CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria

CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria | MBA | CAT 2016

CAT is one of the most popular entrance exams today that allow candidates to secure seats in the best colleges and universities for business administration programs. Though it is mainly used by the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) for sifting through the potential candidates, many other MBA colleges today are making use of CAT scores for similar selection procedures.

CAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Before you decide to appear for CAT 2016, you have to make sure that you fulfill all the eligibility criteria for CAT in order to avoid running into problems in the future.

Eligibility Requirements for CAT

  • A CAT 2016 aspirant 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) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category) from any recognized University of India.

  • If the aspirant is in the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification and have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results, he/she can also apply. (If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the program 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, 2015) 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.)

List of Equivalent Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma ) 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 Engineers India)

  • Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions.

  • Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.


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