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All about SimCAT 2018

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Take the IMS SimCAT-(Simulated CAT) and Experience CAT Before the CAT!!

  • 40 tests that simulate various difficulty levels
  • Test Series of choice for maximum 100%ilers
  • Powered by CAT Meter for in-depth analytics
  • Video Solutions for Select SimCATs

About CAT exam and IMS SimCATs

Coming October-November 2018 many of you will be taking the CAT- Common Admission Test. A good score in the test is your ticket to the best B-Schools in the country.

In the field of management education, IMS boasts of being one of the oldest institutions in India, providing a platform for students to further their careers.

To help you perform better, IMS is training CAT aspirants since 35+ years with its comprehensive classroom, correspondence and Test series programs. If you have started your CAT prep, do not miss the chance to take the SimCAT which comes with All India Ranking, Percentile and Detailed Performance Evaluation Report powered by CAT Meter depending on the program enrolled for.

IMS offers 40 full-length SimCATs: 15 Proctored and 25 UnProctored/Take Home SimCATs with varied difficulty level. Each of these tests will be administered using test software that closely resembles the actual CAT – so that you feel you are taking the CAT 2018 before the CAT 2018 exam. Each of the tests is enabled by a detailed test analytics report that will not only help you identify your knowledge and skill gaps, but also give you pointers on how to improve your performance in the future

Proctored SimCATs: Proctored SimCATs are invigilated tests to be taken at IMS Centre between the pre-defined window period in order to be eligible for All India Ranking, Percentile and Detailed Performance Evaluation Report. This will help you to know where you stand compared to the others.

UnProctored/ Take Home SimCATs: UnProctored SimCATs are take-home tests which can be taken anytime once available on your myIMS. This shall offer Percentile and Detailed Performance Evaluation Report.

Further, each test needs to be analyzed well , hence along with Score card, Roll of Honour, IMS shall also offer Detailed Performance Analysis based on below parameters:

  • Section wise
  • Areawise
  • Topicwise
  • Difficultywise
  • Questionwise

IMS CAT Meter

  1. This feature will provide analytics that will help the students review their performance across all SimCATs taken on the basis of.
    • Performance across tests
    • Performance across areas/topics
    • Performance across difficulty levels
  2. For the areawise/topics you can sort your performance on the basis of your accuracy levels to identify your STRENGTHS and WEAKNESS.

To know more about IMS CAT Meter, Click here

Avail Attractive Merit based and past students’ waivers on IMS SimCATs based on your Xth/XIIth, past 3 years CAT/XAT performance and GD-WAT-PI call letters of 2018-20 cycle. Click below to view the waiver policy.

How to Enrol with IMS

  • Visit the nearest IMS centre or you can also enrol online.
  • If enrolling Online, please do not forget to choose a Nearest IMS Relationship Centre (one of the fields of form filling) while filling up the details during enrolling for the test or else you will not be able to book the slot for the test. If you do not have an IMS centre in your city, please select Mumbai HO.

SimCAT Programs

SimCAT Plus

Offers all the 40 SimCATs: 15 All India Proctored and 25 UnProctored/Take home CAT mock tests.


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SimCAT Proctored

Offers 15 All India Proctored CAT mock tests only.



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SimCAT Online

Offers 25 UnProctored/Take home CAT mock tests only.



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Comprehensive Test Series

Are you planning to take multiple management entrance tests like XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP along with CAT?
Do you wish to practice more CAT level questions and sectional tests?

IMS offers Comprehensive Test Series programs.

e-Test Series Plus

Offers SimCATs, Application level questions, Section tests with additional CONCEPT BUILDER practice. The C.A.T Approach - Completely Online.


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e-Test Series

Offers SimCATs, Application level questions, Section tests and more.


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Free SimCAT

IMS brings you a FREE sample CAT mock test, with detailed solutions for every answer along with a Performance evaluation report.

All you need to do is follow the below process to take the Test:

  • Register for the Test Click here
  • Experience the simulated test platform
  • View your Performance evaluation report

IMS offers waivers to past IMS students and meritorious students based on Xth/ XIIth performance or past 3 years CAT/ XAT performance or Institute GD-WAT-PI call-letters for Postgraduate Degree/Diploma in Management 2018-20 academic cycle ONLY.

