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Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2016

Published On: 26 Aug 2011 | Last Updated On: 18 Oct 2016

Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM)’s for taking admission to various management programs of IIMs at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, CalcuttaIndoreKashipur, KozhikodeLucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, RanchiRohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, TiruchirappalliUdaipur and Visakhapatnam for the session 2017.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2016:

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India 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, India.
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/institution. If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.
  • Candidates 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.
  • However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/ Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
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