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.

Latest Application Forms Available

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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. swati says:

    graduation fee

    • Sanjana Meduri says:

      The fees for post graduation i.e. MBA is around 3-4 lakhs if you want to do in good institute like IIM-A or birla or XLRI and the graduation fee of mumbai university is around 20000 per year it depends on the course

  2. Swati Padmini says:

    M doing bcom last.but I dropped this year n will continue nxt yr so I want get tegistered cat exam 2016 so plz gv me full details about this

    • Amit k says:

      According to cat eligibility a appearing candidate as well as passed candidate of graduation from any stream can apply ,you have to apply this year for cat exam will be conducted in November 2015 and admission process will start next if you qualify cat you have to go for interviews ,group discussions etc which will start in winters of 2016.After that you have to chance to take admission in iims so its a long process but you have to produce your original graduation documents during admission for verification purpose..thats all about Cat.

    • sourabh ghanwat says:

      plz tell me what is the last date of regestration

    • Arun kumar says:

      Yes swati….

  3. tuhar says:

    I have completed bcom 1 st yr in 2015 si can i give cat 2016 or not?

  4. Rekha says:

    I completed my graduation in 2012,can I give exam in November 2016

  5. vaibhav says:

    m in final year agril-biotechnology,can i apply for cat exam

  6. [email protected] says:

    sir i am now studying b-tech can in apply for 2016

  7. Debapriya Chatterjee says:

    I am pursuing hons and will be graduating 2016.When iis the right time to appear for CAT?

  8. kamile says:

    I m doing my final yr bba can I do cat exam 2016

  9. shreya bhanushali says:

    i have just completed my 12th…i want to appear for CAT 2016 just for an attempt….can i?

    • Amit k says:

      I think this is not legal because what you fill in graduation detail column which is asked in cat application form and has two options passed or appearing,for that purpose you may practice previous year cat papers and online cat test series.
      Last decision is yours.
      Best of luck

  10. mini says:

    I completed in 2004 with 79% can i apply

  11. priti says:

    I completed my 2nd year .nw in final year ..can I apply in cat 2016?

  12. Ravi prasad says:

    I am doing 2 year so we i can do cat exam either 2016 or2017?

  13. Rahul says:

    gm sir..I complited my bsc 2 year nw appearing 3 year, now can i appear for cat???

  14. swetha says:

    minimum how much percentail we should get for IIMS and for B SCHOOLS also

    • Amit k says:

      For general it would be-80 and above
      For sc-70 and above
      For st -65 or above
      Also gd ,pi your work experiences and graduation degree will be calculated to prepare final list of selection.

  15. sneha says:

    i am doing B.A.third year so i can do cat exam in 2015-2016?

  16. PRIYA says:

    i am in my final year of B.E. is this year cat already conducted or should i have to apply next year only.

    • Amit k says:

      You should have to apply this year cat notifications will published probably in last week of July 2015 and exam will be conducted tentatively in November 2015.

    • mathan says:

      please concentrate on your study this year.and next year apply cat you will surly above 80% marks

  17. Shashank Kumar says:

    Sir, iam in last year .can i apply for CAT 2015?? My results for my gradution will b likely to come out in April 2016 .so can i apply? Pls tell me

  18. Sahana says:

    Sir im pursuing my 2 yr n il b finishing graduation in 2016-17 cn i appear fr CAT 2016???

  19. jitendar kumar says:

    i am doing III year . nd i am sure i will do mba bt i should pripretion of cat with III yera yes or not can you suges…me

    • Hanif Khan says:

      CAT and similar entr4ance test is a gateway to top B-Schools for MBA so it is good to have the preparation for such examianation.

  20. prasad says:

    I m pursuing 3rd year in
    But m from yashwantrao chavan open university nashik
    Is this possible to i gave cat test

  21. Ashish Kumar says:

    I have completed my Btech year 2013, since last 2 years I m working, can I apply to cat exam

  22. bhavana sj says:

    i’ll passout in 2016 and i’m pursuing BE, so when can i apply for cat???

