CAT 2018 Admission Procedure, Counselling, Interview, Group Discussion
CAT 2018 Admission Procedure will be started after the declaration of CAT 2018 result. CAT entrance exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) every year on rotation basis. This year, it is organized by IIM, Calcutta. Common Admission Test is a national level entrance examination to get admissions in the MBA professional programme and its specializations. Many other institutions also consider the CAT score card for providing admission into MBA programmes. From this article, candidates can get the details of about CAT Admission Procedure 2018, including admission schedule, eligibility verification procedure, etc.
CAT 2018 Admission
Every IIM will select the candidates for further stages of selection which will be independent of each previous process. The process of admission will include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI).
CAT 2018 written examination is necessary for the admission process. IIMs will consider some candidates work experience, previous academic performance and others criteria in short listing and ranking of candidates.
Candidate’s performance will be analyzed at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs.
CAT 2018 Admission Procedure Schedule
CAT 2018 results has been released on 5th January 2019 on website. The list of shortlisted candidates for the next stages of selection will be provided on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly.
The criteria for short listing the candidates will vary from IIM to IIM. Candidates have to visit the admission portal of the respective websites of IIMs for future information.
Eligibility Verification Procedure
If a candidate is shortlisted for interviews by any IIM, he/she must go through the eligibility verification:
- Mark sheets and Degree Certificate: A candidate must produce all the mark sheets and attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. If a candidate is selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of admission.
- Reservation Category: Reserved category candidates have to show the original caste/class/ disability certificate along with a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same also have to be submitted for verification at the time of attending the programme.
- Final Year Graduates: Final year bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination have to produce the original certificate from the Principal / Registrar / Director of the university/ institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of reserved categories). They must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of interview.
- For the Post Graduate Programmes: If selected candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution. The final admission will be provided only when original mark sheet and qualifying degree certificate of passing the bachelor’s degree will be submitted.
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