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Complete Details of CAT 2014
             Common Admission Test is scheduled for today on November 16 and November 22. Over 1.96 lakh registrations have been received for the  competent test this year. Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) will be starting from tomorrow November 16 and will also be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 (forenoon and afternoon sessions). According to a website over 1.96 lakh registrations have been received for CAT this year.
1 ReleaseofAdvertisement 27th July 2014 (Sunday)
2 OnlineRegistrationfor CAT 06th August to 30th September 2014
3 Admit Card downloadWindow 19th October 1:00PM to 22nd November 2014
4 Test Dates 16th November(Sun)and 22nd November (Sat) 2014
5 Release of Results Third week of December 2014

  • 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 Able (DA) category) awarded by any of the
Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other
educational institutions established by an act of Parliament 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.
  • The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be

calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the
candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA
instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on
the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the
bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for
converting C
GPA 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. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme
provisionally, only if she/he submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2015 from the
Principal/Registrar of her/his College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2015) stating
that the candidate has 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 www.iimcat.ac.in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment
of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs.
Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone
number throughout the selection process.
List of Equivalent Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma )
or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by
MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of
Civil Engineers India).
2. Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is
equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions.
3. Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian
Universities New Delhi.
  • As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled

Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other
Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non - creamy” layer (NC - OBC).
  •  For an updated central list of state - wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation

and information in respect of the creamy layer, visit the website http://www.ncbc.nic.in.
  • In case of NC - OBC category, the castes included in Central List (available at

http://www.ncbc.nic.in) of NC - OBC by the National Commission of Backward Classes,
Government of India as on last day of registration will be used. Any subsequent changes will
not be effective for CAT 2014.
As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995, 3% seats are reserved for
Differently Abled (DA) candidates. The three categories of disability are: a) low vision
blindness, b) hearing impairment and c) loco motor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is
applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less
than 40%, as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act.
  • The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read

the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the
endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Non - Creamy OBC
categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the
minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission
  • The candidates should read carefully the description of admission process followed by each

IIM on their respective websites. No change in the category will be entertained after the
closure of registration window. Hence, applicants are advised to give attention while
Note for SC/ST, NC- OBC, and DA Candidates
  •  If you belong to SC or ST categories, your caste/tribe must be listed in the Government of

India schedule. The caste certificate that you send to IIM should be in the Government
approved format and should clearly state: (a) Name of your caste/tribe; (b) Whether you
belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe; (c) District and the State or Union Territory of
your ordinary residence; and (d) the appropriate Government of India schedule under which
your caste/tribe is approved by it as Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.
  •  A copy of the SC/ST and /or PWD (DA) certificate(s) must be uploaded at the time of CAT

Application online. Failure to upload a copy of the caste/class certificate will result in the
rejection of your CAT registration.
  • The SC/ST and/or PWD (DA) certificate(s) must be shown and a photocopy should be

submitted at the time of interviews. Moreover, the certificate(s) must be submitted at the
time of joining programmes of any of the IIMs.
  • If you belong to the Non - Creamy Other Backward Classes (NC - OBC), you must produce the

NC - OBC certificate duly signed by competent authority and enclose its photocopy at the
time of interviews. Moreover, the certificate must be submitted at the time of joining
programmes of any of the IIMs. Failure to do so during the post CAT selection process will
result in you not being considered under the reserved category.


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