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**IIM-Bangalore to Conduct CAT 2016 (News)**

The CAT (Common Admission Test), one of the most popular management entrance tests in India, will be conducted by IIM-B in 2016. Considered as the gateway to prestigious IIMs and top B-Schools, every year lakh of students across India take up the test. CAT 2015 was conducted on 29^{th} November, and around the same time the exam is likely to be conducted this year. A preliminary discussion will be conducted in the 1^{st} week of June, 2016. Read more…

**Exam patterns of CAT 2016**

The Common Admission Test had undergone a number of changes in the last few years. However, there are no new changes in CAT exam patterns this year. Like 2015, CAT will consist of 3 Sections – Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). A total of 100 questions would be asked – QA (34 questions), VRC (34 questions) and DILR (32 questions). Read more…

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The Prayas India | 4 days ago

For CAT+XAT+NMAT+CET Preparation. Contact the Prayas India. Fee: Rs. 37700.

The first n natural numbers, 1 to n, have to be arranged in a row from left to right. The n numbers are arranged such that there are an odd number of numbers between any two even numbers as well as between any two odd numbers. If the number of ways in which this can be done is 72, then find the value of n?

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Bhargava Vadlamani | 02/12/2016

Correction:- It is (n-1)/2 ! * (N+1)/2 ! So if n is 7 then answer is 144 If n is 5 then answer is 12.

Vikram Prabhakaran | 02/12/2016

It needs to be visualized first that there can be only 1 odd number between any two even numbers and vice versa because if you place 3 odd numbers between 2 even numbers then some pair of even numbers will not have any odd numbers between them lets assume a set of numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 2, 1 ,3 ,5 ,4 ,6 not satisfying the condition thus we have only 2 of types possibility that satisfies the given condition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 2 1 4 3 6 5 the two types of possibility happened because the number of odd and number of even numbers are same but for a set of odd numbers there will be only one type of possibility i.e. starting with odd numbers. e.g.:- 2 3 4 5 1 not satisfying the condition 1 2 3 4 5 Now coming to the question. Lets suppose, n is even and thus n = 2t+2 (where t is an integar with t>0) thus t+1 even numbers and t+1 odd numbers 2*(t+1)! (t+1)! = 72 (t+1)! = 6 t = 2 n = 6. Lets suppose n is odd and thus n = 2t+1 (where t is an integar with t>0) thus t even numbers and t+1 odd numbers (2t+1)! (t)! = 72 for t=1 rhs =6 for t=2 rhs =240 thus the above equation will not be satisfied for any value of t. Hence, n = 6

What is the eligibility criteria for appearing CAT exam?

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Venkatesh Setty | 05/12/2016

Any undergraduate not just Engineering, like Bcom, Bsc, BA etc.

Devendra | 11/12/2016

Minimum graduate degree - as CAT exam is for PG course. Also student in final year of their graduation can also write this exam.

The total cost of 2 pencils, 5 erasers and 7 sharpeners is Rs.30, while 3 pencils and 5 sharpeners cost Rs.15 more than 6 erasers. By what amount (in Rs.) does the cost of 39 erasers and 1 sharpener exceed the cost of 6 pencils?

Ice Gate Surat | 19/12/2016

Theoretically, you need 3 equations to solve linear equations with 3 variables. In this question, you are given only two equations with three variables. That means this problem comes under special equations. Depending upon the nature of the equations you have to apply special technique to solve special equation. Here, I apply one such special technique: 3x+5y+7z=49 (1) 5x+8y+11z=78 (2) multiply the first equation with 3 9x+15y+21z=147 (3) multiply the second equation with 2 10x+16x+22z=156 Now, subtract (3) from (2) x+y+z=9

If the roots of the equation (x + 1) (x + 9) + 8 = 0 are a and b, then what are the roots of the equation (x + a) (x + b) - 8 = 0?

Jayanta Saha | 29/12/2016

9,1.

Jayanta Saha | 29/12/2016

9,1.

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CAT (Common Admission Test) is a Computer Based Test conducted by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the most reputed Management Institutes in India. CAT tests the Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal, Logical & Reasoning abilities of candidates who aspire to get an admit into IIMs and other...

## Syllabus

There is no definite syllabus for CAT. It is an entrance exam that tests the verbal, quantitative, reasoning and logical skills of the candidates. Below is a list of topics that are covered under CAT: The Verbal/ English Ability Syllabus of CAT: The Verbal Section tests the candidate’s...

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The 2015 CAT exam has undergone certain changes. The new CAT pattern are as follows: There will be three sections – Section I: Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Section II: Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Section III: Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) A total of...

## Dates

CAT Exam 2016 is scheduled on 4th December. Candidate can appear only once during the Testing window. For Online Application, visit: www.iimcat.ac.in Online Registration Dates: 8th August – 22nd September, 2016 CAT Test Dates: 4th December, 2016

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It takes Rs.1700 (General), Rs. 850 (SC/ST) for you to register for CAT Exam.If you are looking for a classroom coaching it varies from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 35,000 depending upon the institute that you opt for coaching.