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CAT 2014 Notification

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) during a 2-day testing window (4 sessions) on 16th and 22nd November 2014

CAT 2014 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requiste for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

CAT 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 Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament 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 in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree.
In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree.

In case the university/ institution does not have any 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 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.

If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2015 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2015) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website

Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

Admission Process

Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other.

The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI).
Performance in CAT 2014 examination is an important component in the admission process.

IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process.

The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs.

For more information you may refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites
CAT Result and Short-listing

Information related to CAT 2014 results will be available from 03rd week of December 2014 on this website.
List of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection will be made available on the individual IIM websites.

Each IIM will send interview letters to the candidates it has short-listed.

The criteria for short-listing vary from IIM to IIM.

CAT 2014 Important Dates

CAT Sale of Vouchers & Registration: 06th August 2014 to 30th September 2014

Registration Window: 06th August 2014 to 30th September 2014

Test Dates: 16th and 22nd November 2014, two sessions on each day

Declaration of Result: 03rd Week of December 2014

The candidates can download Admit Cards: 16th October 2014

CAT-2014 score will remain valid till 31st December 2015

On public demand, CAT 2014 Application Window to open for One Day - Oct 10 2014

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