CAT 2017 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Candidates who are interested in appearing for Common Admission Test or CAT are advised to check the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria before beginning of the CAT Registration.The candidate who holds a bachelor degree or having degree equivalent to graduation are eligible to apply for CAT 2017.
The eligibility to apply for CAT is minimum 50% marks in graduation for General and OBC category candidates and 45% for reserved category candidates.
The participating colleges of CAT also follow the same eligibility criteria as prescribed by CAT organizing committee for the year.
The CAT 2017 Exam Dates have been released on 31st July 2017.
|Process||Exam Date||Read More|
|CAT Registration||August 8. 2017 – September 22, 2017||How to Fill CAT 2017 Application Form|
|Online Tutorial and Sample Paper released||October 18, 2017||CAT Sample Paper|
|Admit Card Download||From October 18, 2017, 01:00 pm till exam day||Download CAT 2017 Admit Card|
|Test Date||November 27, 2017|
|CAT Result||Mid of January 2017||CAT 2017 Result|
The most important eligibility criteria for CAT is academic qualification. It is the minimum qualification or degree a candidate must possess in order to apply for CAT 2017. The academic qualification required to appear for CAT 2017 is listed below:
Note 1: A recognized university is one which is constituted by an act of the Central or State Legislature. It also includes any university or institute which is established by an act of Parliament or is declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act of 1956.
Note 2: In case of Universities which award grades or CGPA, but do not have a procedure for conversion of grades to percentage, the equivalent percentage will be calculated by the given process:
(Candidate’s CGPA/Maximum CGPA) X 100 = Equivalent Percentage
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There are certain degrees which are considered equivalent to a Bachelor degree. Candidates who possess or are pursuing any of these degrees are also eligible to appear for CAT 2017.
The equivalent qualifications valid for appearing in CAT 2017 is listed below:
IIMs follow the reservation guideline of Central government for admission to their MBA programs. Consequently, the reservation norms are also applicable to CAT Exam. There are two types of reservations of seats at IIMs – Caste based reservation and Reservation for Differently abled individuals.
The candidates falling in the SC, ST, or NC-OBC category fall under the aegis of Caste-based reservation policy. The rules which apply to these categories are as follows:
The distribution of seat reservation based on caste is given below:
|Category||Percent of seats reserved|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Classes – Non Creamy Layer (NC-OBC)||27%|
Candidates who apply under the caste based reservation, must upload their SC/ST/NC-OBC certificate during filling application form online. They will also need to produce the original certificate at the time of interview and admission.
The format for caste certificate is available on the CAT official website.
There is a separate reservation policy for candidates who are differently abled. The criteria for Differently Abled candidates is defined as below:
This reservation is, however, applicable only for those candidates who suffer from the said disabilities at least to the extent of 40% or more. The candidates must possess a medical certificate stating the same, issued by an authorized medical authority.
Those applying under the Differently Abled category, must upload a PwD/DA certificate at the time of applying. They also need to produce the original certificate at the time of interview.
|Download NC-OBC Certificate||Download SC-ST Certificate||Download DA/PwD Certificate|
Candidates who are in the final year/semester of Bachelor Degree or its equivalent examination and sit for the CAT exam then there will be 2 conditions as given below then must do the following things:
If any candidate shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI) then
If any candidate is selected for Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIMs then such candidate will be allowed to join the programme if
|Download Format for Final Year Certificate||Format for Candidate Identification Affidavit|
All the candidates who have been selected for PGP of IIMs must submit their graduation or equivalent qualification mark sheet and certificates on or before December 31, 2017.
Due to the following reasons admission for PGP course at IIMs will be cancelled.
Note: IIMs do not allow any candidate to join any programmes if the candidate is unable to fulfill the entire necessary requirement in the Bachelor Degree programme on or Before June 30, 2017. Candidate cannot take the admission in IIMs after June 30, 2017.
Each & every student who has applied for CAT test must fulfill some eligibility criteria before form filling. All essential documents that are mentioned according to the eligibility criteria will be verified at the time of admission & interview proceedings in particular IIM’s.
If you are the one who has been shortlisted for interview then for such case you have to be well prepared in terms of all documents/certificates, as these documents will required to be verified at the time of final admission.
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