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CAT Eligibility 2014

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IIM CAT 2014 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 Differently Abled ( DA ) ( It may also referred to as Persons with Disability ( PWD ) category ) ], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament 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 in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university / institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades / CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades / CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university / institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university / institution does not have any 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. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if he / she submits a certificate latest by 30th June, 2015 from the Principal / Registrar of his / her College / Institute ( issued on or before 30th June, 2015 ) stating that the candidate has 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 CAT 2014 Selection Process, the details of which are provided at the IIM CAT Website www.iimcat.ac.in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria for Indian Institute of Management will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the Selection Process of CAT 2014.

List of Equivalent Qualifications :

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology ( 4 years after 10+2 / Post B.Sc. / Post Diploma ) or B.E / B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD / UPSC / AICTE ( e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India ).
  2. Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University / Institutions.
  3. Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.

CAT 2014 Eligibility Criteria

For SC / ST , NC-OBC, and DA Candidates :

If you belong to SC or ST categories, your caste / tribe must be listed in the Government of India schedule. The caste certificate that you send to IIM should be in the Government approved format and should clearly state :

  1. Name of your caste / tribe;
  2. Whether you belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe;
  3. District and the State or Union Territory of your ordinary residence;
  4. The appropriate Government of India schedule under which your caste / tribe is approved by it as Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.

A copy of the certificate must SC / ST and / or PWD (DA) certificate(s) must be uploaded at the time of CAT Application online. Failure to upload a copy of the caste / class certificate will result in the
rejection of your CAT registration.

Mention the Voucher, Serial Number on the certificate. Failure to produce a copy of the caste certificate will result in the rejection of your CAT registration 2014.

The SC / ST and / or PWD ( DA ) certificate must be shown and a photocopy enclosed at the time of IIM CAT 2014 Interviews. Moreover, the caste certificate must be submitted at the time of joining programs of any of the IIMs.

If you belong to the Non – Creamy Other Backward Classes ( NC – OBC ), you must produce the NC – OBC certificate duly signed by competent authority and enclose its photocopy at the time of IIM CAT 2014 Interviews. Moreover, the certificate must be submitted at the time of joining programs of any of the IIMs. Failure to do so during the post CAT 2014 selection process will result in you not being considered under the reserved category.

The DA certificate must be shown and a photocopy enclosed at the time of interviews. Moreover, the DA certificate must be submitted at the time of joining programs of any of the IIMs.

CAT 2014 Reservations

As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste ( SC ) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe ( ST ) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non – creamy” layer ( NC – OBC ).

For an updated central list of state wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer visit the website www.ncbc.nic.in. In case of NC – OBC category, the castes included in Central List ( available at www.ncbc.nic ) of NC – OBC by the National Commission of Backward Classes, Government of India as on last day of registration will be used. Any subsequent changes will not be effective for CAT 2014. As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995, 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled ( DA ) candidates. The three categories of disability are:

  1. low – vision / blindness,
  2. hearing impairment, and
  3. locomotor 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%, as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act. The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC / ST / PWD / Non – Creamy OBC categories join the Programs in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission process. The candidates should read carefully the description of admission process followed by each IIM on their respective websites. No change in the category will be entertained after the closure of registration window; hence, the applicants are advised to give attention while registering.

