CAT 2016 Notification & Registration Process

Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the most competitive examination for getting admission in elite B-Schools in India. It is a computer based test held annually and attracts graduates from all streams.

Notification release dateJuly 31, 2016
Registration commencement August 8, 2016
Last date for Online Registration September 22, 2016
Issue of Admit Card October 18, 2016
CAT 2016 Exam date December 4, 2016
Result Announcement 2nd week of January
  • Officially, there is no change in the test pattern from CAT 2015.
  • 3 Sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Quantitative Ability (QA).
  • Total number of questions - 100 in 180 minutes.
  • 1 hour limit for each section.
  • No negative marking for Non-MCQs.
  • No provision of shifting between the sections.
  • Online calculator to be a part of the exam again.
  • Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks from recognized University/ Institutions.
  • Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons witd Disability (PWD) categories must have at least 45% marks.
  • Register yourself on the website, to create your user profile.
  • On successful registration, a unique CAT 2016 user ID and Password will be sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Using this ID, login and fill the CAT application form. The details have to be filled in 5 sections of the form. In the last section of the form, payment is done. You can pay using Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card.
  • Also, upload your photograph, signature and other necessary documents as per the given specifications.
  • You can give up to 4 cities as your preferred test centre. However, the exam center will be assigned once the registration process ends.