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SNAP (Symbiosis National aptitude Test) 2019 is conducted by Symbiosis University and is accepted by only colleges registered under Symbiosis university. Majority of this institutes offer MBA and are located in Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nashik & Nagpur. This institutes offers specialization in various sectors which include certain niche sectors as well. A student may opt for this course as per his/her interest.

 Eligibility criteria:

50% minimum in graduation for general candidates and 45% minimum for SC/ST candidates.

Important dates (as per website):

Particular Date
Registration commences on 16 August 2019 (Friday)
Registration Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Payment Closes on 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Admit Card Live on ( 02 December 2019 (Monday)
SNAP Online Test 2019 15 December 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 1400-1600 hours
Announcement of Result 10 January 2020 (Friday)

Registration fee for SNAP is Rs. 1750/-. But a candidate has to register individually for the colleges by paying additionally as per the program/college.

Paper pattern:

Section Normal Questions Marks Per Correct Answer Special Questions Marks Per Correct Answer Total Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 34 1.5 0 0 34 51
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 36 1.5 0 0 36 54
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 35 1 5 2 40 45
Total 105 5 110 150
  • The test is online and normal questions are MCQ’s with 4 choices for each question. The answer to Special questions are to be key-in.
  • Total time duration is of 120 min (2hours).
  • Negative marking is 25% in both the cases.

A candidate is supposed to visit the following websites:

NMAT by GMAC is accepted by various institutes in India, South Africa, Philippines & Nigeria. This is a computer based online test made up of MCQ’s. This test is conducted in a window of 75 days wherein a candidate has liberty to select a test center, test date and time slot. Also, unlike other MBA entrances, a candidate can appear for maximum of 3 times for this test with a minimum span of 15 days in between 2 attempts. The best of 3 is considered for the calculation of final score/admission.

While filling up the form, a candidate can send the nmat scores to 5 different colleges out of the drop down list. For selecting the colleges a student is recommended to visit the college website, understand the eligibility criteria, the program offered and then apply to that college. Majority of students appear for NMAT to get an admission in NMIMS university for MBA/PGDM program.

Important dates
Registration 2nd July 2019 3rd Oct 2019
Late registration 4th Oct 2019 14th Oct 2019
Scheduling 2nd July 2019 16th Oct 2019
Exam Delivery 4th Oct 2019 17th Dec 2019
Final announcements of results 3rd week of January, 2020
Test Fees
Registration Rs. 2000/- + taxes
Late registration Rs. 2500/- + taxes
Retake Rs. 2000/- + taxes
Reschedule Rs. 1100/- + taxes
Paper pattern
Section No. of questions Sectional Time limit
Language skills 32 22 minutes
Quantitative skills 48 60 minutes
Logical Reasoning 40 38 minutes
Total 120 120 minutes

The test taker has the liberty to prioritize the sections.

CAT (Common admission test) is conducted by IIM’s (Indian institute of Management) every year and is an online test or also known as CBT – Computer based test. This year it will be conducted on 24th of November and the convener is IIM Kozhikode. Around 2.5 lakh students will compete for 20 IIM’s and other 200+ institutes. This test is said to be the most competitive in nature as it involves aptitude which consists of Reasoning, Maths and English. Following is the actual break up (CAT 2019) of test as per the IIM website.

Section Number of questions Time limit
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 34 34
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 34 34
Quantitative Ability 34 34
Total 100 3 hours

Each correct response to the question will fetch 3 marks, each incorrect will fetch (-1) mark and for unattempted there is no penalty.

The IIM’s and few top institutes look for sectional cut off in addition to the overall cut off. This cut offs are based on percentiles. So, after the test is done a student gets the raw score, IIM’s apply normalization method and the raw score is converted into scaled score. Post this the percentile is calculated by considering the marks scored by the topper and the total number of aspirants who appeared for CAT.

The eligibility criteria for CAT is that the student should be final year appearing or completed graduation with 50% and if the candidate belongs to SC, ST or PwD then the minimum requirement is 45% in graduation.

