Common Admission Test (CAT)

Conducted By

Indian Institutes of Management

Exam Date

03/12/2017

Mode

Online

Common Admission Test Exam 2017(CAT)

CAT, the MBA entrance exam conducted by Indian Institutes of Management, is a national level exam. This exam is open to candidates across India and is one of the toughest and most competitive for entrance into any B-school in the country. The CAT scores are accepted by IIMs and Top B-schools in India for entrance into their MBA programme. CAT will be held on November 2017 The online registration for the application starts on the First week of August. The last date for filling in the registration application is September 2017 The results for CAT will be announced on December 2017. Here is a brief summary of the eligibility criteria and the application procedure for this exam for the forthcoming academic session.

What is CAT Entrance Exam: 

The Common Admission Test (CAT)is a computer based test held in India. The test scores a candidate on the basis of Quantitative Ability (QA), Verbal Ability (VA) and Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR). The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs based on a policy of rotation. In August 2011, it was announced that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) would also use the CAT scores, instead of the Joint Management Entrance Test (JMET), to select students for their management programmes starting with the 2017-19 batch.Common Admission Test (CAT) 2017 will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad)on November 29, 2017. IIM Indore held Common Admission Test for the years 2017-19.


Source:- https://www.iima.ac.in/web/iima

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CAT 2017 Important Dates

08/08/2017 to 27/09/2017

Applicate Date (Online)

24/10/2017 to 15/11/2017

Admit Cards (Online Offline)

03/12/2017 to 03/12/2017

Exam Dates (Online)

13/01/2018 to 13/01/2018

Result Dates (Online)

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CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria :-

The candidate must satisfy the below specified criteria's:

  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree, with no less than 50% or equal CGPA (45% if there should arise an occurrence of the aspirants having a place with Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Able (DA) classification)
  • The degree should be granted by any of the Universities consolidated by an act of the central or state statutory body in India or other instructive organizations built up by an act of Parliament or pronounced to be considered as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Competitors appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and the individuals who have finished degree prerequisites and are anticipating results can likewise apply. If selected, such applicants will be permitted to join the program temporarily, only if she/he presents a certificate most recent by June 30, 2017 from the Principal/Registrar of her/his College/Institute (issued at the latest June 30, 2017) expressing that the competitor has finished every one of the prerequisites for acquiring the four year college education/identical capability on the date of the issue of the certificate.

CAT Exam Application Process :

  • The candidates who are interested for CAT 2017 are required to apply online.
  • CAT 2017 Registration will be started in the month of August 2017.
  • Before applying for CAT 2017, check your eligibility by referring the eligibility document available on the official website of CAT 2017.
  • The registrations will be done till the month of September 2017. For payment purpose, net banking, credit card (Visa/Master/American Express)/ Debit card (Visa/Master) will be applicable.
  • The general candidates/NC-OBC has to pay Rs. 1700 while the candidates of reserved community (SC/ST ) will be charged Rs. 850. In addition to this payment, transaction processing fees will also be applicable separately.

Participating Institute:-

 

S.No.

IIMs

Fee (Lakh)

Number of Seats

1

Indian Institute of Management   Ahmedabad

19.5

385

2

Indian Institute of Management   Amritsar

9

60

3

Indian Institute of Management   Bangalore

18.7

412

4

Indian Institute of Management   Bodh Gaya

11

60

5

Indian Institute of Management   Calcutta

19

462

6

Indian Institute of Management   Indore

13

550

7

Indian Institute of Management   Kashipur

10.5

210

8

Indian Institute of Management   Kozhikode

13.75

353

9

Indian Institute of Management   Lucknow

14

436

10

Indian Institute of Management   Nagpur

10

60

11

Indian Institute of Management   Raipur

10.26

210

12

Indian Institute of Management   Ranchi

10.5

155

13

Indian Institute of Management   Rohtak

10.5

170 - 180

14

Indian Institute of Management   Shillong

12.68

120

15

Indian Institute of Management   Trichy

10

120

16

Indian Institute of Management   Udaipur

9.5

180

17

Indian Institute of Management   Visakhapatnam

10.5

60

18

Indian Institute of Management, Jammu

10

45

19

Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur

10

140

20

Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur

9

60

 



CAT Exam Reservation Details:

As per the policy of Indian government, the seat reservation will be applicable for CAT and the seats are reserved as follows:

  • Schedule Caste (SC) – 15% seats
  • Schedule Tribe (ST) – 7.5% seats
  • Non-Creamy – Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC) – 27% seats
  • PWD Differently Abled (DA) candidates – 3% seats

The candidates claiming reservation have to upload their supporting certificates at the time of application/registration. In the case of failure of uploading such documents will result in the rejection of your application.

See also :

CAT Exam Pattern 2017

CAT syllabus 2017

CAT Preparation Tips 

CAT Exam Center 2017 

CAT cut off

CAT Application Procedure 2017

 

Source:- https://www.iima.ac.in/web/iima

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