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      XAT 2012 Notification & Important Dates

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      XAT 2012 Notification, Important Dates & Links


      Check XAT 2012 application status                Download XAT 2012 Admit Card
      Note: If any one has forgotten to download XAT admit card and requires help in downloading same, then please send your XAT id and password asap to tipsforcat.mba@gmail.com


      Important XAT Update (updated on 30th Dec 2011):
      From this year, candidates are required to mark answers in OMR sheet using pen (either black or blue ball pen to be used). Therefore please ensure that you get fresh pens on the day of examination. Furthermore, no erasure is possible once the answers have been marked and no extra OMR sheet would be provided to candidates. The duration for the paper remains the same.


      You might like to keep these points while practicing and preparing your strategy for the examination. 

      Important Dates for XAT 2012:
      Event
      Start Date
      End Date
      XAT 2012 Online Registration Dates
      From 20th September 2011 (Tuesday)
      Till 30th November 2011 (Wednesday)
      XAT 2012 Admit Card Download Period
      From 15th December 2011 
      31st December 2011
      XAT 2012 Exam Date
      XAT 2012 Test
      8th January 2012 (Sunday)

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      Understand what is Jan Lokpal Bill - How will Lokpal Bill help in curbing Corruption?

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      Letter from Anna Hazare to fellow Indians clearly reveals why Jan Lokpal Bill is important.
      Its important for MBA aspirants to be aware of all the happenings around 
      them, questions on current affairs could be asked from a candidate during their
      personal interview or GD. Below document throws light on Jan Lokpal Bill: 



      How to make changes in CAT application form after registeration?

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      Q.1) If I have made any mistake(s) while registering for CAT 2011, can I make changes later to rectify?
      Ans. If you make mistakes while entering the application data, you may login to https://iim.prometric.com and select “Edit Profile” to make changes to your personal details such as address or “Edit Application” to make changes to your application data such as educational information or interview location. For security reasons, editing of candidate’s full name and username will not be allowed. To reschedule your appointment, select “Reschedule an Appointment” to choose a different test centre, date and time of your test, of course, subject to availability. The ability to edit application profile and registration details will be available until the registration window is closed i.e. til 11:59 PM on 28 September 2011, IST.
      Note: If you make changes to your profile or reschedule, you must carry the most recent admit card and attend the most recent test session.


      Q.2) What are the timings to contact the Candidate Care helpline?
      Ans. The FAQs, IVRS and online instructions are designed to enable self-service. You are requested to use these tools which can guide you through the entire process and help answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then CAT Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.
      Phone: 1-800-103-7383
      Webmail:Contact Us 
      Phone support availability:
      Registration Phase: 17 August – 28 September 2011, 9:00AM to 6:00PM from Mondays to Saturdays.
      Pre-testing window: 29 September – 21 October 2011, 9:00AM to 6:00PM from Mondays to Saturdays.
      Testing window: 22 October – 18 November 2011, 8:00AM to 7:00PM daily.
      Post-testing window: 19 November 2011 – 31 January 2012, 9:00AM to 6:00PM Mondays to Fridays .
      CAT Candidate Care will be closed on the following national public holidays:
      * Monday, 22 August 2011 – Janamastami
      * Wednesday, 31 August 2011 – Idu’l Fitr
      * Thursday, 6 October 2011 – Dussehra
      * Wednesday, 26 October 2011 - Diwali
      * Monday, 26 December 2011 – Christmas
      * Monday, 2 January 2012 – New Year’s Day
      * Thursday, 26 January 2012 – Republic Day
      Webmail support availability: 
      Webmail support will be available from 17 August 2011 until the end of the first week of February 2012. Queries, received by webmail, will be responded to within 2 business days. Do not send the same email multiple times, as it will delay the response process.

