The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test held all over India. This test scores a person on the bases of quantitative ability, data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIM’s based on a policy of rotation. In August 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) would also use the CAT scores, instead of the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), to select students for their management programmes.
- The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India including the IIMs.
- The CAT score is used separately by each institute along with other parameters i.e. academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. to select candidates. The weightage assigned to CAT score may differ for each institute. Candidates are advised to read the weightage, process and breakup for each institute on its respective website.
CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs, Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) and few other institutions.
Before 2009, CAT was a paper based test conducted on a single day for all candidates. The pattern, number of questions and duration have seen considerable variations over the years.
On 1 May 2009, it was announced that CAT would be a Computer Based Test starting from CAT 2009. The American firm Prometric was entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the computer based test. The first computer based CAT was marred by technical snags. The issue was so serious that it prompted the Government of India to seek a report from the convenor. The trouble was diagnosed as ‘Conficker’ and ‘W32 Nimda’, the two viruses that attacked the system display of the test, causing severe slow down. CAT 2014 was conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as the contract of the previous test agency Prometric had come to an end. CAT 2014 was a 170 minute test consisting of 100 questions(50 from quantitative ability & data interpretation and 50 from verbal ability & logical reasoning).
The Common Admission Test (CAT), like virtually all large-scale exams, utilises multiple forms, or versions, of the test. Hence there are two types of scores involved: a raw score and a scaled score.
The raw score is calculated for each section based on the number of questions one answered correctly, incorrectly, or omitted. Candidates are given +3 points for each correct answer and -1 point for each incorrect answer. No points are given for questions that are not answered. The raw scores are then adjusted through a process called equating. Equated raw scores are then placed on a common scale or metric to ensure appropriate interpretation of the scores. This process is called scaling.
Test Duration and Pattern
The CAT 2014 had only two sections. The first section is Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second section is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections were implemented parallel with no separate time limits. The total examination duration was of 170 minutes.
Three scaled scores will be presented for each candidate: an overall scaled score and two separate scaled scores for each section. As the two sections evaluate distinct sets of knowledge and skills, scores do not correlate across…sections. A high score in one section does not guarantee a high score in another section. Percentile rankings are provided for each individual section as well as for the overall exam score.
Number of candidates appearing for the examination
The number of candidates taking the CAT has varied over the years, as shown by the following graph:
Number of candidates appearing in CAT
BANK PO & CLERKS
Banking in India is a continuously growing and recruiting Sector among all other Government sectors. Banks need personnel in different areas of their operations right from the backend to the Client facing divisions. Personnel working at a bank (Clerks, Probationary Officers, Specialist Officers, Associate Officers, Managers & Administrative staff) are considered to be very logical in thinking and fast / accurate in calculating. It is all related to money and thus the expectation. Our Indian Nationalised Banks recruit their personnel through two different Exams every year.
IBPS (Indian Banking Personnel Selection) is an Organisation that conducts exams every year for a certain group of nationalised banks, rural banks and other associated banks.
CRB (Central Recruitment Board) is the other Organisation that conducts exams every year for State Bank & its associated Banks.
Preparation for all these exams is ONE. The aspirant need to have good aptitude, reasoning & English skills to get through the exam. They will be tested on Computer, Marketing, Banking & General Awareness in the exam. Once they are through, an interview will be conducted and the selected candidates will be Bank Employees there on.
IBPS conducts five different exams every year:
- Regional Rural Bank Officers
- Regional Rural Bank Officer Assistants
- Probationary Officers / Management Trainees
- Specialist Officers
|Bank of Baroda
||Bank of India
|Bank of Maharashtra
||Central Bank of India
||Indian Overseas Bank
||Oriental Bank of Commerce
|Punjab National Bank
||Punjab & Sind Bank
||Union Bank of India
||United Bank of India
There are FIVE Regional Rural Banks in AP (గ్రామీణ బ్యాంకులు) :
- Andhra Pragathi Grameena Vikas Bank (Cuddapah, Anantapur, Kurnool, Nellore & Praskasam)
- Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (Medak, Warangal, Nalgonda, Khammam, Mahaboob Nagar, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram & Srikakulam)
- Chaitanya Godhavari Grameena Bank (Guntur, East Godavari & West Godavari)
- Deccan Grameena Bank (Adilabad, Nizamabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar & Rangareddy)
- Saptagiri Grameena Bank (Krishna & Chittoor)
GET A JOB
There are several entrance exams conducted every year by different Organisations (State Govt, Central Govt & Private Companies) to recruit employees. We observed that more than 60+ government exams and most of the private Organisations test the candidates on Aptitude, English& Reasoning capabilities to offer them a job. There are few other subjects too (like Computer awareness, Programming skills, Communication skills, General awareness, General Sciences etc) that are verified in few exams. However, it is not enough even if a candidate is good these other skills as the major role is played by Aptitude, English and Reasoning.
There are several books, Institutes, videos & Online classes available in the market to get prepared for these exams. A student has to get into one of the different coaching available to get trained for each of the exams. It is a costly, time taking and painful exercise. Only after the student joins a course will they be able to know, most of the content taught is a repetition of another course class.
ANC has observed the different exam patterns, their level of questions and how a candidate can learn all these areas and get prepared for the exams and launched this GET A JOB programme. Instead of joining for a BANK Job course, CSAT course, SSC course etc, you can join us for one GET A JOB course and get prepared to write all the exams. One coaching that covers all the areas enough for all these exams.
With our ONE TIME coaching a candidate can appear in over 60+ government exams (State + Central), they can also attend government exams (100+) in the neighbouring states conducted for their state government jobs under the Non-Local quota. They can also write entrance exams (1000+) for jobs in private industry (Computers & Non-Computers) that includes online exams like AMCAT, eLITMUS, iPAT, JobMentor etc.
CaRe (Career Readiness Programme)
We conduct Training programme for the students who are looking to enter the corporate world and introduce them to the prospective employers according to their aspirations and background. The Training programs have been formulated after a thorough analysis of the unique requirement of various companies as the required skills will vary according to the company’s requirement. We impart this training program at our ANC Campus and also in the Colleges where we are tied-up. Enabling students to gain a competitive edge in the recruitment process, groom their confidence and develop their personality. The training modules will be formulated to improve the students’ skills like:
- Verbal Ability
- Logical Reasoning
- Communication Skills
- Resume Preparation
- Presentation Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
- Group Discussion
- Mock Interviews
- Mock Exams
GRE, GMAT (Aptitude & Consulting)
We conduct Training programme for the students who are looking to pursue their MBA out of India. We provide Aptitude training required to prepare for GRE and GMAT. Our material for the product will give you more than needed knowledge and practice for the exams.
Apart from aptitude training, we also provide access to counselling services to aspirants keen on pursuing higher education abroad. Ms. Biruda Virkud, founder and mentor at iGrad Global, has over a decade’s worth of experience in placing over 2000 students into several reputed universities across the globe. A graduate of TAMU, USA herself, she now brings her expertise to Anil Nair Classes to cater to your needs as a prospective candidate for an internationally recognized degree.
Based on your test scores and academic background, the highly experienced and dedicated team at iGrad Global will recommend programs to apply to and also guide you throughout the process. Moreover, iGrad Global offers a highly customizable program that is delivered completely via the internet to fit your specific needs, hence making sure that you get the utmost attention that you deserve.