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        Common Admission Test (CAT) is a countrywide test conducted for the admission to the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management), the optimum station for the desiring business managers searching a place in the corporate world. There are many other good business schools (an almost exhaustive list of which you can see in the top colleges under CAT list of our website.

Let us know more about the Indian Institutes of Management (the IIMs) now. There are seven IIMs across the country in different cities – Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore and Shillong.

CAT is the maiden stage of selection in the IIMs and most other premiere institutes of management in India. Generally CAT comprises of questions that test the level of your quantitative efficiency, vocabulary, general awareness, reasoning, analyzing data. It would not be incorrect to say that a CAT paper is designed in such a way that an aspirant fairs only if (s)he has the managerial skills imbibed or inherited! In addition to the performance in the CAT, there are many management institutes who believe that fairing relatively good in the written test of a specified duration of two – three hours is not sufficient judge a student’s real credentials. So a good weightage is given to the past academic record, prior working experience if any and also any relevant curricular or extra-curricular activities.

Every year the most sought after examination that is the Common Admission Test comes up with a surprise, say, for example, few years back there had been a time when there were no trend of negative marking and the examinees were free to attempt as many as all questions – which could be guesses too! But because of the cut-throat competition in the corporate world, the Common Admission Test is, now an orthodox and staunch follower of negative marking, so beware and attempt the questions answers to which you are dead sure!

As have already been said earlier about the surprises, 2009 is not an exception. On May 1, 2009, it was announced that 2009 onwards, CAT will be a Computer Based Online Test, Parametric ETS being the partner in conducting the test. Just like many other examinations like GMAT, GRE, IELTS, CAT also will be held sitting on the computer at the assigned centre. CAT is held on the third Sunday of every November each year. On November 27, 2009 more than 2 lacs students are expected to take the test, thereby making it the world's most competitive and one of the most difficult examinations. Simply working hard, burning yourself on fire will not get you to success in CAT any further now, you have to work smarter now rather than work harder. Here at, you can practice several CAT patterned questions sitting home at your computers. So there is no time for a dual thought, start being computer savvy so pressing the keys, scrolling the mouse does not remain a hitch rather it has to be like any other habit for you.