Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur,
Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016
The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2016 (CAT 2016) on
Sunday 4th December, 2016
in two Sessions. CAT 2016 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:
* IIM Ahmedabad : PGP, PGP-FABM: www.iima.ac.in
* IIM Amritsar: PGP:
* IIM Bangalore: PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM:
* IIM Bodh Gaya: PGP: www.iimbg.ac.in
* IIM Calcutta: PGP-PGDM: www.iimcal.ac.in
* IIM Indore: PGP (Indore, Mumbai), EPGP: www.iimidr.ac.in
* IIM Jammu: PGP: www.iiml.ac.in/jammu
* IIM Kashipur: PGP, EPGPM: www.iimkashipur.ac.in
* IIM Kozhikode: PGP: www.iimk.ac.in
* IIM Lucknow: PGP, PGP-ABM, PGPSM: www.iiml.ac.in
* IIM Nagpur: PGP:
* IIM Raipur: PGP, PGPWE: www.iimraipur.ac.in
* IIM Ranchi: PGDM, PGDHRM: www.iimranchi.ac.in
* IIM Rohtak: PGP, EPGP: www.iimrohtak.ac.in
* IIM Sambalpur: PGP: www.iimsambalpur.ac.in
* RGIIM Shillong: PGP, PGPEX: www.iimshillong.in
* IIM Sirmaur: PGP: www.iiml.ac.in/iimsirmaur
* IIM Tiruchirappalli: PGP, PGPBM: www.iimtrichy.ac.in
* IIM Udaipur: PGP: www.iimu.ac.in
* IIM Visakhapatnam: PGP: www.iimv.ac.in
B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore,
Calculla, IIM Indore, IIM Kashipur, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur and EFPM Programmes of IIM Kashipur & IIM Raipur.
Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as for PGP-FABM of IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM & PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, EPGP of IIM Indore, 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 Shillong and PGPBM of
IIM Tiruchirappalli. Before a prospective candidate makes a
decision to appear for CAT 2016, he/she must visit the websites and/or read programme advertisements of the concerned IIM and specific programmes to ensure accurate and updated information on 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 2016 scores is provided at www.iimcat.ac.in.
The CAT 2016 Scores are allowed to be used by the listed non-IIM member institutions.
Please note that IIMs have no role in the selection process of non-IIM Institutions.
Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016: Sunday 4th December, 2016
The registration window opens on 8th August, 2016 and will close at 5:00 p.m. on
22nd September, 2016
The candidates can download the admit cards from 18th October, 2016 till 4th December, 2016
CAT website: www.iimcal.ac.in | Help Desk Number: 18002663549
CAT 2016 Eligibility: 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 Persons With Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any University or educational
institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India 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 would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the respective University / Institution. In case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage
of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University / Institution. If any University / Institution confirms that there is no 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. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the
Principal / Registrar of their University / Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have 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 also provided at the website www.iimcal.ac.in. Candidates should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure
consideration for shortlisting by IIMs. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique e-mail account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
Payment of CAT Registration Fee: The fee is Rs.1700 (for
General and NC-OBC candidates) and Rs.850 (for SC/ST/PWD) candidates. Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of Institutes he/she is applying for SC, ST and PWD candidates
must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PWD certificates at the time of registration. Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
Registration for CAT 2016: The registration window opens on 8th August, 2016 and
will close at 5:00 p.m. on 22nd September, 2016. The details about the registration process will be available on the CAT website
At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu. After the last
date of registration, candidates will be allotted one among the 4 preferred cities and either of the two sessions.
In the rare case that a candidate is not allotted any of the preferred cities, he/she will be allotted a nearby
city. The candidates can download the admit cards from 18th October, 2016 till 4th December, 2016.
Test Centres: There will be around 135 test cities. Details about the test sites in these test cities will be available on
from 18th October, 2016 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.
CAT 2016 Score: Candidates' CAT 2016 score card will be made accessible at www.iimcat.ac.in. Candidates may also be intimated individually by SMS. The CAT results are likely be declared by 2nd week of January, 2017. CAT 2016 score is valid only till December 31st, 2017 and will
accordingly be accessible on the website. Thereafter, no queries related to issuance of
CAT 2016 score cards will be entertained.
Admission Process: Please note that each IIM is independent to mandate their own
eligibility criteria (including academic cut-oils and relative weights) and follow different selection processes. Performance in CAT 2016 examination is an important component for consideration in the selection process. IIMs may
also 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 selection process.
For more information candidates must refer to the respective websites of the IIMs.
For details see Times of India (Ahmedabad) July 31, 2016 pg.3