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CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria: Detailed Information

CAT (Common Admission Test) 2016 exam will be conducted on 04th December, 2016 (Sunday). The exam will be held in two sessions on the same day. After submission of Application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Card from 24th October 2016, till the exam day. Results for CAT 2016 will be declared by 2nd Week of January, 2017 (Tentative) on the CAT website

Essential Academic Qualification – 

1. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks (for General and NC-OBC) or equivalent CGPA [45% for the candidates belonging to Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule 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.

2. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s Degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting for their 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 certificate.


1. 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.

2.  IIMs will verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. Candidates should note that mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMS.

For more information regarding CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Download Call-letter for CAT Exam 24th October 2016 (Monday), 1:00 PM till Exam Day
                Test Date                 04th December 2016 (Sunday)
Declaration of Results 2nd Week of January 2017 (Tentative)

In case of any changes in the CAT Exam schedule candidates will be intimated in advance by placing a notice on the website

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