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What is the full form of CAT

CAT: Common Admission Test

CAT stands for Common Admission Test. This competitive test is conducted by Indian Institute of Management to provide admissions for various management programs for IIMs and Non-IIM institutes. It is the most popular management aptitude test among the prospective management students as it is accepted by most of the renowned management institutes of India in addition to IIMs.

This is a computer based test which includes the following:

  • Reading comprehension in English
  • Quantitative ability
  • Data interpretation
  • Verbal ability and Logical reasoning
  • Analytical reasoning
CAT full form


The minimum qualification to apply for CAT examination is graduation.


Cracking CAT is the only way to get admission in Indian Institute of Management. If you want to take admission in any of the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) or other prestigious management colleges, you have to clear CAT. Furthermore, each institute has its own parameters to select candidates in addition to CAT score. The common parameters that are usually considered along with CAT score are written test, group discussion, personal interview, academic performance and work experience etc.

Other popular full forms of CAT

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