Gateway to dream institutions-CAT or NMAT??

17Sep,2018
By jyoti das

The two of the toughest Management exams in India- Common Admission Test (CAT) and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies-Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) - both are the gateway into India’s well-known Institutions. But there are many different aspects to study before opting for any one/both the exams. This article will provide you a clearer idea in detail about CAT & NMAT for strategic preparation for your higher education.

 

CAT:

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level Management entrance examination offering admission into IIMs and 100 other B-schools which accept CAT score. It is considered that cracking the CAT exam is very hard and with the passing time CAT is getting all the more difficult. It is even harder to make your path into the 20 IIMs. 

 

NMAT:

NMAT is also a national level entrance test conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) every year. Over a period of the last 2 years, the difficulty level of NMAT has increased and is considered to be tougher than CAT. The NMAT score is accepted by 22 B-schools in India.

 

Pros and Cons:

Cracking CAT in one attempt in the market full of competition is really a tough call, but NMAT is equally tough and has its plus point of 3 attempts a year. Being held within a period of 3 months, NMAT provides a scope for the students to re-appear in the exams to improve their score in their 1st or 2nd attempt. This gives the golden opportunity to the students to schedule their own exam by selecting date, time and center as per their convenience. Both the exams are held through online mode. CAT includes both objectives as well as subjective type questions, whereas in NMAT entrance only objective type questions are asked. Both CAT and NMAT don’t include the General Awareness and unlike CAT, NMAT is less calculation intensive test. Each section in CAT is conducted for an hour, but NMAT includes different and less sectional timing- Verbal Ability is of 22 minutes, Quantitative Skills is of 60 minutes and Logical Reasoning is of 38 minutes.

 

 Section CAT NMAT
No. of attempts Once in a year 3 times in a 75 day window with an extra fee for each attempt
Exam Pattern
  • Quantitative Ability- 34 ques.
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34 ques.
  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning- 32 ques.
  • Language Skills- 32 ques.
  • Logical Reasoning- 48 ques.
  • Quantitative Skills- 40 ques.
Marking
  • 300 marks in total
  • 3 marks for correct answer
  • -1 for wrong attempt
  • 360 marks in total
  • 3 marks for correct answer
  • No negative marking
Time Duration 180 minutes

120 minutes

Tests your speed (2hrs for 120 question)

Preference for choosing order of section No such opportunity as it is held once in a year You have the chance of scheduling your own exam
Application fees
  • Rs 1900 for General category
  • Rs 1000 for Reserved category
Rs 1900-2000 + inclusive tax
 

IIM institutes:

Institutes Programmes
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
IIM Amritsar PGP
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM
IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM
IIM Jammu PGP
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP
IIM Kozhikode PGP
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
IIM Nagpur PGP
IIM Raipur PGP, PGPWE
IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM
IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGP, EPGPX
IIM Sambalpur PGP
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX
IIM Sirmaur PGP
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM
IIM Udaipur PGP
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP

 

Institutes accepting NMAT score:

  1. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad
  2. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  3. MISB Bocconi, Mumbai
  4. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad and other locations
  5. Alliance University, Bangalore
  6. BSE Institute Limited
  7. Amity University, Delhi NCR
  8. Thapar School of Management, Chandigarh
  9. SRM University, Chennai, Delhi NCR Sonipat
  10. Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  11. University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun
  12. Woxsen School of Business Management, Hyderabad
  13. BML Munjal University, Delhi
  14. VIT University, Vellore
  15. ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
  16. Mody University, Rajasthan
  17. GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam
  18. Hyderabad Business School
  19. GITAM University, Hyderabad

 

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