CAT 2019: The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019 is scheduled to take place tomorrow – November 24. Over 2.44 lakh candidates will be appearing for the exam at 376 test centres spread across 156 cities in India. The MBA entrance exam is a three-hour-long test divided into three sections: verbal ability and reading comprehension, data interpretation and logical reasoning, quantitative ability.
Before jumping to advice and preparation tips, candidates are required to download their admit cards from CAT website. Candidates need to take printouts, affix their photographs (same as the one uploaded in CAT application forms) and bring them to their respective test centres along with identity proofs. PwD candidates with scribe should complete all formalities as explained in the CAT website. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall without valid documentation.
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Candidates can also go through the test day video uploaded in the CAT website to get themselves familiarized with the security and other exam day procedures.
Things to remember about exam: Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple-choice type. Instead, direct answers will have to be typed on the screen. Use of a basic on-screen calculator for computation will be allowed.
Advice from experts: Ramnath Kanakadandi, National CAT Course Director, T.I.M.E. said, “The CAT can be tamed by those who have put in the necessary hard work. You also need to keep the mind in control and not allow it to play tricks. Handling pressure well does help in adding to the CAT score. Focus on the alternatives too. Thinking that CAT is the only thing in their life will only create unnecessary pressure. Think of past successes and how you overcame hurdles to motivate yourself. On the last day, you should relax. Watch a movie! Go and enjoy. Take your mind off the exam. That actually helps. All the best!”
Whom to contact in case of error: In case of any issue, candidates can get in touch with authorities through toll-free number – 1-800-209-0830 from 9 am to 6 pm or email at email@example.com. One can also call at 0495-2809219 from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Postal queries can be sent at ‘Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIMK Campus P.O. Kozhikode 673570 CAT Centre’. These should be addressed to – ‘CAT Centre, Admission Office’
Based on CAT 2019 score candidates can seek admission to MBA, PGDM and other management and business-related courses across institutes in India including IIMs and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
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