CAT 2018/2019 Eligibility Criteria, General Eligibility & Qualifying Details

CAT 2018CAT Exam Eligibility criteria 2018 should 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 will be conducted by IIM, Calcutta. 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 2018/2019.

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CAT 2018 Eligibility

Candidates should check the eligibility before filling the CAT 2018 application form. Here, we are providing complete details about CAT 2018/2019 eligibility criteria:

General Eligibility:

  • Students should have passed a bachelor’s 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 a certificate from the principal/registrar of their college latest by 30th June 2018 stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification.

Click here to view detailed CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria.

Qualifying Examinations:

Students have to qualify/appearing in any one of the following examinations to get eligible for CAT 2018/2019:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/ technology or BE/B.Tech equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized 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.

If you have any other queries regarding CAT Eligibility 2018, you can ask us by leaving your comments below.

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  1. Tani says:

    Hello!sir m doing bsc(Microbiology), m i eligible for cat exam?

  2. Pranathi says:

    Sir,I am in b.com 2nd year right now am I eligible to write CAT exam

  3. Puja bharti says:

    Sir .. I’m doing amie can I eligible for cat exam

  4. Md Belal khan says:

    Can a MBBS complete student is eligible for cat

  5. Abhijeet says:

    I am going to complete may B.Tech in 2019, so can I appear for CAT 2018

  6. Ashwini says:

    I have completed my degree but through distance … would I still be able to apply for CAT ..

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Students have to qualify/appearing in any one of the following examinations to get eligible for CAT 2018/2019:

      Bachelor’s degree in engineering/ technology or BE/B.Tech equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized 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.

  7. Abhishek Chaudhary says:

    Sir , I have got 46 % till 2 nd year . Now I am in final year of BA . can I appear in cat 2018 .I wish to take admission in MBA just after I complete my ba (Pvt.)
    Can I also appear in any other xam this year so that I could get good college to do MBA of batch 2019-21 .

  8. Ravindra Kumar says:

    I have completed my B.E course last semester. But I have 2 backlogs from 5th and 7th semester respectively. Can I write CAT 2018? Will there be any problem?

  9. ruchi yadav says:

    i am b.a. part 3 student ..am i eligible or not…pleas tell me..

  10. Sumbul Fatima says:

    Sir,
    I completed my b.tech in 2017 but due to some reasons i didn’t give CAT 2017 exam.So am I able to give it this year.

  11. Anushree Gupta says:

    Hello sir, what is the minimum percentage should be achieve to get a better college for MBA

  12. Aditya says:

    I starter my 7th semester of B.Tech in July 2018.
    Am i eligible for CAT2018 or have to wait for CAT2019??

  13. Rishabh says:

    I have 48% in total of ist and 2 year can i apply now i am in final year for cat 2018

  14. Shyam says:

    Respected sir,
    Cat eligibility criteria of 50 % has been constant over 10 years. Is there a chance of increase in percentage from 50%?

  15. C. Sreeteja says:

    Good morning sir, recently I had completed b. Com 2 year (2018) presently I am pursuing b. Com final year.is I’m eligible for applying the CAT exams in 2018.pls tell me sir, quickly .

  16. Pooja says:

    Sir my profile is 10th-60% 12th-80% and I am in a 2nd year so can I prepare for cat

  17. Vijay Tiwari says:

    I have appeared for my final semester in may- June 2018 in BE course. But I am expecting a backlog paper of 5th semister, which I can clear in December 2018 exams. Can I attempted cat 2018

  18. Pankaj yadav says:

    I have got 49.8% in b. Com, am i eligible for cat ecm..?

  19. Pankaj says:

    I have got 49.8% in b. Com.
    Am i eligible for cat?

  20. Abhijeet Sahoo says:

    Helo sir .. now am going to 5th semister in B.tech. can i appear cat 2018 ?

  21. Phani kumar says:

    I’m currently studying last year that is 7 sem IAM gonna get my degree next year may ,am i.eligible to write cat 2018/19 to be conducted in november

  22. Vikash says:

    Is an economics graduate eligible for CAT?

  23. Anshu Gupta says:

    Age limit for CAT

  24. Soumita Mandal says:

    If anyone have a BSC general degree …is she/he is eligible for CAT exam?

  25. Bharat says:

    Sir what if I don’t get my result before June 30th what should I do?

  26. Syed anas says:

    Sir, i completed my gradutaion last year in BBA.
    I am eligible fir CAT? Or not

  27. Anuj says:

    Sir, i gave my c.a.t in 2016 due to some reason i was unable to join college in 2017. So with the same c.a.t 2016 marks am i eligible to join college in 2018 or i need to reappear for c.a.t

  28. Tanisha kapale says:

    I studying bcom last year as an enternal student. Am I not eligible for mba?

  29. Haseen ahmad says:

    Sir I qualified in Bsc(ZBC)2015 can i apply CAT pls ans me about it.

