Important Things you should know about CAT Exam and CAT Colleges

Ndim Delhi
Sep 6, 2019 · 6 min read

CAT which is also known as “Common Admission Exam” which is conducted by IIMs. It is one of the most popular exam that is given by more than 80% of the MBA aspirants so that they can get admission in to their dream Business school. It is given by more than 2 lakh students and it is computer based test for admission in a graduate management program. The exam is for three hours.

It includes 3 sections:

1. Quantitative aptitude

2. Verbal ability

3. Logical reasoning

The exam comprises of 100 questions. Last year, IIM had made certain changes in the exam pattern; they introduced TITA (Type in type answer) type questions. The exam is conducted all over India and students are assigned different centers depending upon the location they opt for during submitting their cat registration form. The exam is held in the last week of November. The eligibility criterion for CAT is 50 percent marks or equivalent CG PA from a recognized university.

After filling the CAT registration form students have to apply for the colleges that accept the CAT score by filling a form. The form registration requires your name, details and CAT enrollment number. Candidates appearing for the final year are also eligible to apply for the CAT exam. CAT is one of the most coveted entrance exam. It is a tough nut to crack. Every MBA aspirant who is preparing for CAT must be focused and determined.

While preparing for this Exam one should focus on 6 major parameters:

· Exam pattern and syllabus

· Study material

· Mock test series

· Study group

· Proper utilization of internet

· Reading Newspaper

CAT Exam day tips

· Revise all the important formulas

· Sleep for at least 7–8 hours in the night

· Avoid reading new topics

· Reach the center at time

· Carry your admit card with id proof

· Maintain your speed and accuracy

· Stay motivated and confident

The result of CAT is announced within a period of one month. The student’s receive call from various Business schools they applied for while filling the form. Now the aspirants have to prepare for the GD/PI rounds and in the last round the results of both GD/PI and CAT percentile are combined together and students are selected based upon the combined score they secure. The top MBA colleges have tough selection criteria for selecting the students. Only few students make into the top Business schools; Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata have some of the most prestigious Business schools.

Delhi has always dominated over other metropolitan cities when it comes to business and B schools. The headquarters of all the developed multinational companies are located in Delhi/NCR region. Majority of the students all over India target the B schools which are situated in Delhi. The placements provided by these institutes are very exclusive and high. The companies provide high opportunities to the students who have done their MBA from the top B schools in Delhi. MBA is all about research and case studies, how as an individual you can take a business to the next level by implementing the strategies that you have learned in the past 2 years. The life of a MBA student is full of excitement and hard work. They have to work on various projects and take part in the various group activities that are conducted in the college. The B school environment is full of fun and adventure, it teaches you how to work as a team and how to become a leader in future. The night life in B schools is totally different and you can’t afford to sleep for long as you have to work on various projects and make presentations.

Here is the list of Top CAT Colleges in Delhi

1. Lal Bahadur Shastri institute of management:

This institute is located in Dwarka. It provides PGDM in Finance, Research business analytics, .The students are selected on the basis of CAT percentile and GD/PI. It was established in 1995. It is one of the top business school in Delhi. It is recognized By AICTE.

Following are the steps before taking admission in LBSIM:

Step 1:

All the students who want to take admission in LBSIM should appear at CAT Test at

Step 2:

Besides CAT/ GMAT score candidate also require to register at LBSIM, with separate application form which is available with the information brochure which you can take from College.

Step 3:

Last Step is Group Discussion (GD) and Interview. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CAT/ current GMAT score will be called for GD. After clearing the GD round You will be called for PI (Personal Interview)

2. Fore School of Management:

Fore school of management was established in 1981.It is located in south Delhi and it provides PGDM in International business management and finance. The students are selected on the basis of CAT and XAT scores. It is one of the leading business school. It is recognized by AICTE.

Admission in FSM to the 2 year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management or 2 year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in facilitated through selection process which requires highly competitive CAT scores and performance at Group Discussion & Personal Interview. The students are handpicked by the experienced faculty along with a professional from the industry. Admission to the part time programme requires the candidate to appear for a written test and personal interview.

All Programs are AICTE approved


IILM was established in 1993. It is located in Lodhi road and it provides PGDM in finance, marketing and HR. The students are selected on the basis of CAT/MAT score.

IILM Admission Process:

IILM begins admissions process for PGDM full-time-2 years which is approved by AICTE. Firstly students need to fill the online application form. Once they are shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria of 50% in Graduation, then they are invited for personal interactions with faculty members after which the offer is made to the qualifying candidates.


NDIM (New Delhi Institute of Management) is one of the most prestigious business school which is located in the heart of south Delhi. It was established in 1992. It has been rated ‘Best Industry Linked B-School’ of India by AICTE in October 2018. It provides a two year PGDM program in Marketing, Finance, Production & Operations Management, Human Resource Development, SCM, Information Technology, Business Analyst, Digital Marketing, and Media Management & International Business. NDIM is also one of the best CAT college in Delhi.

Selection Criteria

· (10+2+3 or 4) in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent grades in under graduation and post-graduation.

· Candidate with Job experience will be given additional weight age in the selection process.

· Candidates appearing in the third or fourth year exams can also apply.

Selection Process

· Final selection will be based on the performance in CAT/MAT score , group discussion and personal interview

NDIM also offers Student Abroad program — They’ve partnered with the following colleges:

1. ESSCA-School of Management, France

2. Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona, Spain

3. Universal Business School, Oxford, UK

4. SAARC Develoment Fund Secretariat

5. International Youth Fellowship

6. India China Trade Center (ICTC)

7. ISC Paris Business School

8. Management and Science University Malaysia

9. Scholars Procademy LLP

10. Oxademy Graduate School

11. FOM University of Applied Sciences For Economics And Management, Essen Germany

Students can choose to study in international universities for a specified timeline. The students learn directly from the foreign faculty of the University they are visiting, attend classroom lectures, visit the corporate in that country to interact with the corporate executives and also, enjoy through various recreational activities.

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