  23. prerna says:

    I am in 2 year ,i will complete my in 2016-17. I wanted to know that i am eligible for giving the CAT exam 2016 . plz reply as soon as possible .

  24. varun bansal says:

    Guys now I’m in tybcom and I want to apply for cat in 2016 when should I apply in 2016

  25. ankit says:

    M in btech 3rd yr. ME can i apply for CAT 2015 ?

  26. abhishek tripathi says:

    Cat exams date for doing mba in 2016

  27. MD AASHIQUE ALI says:

    i m in final year nd my will be completed in june 2016 nd result will be annouced till july..would u plz tell me in which year i m eligible to apply in CAT 2015 or CAT 2016

  28. R.K.Gupta says:

    In CAT form for admission in 2016, against 19 IIMs, courses given under 8 Columns with different nomenclatures. For doing regular full time MBA, which courses I must ticked

  29. Please reply.. says:

    I am in bbm 5sem . I want to give cat exam in 2016june after my graduation exam . Will i be able to get into 2016 mba the same year..

  30. kajal says:

    I m now bcom final year ,can I apply for cat exam ,if yes then what documents I have to show for this

  31. vishal kumar says:

    I have heard that cat will conduct two exams in a one year from 2016

  32. aditi jain says:

    i am du sol student and given first year exams…result still awaited. will complete graduation in year 2016-2017.can i give cat exam 2016?? because sol result comes in october november

  33. Shubham says:

    For Cat-2015, when the admit card is likely to be received

  34. sunirmal says:

    can anyone tell the total no of seat available in various institute through CAT exam ?

  35. tridip deka says:

    I am the students of 5th sem ,can I fill up the application

  36. Manasa says:

    Iam now bsc(mpcs) 3 rd yr.iam I eligible to apply graduation will complete by 2016 can I apply now for cat2015 exam.

  37. Chinmay says:

    What work experience is required. Is there any affidavit is required. What type of affidavit is required?

  38. Chandra says:

    I completed my btech in 5yrs so m i eligible to cat exam

  39. rai gurjjar says:

    Sir i m passed BBA final yera now 2015.
    Bt mere result me one back are shows . Sir i can say u mera cat me registation ho skta he kya….

  40. N SRIKANTH says:

    I completed my B.TECH in 2014 and I worked 6 months on contract basis Job in my core mechanical engineering and the next six months I worked as a Regular employee and then I resigned.I don’t have Particular proofs that I worked as Temporary employee for the first 6 months.I just have one official mail Sent by HR to the Project Manager that I am appointed as a GET and one certificate which is issued by the Plant manager.
    Now the Question is Can I mention my one full year Experience in the application ?

  41. priyanka borade says:

    i just appeared my tybcom and got passed in sem 6 bt i hav got 2 kts in fifth semister so can i fill the form as my kt exam will be in this october2015 bt i will get the passing certificate in next year 2016 so can i m elibile to fill this form plzzzz suggest me ?

  42. shashi says:

    sir how much minimum fees in study of mba in any clg nd any reimbursmnt is come.

  43. mithun dutta says:



  44. Aditi says:

    Is there any city in Goa among the test cities for CAT 2015?

  45. i complited my this acadmic year please tell me which the last date of regestration says:

    what is the last date of registration and whare the exam center of this this paper

  46. sourabh ghanwat says:

    what is last date of registrastion & how much % required

  47. Your Name...shivani .Maheshwari says:

    As i m already having my BE 1st sem 4m 17Nov onwards till 26nov
    wt would be the xact date
    if it would clash my xamz i have to attend them first

  48. alok says:

    Now I am in final year…my degree will complete in 2016 …may I attended 2015 cat exam

  49. Abhi says:

    I am 2014 batch pass out but having 1 backlog pending. can I fill CAT exam form?

  50. RASHMI BHATT says:

    Sir, i have completed 1st yr BBA in 2015.can i give CAT test in 2016

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