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Best CAT coaching classes in Goa

Maxxcell Institute Goa offers the best MBA CAT coaching classes in Goa and mock tests for the CAT exams

How Maxxcell helps you?

Maxxcell offers the most complete and best quality study material for CAT entrance tests. We help right from the concept stages to acing your CAT to applying to suitable institutes.

Complete Study Material & Innovative teaching methodology

  • Maxxcell offers an expansive and superior study material for CAT and other B-school entrance tests – The CAT Reference Material. The Reference Material pack consists of 8 booklets which are updated with CAT and other entrance test. With the Reference Material Pack, you get Verbal and Quantitative Flash Cards and access to Online Account associated with Maxxcell to equip you for solving online tests and exercises since exams like CAT/CMAT are answered online.
  • A systematic study plan to help you plan out your preparation better.
  • Concept clearing classes.
  • CAT Group Discussion and Personal Sessions by Alumni of Top Institutes.
  • Career counseling by expert with the help of Psychometric tests.

Online Test Support

  • 100 Topic wise test on Quantitative Aptitude.
  • 64 tests on Reading Comprehension & Grammar.
  • 46 Verbal & Vocabulary.
  • 16 Data Interpretation,15 Data Sufficiency & 13 Logical Reasoning.
  • 20 verbal sectional Tests & 20 Quantitative sectional tests.
  • Additional questions with Math Question Bank.
  • 25 Verbal & Quantitative sectional tests.
  • 15 + National Level Mock Tests.

Experienced Faculty

Maxxcell has the most-experienced faculty, who will ensure that you will reach your desired score in the CAT exams.

Unlimited Support to students

If there’s any help required we will always be available to help you reach your desired score in the exams.

About CAT

The CAT exam is the common entrance exam of MBA, which is conducted to gain admission to 13 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and most of the top B-schools every year. Among all the management exams, the Common Admission Test (CAT) is considered to be one of the toughest nuts to crack.

The first step to attain the dream of pursuing MBA is to take the MBA entrance exams conducted by the various institutes of India. CAT or the Common Admission Test is taken by over two lakh MBA aspirants every year. Earlier CAT exam was held every year on the third Sunday of November in a paper pencil format. Since 2009 it has been changed to computer based test. There are two sections. One section focuses on Quantitative Aptitude + Data Interpretation and other section focuses on Verbal Ability + Logical Reasoning.

CAT Exam Pattern for 2017

CAT 2017 Duration:

  • Test duration will be of 180 minutes.
  • Each section has a time limit of 60 minutes. You are not allowed to switch between sections at any point.
  • An on-screen timer is available for you to check how much time you have left.

CAT 2017 Sections

Sections Time No. of Questions
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 60 mins 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) 60 mins 32
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC) 60 mins 34

CAT Exam Pattern Analysis for the years 2007 – 2017

Years Sections No. of Questions Difficulty Level
2017 Quantitative Ability
Verbal and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
100

( Quantitative Ability – 34 Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension – 34 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32 Questions )

Moderate
2016 Quantitative Ability
Verbal and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
100

( Quantitative Ability – 34 Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension – 34 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32 Questions )

Moderate
2015 Quantitative Ability
Verbal and Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
100
( Quantitative Ability – 34 Questions
Verbal and Reading Comprehension – 34 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32 Questions )
Easy-Moderate
2014 Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability
100
( Quantitative Ability – 50 Questions
Verbal Ability – 50 Questions )
Moderate
2013 Section I: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Section II: Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
60
Section I: 30 Questions
Section II: 30 Questions
Moderate – Difficult
2012 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
60
( Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning – 30 Questions
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation – 30 Questions )
Moderate – Difficult
2011 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
60
( Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning- 30 Questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation – 30 Questions )
Moderate – Difficult
2010 Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
60
( Verbal Ability – 20 Questions
Quantitative Ability – 20 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 20 Questions )
Moderate – Difficult
2009 Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
60
( Verbal Ability – 20 Questions
Quantitative Ability – 20 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 20 Questions )
Easy – Moderate
2008 Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
90
( Verbal Ability – 40 Questions
Quantitative Ability – 25 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 25 Questions )
Difficult
2007 Quantitative Ability
Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
75
( Verbal Ability – 25 Questions
Quantitative Ability – 25 Questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 25 Questions )
Difficult

Types of Questions

MCQ Section

For objective multiple-choice questions, every question has 4 options – A, B, C and D. Read the question on the screen and click on the circle next to your selected answer.

Direct Answer Type

Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Answers are to be directly typed onto the screen.

Calculator allowed.

Students will be provided with on-screen calculators.

Official Website

For more information visit: https://iimcat.ac.in

Top Colleges Under CAT

Below are some of the top colleges in India accepting CAT scores:

Features of CAT 2018

Sections
1. Quantitative Ability
2. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
3. Verbal & Reading Comprehension
Number of Questions
100
Quantitative Ability – 34
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 32
Verbal & Reading Comprehension – 34
(As per CAT exam pattern 2015)
Duration
180 minutes
Sectional Duration
1 hour for each section
Question Types
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) , Non – MCQs
Calculator Usage
On screen basic calculator will be provided
Marking Scheme
For Non-MCQs

  • +3 marks for ‘çorrect answer’
  • No marks (or negative marks) for ‘wrong or no attempt’

For MCQs

  • +3 marks for çorrect answer
  • -1 for incorrect answer
  • No marks are given or deducted for un-attempted questions

CAT exam pattern 2018: Key facts

  • CAT 2018 exam is Computer based Test (CBT) of 3 hours duration.
  • CAT exam is divided into 3 main sections of 60 minutes each
  • The 3 sections in CAT exam 2018 pattern are – Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC); Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR); Quantitative Aptitute (QA)
  • There will also be sub sections within the 3 sections in revised CAT exam 2018 pattern. For example, the revamped CAT exam pattern for VARC consists of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension sub sections; DILR contains questions on Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning.
  • Candidates are not allowed to move between one section to other during the 1 hour assigned to the particular section.
  • CAT Test takers cannot leave their seats during the exam.
  • MCQs in CAT 2018 exam pattern will need you to pick out 1 correct answer choice out of 4
  • Non-MCQs in CAT exam pattern will require you to type-in the correct answer on the computer screen.
  • There may not be any answer choices for Non-MCQs in revised pattern of CAT 2018.
  • Each correct answer in CAT exam pattern will be awarded 3 marks whether it is MCQ or Non-MCQ
  • Each wrong answer for MCQ in CAT exam 2018 will be imposed penalty of 1/3 negative mark (-1 mark)
  • There will be no penalty of negative marking on wrong answers to Non-MCQs in CAT 2018 exam pattern
  • CAT exam pattern remains on the lines of CAT official Mock test released by IIMs a month before the CAT exam

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