Get to know about CAT Eligibility in detail

CAT 2019 will be conducted in November and this time IIM Kozikhode will be releasing notification for the CAT Exam. 

This article is about the detailed eligibility criteria of CAT Exam for general category students, OBC students, and other reserved category students. There is no age limit for giving this exam.

CAT 2019 Eligibility:

Eligibility for General category and NC-OBC students;

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 50%marks or equivalent.
  • Final year students of graduation degree can also apply for this exam.
  • Final year students will be allowed provisional admission provided they submit all related passing documents or certificate issued by principal latest by 30th June 2020.
  • Candidates with CA/CS/ICWA degree are also eligible for CAT exam provided they have scored 50% marks.

Eligibility for SC/ST/PWd students;

All the reserved category students who are applying for CAT Exam 2019 are eligible for the exam provided they have one of the qualifications mention below;

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 45%marks or equivalent.
  • Final year students of graduation degree can also apply for this exam.
  • Final year students will be allowed provisional admission provided they submit all related passing documents or certificate issued by principal latest by 30th June 2020.
  • Candidates with CA/CS/ICWA degree are also eligible for CAT exam provided they have scored 45% marks.

Some Important points to remember for CAT eligibility 2019;

  1. There is no age limit to appear for this exam.
  2. If the candidate has done graduation in the old format of 2yrs then also it is acceptable provided it is recognized by UGC.
  3. Qualifying for CAT eligilbity doesnt mean the admission into IIM’s.
  4. Candidate should have valid email account and phone number before applying to CAT Exam.
  5. In case of CGPA, the percentage will calcutated accoridngly.

Reservation of Seats for CAT Exam:

CategoryReserved Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
NC-OBC27%

The eligibility criteria of CAT Exam have not been changes by IIM Kozhikode this year.

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