Saturday, April 29, 2017

CAT eligibility criteria 2018

cat eligibility criteria 2018

Common Admission Test (CAT 2018) is one of the competitive entrance examinations for pursuing postgraduate programmes in Business Administration.CAT 2018 national level examination is conducted by the IIMs on the rotation basis. It is the gateway for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and various B-schools located across the country. Every year lacks of candidates appear in the CAT examination.The students who wants to appear the examination first check the eligibility criteria. 

CAT Important dates:
Start Date of Online Application August 2018
Last date to submit the application form September 2018
Correction window October 2018
Admit Card Download Date October 2018
CAT 2017 Exam Date December 2018
Result Announcement Date January 2019
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IIM CAT 2018 eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification;
  • The candidate should have the graduation Degree from a recognized University.
  • Candidate of the general category should have the 50% marks in the Graduation.
  • The candidates of the reserved category should have the minimum 45% marks.
CAT 2017 Eligibility Reservation Criteria:

Applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by a recognised university or educational institute 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. For the reserved category candidates, such as Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD), the minimum percentage to be secured in Bachelor’s Degree is 45 per cent.
Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. However, they will be given provisional admission only till the time 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.

During the time of application, candidates need to fulfill any one of the following three conditions:
  •  Completed Bachelor’s Degree with requisite percentage of marks
  •  Completed Professional Degree with requisite percentage of marks
  •  Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s Degree with requisite marks percentage
The calculation of the marks percentage will be done on the basis of the practice followed by the respective University/Institute. In case the Institute/University offers grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/Institution. In case there is no such conversion scheme followed by the institute, the equivalence will be calculated by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.According to the legal requirements, IIMs and other government institutes have to follow the reservation criteria as given below:
15 per cent of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC)
7.5 per cent of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST)
27 per cent seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layers
Three per cent seats are reserved for Persons With Disability (PWD) candidates. The three categories of disability are: a) low vision blindness, b) hearing impairment and c) loco motor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40 per cent, as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said PWD Act, 1995 (Section 39).
The candidates belonging to the reserved categories have to score minimum cutoff percentile at CAT 2017 along with the eligibility criteria in order to be shortlisted for the admission process.

Application Fee:
  • General and NC- OBC category: Rs. 1700/-
  • For SC/ ST and PWD : Rs. 850/-
  • SC/ ST and PWD category must upload a copy of SC/ ST and PWD certificates at the time of registration.
  • Application fee will not be refunded.
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