Registration fee for CAT is 950 INR for SC, ST & PwD and 1900 INR for all other general candidates.

Important dates:

Registration opens August 07, 2019(10:00 am)
Registration opens September 18, 2019(5:00 pm)
Admit card download October 23–November 24, 2019
Test date November 24, 2019
Result declaration Secondweek of January, 2020(Tentative)

Following are the important links which a CAT aspirant should visit:

Registration Started 20th August 2018
Registration End 30th Nov 2018
Exam Date 6th Jan 2019
Link for registration

CAT 2018 Notification with all the details has been released by IIM Calcutta on July 29, 2018. The exam pattern this year will remain the same as last year. This article presents detailed information on CAT 2018 regarding the notification, important dates, registration process, application form, exam pattern, etc.

Important Dates


Dates (Tentative)

Online registration starts

8th August 2018

Last date for registration

19th September 2018

Application correction

4th to last week of September 2018

Admit card release

24th October 2018 onwards

Mock Test release

17th October 2018

Exam Date

25th November 2018

Answer Key and question paper release

1st week of December 2018

Last date to submit objection

2nd week of December 2018

Declaration of Result

2nd week of January 2019

Important points to note about CAT 2018 Application Form

  • 1. CAT 2018 Application Form will be available online only
  • 2. The CAT 2018 application form fee is expected to be Rs.1900/-
  • 3. In case of filling incorrect information in CAT 2018 online application form not only the candidature of the aspirant will be treated as invalid but the CAT application fee will also be forfeited.
  • 4. CAT 2018 application can be completed in 3 steps.
  • 5. You can save and exit the CAT 2018 application form any number of times to edit and complete it later or can Save & Continue each section till you submit the application.
  • 6. Fee for CAT application is to be paid after completing your CAT online application 2018
  • 7. If you do not pay the CAT 2018 application fee after completing your CAT 2018 application form, your CAT application will remain incomplete and you will not be allowed to appear in CAT 2018 exam.

How to fill CAT Application Form 2018

In order to fill up the CAT 2018 application form, applicants have to login through their user ID and password and fill up the application form by entering the correct information. The CAT application form 2018 is divided into following categories or sections:

  • 1. Personal Details
  • 2. Contact Details
  • 3. Academic Details
  • 4. Work Experience
  • 5. Selecting IIMs to apply for
  • 6. Selecting Test Centres and Interview Cities

After filling up information on each page, candidates have to click on Save & Next tab. Applicants have to upload their photograph and signature in the given dimension. The last step is to pay the application fee through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Documents needed to complete CAT 2018 Application

Following are the mandatory items of information you need during the CAT 2018 online application process:

  • 1. Educational history
  • 2. Mark sheets (10th /12th/ Degree/Diploma)
  • 3. Work experience, if any
  • 4. Applicable Certificates to upload
  • 5. Scanned images of your passport size photo and signature. (The photo should not be more than six months old and should have a white background)
  • 6. Scanned image of Passport size photo with the dimensions 35mm X 45mm along with the scanned image of your signature with the dimensions 1000mm X 35 mm. is required to be uploaded at the time of registration for CAT 2018. Please note that the documents file format should be .jpg or .jpeg and the file size should not be more than 80KB each. The image should be clear with a minimum resolution of 150px.

CAT 2018 Application Fee

  • 1. The application fee is Rs. 1900 for General category candidates and Rs. 950 for SC/ST/PWD category candidates.
  • 2. The mode of application fee payment is through Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking.

Exam Pattern


No of MCQs

No of Non- MCQs

Total no of questions

Total marks

Time allotted (in min)

Verbal Ability & RC












Quantitative Ability












Marking Scheme

Correct Response

Incorrect Response



*There is no negative marking scheme for non-MCQs or TITA (Type In The Answer) questions.

