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.
CAT 2018 Eligibility Overview:
There is no age limit in CAT examination.
Minimum of 50% aggregate you need to have in Bachelor degree. You need to have minimum of 45% if you belong to SC, ST, or PwD category.
Domicile / Reservation
If you have Reservation benefits then 15% of the seats are reserved for SC, 5% for ST, 27% of seats are reserved for NC-OBC, and 3% seats are reserved for PWD candidates.
If you are studying in final year of Bachelor degree then also you can apply of CAT examination.
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