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Difference between CAT and GMAT

Common Admission Test (CAT) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are the tests conducted for the admission of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

CAT entrance exam is related for admission to two-year full-time MBA courses  while GMAT is related to full-time (one year or two-year) Post Graduate courses in management. These two entrance exams are most important exams for the admission of MBA in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).

According to the recent report, 22878 applicants from India appeared for GMAT in the year 2016. This means that the number of aspirants has increased by 25% since 2016. Both the exams are difficult to pass. One need to prepare for this exam before 6 months of the exam scheduled. This will help an individual to get the good score in the above exams.

Difference between CAT and GMAT:

Common Admission Test (CAT):

  • CAT is the exam conducted for the admission of MBA in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).
  • CAT exam happens once in a year.
  • CAT results are announced later at a fixed date.
  • The validity of CAT score is one year.
  • CAT score is accepted for two year full time MBA/PGP
  • CAT score is must for admission in IIMs and most of the other top business schools accept CAT score except the institutes that conduct their own entrance test for the admission.
  • CAT exam will be of 2 hours 50 minutes for total of 100 questions which is divided in to 2 sections: Quantitative ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal ability & logical reasoning.
  • The format of CAT exam is Computer based test.
  • An individual can register for CAT 2016 by visiting the official website of the CAT            //www.iimcat.ac.in
  • Fresh graduates and Professionals can apply for CAT exam if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):

  • GMAT is the exam for the admission to MBA course in top business schools worldwide.
  • GMAT happens 5 times a year.
  • GMAT Score of verbal and quantitative section can be known immediately. But for official and total score, candidates need to wait for 3 weeks.
  • GMAT score is valid up to 5 years.
  • GMAT score is accepted for Full-time PGP either for 1 or 2 years.
  • GMAT exam score is accepted for admission at more than 200 courses offered at over 900 business schools.
  • GMAT will be of 3 hours 30 minutes which is divided in to 4 sections: Analytical writing assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative & verbal.
  • GMAT is of Computer- Adaptive Test.
  • An individual can register for GMAT at the nearest test center or by visiting the official website of the GMAT //www.mba.com/india
  • Fresh graduates and Professionals can apply for GMAT exam if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Below are the institutes that accept GMAT scores in India:

IIM, Ahmedabad

IIM, Bangalore

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai

IIM, Calcutta

XLRI, Jamshedpur

IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Dubai

IIM, Indore

IIM, Lucknow

ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad & Mumbai

IIM, Kozhikode

MDI, Gurgaon

FMS, Delhi

TAPMI, Manipal

Dept. of Management, BITS Pilani

XIM, Bhubaneswar

IIFT, Delhi & Kolkata

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

MICA, Ahmedabad

TISS, Mumbai

IMI, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar & Kolkata

VIT Business School, Vellore

Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida

School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore

Amity Business School, Noida

ISBF, Delhi

School of Management and Entrepreneurship - Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

IIT-DMS, Delhi, Kanpur, Bombay, Madras, Roorkee & Kharagpur

IIM, Ranchi

SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore

PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad

Europe Asia School of Business, Pune

School of Management - SRM University, Chennai

IIM, Rohtak

National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai

IIM, Shillong

FLAME, Pune

IIM, Tiruchirappalli

Mysore Royal Academy, MYRA School of Business, Mysore

IIM, Udaipur

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune

IIM, Raipur

IFMR, Chennai

NIFT, Delhi

NIT, Surathkal

Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad

School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Noida

IILM Institute of Higher Education, New Delhi

Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam

Asia Graduate School of Business, Hyderabad

Amrita School of Business, Amrita ViswaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Bangalore, Kochi & Coimbatore

BIMS, Bangalore

B I I M, Bangalore

IISWBM, Kolkata

IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida

ITM, Mumbai

Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Hyderabad

Jindal Global Business School, O.P Jindal University, Sonipat

NIIT, Neemrana (ICICI Business Leadership Program)

Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi

Acharya School of Management, Bangalore

AIMS School of Business, Bangalore

School of Telecom Management, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

SOIL, Gurgaon

Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication, Navi Mumbai

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Common Admission Test (CAT) and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are the tests conducted for the admission of Master of Business Administration (MBA).

CAT entrance exam is related for admission to two-year full-time MBA courses  while GMAT is related to full-time (one year or two-year) Post Graduate courses in management. These two entrance exams are most important exams for the admission of MBA in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).

According to the recent report, 22878 applicants from India appeared for GMAT in the year 2016. This means that the number of aspirants has increased by 25% since 2016. Both the exams are difficult to pass. One need to prepare for this exam before 6 months of the exam scheduled. This will help an individual to get the good score in the above exams.