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  • sir i m in 2nd year and i want to give cat exam 2014 which will be in the mid of final year of my graduation am i elligible for 2014 cat exam??
    By sneha from haryana on December 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm
  • can the degree be a correspondence course
    By shwetha from kerala on July 24, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  • hi i am doing distance course in graduation.i want to know whether i am eligible for cat entrance exam.plz do reply
    By deepak kumar from bargarh,odisha on May 5, 2013 at 9:46 am
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    By Sr. Content Editor on December 30, 2012 at 9:54 am
  • gud evening sir ,actualy i am in b.com 3rd sem n cracking CAT IS MY only dream through which i could prove my presense .so ill b very thankful to u if u will be give me a guideline. should i join a coaching .or i should do it myself thanx sir ji
    By arjun jaiswal from jabalpur,(madhyapradesh) on December 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  • Hi, To know about the eligibility, Please refer the following web page ( http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html ).
    By Sr. Content Editor on December 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm
  • hi i am rashid studiying indira gandhi national open univercity please send details of IIM entrance exam
    By Rashid from Malappurm,kerala on December 28, 2012 at 11:26 am
  • dear sir/madam,i am doing BE(mech),1st yr,pls tell me wat can i do to crack CAT in my fourth yr.
    By arun pandiyan from vellore on December 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  • Hi, To know about the CAT eligibility. Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on December 14, 2012 at 11:17 am
  • i have completed my graduation by AMIE which is equivalent to degree in relevant branch of engg. if Iam eligible for CAT
    By gaurav soni from trivandrum on December 14, 2012 at 10:18 am
  • sir i'm a student of b.tech 3rd yr.Sir i'hv to ask 1 thing dat as i'm having a back of 1st yr but i'm having above 60% marks so will this back of 1st yr create any problem of any kind in future for appearing in CAT exams?
    By DISHA SAREEN from FAIZABAD on December 11, 2012 at 2:33 am
  • sir, i am b.tech.2nd year student of nit.kkr. Sir i am physically chalenged. May i get any relxeation in cat exame
    By bhupendra singh from kurukshetra on November 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm
  • Hi, 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 Differently Abled (DA)categories]. To know more detail, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on November 13, 2012 at 9:46 am
  • hi sir i have completed b.com(pass) with a percentage of 50% .am i eligible to appear cat exam?
    By rajesh from bhubaneswar orissa on November 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm
  • Hi, 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. To know more details, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on November 10, 2012 at 9:38 am
  • Sir,i am doing bachlor's in art(B.A) from hindi unversity of mumbai.Its open unversity course of 2 years.i want to ask am i eligible for CAT entrence exam while appering for final year of my course?
    By Gaurav Chavan on November 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm
  • Hi, 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 Differently Abled (DA)categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. TO knpw more details about the CAT Eligibility , Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on November 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm
  • hi sir,am pursuing btech frm jntuk and belongs to the stream electronics and comm.3rd yr...am i eligible for appearing to CAT exam,pls give me full details about the exam and further details
    By meghana from kakinada on November 1, 2012 at 9:58 am
  • Hi, 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 Differently Abled (DA)categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament 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. To know more details, please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on October 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm
  • Dear, Sir/Ma"am, Please let me know whether students who are undergoing graduation (final year) or have completed graduation through correspondence and not regular course are elligible for appearing in CAT exams & further pursue MBA from IIMs or from any other well reputed institution provided they qualify for it.
    By shreeyam from allahabad on October 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  • SIR, I am a b.com 2nd year student and ihave also joind ncc.sir i want to know that is there any consession in marks for ncc cadet in cat exam.
    By jaideep kumar from jammu on October 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm
  • Hi, To know about the eligibility details, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on October 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm
  • hi sir im pursuing my b tech in petroleum engineering & technology frm jntuk . am i eligible fr applying to cat exam? if not when wil i b eligible? and in which subjects can i join in mba clg? i want to join in iim which courses r available fr me?? please do reply its URGENT!!!
    By mrinmayi from kakinada on October 11, 2012 at 11:38 am
  • Sir, I had completed my graduation in 1995 with 42 percent marks. I am 35 years old.I have done one correspondence MBA, but that isn't recognised in the market. Currently working as Asst. Mgr. in BPO sector. Can I eligible for IIM. If not what are the other A-grade MBA schools available where I can apply. Please help me.
