CAT EXAM 2019 is a pre-requisite for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs. CAT EXAM 2019 scores are allowed to be used by listed non-IIM member institutions. A list of such institutions is provided on the CAT website. IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM institutions.
# CAT EXAM 2019 ELIGIBILITY
Please refer to the detailed notification on the CAT website. Applicants should note that there fulfilment of the minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
RESERVATIONS Refer to the CAT website for information regarding reservation of seats for various categories of applicants. No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; hence, the applicants are advised to pay attention while registering.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to the 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 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 recognised 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 to visit the “CAT 2019 Eligibility” section of the CAT website. Candidates should note that the mere fulfillment of the minimum eligibility criteria would not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
# CAT EXAM 2019 REGISTRATION FEES
₹950 for SC, ST and PWD category candidates.
₹1900 for all other categories of candidates.
Please note that a candidate needs to pay the registration fees only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
# CAT EXAM 2019 ADMISSION PROCESS
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 the CA 2019 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process.
IIMs may also use the 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, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective websites.
# CAT EXAM 2019 IMPORTANT DATES
CAT 2019 registration deadline is extended to September 25, 2019 (5:00 pm). IIMs release the CAT Percentile Calculation Method
Please see the Know More section of this website for more details.
Registration open: August 07, 2019 (10:00 am)
Registration closes: September 25, 2019 (5:00 pm)
Admit card download: October 23 – November 24, 2019
CAT EXAM date 2019: November 24, 2019
Result declaration: Second week of January, 2020 (Tentative)
# TEST CENTRES CAT
Will be conducted in test centres spread across around 156 test cities. Candidates will be given the option to select any four test cities in order of their preference.
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