June 9, 2009

CAT (Common Admission Test)

Common Admission Test known as CAT is prepared by those students who are interested to do their MBA in any of the reputed MBA institutes in India. CAT is a competitive entrance examination which is organized by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Based on the examination results the eligible students are selected and they are called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The students with a Bachelor’s degree and 50% of marks are eligible for attending this examination. Students who all have completed and waiting for their exam results are also eligible for this competitive examination. The question paper pattern is divided into four sections,
• Verbal Ability,
• Reading Comprehension,
• Problem Solving and
• Data Interpretation.
All these are multiple choice questions and negative marks is allotted for each wrong choice of answer. Every year the question paper pattern is changed in order to avoid predictability. The students must study at least 2 hours daily, so that it will be easy for them to crack the CAT. They must improve their communication skills and should be capable enough to communicate without any grammatical errors. Work out the problems and understand the concept instead of mugging. While working out the problems find the short cuts so that it will be helpful during the exam. Speed is an important criterion, so students should not spend their entire time solving a single problem. Read a lot of books and always hold a pocket dictionary. For Group Discussion they should be aware of the current affairs and should talk confidently. While attending the personal interviews one should be honest and should not be nervous. People who feel that they are bit nervous can practice and get guidance from their friends or from some experienced persons. Always feel positive and don’t lose hope.

No comments: