CAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria: Are your missing out something?

Last Modified: 20 Apr 2024

The time clock knocks, students who are seeking to get admission in IIMs and other management institutes of India; they should appear and get a decent score with CAT. CAT 2018 is going to conduct in the month of November for admission in IIMs and other management institutes.

If you are also looking to apply for the same; first you need to check whether you fulfill the minimum criteria or not. Here, we have this detailed eligibility criteria for CAT 2018:

  • The basic eligibility criteria for CAT 2018 is that candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree, with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA for General and NC-OBC candidates. For the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD) categories the minimum percentage marks are 45%.
  • The degree should be recognized and 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 have an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Students who are appearing for the final year of the bachelor degree or equivalent qualification examination or who are awaiting for their results can also apply for CAT 2018. Such candidates will be entitled with a provisional admission against a certificate stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the issuing date of the certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their respective University/institution as issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM.
  • The percentage or score by a candidate would be calculated on the basis of the practice followed by the respective University/Institution. If a candidate has grade/CGPA scoring system, then the conversion to the percentage of marks would be based on the method as certified by the respective University/Institution. In case if there is no such method of system prescribed by the respective University/Institution, then the equivalence would be converted by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result by 100. This will be the aggregate percentage to be considered for CAT 2018 exam and further admission.
  • Students, who are applying for the CAT 2018, should make sure that they fulfill any of these terms as given:
    • One who has completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*
    • Or, the one who has completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*
    • Or, you should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*

*Whereas the minimum percentage for General and NC-OBC candidates is 50% and for SC / ST / PWD candidates would be 45%

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