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Arya Chanakya Essay Competition

Sectional Tests

There will be a total of 30 Sectional Tests; 10 each of Quantitative Aptitude, LR DI (Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation) and Verbal Ability (Verbal reasoning Reading Comprehension).

Sectional Tests are strongly recommended if you want to improve your attempt in each section, especially if a certain section is your weakness.

Sectional Test To be made live
Sectional Test Quant 1 Sectional Test Verbal 1 Sectional Test LRDI 1 25-Jun
Sectional Test Quant 2 Sectional Test Verbal 2 Sectional Test LRDI 2 25-Jun
Sectional Test Quant 3 Sectional Test Verbal 3 Sectional Test LRDI 3 25-Jun
Sectional Test Quant 4 Sectional Test Verbal 4 Sectional Test LRDI 4 25-Jun
Sectional Test Quant 5 Sectional Test Verbal 5 Sectional Test LRDI 5 25-Jun
Sectional Test Quant 6 Sectional Test Verbal 6 Sectional Test LRDI 6 02-Jul
Sectional Test Quant 7 Sectional Test Verbal 7 Sectional Test LRDI 7 02-Jul
Sectional Test Quant 8 Sectional Test Verbal 8 Sectional Test LRDI 8 09-Jul
Sectional Test Quant 9 Sectional Test Verbal 9 Sectional Test LRDI 9 09-Jul
Sectional Test Quant 10 Sectional Test Verbal 10 Sectional Test LRDI 10 09-Jul

TakeHome Tests

These tests are on the lines of last five year’s CAT paper pattern. To make these tests a sound barometer for your preparation, some variations on the existing question types and some entirely new types of questions have been added. Difficulty level varies from ‘easy’ to ‘very difficult’. These tests are to be taken at home at your convenience. Ideally you should take this test in one go i.e. without any break.

Take Home Test To be made live Take Home Test To be made live
TakeHomeCAT - 1 02-Jul TakeHomeNMAT - 1 23-Jul
TakeHomeCAT - 2 02-Jul TakeHomeNMAT - 2 30-Jul
TakeHomeCAT - 3 09-Jul TakeHomeNMAT - 3 06-Aug
TakeHomeCAT - 4 09-Jul TakeHomeNMAT - 4 13-Aug
TakeHomeCAT - 5 16-Jul  
TakeHomeCAT - 6 16-Jul  
TakeHomeCAT - 7 23-Jul  
TakeHomeCAT - 8 23-Jul  
TakeHomeCAT - 9 30-Jul  
TakeHomeCAT - 10 30-Jul  
TakeHomeCAT - 11 06-Aug  
TakeHomeCAT - 12 06-Aug  
TakeHomeCAT - 13 13-Aug  
TakeHomeCAT - 14 13-Aug  
TakeHomeCAT - 15 20-Aug  

Master Tests

These tests simulate the last two year’s paper pattern. Difficulty level is that of actual exam based on our last two years’ experience. These tests are to be taken at home at your convenience. An ideal attempt would be to take this test in one go i.e. without any break.

MasterTest To be made live
MasterCAT - 1 25-Jun MasterNMAT - 1 20-Aug
MasterCAT - 2 27-Aug    
MasterCAT - 3 03-Sep    
MasterCAT - 4 10-Sep    
MasterCAT - 5 17-Sep    

Proctored Tests

These tests are proctored on the last year’s actual CAT paper. Difficulty level and type of questions mirror the actual exam of the previous year. These tests are to be taken at our test venue. Registration for the same is must. For the exam that is scheduled for the designated Sunday, registrations will start on Thursday at 12pm and will close on Saturday at 9pm.

ProcTest To be made live
ProcCAT – 1 08-Jul ProcNMAT - 1 23-Sep
ProcCAT – 2 05-Aug    
ProcCAT – 3 19-Aug    
ProcCAT – 4 09-Sep    
ProcCAT – 5 07-Oct    

Note : Test Series details for IIFT, XAT, SNAP, CMAT and CET will be updated soon.

All The Best!!!

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