The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) today activated the link for Common Admission Test (CAT Exam 2022) mock tests. Candidates now practice for the exam by going to the official website– iimcat.ac.in. The authorities have also released special CAT mock test for candidates with low vision and other PwD candidates. Candidates can access the mock test, using the necessary login credentials of CAT.
CAT Exam 2022: Mock Test link
Step 1: Go to the official website– iimcat.ac.in
Step 2: Scroll down and click on mock test link
Step 3: Enter your credentials such as registration number and password
Step 4: Give the test and record your time and answers
CAT Exam 2022 Mock Test For Low Vision Candidates
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore also provides the facility of CAT mock test for candidates with low vision and other PwD candidates. For such candidates, there is a separate link for mock tests. Candidates can choose the link as per their own preference and click on that to access the official CAT mock test. Candidates with low vision can use the option of magnifying given on the top of the screen.
The duration of the test is 120 minutes, it will be conducted in three sessions. PwD candidates will get 13 minutes 20 seconds of extra time. The time allotted for each session is 40 minutes and 53 minutes and 20 seconds for PwD candidates. There will be a clock on the top right corner of the screen, which will start as soon as the candidate starts answering the questions. It will stop as the allotted time is over, for e.g. 40 minutes for all candidates (except PwD).
The question paper will be a mix of multiple-choice and subjective-type questions. An on-screen calculator will also be provided for computing, no other calculators will be allowed. The question palette displayed on the right side of the screen will display the status of the questions.
Common Admission Test (CAT)
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test for admission in graduate management programs. The test consists of three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability. The exam is taken online over a period of three hours, with one hour per section. In 2020, due to the COVID precautions, The Indian Institutes of Management Indore decided to conduct the CAT Exam in 2 hours with 40 minutes devoted to each section.
The Indian Institutes of Management started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs (MBA or PGDM). The test is conducted every year by one of the Indian Institutes of Managements based on a policy of rotation.
In August 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) would also use the CAT scores, instead of the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), to select students for their management programmes starting with the 2012-15 batch.
Before 2009, CAT was a paper based test conducted on a single day for all candidates. The pattern, number of questions and duration have seen considerable variations over the years.
On 1 May 2009, it was announced that CAT would be a Computer Based Test starting from 2009. The American firm Prometric was entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the test from 2009 to 2013. The first computer based CAT was marred with technical snags. The issue was so serious that it prompted the Government of India to seek a report from the convenor.
The trouble was diagnosed as ‘Conficker’ and ‘W32 Nimda’, the two viruses that attacked the system display of the test, causing server slow down. Since 2014 onward, CAT has been conducted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). CAT 2015 and CAT 2016 were 180-minute tests consisting of 100 questions (34 from Quantitative Ability, 34 from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension , and 32 from Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. CAT 2020 onwards, the exam duration has been reduced to two hours, with 40 minutes allotted per section.