CAT Common Admission Test

CAT Common Admission Test

CAT Common Admission Test

CAT Common Admission Test

CAT Exam

CAT Exam will be conducted on 26th November 2017 in two sessions. More detail about CAT will be gathered from www.iimcat.ac.in.

Cracking the CAT Common Admission Test or CAT Exam is the first and foremost preference for an MBA aspirant in India. CAT is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). In 2017, CAT will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.

Important Dates:

Registration opens: 9th August 2017

Registration closes: 20th September 2017

Admit Card download: 18th October to 26th November 2017

Test Date: 26th November 2017

Resul Declaration: Second week of January 2018

 

 List of CAT accepting IIM’s in India:

S.No. Name Of Institute Year of Establishment State Located
1 IIM Ahmedabad 1961 Gujarat
2 IIM Calcutta 1961 West Bengal
3 IIM Bangalore 1973 Karnataka
4 IIM Lucknow 1984 Uttar Pradesh
5 IIM Indore 1996 Madhya Pradesh
6 IIM Kozhikode 1996 Kerala
7 IIM Shillong 2007 Meghalaya
8 IIM Raipur 2010 Chhattisgarh
9 IIM Ranchi 2010 Jharkhand
10 IIM Rohtak 2010 Haryana
11 IIM Kashipur 2011 Uttarakhand
12 IIM Tiruchirappalli 2011 Tamil Nadu
13 IIM Udaipur 2011 Rajasthan
14 IIM Amritsar 2015 Punjab
15 IIM Bodh Gaya 2015 Bihar
16 IIM Nagpur 2015 Maharashtra
17 IIM Sambalpur 2015 Odisha
18 IIM Sirmaur 2015 Himachal Pradesh
19 IIM Visakhapatnam 2015 Andhra Pradesh
20 IIM Jammu 2016 Jammu and Kashmir

CAT Eligibility Criteria

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017
S.No. Factors Required Criteria
1. Nationality Only citizens of India can apply for CAT Exam
2. Education
  • One must be a graduate of a recognized University in any discipline.
  • Candidates applying under the Unreserved (General) category are must have a minimum score of 50% marks or CGPA in the graduation or equivalent exam.
  • Candidates applying under the Reserved (SC/ST/PwD) category are must have a minimum score of 45% marks or CGPA in the graduation or equivalent exam.
  • Also, MBA aspirants in the final year of their qualifying exam can apply for CAT 2017.
3. Age Limit There is no age limit for CAT.

 IIM Reservation Percentage

S.No. Category Seats reserved
1. SC 15%
2. ST 7.5%
3. OBC 27%
4. PwD 3%

CAT SELECTION PROCESS FOR IIM

CAT Common Admission Test RESULTS AND SHORTLISTING

Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for short-listing vary in different IIMs.

CAT Common Admission Test ADMISSION PROCESS

The process includes:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interviews (PI)

In addition, IIMs may use other factors like the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at distinctive stages of the admission process.

 

CAT Application Form

The CAT exam application form filling procedure is online. In order to apply for CAT, candidates have to visit the official website of CAT exam and register.

CAT exam which is divided into the following areas:

  • Personal Details
  • Contact Details
  • Academic Details
  • Work Experience
  • Selecting IIMs to apply for
  • Selecting Test Centres and Interview Cities

CAT Common Admission Test Exam Pattern

CAT Common Admission Test Cities

States/Union Territories Cities Total no. of cities
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair 1
Andhra Pradesh Kakinada, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Chirala, Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram 10
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar 1
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar 3
Bihar Aurangabad, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea 4
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Raipur 2
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi 1
Goa Panaji, Madgaon 2
Gujarat Anand, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad 6
Haryana Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Palwal, Ambala, Panipat, Rohtak, Hisar, Sonipat 9
Himachal Pradesh Shimla, Waknaghat 2
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu, Samba 2
Jharkhand Ranchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bokaro 4
Karnataka Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Bangalore, Bidar, Belagavi(Belgaum), Hubli, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Hassan, Mandya, Davanagere, Ramanagara, Tumkur 17
Kerala Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kasargod, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram 7
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Indore 5
Maharashtra Amaravati, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Nanded, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Satara, Kolhapur, Solapur, Ratnagiri, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ulhasnagar 17
Meghalaya Shillong 1
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur 7
Puducherry Puducherry 1
Punjab Patiala, Sangrur, Jalandhar, Phatankot, Chandigarh, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar, Ludhiana, Bathinda 10
Rajasthan Ajmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Jaipur, Alwar 7
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli 9
Telangana Karimnagar, Warangal, Hyderabad 3
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad, Meerut, Noida, Greater Noida, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Barabanki, Mathura, Varanasi, Dehradun, Muzaffarnagar 15
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee 2
West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri 9
Total 157

 

CAT Participating Institutes

Courses offered by IIMs

Post Graduate Programmes in Management

S.No. Institutes: Programmes:
1 IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
2 IIM Amritsar PGP
3 IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM
4 IIM Bodh Gaya PGP
5 IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM
6 IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM
7 IIM Jammu PGP
8 IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP
9 IIM Kozhikode PGP
10 IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
11 IIM Nagpur PGP
12 IIM Raipur PGP, PGPWE
13 IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM
14 IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGP, EPGPX
15 IIM Sambalpur PGP
16 RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX
17 IIM Sirmaur PGP
18 IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM
19 IIM Udaipur PGP
20 IIM Visakhapatnam PGP
21 IIM Ahmedabad FPM
22 IIM Bangalore FPM
23 IIM Calcutta FPM
24 IIM lndore FPM
25 IIM Kashipur FPM & EFPM
26 IIM Kozhikode FPM
27 lIM Lucknow FPM
28 IIM Raipur FPM & EFPM
29 IIM Ranchi FPM
30 IIM Rohtak FPM
31 RGIIM Shillong FPM
32 IIM Tiruchirappalli FPM
33 IIM Udaipur FPM