The Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based test held in India. This test scores a person on the bases of quantitative ability, data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and use the test for selecting students for their business administration programs. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIM's based on a policy of rotation
Eligibility Criteria
          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 Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) 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 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. 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 he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2014 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2014) 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 . Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting 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./PostDiploma ) 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 EngineersIndia). 
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
Registration starts on        - 5th Aug 13
Registration closes on       - 26 Sep 13
Test date                                     - 16 Oct 13 to 11 Nov 13
1.Check your eligibility for CAT 2013 
2. You must purchase a CAT 2013 voucher either from selected list of Axis Bank branches or online from the website prior to beginning the online registration process. More information may be found on
          To register to take the CAT 2013, go to and click on the “Register for CAT 2013” link. You can register and schedule for the CAT 2013 from 5th Aug 13 - 26 Sep 13
During registration, you will:
1. Create a profile.
2. Fill out the CAT application.
3. Schedule your test.
Estimated time to complete this process: 20 - 30 minutes.
Before you begin, you should gather all the information you will need to complete the registration process, including your voucher, educational history, mark sheets (SSC, HSC, and graduation ), work experience, and a list of the IIM programmes to which you are applying.
The fee is Rs.1600. If you belong to the SC/ST/DA(PWD) category the applicable fee is Rs.800.
          Please note that a candidate needs to pay only once registration fees irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. Note that the fees must be paid only in the name of the candidate as it appears in the 12th / Diploma / Degree Certificate. If name has been changed due to events such as marriage, the candidate must produce the relevant documents such as marriage certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of test, interview and at the time of joining a programme. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
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