What is Common Admission Test (CAT)?
Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India entrance exam conducted by Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) for admissions in various management programs. All IIMs and many top business schools in India are accepting the CAT score for their admissions. More than 2 lakh students attempt this exam every year.
Colleges Accepts CAT Score
All IIMs accepts CAT score for their admission to management courses. Other than IIMs main B Schools also accepts CAT score as their prerequisites in their admission process. Some of them includes S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Management Development Institute (Gurgaon), Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), International Management Institute (IMI), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) , etc.
When CAT is conducted?
CAT is conducted once in a year. The following are some information about the month. Please follow media advertisement or CAT website for correct dates. The dates given below are for informative purpose and are tentative dates.
Opening date for Online Application Forms: Beginning of August
Closing date for Online Application Forms: September
Date of Download of Admit Card: From October to Exam Date
Exam Date: November
Results declaration: January (next year)
The dates in 2018 were as follows:
Opening date for Online Application Forms: 8th August, 2018
Closing date for Online Application Forms: 26th September, 2018
Date of Download of Admit Card: From 24th October, 2018 to 25th November, 2018
Exam Date: 25th November, 2018 (Sunday)
Results Announced: 5th January, 2019
Eligibility Criteria to attend CAT
Basic eligibility to attend CAT exam is Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC, ST and PWD).
Candidates appearing for the final year examination of bachelor Degree Examination may also apply. Such candidates has to produce the mark list at later stages of the admission procedure.
There is no age limit for applying to CAT exam.
Candidates are requested to verify their eligibility before applying with official announcement.
Application Fees for CAT
The application fee could be pay in different modes includes net banking, debit card, credit card, NEFT, ect.
CAT Registration or Application fees for 2018 CAT were as follows:
General / NC-OBC candidates – Rs. 1900/-
SC / ST / PWD (DA) – Rs. 950/-
How to Apply for CAT?
Candidates are required to apply online through official website: http://www.iimcat.ac.in. The application was a three step process includes CAT registration, filling the application form, and paying the application fee.
Shortlisting and Admission Process in IIMs
The method and criteria for shortlisting vary from IIM to IIM. IIMs shortlist candidate separately and send interview letters.
The admission process is also different for IIM to IIM. The admission process of an IIM may include Group Discussion (GD), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). IIMs also consider CAT score for admission purpose. They may also consider previous academic performances like marks obtained in 10th, 12th, graduation level and relevant work experience.
CAT 2018 Exam Centers List
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Post Last Updated:
This article is for informative purpose only. Please see official announcement for updated information.