Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2016

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam will be conducted as a digital or Computer Based Test (CBT), on December 04th 2016, in two sessions.

Eligibility for CAT 2016

The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA (45 percent in case of the Applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) / Differently Able (DA) category) awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed 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.

The percentage of marks obtained by the Applicant in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university / institution from where the Applicant has obtained the degree. In case the Applicants are awarded grades / CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades / CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university / institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the Applicant’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

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Applicants appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such Applicants will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of her / his College / Institute stating that the Applicant has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate

IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website Applicants must note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Prospective Applicants must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

List of Equivalent Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology (4years after 10+2 / Post B.Sc. / Post Diploma ) or B.E / B.Tech equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers – India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India).
  • Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University / Institutions.
  • Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.

CAT 2016 Important Dates

CAT 2016 Registration Start: August 08th 2016

CAT 2016 Registration Ends: September 22nd 2016 at 5.00pm

Download CAT 2016 Admit Card: October 18th 2016

Date of Test (CAT 2016) on December 04th 2016

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