      Eligibility for CAT 2011-CAT Eligibility Criteria

      Source : catiim.in
      Q.1) Who is eligible to take CAT?
      Ans. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 
      -The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/ institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. 
      -In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. 
      -In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
      -Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
      -IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.catiim.in.
      -Prospective candidates must have the following throughout the selection process. 
      1. CAT 2011 Voucher 
      2. Pay-in Slip 
      3. Valid and unique Email ID 


      Q.2)  Can I appear for CAT for practice purpose, though I am aware that I am not eligible?
      Ans. No.





      Q.3)  Is there any age restriction or age limit for appearing in CAT?
      Ans.   No, there is no age limit  for appearing in CAT.



      Q.4) Can I appear for CAT 2011 more than once during the 20-day testing window?
      Ans. No. You can appear for CAT 2011 only once. It will be deemed a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear for CAT 2011 more than once. Admit Cards and picture IDs of the candidates will be checked, and candidate pictures and biometric information will also be captured at the test center.



      Q.5)  Is there a limit on number of times I can appear in CAT?
      Ans.   No there is no limit on number of attempts, each year you can appear once in CAT.



      Common Questions CAT - FAQ CAT

      This post is created to ensure aspirants are fully aware of different aspects of CAT and they can find answers to their common doubts.

      CAT is undoubtedly the biggest and the most prestigious MBA admissions exam of India

      CAT is a management aptitude test conducted by the IIMs primarily to evaluate and shortlist candidates for the post graduate programme. It is a computer based exam available for eager and eligible candidates to register and take once a year.
      As per Government of India norms, IIMs reserve 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST candidates and 27% seats for NC-OBC candidates. 3% seats are also reserved for Persons with Disabilities on horizontal reservation basis. IIMs also provide scholarships to deserving students who need financial support.
      Apart from IIMs almost all top college's accept CAT score for their MBA admissions.
      Important Dates:
      CAT Exam Date:     Mostly its 2nd or 3rd week of November
      CAT Result Date:    Mostly its in End of December or Early January


      Important Points:
      - Do I need to fill forms of individual colleges or just filling CAT form is enough?
      You need to fill application forms of each of the colleges individually except for IIMs. CAT is just an evaluation exams conducted by IIMs. While filling CAT form you need to opt for various IIMs you want to apply to.

      - Are the application form for other non IIMs MBA college's free?
      No, except for IIMs you need to pay for each college application form you want to apply to.

      - When are the application forms of various MBA College's available (non-IIMs)?
      Application forms availability date for different MBA college's varies. Mostly the application forms are available between Oct-Dec. You must keep a watch on the last date for filling application forms for various college's.

      - Can I fill application form for MBA college's after CAT results are out based on my CAT percentile?
      No, not in all cases. Most of the MBA college application forms are out before CAT results and the last date for application also falls before CAT result date. In all such cases where last date of application is before CAT results date you must fill the application form before the deadline to be considered eligible for admissions

      - How many question should I attempt to get 99+ percentile?
      Or 
      How much marks should I score in CAT to get 95+ percentile?
      This cannot be predicted and score to percentile mapping varies each year. To understand it better please go through below details:
      Percentile is calculated based on a candidates marks compared to all other candidates. For example if there are 100 candidates attempting an exam of 100 marks and highest marks score by a candidate is  65 and lowest is -5 marks. Then candidate with 65 marks will have 100 percentile whereas the candidate with -5 marks will have 0 percentile. Other candidates percentile would be calculated relatively.
      Another thing worth mentioning is if questions asked in a particular years CAT are easier then candidates with 250 out of 300 marks may just manage to get 90 percentile whereas if the paper is complex then candidates with 160 marks out of 300 may get 100 percentile.  
      Hence to summarize percentile depends on below factors:
      - Performance of other candidates compared to your performance
      - Complexity of Questions
      Thus this cannot be predicted and it will vary each year.


