X 45 mm  80 Kb
Signature .jpg/.jpeg Dimension: 80 mm X 35 mm 80 Kb
EWS/NC-OBC/SC/ST Certificate pdf Self-attested Scanned Copy 200 Kb
PwD Certificate pdf Self-attested Scanned Copy 200 Kb

CLAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

The CAT application form 2024 scheduled to become available in the first week of August 2025 can only be filled up and submitted by the qualified students. Candidates who have completed a three-year bachelor’s degree from a UGC-recognized university are qualified to apply for CAT 2025. Check out the detailed CAT 2025 eligibility criteria below.

  • Students must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with at least 50% grades for the general category and 45% for SC, ST, and PWD/DA.
  • Candidates who have completed CA/CS/ICWA and obtained the necessary percentage may also apply for CAT 2025.
  • Candidates in their last year of a bachelor’s degree can apply for the CAT 2025 exam.
  • The FCAI degree holders are also allowed to apply for the CAT exam
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for the CAT exam.

CLAT 2025 Exam Pattern

Candidates who are going to take the CAT exam in 2025 must know the question paper pattern as well as the question paper marks distribution. The paper will include a combination of MCQ and SAQ (sometimes referred to as TITA). The majority of the questions will be multiple-choice. TITA questions, on the other hand, are short-response questions. Check the detailed exam pattern for the CAT 2025 exam below.

Mode of CAT 2025 exam paper: Online

Duration of the CAT exam: 2 hours (120 minutes)

Number of exam sessions: 2

Total number of questions: Around 66 (vary year by year)

Type of questions: MCQ and non-MCQ type

Marking scheme: 3 marks for right answer; minus 1 mark for each wrong answer. No negative marking for non-MCQ questions.

There is sectional time limit for each section in the CAT exam. The question and marks distribution along with the sectional time limit is given in the following table.

Section No. Section Name No. of MCQs No. of Non MCQs Total Marks Time Limit
Section I Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 16-18 6-8 72 40 minutes
Section II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 14 6 60 40 minutes
Section III Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 14 6 60 40 minutes
Total 44-46 20-22 198 120 minutes

CAT Syllabus 2025

The authorities have not released an official syllabus for CAT 2025. It is based on the subjects that comprise the exam’s question set. The first step in creating a successful preparation plan for CAT 2025 applicants is familiarizing oneself with the syllabus. Take a look at the CAT 2025 syllabus below:

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) Syllabus

Para jumbles, Para summary, Odd sentence out, and Inferences, Odd one out, One-word substitution, Syllogism and Analogies, Verbal logic, RC passages

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) Syllabus

Blood Relations, Syllogism, Directions, Clocks and calendars, Tables, Graphs, Charts, Connectives, Logical Sequence, Matching/ Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Seating Arrangement, Venn Diagrams, Coding-Decoding, Binary Logic, Caselets and Table

Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Syllabus

Geometry, Trigonometry, Averages, Percentages, Number Systems, Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, Modern Maths, Profit and loss, Simple & Compound Interest

CAT 2025 Exam Selection Process

The participating institutes, including the IIMs and non-IIMs, will call them for the CAT selection procedure once they have passed the CAT 2025 and met the required cutoff. Depending on criteria like CAT 2025 results, Written Ability Test (WAT), and Group Discussion/Personal Interview (GD/PI), admission processes may vary throughout universities. Please review the selecting procedure information below:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Individual Interviews (PI)
  • Group Discussions (GD)

Candidates need to familiarize themselves with the CAT 2025 selection criteria and do their homework. In order to prepare appropriately and improve their chances of being admitted, they must go through the CAT selection procedure of the institutions they are interested in.

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Which IIM will conduct CAT 2025 exam?

The CAT 2025 exam will be held by IIM Kozhikode.

What is the CAT 2025 registration Date?

The official date for the CAT exam registration has not been announced but from the past trends, it is expected that the CAT 2025 registration will begin in the first week of August 2024.

What is the CAT 2025 exam mode?

The CAT examination mode for the year 2025 is online, i.e., a computer based test will be held.

Is there any age limit or attempt limit in the CAT exam?

No, there is no age limit or attempt limit in the CAT exam.

What is the CAT 2025 exam date?

The CAT 2025 exam will be held on November 30, 2024.

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