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Common Admission Test 2017
Examination Date :: 26 Nov, 2017
Common Admission Test(CAT) 2017
Eligibility: 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. 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 programme 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. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process.
For more details on eligibility candidates are advised visit the "CAT 2017 Eligibility" section of the CAT website.
Candidates should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
Application Procedure: You can register for CAT 2017 from the official CAT 2017 website, www.iimcat.ac.in between 9
th August 2017 and 5:00 p.m. on 20th September 2017. Registration steps are as follows:
• Register to get user Id and Password.
• Log in with system generated User ID and Password
• Submit Application after entering details and making online payment
For registering, you will need to verify your mobile number through OTP which will be sent to your mobile number. Your User ID will be sent to email and the Password shall be sent to the registered mobile number only when you have verified the OTP (it is not applicable for overseas candidates). Overseas candidates receive both User ID & Password on the registered email address. Using these credentials, you can log in as an Existing User to fill out the Application form. You need not complete the application in a single session. You can login multiple times to complete. You cannot edit any details on the Application form after you have made the online payment. However, after you submit the application, there will be a limited time window during which you can modify very limited details like Percentage of Marks scored, Work Experience, Programmes Selected etc. You will not be able to modify any of the following: any details entered in the Personal Details section, any details entered in the Academics section except the percentage marks scored, Exam Centre City Preferences. You can only view and print after this. Details are available on the application submission page.
To understand the registration procedure for CAT 2017, see the Registration Video on the CAT website.
Examination Center: CAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 140 test cities. Details about the test centres in these test cities will be available on this website from 18th October, 2017 and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card.
IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre / city and/or change the test time and date at their own discretion.
Admission: Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own eligibility criteria (including academic cut-offs and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in CAT 2017 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may also use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short-listing of candidates at various stages of the selection process. For more information, candidates must refer to the respective websites of the IlMs.