Selecting the Appropriate Test for You: Candidates interested in pursuing an MBA have the option between the CAT and the GMAT.
The choice between the CAT and GMAT Confused thousands of applicants each year.
This is a significant choice for them because passing these examinations gives the individual access to a wide range of opportunities.
Candidates can take the GMAT™ online exam up to two times.
All GMAT online exam attempts will count towards your 5 GMAT Exam attempts during a rolling 12-month period and 8 lifetime limits.
whereas CAT can be attempted once a year, Because CAT does not provide for any room for flexibility, once the deadline passes, the next year will be given the opportunity.
CAT More emphasis on data interpretation and mathematical analysis.
GMAT more emphasis on language reasoning and analytical abilities.
CAT score is accepted by IIMs and other B-Schools.
GMAT score is accepted by Indian institutions as well as B-Schools across the world.
Cost is the most important deciding factor that makes CAT a better option than GMAT.
CAT is conducted only once a year and the examination fee is only Rs 1,800.
GMAT is conducted multiple Times in a year and the examination fee is $275 i.e. around Rs. 20,600.
GMAT is a computer-optimized test. The difficulty level is adjusted based on your performance on the previous question in the GMAT exam.
format of CAT Exam, it is linear. CAT questions are selected at random from the question bank.