CAT Examination Eligibility

For Post Graduate Programmes in Management:

For all IIMs, the minimum eligibility criterion for admission to PGP is at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/ All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) as eligible for Post-Graduate Studies in Management.

Special eligibility requirements:

* IIM Ahmedabad: PGP (Agri-Business Management) (PGP-ABM)
Candidates should have, from an institution recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/ AICTE:
1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agriculture Sciences OR
2. a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Agriculture related disciplines OR
3. at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and a strong interest in Agriculture, Agro/Food Processing, Rural and Allied Sectors. Such candidates, with a strong interest in these sectors, must submit a special form available with the PGP-ABM Office during October 2004.
* IIM Bangalore: PGP in Software Enterprise Management (PGSM>
Candidates must, at the minimum, possess at least a three-year Bachelors degree in any discipline that is recognised by Association of Indian Universities(AIU)/ All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). In Addition, candidates need to have a minimum of two years work experience in the software industry as on June 10, 2005.
* IIM Calcutta:
Candidates can apply to more than one of the Post Graduate Programmes viz, PGDM, PGDCM and PGDBM. For Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM), a candidate is required to send a crossed demand draft payable in Kolkata for Rs.600/- in favour of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta along with a self-addressed envelope of size 10″ x 5″ between August 2 and November 1, 2004. PGDCM Application Forms and a sample paper of Aptitude Test in Mathematics (ATM) will be sent to the applicant on receipt of the demand draft. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) is a three-year evening programme. For this programme an applicant must have (i) a minimum of two years work experience (by May 31, 2005) at an Executive /Supervisory level after graduation and (ii) must be employed in a full time job at the time of admission (Details in CAT Bulletin).

**Note (for all IIMs): Candidates who are currently in their final year of Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) can also apply, provided they expect to complete all their exams and other requirements for obtaining the qualifying degree before June 30, 2005. Such candidates, if selected for admission, will have to submit a certificate at the time of registration, stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree before June 30, 2005. This certificate has to be obtained from the HOD/ Registrar / Principal of the institution where the candidate is studying. In addition, such candidates must produce the final year marksheet and the degree certificate as proof of having satisfied the minimum eligibility requirements, by the dates specified by the respective IIMs in the CAT Bulletin.

Scholarships/Financial Assistance :
It is the endeavour of the IIMs that no student be denied opportunity to pursue the Post-Graduate Programme in Management for want of adequate financial resources. Substantial need-based scholarship schemes covering even up to 100% of expenses are available. (Please see the write-up on each IIM included in the CAT bulletin for details).

Reservations :
As per Government of India requirement 15% and 7½% seats are reserved for SC and ST candidates. 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD) of which 1% each is reserved for low-vision/blindness, hearing impairment and locomotor disability/cerebral palsy.

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. saurabh kumar says:

    i have done bba from sikkim manipal university through distant learning.can i appear for cat???/

  2. MEGHA says:

    i am doing m degree from dit ddun. i want to know how i prepare 4 cat?

    • yogendra choudhary says:

      you have good college and its also aicte approved u can join any cat preparation institute for best future

  3. Vivek Kumar says:

    i wan to know about criteria to give Cat

  4. RAJU KARMAKAR says:

    Respected sir, I want to know that what qualification required in CAT exam and what persetege need in 10+2 and Graduation. sir please give me the all information.

  5. aftab alam says:

    sir,i have secured only 49.2 per. in my XIIth exams,am i eligible to apperar in cat entrance ,if not so how can ii persue a mba degree

  6. raju tripathi says:

    I am a b.pharma first year student can I appear cat exam next year . what is the syllabus included in cat

  7. viji says:

    respected sir/madam,
    i have completed my polytechnic in ece,if am the eligibility person of write the cat exam or not?

  8. nandhini.s says:

    I am B.E second year to prepare for CAT examination.What is the syllabus included in CAT.Plz guide to me.

  9. B V S N Hari Varma says:

    I am a post graduate in MBA ( Agri ), i want to write NET Exam. Plz guide me

  10. Hamza says:

    I am a second year B.E.Computer science Engineering student and I would like to do M.B.A after my gradution.Kindly inform me the details regaring MAT and CAT and can I have to start preparation right now or afterwards.Kindly suggest me the best books available in the market.

  11. Siddhant singh maurya says:

    What are the competitive books to be preferred for CAT preparation available in the market?

  12. CHANDNI says:


  13. neeraj upadhyaya says:

    I am the student of 3rd year B.E (electronics & communication). I want to know the minimum requriments CAT and what is the good books for the prepartion

  14. charu sharma says:

    i am a final year student ,pursuing and communication) from with overall 65%,want 2 know if i am elligible 2 apply,and also sujest me about the importnt subjects and books for cat preperation.

  15. avinash kashyap says:

    sir what is the age limit for CAT(IIM) exam require

  16. dheeraj says:

    how much percentage i need in 12th and in degree to apear for cat exam.

  17. sarika says:


    i am working and have done my masters in eng and public relations hence what is the age criteria for appearing in cat exam

  18. Rameshwar Singh says:

    sir i want to know that what is the charge will be pay in the entrance exam and how much percentage neccery in Intermidiate and Gratuate

  19. anand panday says:


  20. dev says:

    i had got 45% in ssc 72% in hsc and 65% in degree can i eligible to give cat

  21. vidhya says:

    Hi sir/madam,

    I want to know to write cat exams, as because i have 10+3 streem like i have not completed my puc but done through open university but not have 50% but i want to do mba in b-schools only i am not getting any options so please suggest me.

  22. Vamsi says:

    I am pursuing third year in stream of Electronics & communication branch can i apply for CAT in this year

  23. Savala Navatre says:

    What will the min/max salary after completing the course in IIM?

  24. Savala Navatre says:

    After completing the course in IIM,in which type of company we will get a jobs?What kind of jobs will be there?

  25. raju karmakar says:

    hi,i am raju karmakar from dubai

  26. ajay says:

    hello sir, what should be aggregate marks in B.Tech for CAT

  27. Tuhin says:

    What is the eligibility for cat xm?i m now 3rd yr btech studnt.can i be eligible for 2011 cat xm?plz inform me.

  28. Deepak Kumar says:

    Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sir send me full detail of cat exam including syllabus and also send me the names of good institutes for doing preparation

    • Uttam Nandi says:

      Cat paper consists of quant, verbal, data sufficiency and logical reasoning. You can join ims for taking preparation.

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