CAT Exam

Common Admission Test Exam

CAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must know the eligibility criteria and educational qualifications to appear for Common Admission Test (CAT) entrance examination. CAT 2017 is the national level entrance examination which is conducted for admission to management programs in IIMs and B-Schools across the country.

What is the eligibility criteria for CAT 2017?

  •  Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline with minimum of 50% (45% marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates) marks from any of the recognized universities in India
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree.
  • In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  • If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by the end of the process. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs

What are the Educational qualifications needed for CAT 2017 exam?

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering/ technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma) or B.E / B.Tech or its equivalent examinations
  • Any qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi which is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions

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