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Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs


Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur,
Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2015
(CAT 2015) on 29th November, 2015 in two sessions. CAT 2015 will be conducted
by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of
IIMs. These programmes are:
A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management:

Website Addresses:
• IIM Ahmedabad
• IIM Amritsar
• IIM Bangalore
• IIM Bodh Gaya
• IIM Calcutta
• IIM Indore
• IIM Kashipur
• IIM Kozhikode
• IIM Lucknow
• IIM Nagpur
• IIM Raipur
• IIM Ranchi
• IIM Rohtak
• IIM Sambalpur

• RGIIM Shillong
• IIM Sirmaur
• IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP and PGPBM
• IIM Udaipur
• IIM Visakhapatnam PGP
B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of IIM
Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM lndore, IIM Kashipur, IIM
Kozhikode, lIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong,
IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur and EFPM programme of IIM Kashipur and
IIM Raipur.
Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute
as well as PGP-FABM of IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM and PGPPM Programmes of
IIM Bangalore, EPGP of IIM lndore, EFPM & EPGPM of IIM Kashipur, PGP-ABM
& PGPSM of IIM Lucknow, PGPWE of IIM Raipur, PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi, EPGP
of IIM Rohtak, PGPEX of RGIIM Shilong and PGPBM of IIM Tiruchirappalli. Before
a prospective candidate makes a decision to appear for CAT2015, he/she must
visit the websites and/or read programme advertisements of the concerned IIM
and specific programmes to ensure which programmes they want to apply for,
eligibility requirements and admission processes.
List of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail the CAT 2015
scores is provided at CAT 2015 Scores are restricted only
for admission to IlMs and non-IIM member institutions. IIMs have no role in the
selection process of Non-IIM Institutions.
CAT website : • Help Desk Number : 18002660207

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 be referred to
as Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], 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, 2016 from the Principal/
Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2016) 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.

As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for
Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of
seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “noncreamy” layer (NC-OBC).
For all caste based reservations the castes included in the Central Govt. lists
as on the last date of registration shall be used. For an updated central list of
state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation and information in
respect of the creamy layer visit the website In case of NCOBC category, the castes included in Central List (available at www.ncbc.nic.
in/Centrallistifobc.html) of NC-OBC by the National Commission of Backward
Classes, Government of India as on last day of registration will be used. Any
subsequent changes will not be effective for CAT 2015 unless there is a change
made by the Central Government or judiciary with retrospective effect.
As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995, 3% seats are reserved
for Differently Abled (DA) candidates. The three categories of disability are: a)
low-vision/blindness, b) hearing impairment, and c) locomotor disability/cerebral
palsy. This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed
disabilities to the extent of not less than 40%, as certified by a medical authority as
prescribed and explained in the said Act.
The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note
and read the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted
that while it is the endeavor of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/
Non-Creamy OBC categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the
law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level
of performance in the admission process. The candidates should read carefully
the description of admission process followed by each IIM on their respective
websites. No change in the category will be entertained after registration;
hence, the applicants are advised to give attention while registering.
The fees is ` 1600 (General and NC-OBC candidates) and ` 800 (SC/ST/PWD/
DA) candidates.
Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fees only once irrespective
of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PWD (DA) candidates
must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PWD (DA) certificates at the time of registration.
Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
The registration window opens on 6th August, 2015 and will close on 20th
September, 2015. The details about the registration process will be available on
CAT 2015 website
At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four Test Cities as per
their preference from the drop down menu. Candidates will be allotted one among
the 4 preferred Cities in any 1 of the 2 sessions after the last date of registration. The
candidates can download the admit cards from 15th October, 2015 till their exam date.
There are 136 test cities. The details about the test sites spread across 136 test
cities will be available on from 15th October, 2015 and the name
of the Test Site will be indicated in the Admit Card.
IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test venue /centre and/or change the
test time and date at their own discretion.
A candidate’s CAT 2015 score card will be made available at the www.iimcat. and individual information will not be sent. The CAT results will be declared
by 2nd week of January, 2016. CAT 2015 score is valid till December 31, 2016.
The candidates’ scores will be made available till December 31, 2016. Subsequent
to that date no queries related to issuance of CAT 2015 score cards will be
Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for its second stage of selection
which may be different for each IIM. The process may include Written Ability Test
(WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT
2015 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may
use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience
and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages
of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights
allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information
you may refer to the admissions policies of IlMs from their respective websites.
Instances of incorrect information and process violation detected at any stage
of the selection process will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the
selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such
instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in
subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect.
Candidates must retain this advertisement for future reference. Any dispute
concerning CAT 2015 would be subject to Jurisdiction of the competent Courts
within the territorial jurisdiction of City of Ahmedabad only.