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CAT 2015 Admission criteria

Last Updated - April 01, 2017

CAT Exam 2016 is scheduled to be conducted on November 27,2016.It is a National level entrance level test conducted for admission in MBA courses in various participating B-schools.The Selection Process in CAT exam include CAT score in online test,after which candidates will be shortlisted for Group Discussion,Written Ability Test and Personal Interview Round.

Candidates can check below CAT 2015 Admission Criteria on various parameters such class 10 & 12th percentage,Graduation percentage etc 

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Application rating table is mentioned below:

Percentage Score in 10th ExamRating Score (A)
>55 and <=60 02
>60 and <=7003
>70 and <=8004
>80 and <=9007
Percentage Score in 12th ExamRating Score (B)
>55 and <=6002
>60 and <=7003
>70 and <=8004
>80 and <=9007
Percentage Score in Bachelor's DegreeRating Score (C)
>55 and <=6002
>60 and <=7003
>70 and <=8004
>80 and <=9007

For the candidates having 5 years Integrated Master's Degree,Percentage of marks obtained in first three years will be considered for Bachelor's Degree.

Application Rating Score (AR):

                                                AR =0.5*A+1.5*B+2.5*

Composite Score (CR):

                              Maximum CAT Score =450
Composite Score =(obtained CAT Score/450)*0.7+(AR/45)*0.3

Composite Score is the total score that is final for the selection of the candidate


CAT 2016 Cut off

CAT Colleges Ranking

Top B-Schools Admission criteria

It is not about only scoring well in test.Second step of selection criteria which comprises of Group Disccussion,essays and personal interview also carries much weighatge.These will be the final rounds of selection. Successful students will be called for these rounds.Its preparation must be done along with tests as it stresses on your knowledge of current issues and effectiveness in conveying your views.

Every B-school has different criteria for shortlisting candidates for second stage of admission process.Like IIM Calcutta and IIM Ranchi only considers score in CAT whereas IIM Bangalore and IIM Lucknow focus on work experience and academic qualifications along with CAT score.

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Following are the parameters of IIM's for shortlisting candidates

B-SchoolPS PercentileDI PercentileVA PercentileOverall PercentileOther Parameters
IIM- Ahmedabad94 (82)94 (81)94 (81)99Acads
IIM-Bangalore80809090Work Ex / Acads
IIM-Calcutta93.38 (80)93.36 (79)93.33 (79)99.59
IIM-Lucknow80858590Work Ex / Acads
IIM-Kozhikode80808090Work Ex / Acads
IIM-Indore80 (62)80 (61)80 (61)98.91
IIM-Shillong757575Work Ex / weightage for Acads
IIM-Rohtak80758598Work Ex / Acads
IIM-Ranchi85.53 (68)85.68 (67)85.48 (66)99.66
IIM-Raipur80758590Acads cut-offs / Work Ex
IIM-Trichy80758590Acads cut-offs / Work Ex

Final Admission Notification

Admission to students will be on the basis of accumulated scores of CAT,Group discussion,personal interview and job experience.Notification about admission process will come after April 2015.Academic session is expected to start from July onwards.

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