I have done BE in electronics and comm. from Nagpur university and have 2.5 years of work ex as an SAP consultant
I am planning to do MBA course and aiming for top colleges like ISB and Harward.
- Meenakshi asked 2 years ago
|Sections and General Rules to attempt the examination||Analytical Writing Assessment,|
Quantitative and Verbal
– The test adjusts itself according to your own ability level, which starts from medium difficulty level and goes higher with each correct answer choice.
– Your abilities are then measured on the basis of number of questions you have answered, the level of accuracy and difficulty.
– Candidates can reappear after 16 days of attempt.
|CAT preparation requires proficiency in Quantitative Aptitude,|
It can be given once every year and the candidate is tested among all the applicants.
|Sections, duration and number of questions|
|Analytical Writing – 30 minutes. Total 90 Questions – Integrated reasoning (12), Quantitative (37) and Verbal Section (41).||Verbal Ability- 34 Questions|
Data Interpretation/Logical Reasoning- 32 Questions
Quantitative Aptitude- 34 Questions
|Total Duration||210 Minutes||180 minutes|
Final Verdict – The syllabus of CAT and GMAT are almost the same. However, the difficulty of the Quant section of GMAT is far lesser than that of CAT. Similarly in the Verbal Section, there are more types of questions in GMAT. When it comes to the length of the exam, one definitely needs to be patient.
Our Verdict : CAT Vs GMAT = Maths vs English
CAT Vs GMAT: Money
|GMAT vs CAT|
|Fee for GMAT exam- $250 (Rs 15000)||Fee for CAT Exam Registration – Rs 2000|
|Average Fee of 1 year MBA- Rs 20,00,000-65,00,000||Average Fee of 2 Year MBA- Rs 12,00,000|
|Average Salary-Rs 65,00,000||Average Salary- Rs 15,00,000 PA|
Final Verdict- If you have the capital to afford an MBA abroad, the return on Investment is much higher than one in India.
Our Verdict: CAT vs GMAT= Hole in the pocket vs Sell that house.
CAT vs GMAT: Competition
|GMAT vs CAT|
|Number of applicants for GMAT every year- 60,000||Number of applicants for CAT every year- 1,70,000|
|Percentage of students getting admission in top B-schools- 10%||Percentage of students getting admission in top B-schools- 1%|
Final Verdict- The competition for top B-schools is much less than the competition in India.
CAT vs GMAT= 1 in 100 vs 10 in 100.
CAT vs GMAT: Validity, eligibility and Post Exam Procedures
|GMAT vs CAT|
|Validity of GMAT score- 5 years||Validity of CAT score- 1 year|
|Work experience required- Min. two years||Work experience required- No work-ex required|
|Post exam- SOPs and essays followed by PI (Online or Physical)||Post exam- GD/PI or written assessment followed by Personal Interview|
Final Verdict – For working professionals, GMAT is a good option. Even students can prepare and give the exam during Under Graduation and join a B-School later. However, if you don’t want to waste your time working and directly want to jump into the big leagues, CAT is a much better option.
P.S.: According to me with your experience, you can wait for GMAT, because in any foreign university or college, 5years + experience is optimum!