(Notification) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015
The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common
Admission Test 2015 (CAT 2015) on 29th November, 2015 in two sessions. CAT 2015
will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management
programmes of IIMs. These programmes are:
A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management:
CAT 2015 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 be referred to as Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], 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
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, 2016 from the Principal/Registrar of
his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2016) 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
www.iimcat.ac.in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum
eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.
Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a
phone number throughout the selection process.