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Minimum Eligibility Requirements for CAT 2016

October 25, 2016 01:38 PM 3 minute read , Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma , Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) , Indian Institute of Management (Kozikode) , CAT , CAT - 2016

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for CAT 2016

We all know that CAT is a national level management exam conducted at the post-graduate level. And if you have completed your Bachelors’ or are in your final year of UG college you can appear for CAT 2016. CAT 2016 will be conducted on December 4, 2016.

So, if you are thinking of giving the Common Admission Test 2016, then, make sure that you are informed about the eligibility requirements as well as other queries related to 2016 CAT.

Also Read: Do’s & Don’ts for Writing the CAT 2016 Exam

Is there a standard eligibility criterion to write CAT 2016 irrespective of the student’s qualification being UG, PG or still pursuing UG?

You must fulfil one of the following criteria to apply for CAT 2016:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with a minimum score of 50% or more in your Bachelor’s degree
  • Completed professional degree (For example, CA) with required percentage.
  • Should be pursuing the final year of Bachelor’s degree. However, the student has to submit proof of passing out Bachelor’s within the time frame mentioned by the college & with the minimum required marks. In the event of failing to do so, the college can cancel the admission of the student.

If a student has completed Master’s degree with 81%, will he be eligible to apply for CAT 2016?

Even if a student has completed Master’s degree with 81%, he will be eligible to apply for CAT 2016 if they have obtained 50% or more in the Bachelor’s degree.

Also Read: What Happens After I give my CAT exam?

Are candidates completing their degree by May 2017 eligible to appear for CAT?

As per the CAT 2016 eligibility norms, candidates who are completing their degree by May 2017 are eligible to appear for CAT.

However, the candidate should select Yes to the question “Are you in the final year of Bachelor Degree”.

Are candidates who have done 5 years integrated course of B.Tech and MBA eligible?

Yes. Those who have done 5 years integrated course of B.Tech and MBA should have secured a minimum score of 50% or more in your Bachelor’s degree. He/she will enter the aggregate percentage of Bachelor’s Degree and separately for Master’s degree.

Also Read: Aiming for IIM Ahmedabad? Find out its Selection Criteria after CAT!

Is any relaxation given to any candidate?

SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation in marks and should have minimum 45% to be eligible to apply. For General and NC-OBC candidates, minimum percentage is 50%.

Falguni Goswami is the Head of TestPrep Division of Collegedekho.com and an Expert in Career Counselling.

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