The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institute of Management(IIMs) as an entrance exam for admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India including the IIMs.
IIMs are considered India’s premier national institutes providing quality education in management and research. IIMs primarily offer postgraduate, doctoral and executive education programmes. The flagship programme of IIMs is the two-year post-graduate programme. These two-year programmes are residential in nature. The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a fulltime doctoral level programme in management and research equivalent to Ph.D. degree. The Executive Post Graduate programmes are targeted for working professionals.
Eligibility Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification(recognized by HRD Ministry, Government of India) with a minimum of 50%. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category, the minimum score is 45%. Candidates appearing for final exams in 2017 are also eligible to take up CAT. But the necessary documents have to be submitted before June 30, 2017. For General and OBC category- The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by any University or educational institution or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. For SC, ST and PwD category- There is a 5% of relaxation in marks for the candidate of this category. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 45% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by any University or educational institution or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 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.
Test Format Subject Questions Marks Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 32 96 Quantitaive Ability 34 102 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 34 102 Total 100 300
Mode:- Online Exam Duration:- 180 min Exam Month:- November