30 Jul 2012


The countdown has already begun for CAT 2012 exams. Serious students like you have already started preparation for CAT 2012 and which is being conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

CAT 2012 exam is being conducted from October 11, 2012 to November 6, 2012 with a test window of 21 days.

Notification to this effect is out. (Visit www.catiim.in)

Besides 13 IIMs who consider only valid CAT scores, there are other 106 top B schools who will accept CAT scores for their MBA programs.

The difference between the paper and pencil test and the online test is that now the tests are conducted online otherwise, almost everything remains the same. Candidates are provided with sheets for rough calculations. The right answer is clicked using the mouse. Candidates can also scroll the entire paper and start from wherever they want. Likewise they can also change their answers. But all these has to be completed within stipulated time as there will be an on-screen countdown timer for each section. Once the time ends for the first section, candidates will move on to the second without having the option of being able to come back.

Thus, time management will have an inevitable part to play in CAT 2012.

There will be only 2 Sections in CAT 2012
Quantitative ability and Data interpretation (QA & DI)
Verbal ability and Logical reasoning (VA & LR)

It will be a 140-minute exam. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions in each section, although, the number of questions and difficulty level remains the same. 

Recommended Books for preparation of CAT 2012:

Quant Aptitude by Tata McGraw Hill
Wren and Martin English Grammar
Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
Verbal Ability by Arun Sharma
English Proficiency IMS India
A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech
Quantitative Ability by O.P Sinhal
Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
English Usage for the CAT – Pearson
Reading Comprehension for the CAT – Pearson
Study Package for the CAT Online (With CD) – Tata McGraw Hills
Course In Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude’ by Edgar Thorpe
How to prepare for the Data Interpretation for CAT’ by Arihant Prakashan

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