CAT is the major and most popular MBA entrance exam for admission in 20 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India. IIMs conduct CAT on a rotational basis every year. CAT undergoes major changes or introduction of new elements almost every year.
CAT 2019 is expected to be notified by IIMs at the end of July 2019.
Some of the top B-schools that accept CAT scores are-
IIM Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management
IIM Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management
IIM Calcutta: Indian Institute of Management
SPJIMR Mumbai: SP Jain Institute of Management & Research
MDI Gurgaon: Management Development Institute
IMI Delhi: International Management Institute
FMS New Delhi: Faculty of Management Studies and others.
Eligibility criteria for CAT:
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)/Differently Abled (DA) category) awarded by any recognized University or institute.
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.
If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate within the stipulated date.
There is no age limit for applying or appearing in CAT exam.