About CAT Exam

About CAT Exam

CAT is a Common Admission Test. CAT is a computer-based aptitude exam. It is an aptitude exam developed for admission to management courses at some of India’s leading management colleges. It is widely regarded as one of India’s most difficult admission tests. The CAT Exam is regarded as one of the most important management-related events in India. This exam is held annually on the last Sunday of November. Every year, more than 2,00,000 students take the exam, and only the top 5000 are selected to study at IIM. Not only IIMs, but over 1300 business schools in India use the results of this exam for admission.

The admission standards for this entrance exam vary by institute. Each IIM or participating institute has its own CAT entry guidelines. The CAT is regarded as the most prominent admission test for PGP, PGDM, MBA, and other management courses provided by IIMs and non-IIM universities in India. India has 20 IIMs that provide a variety of management degrees for admission.

CAT Exam Eligibility

The candidate must fulfil the following prerequisites for CAT eligibility:

The candidate must have a three-year graduation degree with at least 50% marks, or 45% for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Abled (DA).

The graduation degree must have been granted by any of the universities established by an act of Parliament or assembly (a central or state statutory body in India) or other educational establishments established by an act of Parliament or announced to be deliberated as a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or by an equal qualification documented by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Candidates in their last year of a graduating degree/equivalent qualification examination, as well as those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results, are eligible to apply for the cat examination. Such students will be admitted to the programme on a provisional basis after being selected, and they must provide a certificate from the principal/registrar of their college/institute by June 30 indicating that they have completed all of the criteria for obtaining a four-year or three-year degree.

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