CAT 2016: Result, Score Card, Cut-Off, Counselling, Admission

cat 2016CAT 2016 (Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance examination conducted by the IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) based on the policy of rotation. For this year, CAT 2016 exam will be conducted by IIM Bangalore for admission to the session 2017-18. This is a computer based test comprised in the quantitative ability, verbal ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning. The CAT score is being followed by the IIMs, IITs, NITs, Faculty of Management Study and Indian Institutes of Science. Candidates can get the complete details of CAT 2016 including Registration, Application Form correction, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

Application Form Exam Pattern Eligibility

Exam Dates Syllabus FAQs

CAT 2016 Notification – Score Card Released

newiconCAT 2016 Result has been released now. Candidates can download the score card by entering their login details. Click Here for Result.

All those institutes offer the Postgraduate Business Administration Programme through the CAT examination. The CAT 2016 has been conducted on 4th December 2016. The notification of the examination and other essential details have been issued on 31st July, 2016. On the basis of CAT 2016 percentile, admission will be given to the candidates in the management programs of IIM’s & other top B-schools.

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CAT 2016 Exam Dates

Here we are providing the authentic dates for CAT 2016 for admission to MBA & PGDM programs in IIM’s for the session 2017-18:

EventsDates (Official)
Start Date of Online Application8th August, 2016
Last date to submit the application form27th September, 2016 (Extended)
Correction window1st to 5th October 2016
Admit Card Download Date24th October 2016
CAT 2016 Exam Date4th December, 2016
Result Announcement Date9th January, 2017

Candidates may check CAT 2016 exam dates in detail from here.

CAT 2016 Result

The CAT 2016 result has been announced on 9th January 2017 through the website. The candidates may get their result by visiting the site and by enter their roll number and name ion the prescribed space during the result date.

CAT 2016 Admit Card

The CAT 2016 admit card for the registered candidates was available on the website from 24th October 2016 to till the date of examination. Candidates must check the particulars mentioned in the admit card before exam date and communicate with the council if found any error. There is no other (offline or by post) mode will be entertained to communicate with candidates regarding admit card.

CAT 2016 Registration

  • The CAT 2016 Registration has been over now.
  • Registration was available through the online mode only.
  • At the time of registration the candidates must fill the required details in the form.
  • Candidates can select the three test cities from the drop down menu.
  • The candidates will be allotted any one of their preferred centres after the last date of registration.
  • The admit card will be issued through the officials.
  • Candidates may get their admit card from 18th October 2016 to till the date of examination.
Check – How to fill CAT Registration 2016 – Step by Step Process

Payment of Registration Fee:

The registration fee is Rs. 1600/- for the general and NC-OBC candidates and Rs. 800/- for the SC/SC/Person with Disability. The candidates must remit their fee through the online mode only via the official site of the authority by using their debit or credit card or net banking. Registration fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Offered Courses

Through CAT 2016, candidates may take admission in the following courses offered by Various IIM’s and top B- schools of the country.

  • PGP
  • PGP-Mumbai
  • PGDM

CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the online application form the candidates must have ensure the eligibility criteria as following:

  • The candidates must have passed the graduation degree in any stream.
  • The candidates must have secured the marks at least 50% or equivalent to CGPA (45% in case of SC/ST and Differently Abled).
  • The candidates appearing graduation can also apply for the CAT 2016 but they must clear the graduation in same year with given qualifying criteria.

Candidates may check CAT 2016 eligibility criteria in detail from here.

Reservation of Seats:

The CAT percentile criterion (given below) is a subject to change as per the year by the government. To claim the reservation the candidates must apply during the registration. After the registration the candidates cannot avail the chance of reservation or cannot change the categories. A supportive document will be required for the evidence of their categories. The criterion is as following:

  • 15% seats will be reserved for the SC
  • 7.5% seats for the ST candidates,
  • 27% seats will be reserved for the OBC under Non-Creamy Layer candidates
  • 3% seats will be reserved for the persons with disabilities

CAT 2016 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be well aware of CAT 2016 exam pattern as given below:

  • Date of Exam: The examination will be held on 4th December 2016.
  • Sessions: CAT 2016 will be conducted in two sessions on one day.
  • Duration: The duration of the paper CAT 2016 exam will be of 180 minutes.
  • No of Questions: The paper will be composed of 100 question.
  • Subjects: The questions asked will be based on logical reasoning & data interpretation, verbal ability & Reading Comprehension and quantitative ability.
  • Mode of Exam: The examination will be held online mode only i..e (CBT).
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will be rewarded with 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: Each incorrect answer will be punished with 1 mark deduction and no mark will be provided to questions that are not answered.
  • Time Limit: Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section.
  • Rules: Candidates cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

Candidates may check the CAT exam pattern from below table.

Quantitative Ability3410260 Min
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning329660 Min
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3410260 Min
Total100300180 Min

Candidates may check CAT 2016 Exam Pattern in detail from here.

CAT 2016 Syllabus

The CAT Syllabus divided into four sections: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Candidates preparing for the CAT exam, must be aware of the CAT 2016 syllabus. The syllabus comprises of  Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Candidates have to master these topics in order to score well in the exam.

Candidates may check CAT 2016 Syllabus in detail from here.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: CAT exam is conducted by IIM Banglore. The Exam will be a computer based test (CBT).
Answer: The application form is available now from 8th August 2016.
Answer: The Score of CAT 2016 will be valid till 31th december, 2017. 
Answer: Candidates with bachelors degree with Min. 50% (45% in case of SC/ST/DA/PWD). Final year appearing students are also eligible. Read more in the eligibility section.
Answer:  Check the exam pattern section given in the article above. 
Answer: CAT score will be considered by all IIM’s and various top B-school for admission to their management programs.
Answer: Though the scores varies every year, but generally your percentile must be above 96.
Answer: Each IIM shortlist candidates for their second stage of selection which might be different for different IIM’s and includes Written ability test (WAT), GD, PI, candidate’s work experience etc.  
Answer: The fee structure varies from IIM to IIM, generally it is more than 1 Lakh per term. 
Still any question, leave your comment.

