Do I classify as an Elite student?
There are broadly 2 categories that classify as an Elite Student for the CATapult Elite 2023 Program:
1. Students from 80 identified colleges:
- All IITs, NITs, and BITS Indian campuses.
- IIIT Allahabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow.
- IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Indore, IIM Jammu, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak – IPM Programs.
- Jadavpur University, St. Xaviers College Kolkata, IIEST Shibpur
- COEP Pune, ICT Mumbai, VJTI Mumbai, SPIT Mumbai, St. Xavier’s College Mumbai
- PEC Chandigarh, DTU, NSUT Delhi, St. Stephen College, Miranda House, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), SRCC Delhi
- College of Engineering Guindy, CET Trivandrum
2. Past CAT 90+ percentilers
How is an Elite Student’s Prep different from that of the rest?
If you classify as an Elite Student, it can be safely assumed that you would have a good hold on the basics of the areas tested on the CAT. The amount of time you would be spending on the application of the concepts, solving past CAT papers and simCATs would have a significant bearing on your eventual CAT score. Considering this, you would need a to-the-point program that would involve interaction with senior mentors who specialise in mentoring these identified students and in handling advanced queries. Parallelly, you will hugely benefit from being surrounded by other aspirants who share the same passion and intellect when it comes to cracking the CAT.
IMS privileges exclusively for Elite Students
We have a specially designed program for Elite Students that ticks all the requirements above. Some of the features of the program are:
- 2 one-on-one myPlan sessions to ensure timely, personalised guidance
- Advanced workshops
- Recorded Application Sessions specifically for 99+ percentilers
- 65 CAT + ADMAT Mocks with AI-enabled adaptive practice for proctored SIMCATs
- 30 Sectional Tests & 1500+ Practice Questions
- Comprehensive GDPI Training
You may check it out here: CATapult Elite 2023 Program
Also, for those students who belong to the Elite Category and prefer to prepare at their own pace, we have a 40% discount on our Self-Learning Program. You may check it out here.
How good are the chances of Elite Students getting into the IIMs?
Elite Students have a significant edge when it comes to getting final admits from the IIMs and other top institutes. Batch profile analyses across IIMs Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode, and Indore have shown presence of more than 70% students from the identified Elite Institutes. The edge is because of the pedigree that these students possess – they would have appeared and cleared competitive tests, would have a consistent academic record and would have good exposure in terms of communication skills and extra-curriculars.
Having said that, it is best to have a sounding board throughout so that you don’t prepare in isolation and lost marks owing to overconfidence or a lack of knowledge
What is the CAT?
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management aptitude test for aspirants who wish to make a career in management and business administration. Students who have completed the graduation with at least 50% or students who are in the final year of graduation are eligible to take the CAT. CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) once a year on the last Sunday of November in 3 slots. CAT results are usually announced around the end of December or the first week of January.
What is the format of CAT?
The CAT consists of three sections: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Ability. Each section has a time limit for 40 minutes and the sections appear in the same order. On the basis of CAT percentile, past academic performance and profile, candidates are shortlisted for subsequent rounds. Shortlisted candidates are generally required to go through Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interview (PI). The final results are declared sometime around April and the academic session begins around June.
Advantages of taking the CAT
The CAT is accepted by over 1,000 management institutes across India, including the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). A good CAT score opens up many career opportunities for candidates, such as admission to top B-schools, and subsequently, high-paying jobs in management, and leadership roles in organisations.