IMS offers waivers to past IMS students and meritorious students based on Xth/ XIIth performance or past 3 years CAT/ XAT performance or Institute GD-WAT-PI call-letters for Postgraduate Degree/Diploma in Management 2018-20 academic cycle ONLY.

Students who have received Institute call-letters of 2018-20 academic cycle only can avail the following waiver:

Waiver Category Waiver percentage
Ex-IMS student Non-IMS student
Students with GD-WAT(Essay)-PI calls from Crème-de-la-crème institutes 90%^ 80%
Students with GD-WAT(Essay)-PI calls from Category A++ institutes 75%^ 60%
Students with GD-WAT(Essay)-PI calls from Category A+ institutes 60%^ 50%
Students with GD-WAT(Essay)-PI calls from any institute(as per IMS Brochure) 50%^ 30%
Students with no calls and/OR CAT/XAT performance less than 75%ile 50%^ 20%

Students who have already taken CAT/XAT in the past 3 years can avail the following waiver:

Waiver Category Waiver percentage
Ex-IMS student Non-IMS student
Students with CAT/XAT performance more than 99%ile 90%^ 80%
Students with no calls but CAT/XAT performance more than 95%ile 75%^ 60%
Students with no calls but CAT/XAT performance more than 85%ile 60%^ 50%
Students with no calls but CAT/XAT performance more than 75%ile 50%^ 30%
Students with no calls and/OR score less than 75%ile 50%^ 20%

*^Waiver depends on the original product that the student had enrolled for: The above waiver is applicable only to past IMS students enrolled for IMS CAT classroom, correspondence and any of the 5 Test series programs on or after 1st April 2015.It is not applicable to past IMS students enrolled for IMS CAT Miscellaneous products (programs like SimCAT Mini, CAT 500, SimCAT Finale, GD-WAT-PI coaching, ADMAT Test packs, SimCAT Solo, CAT Challenge, etc), CET/CMAT classroom, correspondence and Test series programs.

Students who have not appeared for the CAT/XAT before can also avail waivers on the basis of their Xth and XIIth Class Percentage.

 Category  Percentage scored Waiver
% marks in X and XII Both greater than 95% 50%
Both greater than 90% 40%
Any one greater than 90% 30%
Both greater than 80% 20%
Any one greater than 80%//Both greater than 70% 10%

To avail either of the waiver, please write us back on ims@imsindia.com with a soft copy of the relevant document viz.score card (in case of XAT kindly send admit card as well), X/XII mark sheet (best of 5/6 shall not be considered), call letter, course name and contact no. Kindly do not forget to mention the COURSE NAME of your choice as the waiver code is subject to the course name. We will send you a coupon code with the applicable waiver within 24 hrs* (in case you do not receive any reply, kindly check your junk and spam folder).The waiver offered based on merit and/or past enrollment cannot be clubbed with any other promotional national offer. In such a case, the higher of the applicable waivers shall be considered.