CAT 2016 Preparation Books

The right study material matters a lot for good preparation in any examination. To concern that point we have brought an opportunity for you to choose the best CAT 2016 books & Study material. You may also find the best study material and trending books by clicking on the following link:

Candidates may check CAT 2016 Books & Study Material in detail from here.

CAT 2017

CAT 2017 is a national level admission test organized for pursuing postgraduate programmes in Business Administration. CAT exam is the best gateway for admission to 19 IIMs & various B-schools located across the country.

CAT Admission Procedure

The CAT admission procedure will be done on the basis of score in CAT 2016 and the written ability test, group discussion and personal interview. In short listing and ranking the candidates the institution may consider the academic background, academic performance, working background and other similar inputs of the candidates.

For any further assistance about the CAT 2016, you may leave your queries in the comment box prescribed under this article.

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  1. sunil kumar says:

    sir, can SOL student give CAT exam ?

  2. Your Name... says:

    I am Garv Khanavalia ,I got 11 percentile in Cat-2016,I am a reserved categoty student ( SC). Can i take an admission in any B school ,Please advice me.

  3. sarvan says:

    can someone please tell me regarding the fees which we have to pay for second attempt in cat exam.

  4. Vinit Pawar says:

    I have 91.25 percentile where I would get admission

  5. Nikhil says:

    I hav got 25 percentile is it useful in anyway to me for doing my MBA

  6. priyanka singh says:

    What wl be the mode of lang is it only eng.

  7. Navi says:

    what is the cut-off of the year 2015 in CAT eligibility for the IIM’s?

  8. Your Name... says:

    what is the last year cut-of

  9. Your Name... says:

    is it any break is given between the exam

  10. sowmya ramanamani says:

    Is there any scholarship for iim students?

  11. sowmya says:

    Is there any scholarship for iim students?

  12. Priyanka says:

    Is it necessary to join any institute for preparation of cat if not then tell me how can I prepare for it

  13. roshan says:

    what is the course duration of PGDM in IIM,bangalore and what would be the total course fee for that course.if any one have exact idea regarding that ,then please guide me out.

  14. Dipak choudhury says:


  15. Trilok prajapati says:

    Sir i am doing and i am in last year can i give this exam and i wont to know about pharmaceutical managment course.

  16. Akanksha says:

    If i am doing my bachelor’s degree from correspondence, am i still eligible for CAT ?

  17. Ramavtar singh says:

    I have not OBC certificate ; can I fii registration form without it

  18. reetu says:

    I m in final year ,can I give cat exam?

  19. Namita says:

    I have a query… currently i am pursuing my and my passing year will be 2017… So can i apply for CAT this year…or it will be better if i apply for CAT in 2017?

  20. Aniket Mahajan says:

    There is problem regarding my non creamy layer certificate.It will take some time for renewing of the may be renewed after 22nd of september 2016 which is the last date of registration.what should i do for this case?

  21. priya says:

    I have completed my graduation this year but their is back in only one subject can I give this exam bcz I want to do MBA …. Plz suggest me it’s very important

  22. pushpendra mani says:

    WhT cutoff still going in written exam
    Have u any idea

  23. Abhinav says:

    Sir I m in 5 sem in hons. But my last sem percentage is less than 50% .so can I able to give cat 2016 exam..

  24. SushSUSHMA says:

    Sir I have completed My bcom in this year but the convocation certificate is not yet received but I have all semesters marks card. how can I apply for CAT ? Means which certificate is to be submitted ?

  25. akash poddar says:

    Use of calculator allowed

  26. Durgesh Singh says:

    What’s the last date of registration & pls confirm age limit for that. By the way I have completed my graduation in 2015.

  27. Falguni says:

    Registration fee for this exam would be??

  28. Kishor says:

    Sir, I’m passed B. COM 1st &3rd in ANU AT Guntur, but I’m absent to the 2nd year exams… My 2nd year exams will be complete in the month of December 2016…can i eligible to the CAT 2016 examination…..

  29. Atul tamrakar says:

    I am pursuing bcom 3rd yr… it will be complited on july 2017.. hence there were any problem with this.

  30. Abhishek chaudhary says:

    Please tell me syllabus of CAT exam

  31. Shashank katiyar says:

    I have completed in 2016 but result not came.can I apply for cat exam

  32. jitendra says:

    sir i am final year so i do MBA in fianace what i do plz give me a ans.

  33. Bhavya says:

    Is there any difference in regular or private degree in graduation for eligibility in cat or admission in mba

  34. ramvraksha barai says:

    my fy nd ty bcom is cleared so can i give cat exam in current year

  35. ramvraksha barai says:

    sir i have completed my graduation but i have a kt in 4th sem whether iam eligible for cat registration 2016.plzz know me sir

  36. N.saikrishna says:

    Hi man,
    I’m studying Bbm final year.i want to appear cat exam next year.can I apply? Is there any problems in the future if I appear next year? Bcoz in my institute the attendance is most important so I want to write next year.after completing mba when the company is recruiting the interviewer will ask y did u waste 1 year? Pls suggest me na

  37. nitin verma says:

    2016-17 will be my second year of
    So I’ll have to give cat in 2017 or 18 & how do I start my self preparation & which tuition would be apt?

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