CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 | Age | Nationality | Qualification

    CAT Eligibility Criteria, Common Admission Test Eligibility Criteria, CAT 2019 Age Limit
    CAT Eligibility criteria

    Attention Aspirants, the IIM-Calcutta (Governing body of this year CAT Exam) has recently advertised a notification for this year Common Admission Test 2019-20. The advertisement is made to conduct an online written examination for the selection of students in various Indian Institutes of Mangement. The authority has released the CAT 2019 admit card and going to conduct examination on 25th November 2019(Tentatively). Throughout the article, we will discuss the CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019. Get updated information on Age, Nationality, Reservation and Educational Qualification before filling up the form of CAT 2019.CAT 2018

    As an IIM graduate, you will have the opportunity to work directly with the leaders. All these features make the Exam a lifetime opportunity for all the applying candidate. If you too willing to study in IIM’s then read the entire article about Common Admission Test Eligibility Criteria very carefully.

    CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    Before we speak about Eligibility for Common Admission Test 2019 Exam, let us first have a look at the basic details about this very prestigious exam.

    Brief Description of the Exam

    Conducting Body Indian Institute of Management (IIM){IIM-Calcutta}
    Name of the Exam Common Admission Test 2019
    Online Application Starts From August 8, 2019 (Tentatively)
    Last Date to Apply September 19, 2019 (Tentatively)
    Written Exam Date November 25, 2019 (Tentatively)
    Application Fee General/OBC – Rs. 1900/-
    SC/ST/PWD/ExSM – 950
    How to apply Online
    Mode of Exam Online

    CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria.

    To appear for the Common Admission Test 2019, one should have all these important eligibility criteria. A candidate should verify the notified rules that he/she is eligible for admission to the examination. Keep in mind that the conditions prescribed cannot be relaxed.

    CAT 2019 Educational Qualification

    • Aspirants 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 Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution.
    • Aspirants 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.

    Candidates applying for CAT 2019 should fulfil any one of the following conditions:

    • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks*
    • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage*.
    • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage*.
    • SC / ST / PWD candidates should have minimum 45%. For General and NC-OBC candidates, the minimum is 50%.

    Special Note:

    • The date of passing eligibility will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
    • Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into a percentage and indicated in the online application. If called for document verification, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks by the candidates in terms of norms.
    • Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all the semester(s)/year(s) by aggregating maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional/additional optional subject if any. This will be applicable to those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on the basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 49.99% will be treated as less than 50%.
    • IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website in. Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.


    • Citizen of India, or
    • A subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    CAT 2019 Age Limit

    • Minimum Age: 20 years
    • Maximum Age:  No upper Age Limit.

    No of attempts in CAT 2019 Exam

    The CAT exam does not put any barrier over the number of attempts. A candidate is allowed to appear for infinite times. There is no limit for the CAT exam candidates to the number of attempts of giving the exam. But here is to be noted that a candidate appearing for the CAT 2019 exam must fulfil the complete eligibility criteria mentioned by the board.

    Caste Criteria CAT 2019 exam:

    • Candidate’s seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC shall have to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma ONLY, meant for appointment to posts under the Government of India from the designated authority indicating clearly the candidate’s case, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognised as SC/ST/OBC and the Village/Town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of. They must also ensure that the name of their caste/community and its spelling in their caste/community certificate should be exactly as mentioned in the lists notified by the central government from time to time (for OBC category list of castes recognized by the Govt. of India as OBC castes in the central list is available on the site, for ST category the list caste for each state is available on the site and for SC category the list of castes for each state is available on the site A certificate containing any variation in the caste name will not be accepted. Further, the OBC certificate should also clearly indicate that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer as defined by the Government of India for applying to posts and services under the Central Government.
    • The OBC claim of a candidate will be determined in relation to the State (or part of the State) to which his/her father originally belongs. A candidate who has migrated from one State (or part of the State) to another should, therefore, produce an OBC certificate which should have been issued to him/her based on his/her father’s OBC certificate from the State to which he (father) originally belongs.

    Important Links

    Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to CAT 2019 Examination.

    Subject Description
    Download CAT 2019 Official Bulletin (PDF) Click Here
    Get detailed info on Common Admission Test 2019 Notification Click Here
    CAT 2019 Sample Question Papers | Model Question Papers for CAT Click Here
    CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 | Age | Nationality | Qualification Click Here
    CAT 2019 Syllabus, Study Materials Click Here
    Best Recommended Books for CAT 2019 Exam Click Here
    CAT 2019 Admit Card | Hall Ticket for CAT 2019 Exam. Click Here
    Expected (CAT 2019) & Previous Year CAT Cut-off Score. Click Here
    CAT 2019 Exam Pattern & IIM Selection Procedure Click Here

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