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CAT 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 4th December 2018 To 4th December 2018
Result Date : 15th January 2019

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Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2018:

To start the application process, a candidate must satisfy the CAT eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for CAT 2018 are as follows: 

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution with minimum 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA.
  • The students who are studying in their final year they can apply for CAT 2018.
  • The percentage a candidate obtains in bachelor’s degree is calculated using conversion schemes followed by the concerned university/institution. In the case of grades/CGPA, the conversion would depend on the equivalent certificate awarded by the concerned university/institution and that score can be used to satisfy CAT eligibility.
  • If there is no percentage conversion scheme, the applicant’s CGPA is divided by maximum possible CGPA and the result is multiplied by 100 and that is used to check CAT eligibility.

CAT 2018 Reservation Scheme:

The reservation scheme for CAT 2018 is given as follows:

  • For SC applicants CAT Reserved seats are: 15% of the total seats
  • For ST applicants CAT Reserved seats are: 7.5% of the total seats
  • For CAT Reserved seats CAT Reserved seats are: 27% of the total seats
  • For Physically challenged applicants CAT Reserved seats are- 3% of the total seats.

Applicants coming under the above criteria must score a minimum of 45% in their Bachelor's degree to be eligible for CAT 2018.


Note: The candidate will only be able to appear for CAT if he/she has satisfied the CAT Eligibility Criteria.

Percentage Calculation for CAT 2018

  • Percentage obtained in bachelor’s degree is calculated on the basis of conversion schemes followed by the concerned university/institution.
  • In the case of grades/CGPA, the conversion would depend on the equivalent certificate awarded by the concerned university/institution
  • That score can be used to satisfy CAT eligibility.
  • In absence of any percentage conversion scheme, candidate’s CGPA is divided by maximum possible CGPA and the result is multiplied by 100 and that is used to check CAT eligibility.
  • Applicants appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to appear for CAT.

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