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CAT 2016 to be Conducted by IIM Bangalore

Last Updated - August 17, 2016

In 2016,the baton to conduct CAT examination has been passed on by IIM Ahmedabad to IIM Bangalore.IIM Indore conducted CAT for two consecutive years,i.e.,2013 and 2014 and IIM Ahmedabad took over in 2015.In 2015,many significant changes were introduced in the exam pattern for CAT.It is expected that with IIM Bangalore at the helm of CAT 2016,there would be some new changes in the CAT 2016 exam pattern.

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Though,there has not been any official announcement of IIM Bangalore being the convener of CAT 2016,but it is likely that the announcement will be done by the end of May or June when the official CAT committee meets.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will again be the test-taking agency this year as part of its 5 year deal with IIMs to conduct the test,signed in 2014.

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Professor Rajendra K. Bandi of IIM Bangalore,is touted to be the convener of CAT 2016.He is a faculty member of the Decision Sciences and Information Systems at IIM Bangalore and is also the Chairperson of Admissions and Financial Aid.

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This year,the number of test takers is expected to increase as a result of increase in number of IIMs and increase in seat intake capacity.It is also expected that with IIM Bangalore as the convening body,there could be more candidate friendly changes in the test pattern.

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Changes Introduced In CAT 2015

In 2015,there were certain remarkable changes introduced in the CAT exam pattern.The changes were introduced in the test pattern and test duration.These changes were introduced to make the exam friendly for the test-takers.The new changes received mixed reviews from the aspirants.Some of the major changes are listed below:

  1. The duration of the test was increased to three hours.Earlier the test duration was two hours and fifty minutes.
  2. The test paper was divided in three sections instead of two and each section had a separate time duration of one hour.
  3. Candidates did not have the liberty to navigate between section and had to attempt one section in one go.
  4. Data Interpretation which was earlier a part of Quantitative Ability section was clubbed with Logical Reasoning to make a separate section.
  5. Language Comprehension was made into a separate section–Verbal and Reading Comprehension.
  6. In addition to MCQ questions,non-MCQ questions were also included.
  7. A virtual calculator was provided on the test screen.
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The official CAT committee will meet either at the end of May 2016 or in the beginning of June 2016.In this meeting the final decisions regarding CAT 2016 will be taken.After the meeting the official announcement about the convener of CAT 2016 will be released.The official notification for CAT 2016 will be out by the end of July and the CAT 2016 Application Process will begin in August.All candidates interested in appearing for CAT 2016,must keep following this space for more relevant inforation. 


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