      Test Duration 
      The test duration is for a total time of 2 hours and 50 minutes (170 minutes). PWD/DA candidates with scribe requirements will be allowed an extra hour. All candidates will start the test at the same time. Candidates are to remain at their seats for the entire duration of the test even if they complete their test early. The Submit button will be enabled only upon completion of test time. If for any reason, the candidate has to leave the testing hall, he/she will not be allowed to re-enter the hall. In such circumstances, the test would be considered incomplete for the candidate. At no point during the test, the candidate should touch the keyboard. Doing so will lock the terminal. All answer choices should be made using the mouse

      Test Format
      The medium of the test is in English language for all candidates. The test has 100 multiple choice questions across two sections. The two sections are: 
      Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation : 50 Questions
      Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning   : 50 Questions

      Candidates may attempt any section first. The questions can be answered out of sequence too. And the candidate can also toggle between sections and attempt questions. An on-screen timer will mark remaining minutes for the test. Three (3) points will be awarded for each correct answer; one (1) point will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no penalty for questions that are left unanswered. 

      CAT Eligibility 
      • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Able (DA) category) awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 
      • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100. 
      • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2015 from the Principal/Registrar of her/his College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2015) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
      • IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.iimcat.ac.in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

      Queries related with FORMAT OF CAT
      Q.1) I hear that CAT will be held online. Is that correct?
      Ans. CAT is a computer-based test (CBT) and not an Internet-based test (IBT) i.e. a candidate does not take the test on an Internet site. Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.

      Q.2) How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?
      Ans. The format of the test is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet.

      Q.3) Can I take the test from any computer?
      Ans. No. A candidate will have to test on a pre-assigned workstation and will not have a choice to choose his or her workstation, in the testing venue chosen by him/her during the time of registration.

      Q.4) What does a CBT test looks like?
      Ans. A CAT practice test is available on the website www.https://iimcat.ac.in for candidates to get familiarised with the functionality and navigation of the actual test.

      Queries related with TEST DURATION & PATTERN
      Q.1) How many sections are there in the test?
      Ans. There will be two separately timed sections in the test. The sections are (a) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (b) Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.

      Q.2) How many questions are there in each of these sections?
      Ans. There will be 50 questions in each section.

      Q.3) Can I move back and forth between the two sections?
      Ans. Candidates may attempt any section first. And the candidate can toggle between the two sections and attempt questions. An on-screen timer will mark remaining minutes for the test.

      Q.4) What is the tutorial?
      Ans. The tutorial provides a series of screens that will orient you to the computer-based CAT. This will give you an opportunity to try the various features, including how to navigate between questions in a section, review questions, etc. The tutorial has a total duration of 15 minutes and candidates are advised to go through it entirely before starting the actual exam sections. For a similar preview, candidates can take a tour of the CAT Practice Test.

      Queries related with ELIGIBILITY, SCHEDULING & REGISTRATION for CAT
      Q.1) Who is eligible to take the test?
      Ans. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste 
      (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/ institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the  procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any  
      scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have 
      completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of 
      which are provided at the website Check Shortlisting criteria for each of the IIMS.
      Check Shortlisting criteria for each of the IIMS

      Q.2) Can I appear for CAT for practice purpose, though I am aware that I am not eligible?
      Ans. No.

      Q.3) Is there any age restriction for appearing in CAT?
      Ans. No, there is no age restriction for appearing in CAT.

      Q.4) What is the fee for the test?
      Ans. The fee is Rs.1600. If you belong to the SC/ST category then you can pay a discounted fee of Rs.800.


      Q.5) Can I use my coaching institute’s or a friend’s email address when registering for CAT?
      Ans. No, you need to have a valid and unique email address.

      Q.6) When will CAT be held and can I choose a test date?
      Ans. CAT will be held during the November. Yes, you can choose a test date, test time, and venue across 36 cities all over India, subject to availability.

      Q.7) From where can I get the list of test centres?
      Ans. A list of test centres is available at below link:
      List of CAT test centres

      Q.8) When will I get my Admit Card?
      Ans. a.) Soon after you fill-in, review, and submit your personal information during the online application, an automated confirmation email, which will contain your Application Summary, will be sent to the email address provided by you.
      b.) After submitting your personal information, you are expected to continue registration by scheduling your test date, test time, and venue. Once you have submitted this scheduling information, a 2nd automated confirmation email, which will contain your CAT  Admit Card, will be sent to the email address provided by you. Only at this stage is your CAT registration complete.

