About CAT

The Common Admission Test is one of the top management entrance tests in India, conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Both IIMs and several top business schools in India accept the CAT for admission to their 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management.

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Why IMS?

At IMS, you get personalised attention and counselling that will enable you to maximise your potential. Our faculty will teach you from comprehensive study material with over 5,000 questions for concept learning and practice, and our exhaustive workshop sessions will ensure that you find the institute best suited for you.

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IMS Programs

Join our classroom programs that are personalised for you to maximise your strengths and plug your weaknesses. These programs are powered by a structured classroom pedagogy designed by a 5-time 100 percentiler, with well-researched study material and an online test platform that is designed by IIM Alumni.

MBA Catapult

Best suited for CAT aspirants who need additional support and a longer duration to prepare well in the fundamentals before moving on to “Application level” questions.

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MBA Elite

A comprehensive classroom program for students who want to prepare for both CAT and GMAT. Ideal for freshers and working professionals targeting IIMs, XLRI, ISB, FMS, S.P Jain, etc.

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CATapult Xpress

Classroom program specially designed to help you develop the conceptual and test taking skills required to crack tests like CAT, CMAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, IRMA, MAT and ATMA. Especially useful for short-term preparation between 3-6 months before the actual test.

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CAT Maximiser

A series of 15 rigorous 3-hour workshops based on the past 15 years' CAT papers. Designed to take you through all the concepts tested in the CAT and give you the confidence to tackle any question in the CAT and other important entrance tests.

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Designed for students who cannot attend classroom training but are willing to make a self-disciplined effort. With exhaustive study material that will help you strengthen your concepts and plug the gaps in your knowledge.

MBA Prep@Home 2016

A comprehensive distance learning program to prepare for CAT, CMAT, XAT, NMAT, TISS, IIFT, IRMA, MAT, ATMA and SNAP; designed for students who cannot attend classes but are self-disciplined and motivated.

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CAT Prep@Home 2016

A correspondence program for CAT 2016. Specially designed for students who live far away from an IMS learning centre or who cannot attend classes, but are extremely self-disciplined and self-motivated.

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MBA Start Prep

An ideal starter kit for all MBA aspirants that comprises the most relevant and effective material for learning concepts that are assessed in the CAT and other B-school entrance tests.

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Experience the “test before the test" with IMS SimCATs, a series of simulated tests that is designed by IIM Alumni in their structure and pattern, with area-wise, sectional and full-length tests. All tests have detailed Performance Evaluation Reports for a true learning experience.

E-Test Series 2016

Exclusive online test series for CAT preparation. Suitable for students who wish to take SimCATs in invigilated mode.

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SimCAT Plus 2016

Simulated test series with additional online practice for CAT. Suitable for students located in IMS cities.

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SimCAT Proctored 2016

Exclusive SimCATs that are to be taken in a proctored environment at an IMS centre during the specified test window or at home after/during the test window.

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SimCAT Online 2016

Take home SimCATs in the new test interface, along with a national percentile.

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CAT 500

A special compilation of 500 "must solve" CAT-level questions from IMS to help learners gain an edge in the final lap of their preparation for the CAT.

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Tests and workshops to ace other entrance tests such as XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, etc.

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GQuest 2017-2018

Suitable for students looking for exclusive general knowledge/general awareness preparation for management entrance tests (CMAT,XAT, SNAP, MAT, IIFT, IRMA and TISS), Bank PO and Bank Clerical exams, Civil Services (CSAT).

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CAT 500

Special compilation of 500 "must solve" CAT-level questions from IMS to help learners gain an edge in the final lap of their preparation for the CAT.

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RC 100

A one-of-a-kind book with 100 RC passages and 400 questions recommeded for CAT, XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, CET, CMAT and MAT aspirants.

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XAT Decision Making

A great resource for all preparing for XAT. The only book of its kind with over 83 questions to help students with practice of decision making questions.

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