All About CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Posted on: 10,July , 2017 - Mon | 09:16:57pm

All About CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

CAT or Common Admission Test 2017 the most competitive management entrance test in the country whose official notification is expected to come in last week of July 2017. Below is the detailed Eligibility criteria which are based on CAT 2016.

Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2017:

  1. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  2. The limit will be reduced to 45% in case of the candidates belonging t0 Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories. awarded by any University or educational institution recognized by MHRD.
  3. 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.
  4. Candidates applying for CAT 2016 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
    1. Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*
    2. Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*.
    3. Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.
      * SC / ST / PWD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.


Reservations In CAT 2017

  1. 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates.
  2. 7.5% seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates.
  3. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer (NC-OBC).
  4. As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995,
  5. 3% seats are reserved for Persons With Disability (PWD) candidates. The three categories of disability are:
    • Low vision blindness,
    • Hearing impairment and
    • Locomotor disability/Cerebral Palsy.
  6. The candidates should read the updated description of selection process followed by each IIM on their respective websites. No change in the category will be entertained after CAT registration; hence, the applicants are advised to give attention while registering.

Important Note for SC, ST, NC-OBC, and PWD Candidates

  1. Candidates Belonging to SC or ST categories, then caste certificate should be in the Government approved format which clearly states the following information:
    • Name of your caste/tribe.
    • Whether you belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
    • District and the State or Union Territory of your ordinary residence.
  2. A copy of the SC / ST / NC-OBC / PWD certificate(s) must be uploaded at the time of CAT Application registration.
  3. Candidates must remember that failure in uploading caste/class certificate will result in the rejection of your CAT registration.
  4. The SC / ST / NC-OBC / PWD certificate(s) must be shown and a photocopy should be submitted at the time of interviews. Moreover, the certificate(s) must be submitted at the time of joining the programmes of any of the IIMs. Failure to submit the certificate during the post CAT selection process will result in you not being considered under the reserved category



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