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CAT 2016 Application, Eligibility, Exam Dates


Updated : 10/11/2015

CAT 2016 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Examination Date

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Common Admission Test abbreviated as CAT is an all India level examination organized by the Indian Institute of Management based on the policy of rotation. The exam comprised in the verbal ability, quantitative ability, logical reasoning and data interpretation. The CAT 2016 Exam will be held in the month of August.

CAT 2015 Important Dates

Release of Advertisement 26 th July 2015 (Sunday)
Online Registration for CAT 06th August to20 th September 2015
Admit Card Download Window 15th October 2015, 1:00 PM till Exam Day
Cat 2015 Test Date 29th November 2015 (Sunday)
Cat 2015 Results Date Second weekof January 2016

Note: This is not the official notification of CAT, when the CAT 2016 notification release on official link. We will update the same on this page to inform you.

Name of the courses offered under CAT 2016

  • PGPEM
  • PGP
  • PGP-ABM
  • PGPBM
  • PGP-UAE
  • PGPWE
  • PGPPM
  • EPGPM
  • PGP-Mumbai
  • PGPSM
  • PGDHRM
  • PGDM
  • PGPEX

Required Eligibility Criteria for CAT 2016

  • Before starting the CAT 2016 application process; candidates must ensure they conforming the eligibility criteria of CAT 2016 as prescribed.
  • Candidates who have graduation degree in any discipline are eligible to apply CAT 2016
  • Candidates who want to appear in CAT 2016 should have attained minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. For reserved categories the percentage is reduced to 45%.
  • The candidates studying in the final year of graduation can also register for CAT 2016 provided that they have to qualify the same with given eligibility criteria.
  • Reservation of Seats for CAT 2016
  • Reservation of seats for SC Candidates: 15%
  • Reservation of seats for ST candidates: 7.5%
  • Reservation of seats for OBC: 27%
  • Reservation of seats for the person with disabilities: 3%

Note: The above percentage criterion is a matter to change as per the year by Indian govt.

Registration process for CAT 2016

The registration process will be start for the CAT 2016 in August 2016 through the online mode only on the official website of the CAT 2016. The exact registration date of CAT 2016 hasn’t been announced yet, but as soon as we get any update related registration opening date we’ll inform you on this page.

For CAT 2016 registration, candidates can visit the official page of CAT 2016 i.e. www.iimcat.ac. After login the official website page, candidates must fill the important details in the application form and pick the 3 cities of their choice. The applicants will be allotted any one of their chosen centers after the last date of registration.

 The CAT 2016 admit card will be sent through the official website and candidates can download their admit card after the official issued date to till the date of exam.

CAT 2016 Application fee

For general and NC/OBC category candidates registration fee is Rs.1600/ and for the SC/ST/Person with Disability application fee is Rs.800/. The candidates must send their registration fee through the online only through the official portal of the association. For more details related CAT 2016 fee submission visit their official website.

CAT 2016 Admission Process:

The admission is truly based on personal score in CAT 2016 and the group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview. In short listing and ranking candidates, the institution may check the academic background, working background, academic performance, and other related inputs of the candidates.

CAT 2016 Exam Pattern

The cat 2016 paper will consist of total of 100 questions based on the quantitative ability & data interpretation and logical reasoning and verbal ability. The duration of CAT 2016 examination will be of 2 hours and 50 minutes. The exam will be conduct through online mode only. Each question carried 3 marks; there is also negative marking of 1 mark for the wrong answer. No mark will be offered to questions that are not answered.

How to download CAT 2016 Admit Card

The CAT 2016 admit card will be sent through the official website and candidates can download their admit card after the official issued date to till the date of exam. No any other mode will be provided to interact with candidates concerning admit card. Candidates are advised to bring their admit card when they are appearing to the examination hall.

CAT 2016 Result announcement

The CLAT 2016 result is supposed to be announced in the last week of December 2016 via official website of organization. To check your result, just go through the official portal and enter the roll number and name in the given sections during the result date.

CAT 2016 important Dates (Tentatives)

  • Official date of CAT 2016 exam notification: June 2016
  • Starting date of CAT 2016 registration: August 2016
  • Admit card issued date: October 2016
  • CAT 2016 exam date: November 2016
  • Date of Result announcement: December 2016

For more information about the CAT 2016 exam, visit the official site of the authority.

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