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 InstituteYear of EstablishmentState Located
1IIM Ahmedabad1961Gujarat
2IIM Calcutta1961West Bengal
3IIM Bangalore1973Karnataka
4IIM Lucknow1984Uttar Pradesh
5IIM Indore1996Madhya Pradesh
6IIM Kozhikode1996Kerala
7IIM Shillong2007Meghalaya
8IIM Raipur2010Chhattisgarh
9IIM Ranchi2010Jharkhand
10IIM Rohtak2010Haryana
11IIM Kashipur2011Uttarakhand
12IIM Tiruchirappalli2011Tamil Nadu
13IIM Udaipur2011Rajasthan
14IIM Amritsar2015Punjab
15IIM Bodh Gaya2015Bihar
16IIM Nagpur2015Maharashtra
17IIM Sambalpur2015Odisha
18IIM Sirmaur2015Himachal Pradesh
19IIM Visakhapatnam2015Andhra Pradesh
20IIM Jammu2016Jammu and Kashmir

CAT Eligibility Criteria

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017
S.No.FactorsRequired Criteria
1.NationalityOnly 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 LimitThere is no age limit for CAT.

 IIM Reservation Percentage

S.No.CategorySeats reserved
1.SC15%
2.ST7.5%
3.OBC27%
4.PwD3%

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 TerritoriesCitiesTotal no. of cities
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsPort Blair1
Andhra PradeshKakinada, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Chirala, Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram10
Arunachal PradeshItanagar1
AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar3
BiharAurangabad, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea4
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar, Raipur2
DelhiDelhi/New Delhi1
GoaPanaji, Madgaon2
GujaratAnand, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad6
HaryanaGurgaon, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad, Palwal, Ambala, Panipat, Rohtak, Hisar, Sonipat9
Himachal PradeshShimla, Waknaghat2
Jammu and KashmirJammu, Samba2
JharkhandRanchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bokaro4
KarnatakaMangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Bangalore, Bidar, Belagavi(Belgaum), Hubli, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Chikkaballapur, Kolar, Hassan, Mandya, Davanagere, Ramanagara, Tumkur17
KeralaErnakulam, Thrissur, Kasargod, Kollam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram7
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Indore5
MaharashtraAmaravati, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Nanded, Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Satara, Kolhapur, Solapur, Ratnagiri, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Ulhasnagar17
MeghalayaShillong1
OdishaBalasore, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur7
PuducherryPuducherry1
PunjabPatiala, Sangrur, Jalandhar, Phatankot, Chandigarh, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ropar, Ludhiana, Bathinda10
RajasthanAjmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Jaipur, Alwar7
Tamil NaduChennai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Coimbatore, Madurai, Namakkal, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli9
TelanganaKarimnagar, Warangal, Hyderabad3
Uttar PradeshGhaziabad, Meerut, Noida, Greater Noida, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Barabanki, Mathura, Varanasi, Dehradun, Muzaffarnagar15
UttarakhandDehradun, Roorkee2
West BengalAsansol, Bankura, Burdwan, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri9
Total157

 

CAT Participating Institutes

Courses offered by IIMs

Post Graduate Programmes in Management

S.No.Institutes:Programmes:
1IIM AhmedabadPGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP
2IIM AmritsarPGP
3IIM BangalorePGP, PGPEM, PGPPM
4IIM Bodh GayaPGP
5IIM CalcuttaPGP-PGDM
6IIM IndorePGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM
7IIM JammuPGP
8IIM KashipurPGP, EPGP
9IIM KozhikodePGP
10IIM LucknowPGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM
11IIM NagpurPGP
12IIM RaipurPGP, PGPWE
13IIM RanchiPGDM, PGDHRM
14IIM RohtakPGP, EPGP, EPGPX
15IIM SambalpurPGP
16RGIIM ShillongPGP, PGPEX
17IIM SirmaurPGP
18IIM TiruchirappalliPGP, PGPBM
19IIM UdaipurPGP
20IIM VisakhapatnamPGP
21IIM AhmedabadFPM
22IIM BangaloreFPM
23IIM CalcuttaFPM
24IIM lndoreFPM
25IIM KashipurFPM & EFPM
26IIM KozhikodeFPM
27lIM LucknowFPM
28IIM RaipurFPM & EFPM
29IIM RanchiFPM
30IIM RohtakFPM
31RGIIM ShillongFPM
32IIM TiruchirappalliFPM
33IIM UdaipurFPM