Common Admission test (CAT)

Common Admission Test (CAT): Exam Details

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

StateCity
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala
Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Aurangabad
Arrah
Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
Delhi New Delhi
Goa Goa
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana Ambala
Hisar
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Panipat
Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Hamirpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Samba
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Belagavi
Bengaluru
Dharwad
Hubballi
Kalaburagi
Mangaluru
Mysuru
Shivamogga
Udupi
Kerala Kannur
Ernakulam
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Ahmednagar
Aurangabad
Jalgaon
Mumbai
Kolhapur
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Raigad
Satara
Solapur
Ulhasnagar
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Pathankot
Patiala
Sangrur
Bathinda
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Warangal
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Salem
Tirunelveli
Tiruchirappalli
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
West Bengal Kolkata
Asansol
Bankura
Burdwan
Durgapur
Hooghly
Kalyani
Siliguri

For CAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus click here.

Post Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019 @ 2:44 pm

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