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Prepare For CAT 2015 Download Admit Card Selection Process Result & Important Dates

Prepare For CAT 2015 Download Admit Card Selection Process Result Exam pattern& Important Dates :

IIM CAT (Common Admission Test ) is considered as one of the most arduous exam among all the MBA entrance exams held every year in India. For 2015, the official notification for this exam was released on 26 July 2015. If we talk about this year, IIM Ahmedabad is conducting this year’s Cat exam on 29th November, 2015. The admit card would be available to all the registered candidates from 15th October, 2015 and the registration process is now considered closed. The last date of submitting application form was fixed to 25th September, 2015, which later was expanded up to 5th October, 2015. For further information like important dates, admit cards, result, exam patten, important questions, previous year question papers, selection process follow our article below :-

Exam Pattern CAT 2015 Marking Scheme & Important Dates

This year major changes have been made in the exam pattern of the test. These changes are as follow:

  • Duration increased by 10 minutes, i.e. 03 hours will be allotted now

  • A section has been added making the total of sections be 3.

  • Introduction of descriptive questions in each section

  • Return of sectional constraints, 60 minutes each will be given to attempt a section

  • Use of a basic online calculator for computations allowed

The test will be held on a single day and in two sessions. It will be conducted in online mode only. A total of 100 questions will be asked, divided into 3 sections. Each section will have a mix of both, objective type and descriptive questions.

The table given below simplifies the exam pattern of CAT –


Section Name

No. of Questions that will be asked from each section

Total Time that will be allotted to attempt each section


Quantitative Aptitude (QA)


60 minutes


Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)


60 minutes


Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)


60 minutes



100 questions

180 minutes (03 hours)

Marking Scheme:

There are 2 kinds of scoring involved in the entrance exam,

  1. Raw score – It is calculated for each section on the basis of a number of questions a candidate has answered correctly, incorrectly or has omitted (not answered).

    • For each correct answer: +3 points

    • For each incorrect answer: -1 point

    • For not answering any question: No point

        *No negative marking is applicable for descriptive questions.

  1. Scaled score – The raw scores are then adjusted through a process called “equating”. These equated raw scores are then placed over a common scale for ensuring the appropriate interpretation of the final score. Such a final score is called as scaled score.

Key Points:

  • A high score in one section does not guarantee a high or similar score in another section too. As the 3 sections involved in the test evaluate distinct sets of knowledge and skills of the appearing candidates, thus the scores do not correlate across the 3 sections.

  • Percentile rankings are provided for each section as well as for the overall exam score. On the basis of these overall CAT scores only, MBA admissions are allotted at IIMs and other best management institutions in India.

CAT Admit Card 2015

IIM-A will release the admit card, for CAT 2015, online on 15 October 2015. It will be available on the official website from 01:00 PM (on 15 October) till the date of examination. The candidates who would have got successfully registered and paid the application fee before the due date for the test will be only be issued the admit card. The candidates will be required to login using their CAT 2015 credentials for downloading their respective admit card.

The candidates must note the following –

  • Hard copies of the admit card will not be sent personally through post/courier/email

  • For appearing in the exam and to seek entry into the test centre, a valid admit card must be furnished

  • CAT admit card should be retained safely till the conclusion of admission procedure

CAT Result 2015

The result will be declared online in the second week of January 2016. It will be published on the official website of IIMCAT 2015. The CAT result will furnish the score (for each section) and the percentile obtained by the candidates. For checking the result, the candidates will be required to login on the official CAT portal. The declared result of CAT 2015 will be final as the calculation of the scores will be done electronically, so the result will be error free. No provision for score re-totalling or verification will be made available.

Based on this result, they will be able to seek admission into IIM’s and other B-Schools in India. Each IIM will release its own cutoff and admission criteria for allotting admission. The criteria for shortlisting may vary for the IIMs.

Note –

  • The CAT 2015 Test score will remain valid for a year

  • Score cards will not be sent through post or email and it should be retained safely till the candidates get admission into any IIM or B-schools.

CAT 2015: Examination Centres

This year the CAT exam will be conducted in a total of 136 cities. Almost 650 test centres will be established to accommodate lakhs of candidates. The conducting authority will make every effort to allocate nearby test city and centre to the candidates, especially to female candidates.

 Note: Download previous year question papers, tips to score marks, best books,frequent asked questions.

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Updated: October 11, 2015 — 1:24 pm

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