GMAT & CAT-The Opportunities

BYJU’s Coaching for GMAT – An Introduction

GMAT or the Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardised management aptitude test that is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council and is accepted by about 2300 B-Schools globally for admission into their programs. BYJU’S offers GMAT prep coursesto help you secure a seat at your dream B-school using unique learning strategies taught by India’s top GMAT faculty. BYJU’S coaching for GMAT is one of the best online coaching programs for this highly-competitive exam. 

BYJU’s Coaching for CAT – An Introduction

CAT or the Computer Adaptive Test is a computer-based selection test that is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as a prerequisite for admissions to business administration programs. Other than the IIMs, the CAT is also a prerequisite for admissions into various other prestigious management colleges in India. BYJU’s coaching for CAT offers sessions from India’s top CAT Experts along with live classes, study material & tests (200 chapter wise and 20 full length tests) available for online study.

Comparing GMAT and CAT 

Based on exam details and patterns, GMAT focuses on integrated reasoning, analytical writing assessment and quantitative and verbal ability. The ability of a candidate is measured based on the number of questions that are answered, the level of difficulty and accuracy.  Candidates are eligible to reappear after 16 days of the attempt. However, a maximum of 5 attempts are allowed for 12 months. There are a total of 90 questions. The entire duration of the exam would be 210 minutes. GMAT scores are valid for 5 years and a total of 9 attempts are permitted in one’s lifetime.

When it comes to CAT, the focus is more on logical reasoning and verbal ability, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation. This test would be given once every year and the candidate is tested in all sections. There are a total of 100 questions. The entire duration of the exam would be 180 minutes.

The registration fee for GMAT is 15,000/- while CAT would cost 2,000/-. The average fees for GMAT would range from 20,00,000 – 65,00,000 while the average fees for CAT would fall under the 12,00,000 range. The average salary for GMAT would be 65,00,000 per annum while the average salary for CAT would be 15,00,000 per annum. 

In terms of competition, both GMAT and CAT are competitive. Speaking of GMAT, there are approximately 60,000 applicants every year and around 10% of students gain admission to top B schools. For CAT, there are approximately 2,00,000 applicants each year with just 1% gaining admission to top B schools. The validity of the GMAT score is for 5 years while CAT would last for just 1 year. Two years of minimum work experience is required to clear GMAT while no work experience is needed to clear CAT. SOPs and essays along with PI would be the post-exam procedures for GMAT while GD/PI or written assessment followed by personal interview would be the post-exam procedures for CAT. 

Conclusion – About BYJU’S Coaching

BYJU’S offers top-notch coaching for both CAT and GMAT.  Their programs are comprehensive and taught by faculty who themselves are topper in these exams. This program includes intuitive learning methods, exhaustive study material, well-curated videos, and a lot more. BYJU’S CAT & GMAT Prep Programs are comprehensive programs that guides aspirants to crack one of the toughest entrance exams globally, as well as, in India. BYJU’s The Learning App also offers job-prep courses, kids learning programs, educational content and coaching for students from classes 1 to 12. 

Chandan D

I am a digital marketer by profession and a gamer in my spare time. Nowadays I am more involved in the kitchen and learning how to prepare some delicious dishes.

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