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CAT 2013 online application, pattern, important dates

New Delhi, Sep 4 (): The Indian Institutes of Management will likely be conducting Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013, on a 20-day testing window between October 16, 2013 and November 11, 2013.

The IIMs will be conducting the Common Admission Test as a requirement for admission to their various management programmes. Candidates are requested to apply online till 24th Sep 2013.

Details regarding eligibility and selection process are given below.

CAT 2013 Eligibility

Students should hold a graduation degree with 50% marks.

For SC/ ST/ PWD candidates -45%

Age relaxation will be provided according to govt rules or CAT 2013 norms


Candidates will be selected based on Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview. Performance in CAT 2013 will be considered as a vital component in the admission process.

Paper Pattern for CAT 2013 

Question paper will be given in 2 sections.

  • Verbal Ability & Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Exam Duration: 2 hours & 20 minutes

CAT 2013 Exam Centers

Four additional centers have been added to the list of CAT Exam Centers this   year

  • Udaipur
  • Surat
  • Vijaywada
  • Thiruvananthapuram

CAT 2013 Important Dates

Closing date for online registration/voucher sale- 24 Sep, 2013

Closing date for registration   – 26th Sep, 2013

Examination date                  – 16th Oct 2013 to 11th Nov, 2013

Result declaration                  -14th Jan 2014

Books to be referred for CAT 2013 preparation

Name of Books Author
Quant Aptitude Tata McGraw Hill
Word Power Made Easy NORMAN LEWIS
Wren and Martin English Grammar
Verbal Ability Arun Sharma
Communicative Grammar of English Geoffrey Leech
English Proficiency IMS India
Quantitative Ability O.P Sinhal
English Usage for the CAT Pearson
Data Interpretation Arun Sharma
Reading Comprehension for the CAT Pearson
Course In Mental Ability and Quantitative Aptitude’ Edgar Thorpe
Study Package for the CAT Online (With CD) Tata McGraw Hills
How to prepare for the Data Interpretation for CAT Arihant Prakashan

For more assistance candidates can call the toll-free number 1-800-419-0080, Monday to Saturday, 9AM to 6PM.

For application process and other information, candidates can log on to the official website – http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in

.com wishes good luck to all IIM aspirants!