  1. Students who have enrolled for proctored SimCATs and miss taking the test in the given window period can take the test outside the test window period in the TAKE HOME MODE. They will not be eligible for all India Ranking however, percentile shall be given.
  2. PSSP waivers (Past Student Support Program Waivers) are considered only for CAT/CET/CMAT.
  3. PSSP waivers are applicable only for the same product line. If a past Student wishes to move and enrol in a different product line the waivers applicable will be different.
  4. In case of merit or past IMS student waivers please do not make the payment without applying/availing the coupon code. If this is not followed, no refund will be provided for the extra fee paid with respect to the applicable waiver.
  5. Institute call-letters for Postgraduate Degree/Diploma in Management 2018-20 academic cycle ONLY shall be considered. CAT score cards of either CAT 2017/16/15 and XAT score cards of either XAT 2018/17/16 (In case of XAT please share Admit card along with XAT score card) shall be considered. For Xth and XIIth aggregate percentage of marks for all subjects shall be considered irrespective of any State Board rule (best of 5/6 shall not be considered).
  6. Institute call letters of IIM Indore-Mumbai campus for PGP 2018-20 cycle, shall NOT be considered under Category Creme-de-la-creme for offering waivers.
  7. 1st stage Institute call letters of IIM Kozhikode shall NOT be considered for offering waivers.
  8. This waiver CANNOT be extended to enrolment for other products. For example, CAT call getters can not avail this waiver while enrolling for GMAT variant or vice versa.
  9. Waivers will ONLY be applicable to past students who last enrolled on or after 1st April, 2015.*These waivers are applicable w.e.f 1st April 2018 and available till 31st March 2019.
  10. No two offers/waivers can be clubbed. In such a case, the higher of the waivers will be applicable.
  11. All sectional and take home SimCATs will be available online from the month of April, All Proctored SimCATs will be available from the month of June.
  12. Waiver policy and Prices are subject to change any time and no refund will be provided in any circumstances.
  13. Students appearing for Proctored SimCATs (centre-based) from home will not be eligible for SimCAT Achievers Rewards if any.
  14. On national holiday/ Public off/ Sunday/ second and fourth Saturday, you may not receive the coupon code within 24 hrs. In such a case, to receive an immediate response, call on the following working day. Tel: 1800-1234-467.
  15. Students enrolled with IMS for Miscellaneous products (programs like CAT 500, SimCAT Finale, GD-WAT-PI coaching, ADMAT Test packs, SimCAT Solo, CAT Challenge, etc) and Open SimTests shall not be considered as past IMS students for offering waivers.
  16. If a student enrols for any one of the program of any product based on Merit/Past IMS waiver policy, the student won’t be offered any further waiver based on Merit/Past IMS waiver policy again. In such a case, the add-on waiver policy shall be applicable whereby flat 30% waiver shall be offered on the corresponding product. This is applicable in case of any movement within the product. By product we mean CAT/CET/CMAT.(for Eg: A student enrolling with IMS for CAT 2018 correspondence program with the Merit/Past IMS waiver policy or any offer can enrol with us for the CAT 2018 test series but with a maximum waiver of 30% only.)
  17. SimCAT Video Solutions are for select SimCATs only. The selection of those SimCATs is at the discretion of IMS.
  18. Video Solutions is provided ONLY for 15 All India Proctored SimCATs.
  19. As per the prevailing Govt. norms, GST @18% will be applicable on all the programs.
  20. If you enrolling for this program, please note the tests are for CAT 2018 aspirants and the Tests will be deactivated on 31st March 2019. If you are planning to take CAT in 2019 or 2020, please enrol in the CAT program for the relevant exam year (i.e 2019 or 2020 respectively). To know details, write to us at ims@imsindia.com or call 1800-1234-467.
  21. *The test series offerings solely belong to IMS LEARNING RESOURCES PVT. LTD. (“IMS”) and www.imsindia.com is the exclusive platform for sale of these products. IMS has not authorized and/or appointed any Agent/Affiliate/ Representative/Partner/Vendor/Third Party for selling these products. There are no warranties regarding transactions, products, or services executed through a third party or by a third party and you understand and agree that such transactions are conducted entirely at your own risk. Transactions, communications or other dealings you have with third parties found on or through any other website/ platform are solely between you and the third party. IMS makes no representations or warranties with respect to such third-party transactions, communications or other dealings. IMS disclaims all the liabilities /responsibilities therein. You are required to verify the platform before completing any such transaction.

We believe you have checked the program features and decided the course name of your choice.

  1. If you wish to avail Attractive waivers and enrol at the centre, please visit the nearest IMS centre along with the copy of your documents/photograph.
  2. If you wish to avail Attractive waivers and enrol online, please write to us at ims@imsindia.com with a soft copy of the relevant document viz. score card/mark sheets, course name and contact no.

Kindly do not forget to mention the COURSE NAME of your choice as the waiver code is subject to the course name. We will send you a coupon code with the applicable waiver within 24 hrs* (in case you do not receive any reply, kindly check your junk and spam folder).The waiver offered based on merit and/or past enrollment cannot be clubbed with any other promotional national offer. In such a case, the higher of the applicable waivers shall be considered.