      Q.9) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?
      Ans. The admit card will contain the name of the candidate, test date, time, venue, confirmation number, CAT Registration Number / Testing ID and instructions for the candidate.

      Q.10) Will the Admit Card be sent to me as a hard copy by mail?
      Ans. No. The admit card will be sent to the email address provided by you, only after you have filled in your online application and scheduled your test. It
      is therefore, mandatory for you to have a valid email account throughout the selection process.
      Note: Admit Card is a mandatory requirement in order to test. You must bring a print out of your Admit Card to the test centre.

      Q.11) Are there any special provisions for Differently Abled candidates?
      Ans. Yes. Please refer to the FAQs for DA Candidates for more details.

      Q.12) What are the different time slots for scheduling the test for a typical testing day?
      Ans. CAT 2014 will have 2 sessions each, Forenoon and Afternoon, on the two exam days. Candidates will be assigned to anyone of the four sessions, subject to availability and city preference.

      Q.12) Can I appear for CAT more than once during the testing window?
      Ans. No. You can appear for CAT only once per year. It will be deemed a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear for CAT more than once in an year. Admit Cards and picture IDs of the candidates will be checked, and candidate pictures and biometric information will also be captured at the test centre.


      Q.13) If I have made any mistake(s) while registering for CAT , can I make changes later to rectify?
      Ans. If you make mistakes while entering the application data, you may login to  and select “Edit Profile” to make

      changes to your personal details such as address or “Edit Application” to make changes to your application data such as educational information or interview
      location. For security reasons, editing of candidate’s full name and username will not be allowed. To reschedule your appointment, select “Reschedule an
      Appointment” to choose a different test centre, date and time of your test, of course, subject to availability. The ability to edit application profile and
      registration details will be available until the registration window is closed 

      Note: If you make changes to your profile or reschedule, you must carry the most recent admit card and attend the most recent test session.


      Queries related with CAT Exam day
      Q.1)What is the reporting time for the test?
      Ans. 2 hours hours prior to the test time.
      The forenoon session and afternoon sessions on both the days will be held from 9.30 am to 12.20 pm and from 3 pm to 5.50 pm respectively. One candidate can only appear for one slot. The reporting times for the forenoon and afternoon sessions are 7.30 am and 1 pm respectively.


      Q.2) What are the identification documents required to be carried to the test centre?
      Ans. Candidates will need to bring the following identification documents on the test day:
      a. CAT Admit Card
      b. At least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification. The name on your photo identification must match your name as entered in the CAT application. Acceptable forms of photo identification are limited to Driver's license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID (supported with a valid ATM/Credit/Debit Card with your name), Employee ID, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if photo identification is not presented.


      Q.3) Does the name need to match with the names appearing on the identification documents?
      Ans. Your name needs to be exactly identical to the name on your school-leaving certificate.
      Note: - If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the relevant document mentioned below and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme.
      Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change Document


      Q.4) What are the permitted materials I can bring with me to the test centre?
      Ans. None. You will not be permitted to bring any personal items to the test centre, including but not limited to wrist-watch, pen, cellphones, calculators, etc.


      Q.5) What is the duration of the test?
      Ans. The CAT test is for a total duration of 170 minutes or 2 hours and 50 minutes.


      Q.6) Do I have any breaks during the test?
      Ans. No, you will not be given any breaks during the test.



      Q.7) Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test?
      Ans. At the test centre, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a pencil, eraser and scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test,
      candidates will have to hand back all the scratch paper and stationery to the Administrator.



      Queries related with CAT Scoring & Results
      Q.1) How will my initial raw scores be calculated?
      Ans. Your raw scores will be calculated for each section based on the number of questions you answered correctly, incorrectly, or omitted. You will be given 
      +3 points for each correct answer and -1 point for each incorrect answer. There will be no points for questions that are not answered. This scoring methodology ensures that candidates are only awarded points for what they know.


