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Common Admission Test :

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the Registration for Common Admission Test 2016 (CAT 2016). The Advertisement for CAT 2016 has been released in newspapers across the country on 31st July, 2016 (Sunday).

Related : Indian Institutes of Management CAT 2015 Selection Process :

Eligibility :
** The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, India.

** The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/ institution.

If any University/institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

** Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

** IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website in.

Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

In a press release issued today by Prof. Rajendra K. Bandi, Convener, CAT 2016, IIM Bangalore, the following are the salient features important for CAT 2016 aspirants:
** CAT 2016 will be conducted in two sessions on one day. The exam will be held on 4th December, 2016 (Sunday).
** The exam will be conducted in 138 cities.

** Candidates will be given the option to select 4 Test Cities in order of preference. Test Cities and Centers will be assigned to the candidates only after the last date for CAT 2016 registration and hence candidates need not rush to block slots and sites in the initial days of registration.

** We will try our best to assign candidates to their first preferred city. In case it is not possible, they will be assigned a city following their given order of preference. In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted to an alternate city. However, candidates will not be able to select the session because it will be assigned randomly.

** Candidates must pay the registration fee through online mode only, including Credit Card, Debit Card, and Net Banking.
** After submission of Application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Card from October 18, 2016 onwards, till the date of examination.

** The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:
Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Section III: Quantitative Ability
Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. The tutorials will clearly explain this. Also, we will allow use of basic on-screen calculator for computation.

** Candidates will be allotted exactly 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and they cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.
** Tutorial to understand the format of the examination will be available on the CAT website from 18th October 2016. Candidates are advised to work on the tutorials, available on the website, well in advance.

Important Dates:

1. Online Registration: 8th August to 22nd September 2016, 5:00 p.m.
2. Download of Admit Card: 18th October 2016, 1:00 p.m. to Exam Day
3. Test Date: 4th December 2016 (Sunday) (Forenoon & Afternoon Sessions)
4. Release of Results: Second week of January 2017 (Tentative)

Contact Information:
Help Desk email ID: cathelpdesk[at]
Help Desk Number: 1-800-266-3549
(Monday to Saturday 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.; not available on National / Public Holidays)

Correspondence Address:
CAT Centre 2016
C/O Admissions Office
IIM Bangalore
Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore 560 076
Contact Number: 080-2699 3388

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