CAT 2015: Chat4CAT, online interactive platform sessions started

By Ambika

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015 is scheduled to be held on November 29. The CAT 2015 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM- A).

CAT, the computer-based MBA entrance exam aims to asses student's skills in English, Mathematics and Logical Reasoning.

IMS will be launching an online interactive platform called #Chat4CAT from November 1. The platform help students brush up their knowledge and answer their queries.

This initiative had attracted over 5,000 students in the last 15 days.

According to reports, IMS uses this platform to organise a chatting session, in which over 100 faculties from over 40 different cities answer the queries of all students from all the three sections of CAT. These faculties include the alumni of top 30 B-schools of India who are currently mentors to over 10,000 classroom students in these cities.

 Chat4CAT sessions started

Unlike previous years, this year, the test will be held across 115 centres and conducted in a single day in 2 slots.

#Chat4CAT also has a live chat interface which makes it a real time answering tool. Most of the questions on the forums are answered within 300 seconds. This time students currently studying in the top 30 business schools will be answering student queries on a real time basis.

Besides, IIM-A will be releasing a sample test for the CAT aspirants at the official website iimcat.ac.in, so that they can evaluate their preparation and get a better idea regarding the paper pattern.

CAT Paper Pattern:

No of Sections: The CAT exam will be based on 3 sections namely, 'Quantitative Aptitude (QA)', 'Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR)' and 'Verbal and ReadingComprehension (VRC).

No of Questions: QA and VRC will have 34 questions each and DILR will have 32 questions.

Duration of the Exam: The exam is set for duration of 180 minutes.

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