      Q.2) What happens after my initial raw scores are calculated?
      Ans. The CAT, like virtually all large-scale exams, will utilize multiple forms, or versions, of the test. While all forms are carefully assembled to ensure 
      that the content is comparable, the difficulty of each form may vary slightly. Such minor differences in the overall difficulty level cannot be accurately 
      measured until after all of the forms have been administered and the results analysed. To facilitate this comparison, each form will contain equating blocks 
      comprising a pre-defined number of statistically profiled questions selected from a large item bank. By comparing candidate responses to these equating 
      blocks across multiple forms, the ability level of the individuals can be evaluated and the precise difficulty of the forms calculated. The raw scores are 
      then adjusted, as necessary, through a process called equating. Equating assures fairness for all candidates by allowing accurate comparisons to be made of performance across all of the test forms. Equated raw scores are then placed on a common scale or metric to ensure appropriate interpretation of the scores. This process is called scaling.


      Q.3) What scores will be presented to me on results day?
      Ans. Three scaled scores will be presented for each candidate: an overall scaled score and two separate scaled scores for each section. As the two sections evaluate distinct sets of knowledge and skills, scores do not correlate across sections. A high score in one section does not guarantee a high score in 
      another section. Percentile rankings are provided for each individual section as well as for the overall exam score.


      Q.4) Will I get to see my scores on the test day?
      Ans. No.


      Q.5) Within how many days can I expect the results?
      Ans. CAT results are expected to be declared in last week of December


      Q.6) How does one know if he/she has been shortlisted by IIMs for interviews?
      Ans. More information will be shared by the IIMs after the CAT results are declared.

      CAT 2011 Practical Test Guide

      Source : catiim.in

      CAT 2011 Pattern

      Source : catiim.in
      CAT 2011 Test Pattern
      The CAT 2011 will have only two sections :
      1. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
      2. Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.


      These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Within the 70 min provided for the section, candidates can review the answers."


      This means even if you complete 1st section in lesser time, say in 50 mins, for the remaining 20 minutes you would not be allowed to utilize it for 2nd section. The best way to handle such situation would be revise all the attempted and unattended questions so as to ensure that you have not missed out something.


      Scoring
      +3 marks would be given for correct answers, -1 for incorrect attempts and 0 marks for unanswered questions.


      Few things which could help during preparation & CAT test:
      -First of all be calm during the test and don't panic at all.
      -Understand the fact that you have to make a decent attempt with all abilties which you have now.
      -You must be aware of your areas of strengths for each of the sections.
      -Don't try to attempt too many questions, start attempting questions only from the areas you are comfortable with.
      -Don't attempt question sequentially. Skim through the question within 10-15 seconds if you are not sure how to approach it or solve it, without second thoughts jump to the next question.
      -Example-1 VA: Say you are not good in RC but you are good in sentence correction. Attempt more questions from sentecne correction and don't attempt much more RC. Though I personally feel RC is easiest to master.
      -Example-2 QA: Assuming that in Quantitative Ability you are pretty good in artihmatic but not good in Geometry or trignometry or algebra, focus majorly on attempting questions from arithmatic as that is your strong area. Would also suggest you skim through each question from other areas for 10-15 seconds, if something is simple and straight forward attempt it right away.
      -Remember CAT is more about Time Management, Smart selection of question rather blindly attempting to whatever comes your way.
      -Attempt at least 7-10 mock tests before making an attempt to CAT test.
      -Need not to say, make yourself familiar with computer basics, if you are not.
      -Improve your reading speed, calculation speed & problem solving speed
      -Improve your time management skills.While solving a set of questions at home, make a habiit of setting a time limit. Try to score as much as possible in the stipulated amount of time.Practice alot.
      -Verbal section could be tougher as it doesn't requires any calculations. So try to work on it, read a lot.




      More about CAT 2011 test process 
      A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully before starting the main examination. The total duration will be two hours and thirty five minutes including the tutorial. A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available in the coming weeks. Once again candidates are advised to go though them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.


      At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. No breaks will be given during the test.


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