Difference between CAT and GMAT:

Common Admission Test (CAT):

  • CAT is the exam conducted for the admission of MBA in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs).
  • CAT exam happens once in a year.
  • CAT results are announced later at a fixed date.
  • The validity of CAT score is one year.
  • CAT score is accepted for two year full time MBA/PGP
  • CAT score is must for admission in IIMs and most of the other top business schools accept CAT score except the institutes that conduct their own entrance test for the admission.
  • CAT exam will be of 2 hours 50 minutes for total of 100 questions which is divided in to 2 sections: Quantitative ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal ability & logical reasoning.
  • The format of CAT exam is Computer based test.
  • An individual can register for CAT 2016 by visiting the official website of the CAT            //www.iimcat.ac.in
  • Fresh graduates and Professionals can apply for CAT exam if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):

  • GMAT is the exam for the admission to MBA course in top business schools worldwide.
  • GMAT happens 5 times a year.
  • GMAT Score of verbal and quantitative section can be known immediately. But for official and total score, candidates need to wait for 3 weeks.
  • GMAT score is valid up to 5 years.
  • GMAT score is accepted for Full-time PGP either for 1 or 2 years.
  • GMAT exam score is accepted for admission at more than 200 courses offered at over 900 business schools.
  • GMAT will be of 3 hours 30 minutes which is divided in to 4 sections: Analytical writing assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative & verbal.
  • GMAT is of Computer- Adaptive Test.
  • An individual can register for GMAT at the nearest test center or by visiting the official website of the GMAT //www.mba.com/india
  • Fresh graduates and Professionals can apply for GMAT exam if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Below are the institutes that accept GMAT scores in India:

IIM, Ahmedabad

IIM, Bangalore

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

School of Management, NMIMS, Mumbai

IIM, Calcutta

XLRI, Jamshedpur

IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur & Dubai

IIM, Indore

IIM, Lucknow

ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad & Mumbai

IIM, Kozhikode

MDI, Gurgaon

FMS, Delhi

TAPMI, Manipal

Dept. of Management, BITS Pilani

XIM, Bhubaneswar

IIFT, Delhi & Kolkata

Goa Institute of Management, Goa

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai

MICA, Ahmedabad

TISS, Mumbai

IMI, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar & Kolkata

VIT Business School, Vellore

Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida

School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore

Amity Business School, Noida

ISBF, Delhi

School of Management and Entrepreneurship - Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

IIT-DMS, Delhi, Kanpur, Bombay, Madras, Roorkee & Kharagpur

IIM, Ranchi

SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore

PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad

Europe Asia School of Business, Pune

School of Management - SRM University, Chennai

IIM, Rohtak

National Institute of Securities Markets, Mumbai

IIM, Shillong

FLAME, Pune

IIM, Tiruchirappalli

Mysore Royal Academy, MYRA School of Business, Mysore

IIM, Udaipur

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar & Pune

IIM, Raipur

IFMR, Chennai

NIFT, Delhi

NIT, Surathkal

Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad

School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Noida

IILM Institute of Higher Education, New Delhi

Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

GITAM School of International Business, Visakhapatnam

Asia Graduate School of Business, Hyderabad

Amrita School of Business, Amrita ViswaVidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Bangalore, Kochi & Coimbatore

BIMS, Bangalore

B I I M, Bangalore

IISWBM, Kolkata

IILM Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida

ITM, Mumbai

Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Hyderabad

Jindal Global Business School, O.P Jindal University, Sonipat

NIIT, Neemrana (ICICI Business Leadership Program)

Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi

Acharya School of Management, Bangalore

AIMS School of Business, Bangalore

School of Telecom Management, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

SOIL, Gurgaon

Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication, Navi Mumbai

Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Amity Institute of Telecom Technology and Management, New Delhi

Apex Institute of Management, Pune

TERI School of advanced Sciences, TERI University, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Mumbai & Guwahati

Asian School of Business Management (ASBM), Bhubaneswar

College of Commerce, Shivaji University, Pune

International School of Management Excellence, Bangalore

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Gujarat

Doon Business School, Dehradun

G L Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida

International School of Telecom Technology and Management, Hyderabad

IFIM Business School, Bangalore

ISBR Business School, Bangalore

IIBM School of Business, Allahabad

Institute of Management, JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur

Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Mgmt., Kolkata

JRE School of Management, Greater Noida

Indian School of Business, Indore

IBA, Bangalore

School of Management, International Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

Lotus Business School, Pune

College of Commerce and Management, Pune

School of Management, Udaipur

Faculty of Management, Mody Institute of Technology and Science, Jamnagar

Spicer Memorial College, Secundrabad

National Management School, Chennai

National Schools of Business and Management Private Limited, Chennai

Praxis Business School, Kolkata

Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune

Vanguard Business School, Bangalore

Delhi School of Business, Delhi

Sadhana Centre for Management & Leadership Development, Pune

Sunstone Business School, Noida

Conclusion:

Both CAT and GMAT are the popular entrance exams conducted for the admission to MBA/PGP courses. CAT is the exam whose score is valid for 1 year and accepted only in the Business Schools located across India. GMAT is the exam whose score is valid for 5 years and accepted for the admission in the Business Schools located world- wide.

GMAT is the best exam as it provides many opportunities after completion of the entrance exam and one can complete the MBA degree in one of the top B-School or completion of the course studied through GMAT.


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# Vivaan 2017-05-28
Hii, I am from West Delhi, I would like to do B.Ed from distance, Is there any university that offers B. Ed through distance mode
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# Vivaan Older than three months
Hello sir, I have just completed my B.Arch.from Jalaun Can i take admission in MBA, Please tell me the procedure
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# Shruti Older than three months
Hii, yes you can take admission in MBA, but for getting good MBA college in Jalaun, you have to clear entrance exam i.e. CAT, MAT
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