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  Posted on : 29-07-2018 |  Source: website

 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

IIMs are considered India’s premier national institutes providing quality education in management and research. IIMs primarily offer post graduate, doctoral and executive education programmes. The flagship programme of IIMs, is the two-year post-graduate programme. These two year programmes are residential in nature. The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a fulltime doctoral level programme in management and research equivalent to Ph.D. degree. The Executive Post Graduate programmes are targeted for working professionals.
Admission to the two year post graduate programmes in IIMs are on merit, based on a rigorous selection process comprising of Personal Interview, Written Ability Test/Group Discussions, and scores in the Common Admission Test which is commonly known as CAT. CAT is a management aptitude test conducted by the IIMs primarily to evaluate and shortlist candidates for the post graduate programme. It is a computer-based exam and a candidate has to register and apply following due process to take this exam conducted once a year.
As per Government of India norms, IIMs reserve 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST candidates and 27% seats for NC-OBC candidates. 5% seats are also reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. IIMs also provide scholarships to deserving students who need financial support.
The Indian Institutes of Management are leading institutions providing management education in India with older IIMs established more than 50 years back. Today, there are 20 IIMs established in different parts of India.


  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) categories], 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 possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

•     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. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
•       Candidates applying for CAT 2018 should fulfill any one of the following conditions:
•  Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks* 
•  Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*. 
•  Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.
 * SC/ST/PwD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, minimum is 50%.
•      The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University/Institution. In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/Institution. If any University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA 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.
• IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
Registration Fee 950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates. 1900 for all other categories of candidates
How to Apply


Through online
Important Dates

 Notification Release Date 29th July 2018

CAT Registration Starts From 8th August 2018
Closing date of online application form 26th September 2018
Image Correction Window Starts 27th – 30th September 2018
Admit Card Availability Date 24th October 2018
Exam Date 25th November 2018
Answer Key & Question Paper Release 1st week of December 2018
Last date for objection 2nd week of December 2018
Result Declaration 2nd week of January 2019
Contact Details

 For queries regarding CAT Registration, Application and Payment Processing, Document uploading please call only on

1-800-209-0830 (Toll Free) - Call on the Toll free number, Monday to Saturday 9:00AM to 6:00PM (excluding National holidays).
For Academic queries like eligibility, category and PwD certificate , please contact CAT Centre office with contact details as follows. (Please note that CAT Centre should NOT be contacted for any issue related to CAT registration, application or payment processing)
Monday to Friday excluding holiday, from 9:30am to 5:30pm
CAT Centre
Admissions Office 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 
Diamond Harbour Road, Joka
Kolkata 700104
Certificates Required
Courses Offered


Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam (Online/offiline) Online
Application Available at online
Application Cost 950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates. 1900 for all other categories of candidates
Application Procedure(Online) online
Application Procedure(Offline)
Mode of Payment online
Exam Centers all over India
Date of Exam 25th November 2018
Last Date to Apply 26th September 2018
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