IIM Selection Criteria: From the past few days, we have received a number of questions asking for the preparation strategy of Common Admission Test 2020. In our Previous article for CAT Eligibility Criteria 2020, Age, Nationality, Qualification, we have discussed 45 days preparation strategy to score great in CAT 2020 examination. In this article, we will let you know about the CAT 2020 Exam Pattern and IIM Selection Criteria 2020.
Read to know about the detailed Exam Pattern and IIM Selection Criteria in the Common Admission Test 2020 examination. Aspirants are advised to have a look at the article before making any preparation strategy for the very prestigious examination.
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1. CAT 2020 Useful Resources
2. Important Dates
3. CAT 2020 Exam Pattern and IIM Selection Procedure
4. CAT 2020 Exam Pattern
5. IIMs Selection Process
6. Entrance Exam In India
7. Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
8. List of Top Colleges in India
CAT 2020 Useful Resources
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|Name of the Exam||Common Admission Test 2020|
|Application Form Released||5th August 2020 (Announced)|
|CAT Form Correction Window||16 September 2020 (Announced)|
|Release of CAT Admit Card 2020||28 October 2020 (Announced)|
|CAT 2020 Exam Date||29 November 2020 (Announced)|
|CAT 2020 Result declared||Announced soon|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based)|
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CAT 2020 Exam Pattern and IIM Selection Procedure
Before going to the deep, let us have a look at some of the silent features of CAT Entrance Exam 2020, which will give you the answer why choose this Entrance Exam.
Why choose CAT Exam?
- Common Admission Test (CAT) is the biggest national level MBA/PGDM Entrance Test is taken by more than two lakh candidates every year. Getting top rank in the CAT is the first and foremost priority for MBA aspirants.
- CAT is conducted by IIM and this year CAT will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.
- CAT scores will not only be accepted by the 20 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) in India but over 100 B-schools across the country like FMS Delhi, SPJIMR, MDI, NITIE, TAMPI, etc.
- Around 4,000 seats are offered through the 20 IIMs.
- After the disconnection of JMET in 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) would also use the CAT scores.
So, if you have already made your mind to be a part of it, then the very first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about CAT Admission Test 2020. Let us first have a brief look at the Exam Pattern and IIM Selection Criteria of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020.
CAT 2020 Exam Pattern
The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 will be a computer-based test held in India. The questions will be in mix set multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and non- MCQ’s format.
Some Key Highlights of CAT 2020 Exam Pattern
- CAT 2020 Exam duration remains of 3 hours
- CAT exam 2020 will be conducted in two separate sessions-Morning and Afternoon
- CAT 2020 Exam will be divided into MCQs and Non-MCQ type questions
- IIM Kozhikode will release tutorial to understand the format of CAT 2020 Test and question pattern on the CAT 2020.
- CAT 2020 exam will be held in 156 test cities across the country
CAT 2020 Basic Guidelines
- Total No. of Questions: 100
- Number of sections: 3
- Questions with negative marking (MCQs): 75
- Questions without negative marking (Non-MCQs): 25
- Score awarded for each correct answer: 3 marks
- Negative marking Applicable for wrong answers in MCQs: -1 mark
Subject Wise Questions Distribution:
|Section name||Total questions||Total MCQs (With negative marking)||Total Non-MCQs (Without negative marking)||Total maximum marks|
|VARC*||34||24 to 27||7 to 10||102|
|Quant*||34||23 to 27||7 to 11||102|
- VARC: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
- DILR: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
- Quant: Quantitative Ability
IIMs Selection Process
Common Admission Test (CAT) is considered as India’s largest window for admission in management programme. Almost all the reputed management institution accept CAT scorecard. Now let us talk about bout the Selection Procedure of Indian Institute of Management.
Some Important Fact for Selection:
- Graduation marks have been removed as a parameter of shortlisting for PI round.
- Weightage for 12th marks increased from 7.5% to 20% during the WAT/PI shortlisting stage.
- Work Experience has been removed as a parameter of shortlisting for PI round.
- Gender Diversity has been removed as a parameter of shortlisting for PI round.
- The weightage for CAT during the final selection stage has been increased from 35% to 40%.
- The weightage for PI during the final selection stage has been reduced from 45% to 30%
- During the final selection stage instead of work experience, this time a parameter called resume has been introduced which will have 10% weightage.
- The weightage for WAT during the final selection stage has been increased from 15% to 20%.
The admission process for the PGP program comprises of following stages.
- Shortlisting candidates for WAT/GD/PI round.
- Final Selection of candidates post WAT/GD/PI round.
During the first stage, initially, a pool of candidates who satisfy the following minimum CAT 2020 percentiles.
|Category||Verbal and Reading Comprehension percentile rank|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning percentile rank|
|Quantitative Aptitude percentile rank|
|Overall percentile rank|
|PwD (General, EWS, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)||60||60||60||70|
Among the pool of candidates who meet the above-mentioned percentiles, a list of candidates who would be called for attending Written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview rounds is generated using the following parameters.
|CAT 2020 Score||75.00%|
|Class 12 Marks||20%|
One point to be noted here is that IIM Kozhikode has given 75 marks out of 100 marks to CAT performance of a candidate, while only 25 marks are assigned to the other parameters. This goes on to show that performing well in CAT 2020 would go a long way in securing a WATGD/PI call from this premier B-school.
The following are the weightages that would be considered during the final selection of candidates:
Note – The professional resume will be evaluated on the length and depth of work experience, quality of academic and professional qualifications, managerial and leadership attributes and exceptional academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements of the candidates.
To conclude, one important observation about this year’s selection process is that the total weightage for parameters which are controllable (CAT, WAT and PI) in the final selection stage has been kept at a whopping 90%. This ensures that the applicants, who do not have a good academic profile or work experience can still aspire to join IIM Kozhikode by preparing well for CAT 2020, WAT and PI rounds.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Ans. If you start CAT 2020 preparation now, you should finish the core syllabus of CAT by July-August. Thereafter start solving previous years CAT question papers, mock test series and sample papers to develop speed and accuracy. The last three months (Sept-November) before CAT should be entirely dedicated to mock tests.
Ans. There is no proposal to postpone or cancel CAT 2020, says IIM Indore. Instead, the process of conducting the exam is already on. … No change in CAT 2020 Testing Mode. Professor Harshal Lowalekar, Faculty and Chair Admissions at IIM Indore has been appointed as the Convener of CAT 2020 exam.
Ans. Many CAT toppers and experts suggest that taking mentorship and coaching for CAT is beneficial to a great extent. But it is not always mandatory. According to one of the CAT 2020 toppers Anumay Aashish, taking coaching for CAT is not the most essential part through which a candidate can secure good marks.
Ans. Study hard but more importantly, study smart! Focus equally on all sections – Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation, Verbal Aptitude And Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning are the three sections of the test. No one has managed to score a 99 percentile by ignoring any of these sections during prep.
Ans. The overall difficulty level of CAT 2020 was moderate to tough. Out of the three sections, Verbal Ability Reading Comprehension was the toughest while Quantitative Aptitude and DILR were both equally intimidating. The overall difficulty level of CAT 2020 was moderate to tough.
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