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IMS Test Availability Schedule – CAT

13 February, 2024

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


Proctored & Pre-SimCATs:

Proctored / Pre-SimCAT# Window Period Start Date Window Period End Date
Pre-SimCAT 1 12-Apr-24 15-Apr-24
Pre-SimCAT 2 19-Apr-24 22-Apr-24
SimCAT 1 Proctored 26-Apr-24 29-Apr-24
Pre-SimCAT 3 10-May-24 13-May-24
SimCAT 2 Proctored 24-May-24 27-May-24
SimCAT 3 Proctored 7-Jun-24 10-Jun-24
SimCAT 4 Proctored 14-Jun-24 17-Jun-24
SimCAT 5 Proctored 28-Jun-24 1-Jul-24
SimCAT 6 Proctored 12-Jul-24 15-Jul-24
SimCAT 7 Proctored 19-Jul-24 22-Jul-24
SimCAT 8 Proctored 26-Jul-24 29-Jul-24
SimCAT 9 Proctored 2-Aug-24 5-Aug-24
SimCAT 10 Proctored 16-Aug-24 19-Aug-24
SimCAT 11 Proctored 23-Aug-24 26-Aug-24
SimCAT 12 Proctored 6-Sep-24 9-Sep-24
SimCAT 13 Proctored 13-Sep-24 16-Sep-24
SimCAT 14 Proctored 27-Sep-24 30-Sep-24
SimCAT 15 Proctored 4-Oct-24 7-Oct-24
SimCAT 16 Proctored 11-Oct-24 14-Oct-24
SimCAT 17 Proctored 18-Oct-24 21-Oct-24
SimCAT 18 Proctored 25-Oct-24 28-Oct-24
SimCAT 19 Proctored 8-Nov-24 11-Nov-24
SimCAT 20 Proctored 15-Nov-24 18-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 1-5 11-Apr-24
SimCAT Take Homes 6-10 3-Jun-24
SimCAT Take Homes 11-15 12-Aug-24
SimCAT Take Homes 16-20 2-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:

Component Availability Date
Section Tests 1-3 (VA-RC,DI-LR,QA) 4-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.