CAT 2013 Schedule, Test Centres, Pattern and Key Information

Sep 23 (TruthDive):  CAT 2013 or Common Admission Test 2013 is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management as a pre-requisite for admission into various Management programmes of IIMs.

CAT 2013 will comprise  a 20-day testing window between October 16, 2013 and November 11, 2013.

CAT 2013 Schedule

-    Online Registration/Voucher Sale – 5th August 2013 to 24th September 2013

-    Registration Window open from  - 5th August 2013 to 26th September 2013

-    Test Dates from  - 16th October 2013 to 11th November 2013

-    Results  on 14th January 2013

CAT 2013 Prometric  Test Cities

CAT 2013 will be conducted in 40 test centres,tabled below:


Ahmedabad Ghaziabad Kolkata Raipur
Bengaluru Greater Noida Kozhikode Ranchi
Bhopal Gurgaon Lucknow Shillong
Bhubaneswar Guwahati Mumbai Siliguri
Chandigarh Hyderabad Nagpur Surat
Chennai Indore Navi Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram
Coimbatore Jaipur New Delhi Udaipur
Dehradun Jammu Noida Varanasi
Durgapur Jamshedpur Patna Vijaywada
Faridabad Kochi Pune Visakhapatnam

For individual test locations within each city, you may visit this link:

The registration window will be open from 5th  August through 26th  September 2013. Newly introduced this year, CAT  aspirants  can buy vouchers online directly from IIMs, from 5th  August to 24th September,2013.

Candidates can also purchase traditional vouchers for registration and scheduling from designated Axis Bank branches from 5th  August to 24th September,2013.

Details of the designated Axis bank branches can be obtained from the website or

CAT 2013 Pattern

CAT 2013 will have two sections.

Section 1 : Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (70 minutes & 30 questions)

Section 2:  Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning ( 70 minutes & 30 questions)

These two sections will be implemented in succession with separate time limits.

A 15‐minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through it carefully before starting the main examination.

Total time duration

2 hours & 35 minutes,including the tutorial

There will be an on‐screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, candidates  will have to move to the second section and will not be able to go back.

CAT 2013 aspirants can register and schedule for CAT 2013 on the web site or

 For support and assistance, candidates can call:

Candidate care number ( Toll-free) : 1‐800‐419‐0080, Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm from 5th August,2013.

A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available on

For more information on CAT 2013, you may visit the official website at wishes the very best for all management aspirants!

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