Note for PAST IMS STUDENTS: If you are an IMS STUDENT and have an IMS PIN, Kindly mention the same while sending us the email for online waiver code. If you are unable to remember the same, please share your registered contact number/email id and mention that you are a past IMS student while sending the request email.

Testimonials of Past SimCAT takers

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  • IMS SimCATs were by far the most comprehensive mock test series for CAT 2016. They had mocks of varying difficulty levels, which helped to test different test-taking skills. One should give loads of mocks - and enjoy them! Aptitude exams are tests of strategy and mocks will help you devise YOUR strategy. There is no unique strategy that works for all. And IMS SimCATs certainly help you build that strategy. Kudos to IMS!

    Avidipto Chakraborty – CAT 2016 - 100%ile
  • The mock tests by IMS were very close to the CAT 2016 paper, especially the Verbal section. Though I did not practice a lot of sectional tests, I can still say that IMS’s tests were way better than that by any other coaching institute! Also, with a lot of good students taking the IMS SimCATsacross India, I was able to gauge my all India performance much better and with more accuracy

    Ashish Jain – CAT 2016 - 100%ile
  • IMS’s mock tests were the best test series in my opinion.They were very representative of the actual CAT in terms of difficulty and subject weightage. IMS had great faculty to help me out with my interviews. Thank you, IMS!

    Nihil Charan Reddy – CAT 2016 - 100%ile
  • SimCAT mock tests by IMS, both proctored and unproctored, have been very helpful in my preparation for CAT 2015. These mocks were very close to the actual CAT 2015 paper and the explanation provided was very thorough as well. It is evident that IMS puts a lot of effortinto making sure that questions in the SimCATs are of top notch quality. I recommend every CAT aspirant to enrol for SimCATs!

    Prateek Bajpai – CAT 2015 - 100%ile
  • The faculty and staff at IMS are very pleasant and helpful. And of course, IMS's test series helped me a lot with my preparation. The SimCATs are true to the nature of the CAT and give a highly realistic preview of the examination.

    Nikhil Nayak - CAT 2015 - 100%ile
  • MS SimCATs are a very helpful tool for CAT preparation. The result and subsequent analyses help in understanding your weaknesses and improve scores tremendously.

    Chirag Jha - CAT 2015 - 100%ile
  • "The most important step in preparing for the CAT is taking mocks. In this area, IMS is unparalleled. Their test series was comprehensive, challenging and cohesive. Additionally, they gave a lot of freedom to students, and I was able to give the test at my convenience, saving me a lot of time and energy. The tests were well structured and had the perfect range of difficulty. The analyses provided after every test were especially helpful. It was like having a guide with you 24x7! I felt the IMS test series were closest to the actual CAT 2015."

    Ruchi Aggarwal - CAT 2015 - 99.99%ile Girl Topper
  • When it comes to the selection process of IIMs, preparation is what decides who makes the cut. In this regard, IMS's Achievers' Workshop is one of the most professional options for GD/PI - WAT preparation. IMS has the experience and the required knowledge about these processes and has what it takes to step up an average candidate into an aspiring manager. The mock GDs and PIs act as practice sessions for the actual ones and the feedback received on making mistakes is what helped me get better.

    Vibhu Gupta - CAT 2014-100%ile
  • I think while preparing for an exam, practice is the most important thing. IMS' mock tests and general test material helped me a lot. The questions and solutions covered almost everything. I also liked the SimCATs a lot as they let me know where I stood in the country. Overall, the verbal section was particularly nice. I think everyone should attempt as many questions as possible and solving a good question bank like this is a must for serious applicants.

    Harshveer Jain - CAT 2014-100%ile
  • I was enrolled in IMS for the CATapult course 2014. The teachers there helped me a lot to plan my studies and also took very insightful classes which went a long way in clearing the doubts I had in my weak areas. I could even contact them over email whenever I wanted and I would get an instant reply. As a result I only had to work hard and keep my focus during the last few months which helped me secure this result. The most important aspect of my preparation was taking and analysing mock tests.

    Soumyadeep Chakraborty - CAT 2014-100%ile

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