CAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria of Common Admission Test (CAT)

Candidates should have a graduation degree from a recognized university by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. General candidates should score at least 50% or CGPA equivalent to the same. ST, DA, PWD, and SC applicants should score 45 %. Students attending final year graduation or equivalent or waiting for results can apply. In this context, the candidate should be submitting the latest required document by 30th June. 

It is essential to verify your eligibility twice before applying for the test, as IIMs will be checking the same at different stages of the selection procedure. If the students have procured marks in the form of CGPA, it can be converted to percentage marks based on a certified process by the institute from where the student has obtained the graduation degree.

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks from any recognized University.
  • For SC, ST category, and disabled person, the candidate must have 45% marks in aggregate.
  • The candidates who are pursuing the final year of graduation can also appear for the examination.
  •  Those candidates can take admission on the provisional basis only if the candidate can then submit the final year mark sheets latest by June 30, 2018, and a letter to be issued by the Principal/ Registrar of the college indicating that candidate has fulfilled all the requirements for obtaining the degree on the date of the issue of the certificate
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