Who is eligible for CAT exam?
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The eligibility criteria for the Common Admission Test (CAT) are set by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which conduct the exam. The basic eligibility criteria for CAT are as follows: 1- Educational Qualification: Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks or equivalRead more
The eligibility criteria for the Common Admission Test (CAT) are set by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), which conduct the exam. The basic eligibility criteria for CAT are as follows:
1- Educational Qualification: Candidates must have 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 Differently Abled (DA) category) awarded by any recognized university or educational institution.
2- Final year students: Candidates who are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree program and expect to complete all their degree requirements before the end of June in the year in which they are applying can also apply for CAT.
3- Age limit: There is no age limit for appearing in CAT.
4- Number of attempts: There is no restriction on the number of attempts for CAT.
It’s important to note that the above criteria are the minimum requirements set by the IIMs, individual B-schools may have additional eligibility criteria. Please refer to the official website of IIMs to get the most up-to-date information.
It’s also important to note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission to the management program. The final selection of candidates is based on their CAT scores, past academic records, work experience and overall profile, and also on the performance in the subsequent selection process which includes Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).See less