  30. Yashkrit Pandey says:

    Sir i’m pursuing BBB 5th sem…so i can eligible for this exam?..

  31. shubham kumar says:

    sir,if i gave my final year exam but the university did not announce results by 30th june .then what will happen? waht can be
    done then? i will be giving exam in 2019.

  32. Rounika Das says:

    sir I’m filling the form right now and in academic section I’m facing problem of filling my aggregate marks in percent. Why because in aggregate marks they are showing “nnn.nn” and when I’m giving “80.00” it is not taking. What to do now?

  33. Anonymous says:

    Hellow Sir, I did Graduation in 2015 with 41% marks now i have completed M.com with 63% marks , i just want know if can i apply for CAT 2018?

  34. Gaurav kumar Singh says:

    i hv got 49.18% in graduation would be this consider for fulfilling the criteria of applying CAT test.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Sir,I’m in b.tech final year (7th semester),can I apply CAT. Plz…replay me sir

  36. jinali says:

    I WILL APPEAR FOR MY BCOM THIRD YEAR FINAL EXAMS IN MARCH 2018. AM I ELLIGIBLE FOR APPEARING CAT 2017 OR 2018?

  37. Bishakha Agarwal says:

    I will give my b.com 3 rd year exam this april. Am I eligible for CAT 2017?

    • seetharam A N B. says:

      YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPEAR FOR FOR CAT 2018EXAM BECAUSE THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE COMPLETED BACHELOR DEGREE OR COMPLETED ALL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA/FORMALITIES/PROCESS TO GET LETTER FROM THE PRINCEPLE OF THE COLLEGE OR REGISTRAR OF UNIVERSITY FROM WHICH YOU HAVE COMPLETED FROMALITIES FOR DEGREE LATEST BY 30TH JUNE2018 (THIS YEAR THIS DATE IS 3OTH JUNE 2017 HENCE NOT POSSIBLETO APPEAR FOR CAT2017) BESIDES THE MIN % MARKS REQUIRED IS 50% (45% FOR SC/ST CANDIDATES).
      i ASSUMED THIS APRIL MEANS APRIL 2018 IN YOUR QUERY

      • Seetharam A N B Your Name... says:

        HELLO BISHAKHA AGARAWAL iN MY LAST REPLY(TIMED AT 5.55PM AUGUST 6,2017) i ASSUMED APRIL MEANS APRIL 2018 BUT FROM YOUR DATE OF QUERY I DID NOT NOTICE
        YOU ARE APPEARING APRIL 2017, MEANS I THINK YOU CAN GET THE ELIGIBILITY (DEGREE CERTIFCATE/ LETTER FOR HAVING COMPLETED THE FORMALITIES FOR DEGREE COMPLETION BY 30TH JUNE 2017 FROM YOUR INSTITUTION/UNIVERSITY) HENCE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE CAT 2017.PLEASE TAKE NOTE.GOOD LUCK!!!

  38. hitesh kumar says:

    I have done ba in tourism studies from ignou ( correspondence ) am i eligible for cat.

  39. Your Name... says:

    Does iims focus on secondary and highersecondary marks even aftr cracking cat?? I hrd they dont even callfor interviees

    • seetharam A N B. says:

      DEGREE WITH MIN 50%MARKS IS THECRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY HENCE i DONT THINK YOUR SSLC MARKS COMES INTO PICTURE HERE THE CRACKING OF THE CAT MEANS YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED APTITUDE TO ENTER IIM HENCE I THINK CLEARING CAT WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO ENTER IIMS.

  40. Jay says:

    Have got 48% in B.com but 58% in M.com, am I eligible?

  41. shah palak says:

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

  42. Prakash Kmkr says:

    Plz explain me the exact meaning of CAT.

  43. Shrutika says:

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

    • seetharam A N B. says:

      I DONT THINK YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS YEAR (CAT 2017) BECAUSE THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATION IS DEGREE (WITH MIN 50% MARKS,FOR SC/ST IT IS 45%) AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO PRODUCE THE ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE BY 3OTH OF JUNE 2017 FOR CAT 2017 CONDUCTED IN NOVEMBER 2017
      YOU CAN CROSS CHECK THIS WITH THE IIM WEBSITE ALSO.BUT YOUR PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT YEAR CAN START NOW BY NOTING THE SYLLABUS DETAILS. SUBJECTS, BOOKS OF STUDY ETC., WITHOUT COMPROMISING YOUR REGULAR DEGREE STUDIES.
      BEST WISHES GOODLUDK!!!

  44. neena says:

    I have backlogs to give for final semester of b.tech can I apply

  45. Lachhaman hansdah says:

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

  46. abhishek says:

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

  47. 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.

  48. kumar Sharma says:

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

  49. Saurabh pandey says:

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

  50. VIKAS RASTOGI says:

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

  51. Gaurav says:

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

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