Common Admission Test [CAT]

CAT 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 4th December 2018 To 12th December 2018
Result Date : 15th January 2019

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Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2018

The eligibility criteria to get enrolled in CAT 2018 the applicant must satisfy the following conditons: 

  • To be eligible, the applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution with minimum 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) in her/his bachelor's.
  • Students in the final year are eligible for CAT 2018, followed by some CAT Eligibility qualification criteria.
  • 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 and 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.

 


CAT 2018 Reservation Scheme:

There is following prescribed CAT reservation:

    CAT Reserved SC applicants: 15%

    CAT Reserved ST applicants: 7.5%

    CAT Reserved OBC applicants: 27%

    CAT Reserved Physically challenged applicants: 3%

Applicants coming under the above criteria must score minimum 45% in graduation to be eligible for CAT 2018.

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What is the eligibility criteria to attempt the CAT exam 2017?

Asked By: Ashok M,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The eligibility criteria to get enrolled in CAT 2017 are: 

  • To be eligible, the applicant must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution with minimum 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST and PWD/DA category) in her/his bachelor's.
  • Students in the final year are eligible for CAT 2017, followed by some CAT Eligibility qualification criteria.
  • 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 and 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.

Only once the candidate has satisfied the CAT Eligibility will he/she be eligible to appear for CAT.

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QEligibity Criteria

Who is eligible to take the test?

Asked By: Arjun Kapoor,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidate interested to take up CAT should,

  • hold a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA
  • candidates belonging from SC or ST or OBC or any reserved category have 45% minimumum marks
  • candidates appearing for  final year of Bachelor's degree can also apply
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QAge limit for CAT Exam.

What is the age limit to appear for CAT Exam?

Asked By: Stanley Fernandez,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There is no age-limit to take CAT Exam.

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Are there any reservations for Physically Challenged candidates in CAT?

Asked By: Vivek Ajith,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, there is. The board has set apart 3% of the total qualified candidates to the Physically Challenged ones.

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I have not completed any graduation course but I am in the final year of a professional course, am I eligible for CAT 2016?

Asked By: Sushant Kumar,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Yes, you are. Just make sure you clear your final year with the required percentile to be eligible for admission.
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Is there any condition for scribe being used by a blind student?

Asked By: Sakshar Mathur,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • There are no conditions for scribe being used by a blind student. The candidate must indicate the use of scribe/reader in the CAT application form. And the candidates are advised to arrange the scribe/ reader by themselves.
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