IMS Test Availability Schedule – CAT

13 February, 2024
Aaliya Patel

The Test Availability Schedule for IMS CAT 2024 Programs is updated here.


Proctored & Pre-SimCATs:

Proctored / Pre-SimCAT#Window Period Start DateWindow Period End Date
Pre-SimCAT 112-Apr-2415-Apr-24
Pre-SimCAT 219-Apr-2422-Apr-24
SimCAT 1 Proctored26-Apr-2429-Apr-24
Pre-SimCAT 310-May-2413-May-24
SimCAT 2 Proctored24-May-2427-May-24
SimCAT 3 Proctored7-Jun-2410-Jun-24
SimCAT 4 Proctored14-Jun-2417-Jun-24
SimCAT 5 Proctored28-Jun-241-Jul-24
SimCAT 6 Proctored12-Jul-2415-Jul-24
SimCAT 7 Proctored19-Jul-2422-Jul-24
SimCAT 8 Proctored26-Jul-2429-Jul-24
SimCAT 9 Proctored2-Aug-245-Aug-24
SimCAT 10 Proctored16-Aug-2419-Aug-24
SimCAT 11 Proctored23-Aug-2426-Aug-24
SimCAT 12 Proctored6-Sep-249-Sep-24
SimCAT 13 Proctored13-Sep-2416-Sep-24
SimCAT 14 Proctored27-Sep-2430-Sep-24
SimCAT 15 Proctored4-Oct-247-Oct-24
SimCAT 16 Proctored11-Oct-2414-Oct-24
SimCAT 17 Proctored18-Oct-2421-Oct-24
SimCAT 18 Proctored25-Oct-2428-Oct-24
SimCAT 19 Proctored8-Nov-2411-Nov-24
SimCAT 20 Proctored15-Nov-2418-Nov-24


  • PreSimCATs – Strictly in the CAT pattern, these easier tests are designed make you familiar with the test taking dynamics and benchmarks prior to entering the SimCAT series.
  • For each upcoming Proctored SimCAT /Pre SimCAT, prior slot booking is mandatory for taking the test during the window period. Students need to book their slot on myIMS portal.
  • Student has to take the Proctored SimCAT / Pre SimCAT during the pre-defined window period in order to be eligible for All India Ranking, Percentile and detailed Analytics report
  • If a student misses to take the Proctored SimCAT / Pre SimCAT within the window period, the test shall be available on their myIMS portal as an Unproctored (Take-home) test after the window period is over. However, for all Unproctored (Take-home) tests only Percentile and detailed Analytics report shall be given.

Take-Home SimCATs:

SimCAT#Availability Date
SimCAT Take Homes 1-511-Apr-24
SimCAT Take Homes 6-103-Jun-24
SimCAT Take Homes 11-1512-Aug-24
SimCAT Take Homes 16-202-Sep-24


  • All take-homes SimCATs will have Percentile and detailed Analytics  report
  • Percentiles for Take Homes SimCATs will be made available once a statistically significant number of students have taken the tests

Sectional Tests:

ComponentAvailability Date
Section Tests 1-3 (VA-RC,DI-LR,QA)6-Apr-24
Section Tests 4-6 (VA-RC,DI-LR,QA)6-May-24
Section Tests 7-10 (VA-RC,DI-LR,QA)5-Jun-24


  • Section Tests will be released in increasing levels of difficulty. Overall level of difficulty of Section Tests 1-3 will be Easy, 4-6 will be Moderate and 7-10 will be Difficult.


  • The Schedule is subject to change. Stay tuned for regular updates.
  • Tests/Workshop availability is subject to eligibility as per the IMS program enrolled for.
  • The Tests & Workshops will be deactivated on 31st March following the Exam year enrolled for.