CAT exam or the Common Admission Test is one of the most popular exams among MBA aspirants in India. It is held every year on the last Sunday of November or the first Sunday of December. Anyone in India who dreams of a career in management writes the CAT exam to get admission to IIMs and other top B schools in India.
Most top B schools in India use CAT scores for shortlisting candidates for the Interview and written ability test round of the selection process. Needless to say that a good CAT score increases your chances of selection to the top B schools.
Every year around 2 to 2.4 lac people appear for the CAT exam and fight for around 4500 seats in IIMs and around 6000 seats in other top B schools.
You can see that around 5% of the candidates succeed in getting admission to the top B schools. Needless to say- only the top performers get selected to top B schools in India.