CAT 2018 Comprehensive Analysis

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CAT 2018 Comprehensive Analysis:
The CAT 2018 examination will take place of 25 November 2018 across various cities in the country. The CAT exam is the gateway of getting into various business schools across India - including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), MDI, FMS etc. The CAT exam is taken by close to two lakh candidates across the country each year.
Exam Structure and Pattern:
The paper will consist of three sections: namely, 'Quantitative Aptitude (QA)', 'Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)', 'Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)', with 34, 32 and 34 questions, respectively. The order of the sections was fixed, with a sectional time limit of 60 minutes. This year the exam had less MCQs in each section.
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The sections contained the following segmentation:
Section No. Section Name Total Number of Questions Number of Multiple Choice Questions Number of Non-MCQs (TITA Questions)
I Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 24 10
II Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 24 8
III Quantitative Ability 34 27 7
  TOTAL 100 75 25
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B-School Cut-offs
The CAT score is used as a primary screening tool by business schools for short listing candidates for the GD/PI round. Apart from CAT percentile, other factors which are taken in to account for generating calls include academic performance in 10th, +2, graduation and duration of work experience. Normally, the cut offs for old IIMs are higher than those for new IIMs.
Level(Approx cut-off percentiles Gen.) Institutes
99.5+ 3-8 Call from IIM A,B,C,L,K,I,S, FMS
99+ 1-2 Call from IIM A,B,C,L,K,I,S And All other IIM calls, IIT B
98+ IIT-D, MDI-PGP, All IIMs except old 7
96.5+ SPJIMR,NITIE, MDI- HR/IM, few new IIMs ( Latest 6)
94.5+ IIT-KH, IIT-KN, IIT-C, IIT-R, IISc-B, XLRI-Global BM, MDI-M, IIMA (Abm), IIML (Abm)
90+ MICA, IMT-G/N, XIMB, IMI-D, FSM, IRMA, GIM, TAPMI, KJSIMSR, SIMSREE, , UBS-CHD, SPJAIN-D/S, BIM, NIRMA,
87+ WIMDR-M, LBSIM, LIBA, IMI-K/B, GLIM, BIMTECH-PGDM/IB, IBS-ICFAI, MFC-DU, IFMR, MIB-DU, MHROD-DU, IMT-
85+ MISB, ISBM-P, WIMDR-B, BIMTECH-Retail/Insurance, IIFM, MBE-DU,

The in-depth expert analysis of CAT 2018 will be available on the website on the day of the exam.