CAT 2023/ 2024 Eligibility Criteria, Qualifying Criteria – Check Here

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2023/ 2024 must be checked by candidates before applying for the examination. Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national level management test will be organized by IIM on the rotation basis. This year, it is being conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bengaluru. Through this examination, students will get admission in various management programmes offered by IIMs, IITs, NITs and other reputed institutions. Here in this article, we are providing details regarding CAT Eligibility 2023/ 2024.

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CAT 2023/ 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check the eligibility before filling the CAT 2023 application form. Here, we are providing complete details about CAT 2023/ 2024 eligibility criteria:

General Eligibility:

  • Students should have passed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree from any recognized university or college.
  • In graduation, candidates should have obtained minimum 50% marks for general candidates and 45% marks for SC, ST & PwD/DA candidates.
  • The percentage of marks secured by students will be calculated on the basis of practice followed by the college/university from where candidates have obtained the bachelor’s degree.
  • Students appearing in the final year of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply.
  • Students appearing in the qualifying exam are required to produce certificate from the principal/registrar of their college stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification.

Qualifying Examinations:

Students have to qualify/appearing in any one of the following examinations to get eligible for CAT 2023/2024:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology or BE/B.Tech equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognised by MHRD/ UPSC/AICTE.
  • Any qualification recognized by AIU, New Delhi, which is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree awarded by colleges/ universities recognized by UGC.
  • Student must be in the final year of bachelor’s degree with required percentage.

Age Restriction:

  • There will be no age limit for taking the CAT examination.

Reservation Percentage:

  • Students must fill correct category in application form in order to avail the reservation.
  • The reservation percentage is 7.5%, 15%, 27% & 5% for ST/ SC/ PBC/ PWD respectively.

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CAT Application Correction

CAT Exam Dates

CAT 2023 Application Form

Candidates can check following details regarding CAT 2023 application form:

  • The registration process has been started on 2nd August 2023.
  • No candidate can fill the application after 20th September 2023.
  • Candidates can fill the application form through online mode.
  • No candidate receives any application form via post or courier as offline mode.
  • While filling application form, candidates have to upload passport size photograph & signature in the form.
  • Candidates must also check their eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
  • Candidates also have to fill six test city preferences.
  • During registration, candidates must provide valid phone number & email ID in their application form.
  • After the submission of application form, candidates must also take printout of it for further use.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates have to pay application fee through online mode.
  • The modes of payment are credit card, debit card or net-banking.
  • The registration fee according to different category is mentioned below:
Reserved category (SC/ ST/ PwD)Rs.1200/-
All other categoriesRs.2400/-

If you have any other queries regarding CAT Eligibility 2023, you can ask us by leaving your comments below.

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  1. Ashish raval says:


  2. Siddharth Agarwal says:

    i have scored 45 percent in ba so i can apply for cat and i am from general category

  3. Minakshi Kumar says:

    I’m a student of 6th semester in bsc
    Should I able to apply for CAT

  4. Meennakshi J says:

    I had completed my fourth semester B.Com exams. When can I appear for CAT Examination. Either this year 2021 or next year 2022.

  5. Hrithik kumar says:

    Sir i am doing flying training and apply for commercial pilot licence. Can i am eligible to give CAT exam .

  6. Sheetal says:

    Hello can mpc students do a degree in management Engineering and then apply for cat after obtaining that degree?

  7. VARUN YADAV says:

    i had done my btech in the year 2018 with 59.2% and in 10th and 12th is 76% and 59.6% respectively. Is I am eligible for CAT exams.. Please give revert in email as ([email protected]).

  8. Nikhila says:

    Can I apply for CAT exam 2020 with backlog

  9. Gopal bhise and says:

    I from government autonomous College of engineering and now 7th sem is running and in November2020 my 8th sem will start so I am eligible or not for cat 2020

  10. Meena says:

    I am studying 4th year (7th semester), but so far my 6th semester marks were not not announced, and as on date I have only 5 semester marks on hand. I am now preparing for CAT. In the application if I mention only 5 semester marks, do I get any problem?

  11. Paritosh says:

    Final year exams are yet to tobe conducted due to covid-19 crisis, do we belong to b’tech completed category or still persuing, while filling the form what should we do?

  12. aayush says:

    I’m in the final year of my graduation, when will I have to submit the final year minimum req. certificate?

  13. shah palak says:

    I m in 2nd year integrated biotechnology when i cmplt 3 years then i apply for the cat xam or not??

  14. Prakash Kmkr says:

    Plz explain me the exact meaning of CAT.

  15. Shrutika says:

    I’m in bcom 2year I am eligible for cat 2017 plz let me knw the whole process n its conduct

  16. neena says:

    I have backlogs to give for final semester of can I apply

  17. Lachhaman hansdah says:

    I have completed my Bachelers degree from Sikim manipal university through distance mode,am I aligible for CAT exam

  18. abhishek says:

    Sir, I have passed my BBA from Nepal with cgpa 2.98 or above 50%. Am I eligible for CAT exam.

  19. Yadav says:

    I am a 2015 b tech passout.I have one backpaper. Am i eligible to apply for cat 2016. I can complete my degree beforecat results are out.

  20. kumar Sharma says:

    I am in Bsc (Hort) final year. Can I apply, pls tell me

  21. Saurabh pandey says:

    I am in 5th sem & but currently results of 4th seem are not disclosed can I fill cat form??

  22. VIKAS RASTOGI says:

    sir i m handicap with 30%,can i eligible for cat exam by pshycially disable

  23. Gaurav says:

    Sir,i hv given 2nd year this year 2016 and result awaiting.i will be giving final year next i eligible for cat 2016

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