    By Sanjay from Bangalore on October 10, 2012 at 1:53 am
  • Hi, To prepare in the CAT Exam, Please refer the following question bank CD (http://www.winentrance.com/MBA-Entrance-Exam-Question-Bank-CD.html?utm_source=promotion&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=MBA%2BAds).
    By Sr. Content Editor on October 8, 2012 at 11:16 am
  • I am doing my UG course.How can I get prepared for CAT exams
    By sethu from coimbatore on October 8, 2012 at 10:09 am
  • I m doing my UG course.How can I get prepared for CAT exams
    By sethu on October 8, 2012 at 10:07 am
  • Hi, you 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).
    By Sr. Content Editor on October 6, 2012 at 10:17 am
  • hi,i am nw a student doing BE(CIVIL). WHAT WOULD BE THE WISEST STEP that i can take now so that i can easily crack CAT after 4 years???????????
    By Narendra on October 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm
  • SIR i passed with graduation with 43% can i apply for cat......please give me answere....
    By RAJ from New delhi on September 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm
  • sir,i m a post graduate student i want to appear in cat exam but i don't have 50% marks in my graduation but i have 75% in my post graduation can i eligible for cat.
    By salis naqvi from bhopal,m.p on September 19, 2012 at 1:45 am
  • cat online application form
    By deepak kumar on September 14, 2012 at 9:18 am
  • sir, iam in b.tech(me) first year.what should i do from now so that i could crack cat after 4yrs.
    By puneet yadav on September 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm
  • Hi, Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2014: 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 Differently Abled (DA) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament 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 in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/ institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any 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.
    By Sr. Content Editor on September 4, 2012 at 9:39 am
  • sir i m BSC (IT) student(final year) with distances edu... plz tell me the i am appering the cat or mat sir will give me full details..
    By jagadeesh on September 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm
  • Hi, CAT 2014 Exam will be held on Wednesday, 24 November 2014. For more details, please do visit this webpage. http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-exam-details.html All the best.
    By Sr. Content Editor on August 30, 2012 at 11:20 am
  • Hi.... To Know the CAT 2014 Details, please do visit the following webpage (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-exam-details.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on August 30, 2012 at 10:41 am
  • cat 2014 details
    By G.Muruganandhan on August 29, 2012 at 8:51 am
  • Sir, Iam b.com 2nd year student. I am studying Chartered Accountancy (C.A.)and Company Secreatary (C.S.). It is neccessary to convert regular degree to distance mode in 3 rd year because of Articleship in C.A. Am I eligible ta write CAT after conversion regular to distance mode in 3rd year.
    By Mohan Rajasekhar from Visakhapatnam on July 27, 2012 at 10:46 am
  • Sir I am the final year student of the Bachelor Degree (graduation). Can I eligible for appearing the CAT entrance examination?
    By Pramod from New delhi on July 25, 2012 at 7:09 pm
  • sir i had done bsc MLT with 80%(medical laboratory technology)...can u pls tell me whether am i eligible for CAT enterance or not...
    By Lalit Kumar from New delhi on May 12, 2012 at 11:33 am
  • Sir, i m doing graduation B.A 4m history and i m in 2nd year presntly.next year can i appear in Cat exam? Pls tell wat is the %marks requird 4 appearing in CAT EXAM. Also sir pleas tel me hw can i prepare 4 the cat exam so dat i can crack it in 1st attempt. Sir pls Also tel me name of reqired books of each section which is requird 4 CAT EXAM.
    By Rajesh singh from chennai on May 6, 2012 at 6:49 am
  • hai... sir presently am doing my final year of b.c.a. i just wants to know that when wil be the cat exams commences and does the exam will comes for twice a year and does we need to appear for the exams thrice to get the admissions ah sir. am waiting for your reply sir ...
    By dhivya bharathi from chennai on March 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm
  • Hi, To know about this, Please refer the following web page (http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility-requirements.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on January 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • Hi, 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 Differently Abled (DA)categories]. To know more details, Please refer the following web page ( http://www.winentrance.com/mba_entrance_exam/cat/iim-cat-eligibility.html).
    By Sr. Content Editor on January 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm
  • hi,i m physiotherapist ,i want to do doctrate program from iim should i m eligible fo that?
    By neelu from mp,bhopal on January 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm
  • If person hold 49.81% then it should be considered as 50% or he can apply for CET exam.
    By ATUL from Pune on January 5, 2012 at 10:15 am
  • I have complete B.A.2 year programm from JAWAHAR LAL UNIVERSITY. I am eligible for CAT?
    By Dharmendra from Delhi on January 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm