CAT 2017 - Official Notification
The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct computer-based Common Admission Test 2017 (CAT 2017) on Sunday, 26th November, 2017 in two sessions. CAT 2017 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.
(A) Post Graduate Programmes in Management:
Institutes: Programmes: Website Addresses:
IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-FABM, ePGP www.iima.ac.in
IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM www.iimb.ac.in
IIM Bodh Gaya PGP www.iimbg.ac.in
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP, PGP-HRM www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Jammu PGP www.iiml.ac.in/jammu
IIM Kashipur PGP, EPGP www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM, PGP-SM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Nagpur PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP, PGPWE www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM, PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP, EPGP, EPGPX www.iimrohtak.ac.in
IIM Sambalpur PGP www.iimsambalpur.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP, PGPEX www.iimshillong.in
IIM Sirmaur PGP www.iimsirmaur.ac.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP www.iimu.ac.in
IIM Visakhapatnam PGP www.iimv.ac.in
(B) Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.]
IIM Ahmedabad FPM
IIM Bangalore FPM
IIM Calcutta FPM
IIM lndore FPM
IIM Kashipur FPM & EFPM
IIM Kozhikode FPM
lIM Lucknow FPM
IIM Raipur FPM & EFPM
IIM Ranchi FPM
IIM Rohtak FPM
RGIIM Shillong FPM
IIM Tiruchirappalli FPM
IIM Udaipur FPM
CAT 2017 Important Dates
AUG 9, 2017, Wednesday: CAT 2017 Registration Starts
SEP 20, 2017,Wednesday: CAT 2017 Registration ends at 05:00 PM
OCT 18, 2017, Wednesday: CAT 2017 Admit Card Download from 01:00 PM
NOV 26, 2017, Sunday: CAT 2017 Test Day
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 should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
For more details on eligibility candidates are advised visit the ‘CAT 2017 Eligibility’ section of the CAT website.
PAYMENT OF CAT REGISTRATION FEE
Rs 900 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates.
Rs 1800 for all other categories of candidates.
Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
CAT 2017 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 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.
As per the legal requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, 27% of seats for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer (NC-OBC), and 5% for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD).
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Also, a CAT 2017 REGISTRATION video and a guide will be soon available on the official CAT website.
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