Latest Updates on CAT 2014 | Notifications | Dates | News

Latest Updates on CAT 2014 | Notifications | Dates | News

Common Admission Test (CAT) is, the online test conducted by the IIMs for Admission into various B-Schools across India. Generally held every year in a time frame of 2 months, students have to undertake CAT as the first step to getting admission in Indian b-schools.

Erudite provides you a comprehensive list of all that you want to know about CAT 2015. Along with the list of the top B-Schools in India.

CAT2014 Examination Date

Held in a 2 month window between October and November every year.

The dates for this year’s examination are yet to be announced. Students are given an option to select a date and centre of examination of their liking.

Starting date of CAT 2014: Not yet Announced

Last date of Exam: Not yet Announced

Admission Notifications

There has been no announcement from the IIMs about CAT dates for 2014

Official Website for CAT 2014: the CAT 2014 official website has still not been launched by the IIMs

CAT 2014 Syllabus

The IIMs do not provide a fixed syllabus for the CAT examination but based on questions from previous years here is broadly what you can expect in a CAT paper.


Quantitative Aptitude


Percentages                                                                                     Profit/ Loss
Ratio, Proportion and Variation                                                        Averages
Alligation & Mixture                                                                           Time & Work
Time & Distance                                                                               Commercial Math

Geometry and Mensuration

Co- ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry


Number System

Higher Mathematics

Set theory, Clocks                                                                    Functions
Permutation                                                                             Combination


Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Calculative Graphs

Data Sufficiency


Verbal Ability

Grammar                                                                                     Vocabulary

Jumble Sentence                                                                       Critical Reasoning

Fill in the Blanks                                                                        Fact, Inference, and Judgment

Concluding Statements                                                            Reading Comprehension


Logical Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning                                                                Data Arrangement

Tables & Charts                                                                         Family Tree

Network Diagrams                                                                     Sports and Games

Caselets                                                                                    Puzzles and Teasers


CAT 2014 Examination Pattern | Sample Paper

The examination pattern is announced every year by the IIM which is entrusted with organizing the CAT examination for the year.

Till 2013, CAT was an online based examination divided into 2 sections. The total duration of the exam was 140 minutes, 70 minutes for each section.  Each section had 30 questions. The first section had Quantitative ability questions while the second section had verbal ability and logical reasoning questions.

Here is a sample paper to give you the cat experience:

Personalized Preparation for CAT 2014

CAT being one of the most competitive exams in India, quality test preparation and sound strategic advice are of utmost importance. Erudite is rated as one of the best coaching classes for CAT preparation and we mentor our students to achieve success by developing a customized approach which takes into account an individual’s capabilities and weaknesses.
Our preparation mode is holistic. We identify the inherent strength of the aspirant and hone it to their best advantage. At the same time we ensure that we train them how to overcome their weaknesses. Personalized strategy session and micro counseling session to tide over problem areas makes us the leader in CAT training across India.

Personalized Attention

  • Individual Study planning and strategy counseling
  • Assessment of aspirants strengths and weaknesses
  • Performance evaluation at every step of preparation
  • One-to-one mentoring
  • The right B-School selection
  • Stress buster sessions
  • Individual doubt clearing sessions with faculty
  • Unique shortcut techniques with special focus on Vedic mathematics

Best Classroom Training

  • Extensive classroom training with online training support
  • Refresher classes to help build fundamentals
  • Comprehensive and revised study material with practice books
  • Experienced and specialized faculty for all sections
  • Micro sessions to identify areas of difficulty

Special Features

  • Online All India SIM CATs with detailed analysis
  • Actual CAT papers with detailed discussion
  • Strategy test to enhance crisis management skills
  • Sectional test to improve sectional performance
  • Special classes and practice tests for XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc.
  • Computerized score analysis and learning curve of all students maintained in database
  • Indispensable self-analysis Introspect rum specially designed to Map progress of the student

Erudite offers following programs for CAT aspirants

  • Classroom Based Program
  • Postal Program

More more information please visit our website:

List of Top B-Schools in India

The list contains the name of 40 b-schools from India, grouped in groups of 10 the colleges are arranged in alphabetical order within the group.

The best: 1 – 10

(FMS Delhi) Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
(IIFT Delhi) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and Kolkata
(IIM Ahmedabad) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
(IIM Bangalore) Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
(IIM Calcutta) Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
(IIM Indore) Indian Institute of Management, Indore
(IIM Kozhikode) Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
(IIM Lucknow) Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
(ISB Hyderabad) Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
(XLRI Jamshedpur) Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur 


The Best of the rest: 11 -20

(IMT Ghaziabad) Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
(JBIMS Mumbai) Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
(MDI Gurgaon) Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
(NITIE Mumbai) National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
(NMIMS Mumbai) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
(SIBM Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
(SJM-SoM IIT Bombay) Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
(SP Jain, Mumbai) SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
(TISS Mumbai) Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
(XIM Bhubhaneswar) Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubhaneswar 


The Better: 21-30

(DMS, IIT Delhi) Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
(IIM Ranchi) Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi
(IIM Shillong) Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
(IIM Trichy) Indian Institute of Management, Trichy
(IRMA Anand) Institute of Rural Management, Anand
(KJ Somaiya, Mumbai) KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
(MICA Ahmedabad) Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad
(SCMHRD Pune) Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resources Development, Pune 


The Good: 31-40

(DoMS, IIT Madras) Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, Chennai
(DoMS, IIT Roorkee) Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee
(Fore Delhi) FORE School of Management, Delhi
(GIM Goa) Goa Institute of Management, Goa
(Great Lakes, Chennai) Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
(IIM Raipur) Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
(IIM Rohtak) Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak
(IIM Udaipur) Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur
(IME, IIT Kanpur) Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur
(IMI Delhi) International Management Institute, Delhi
(Nirma Ahmedabad) Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
(SIBM Bangalore) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore
(SIIB Pune) Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune
(TAPMI Manipal) TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
(NMIMS Bangalore) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore




Other MBA Entrance Exams | Dates and Notifications

Candidates looking to take CAT should also have an eye on other important MBA entrance examinations.


IIFT Entrance Examination




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