CAT Exam

Common Admission Test (CAT) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). Apart from 20 IIMs, CAT Exam scores are used for admission to various Top management institutes across the country.

CAT Exam Eligibility

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC, ST, and PWD/DA category).
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification are also eligible to apply for CAT.
  • No Age bar to register and appear for CAT exam.

CAT Exam Pattern

CAT analyses the skills of the aspirant in three sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

Candidates will be given 180 minutes to answer the questions. Each section is allotted 60 minutes.

The number of questions in Verbal and Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Ability sections was same, i.e. 34, whereas the number of questions in Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section was 32.

Update: CAT Exam results 2017 are out.

Marking Scheme of CAT Exam:

Each question carries three marks. For each wrong answer, there was a negative marking of 1 mark. There was no negative marking for non-MCQs or unattempted questions.

Top Management Colleges accepting CAT Exam Scores

 S.No.   Colleges    Official Website
1 Indian Institute of Management,Ahmedabad (IIMA)
2 Indian Institute of Management,Bangalore (IIMB)
3 Indian Institute of Management,Calcutta (IIMC)
4 Indian Institute of Management,Kozhikode(IIMK)
5 Indian Institute of Management,Lucknow (IIML)
6 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS)
7 S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
8 Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Indian Institute of Technology (IITB)
9 Xavier Institute of Management(XLRI)
10 Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology (IITD)
11 National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
12 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
13 Indian Institute of Management,Indore (IIMI)
14 Faculty of Management institute,University of Delhi
15 Indian Institute of Management,Raipur (IIMR)
16 Indian Institute of Management,Ranchi (IIM-Ra)
17 Indian Institute of Management,Rohtak (IIM-Ro)
18 Indian Institute of Management,Tiruchirappalli (IIMT)
19 Indian Institute of Management,Udaipur (IIMU)
20 Indian Institute of Management,Kashipur (IIM-Ka)
21 Management Development Institute (MDI)
22 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
23 Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM)
24 Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
25 Department of Financial Studies (DFS), University of Delhi
26 Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology
27 Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
28 Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA)
28 National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
30 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education
31 Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
32 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
33 Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
34 Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar(XIMB)
35 Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM)
36 Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
37 Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc)
38 Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R)
39 FORE School of Management
40 Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa
41 Great Lakes Institute of Management (PGDM Two-Year Programme)
42 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)
43 Institute of Management Technology (IMT)
44 Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA)
45 International Management Institute (IMI)
46 K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)
47 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
48 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM-B)
49 T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)
50 Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)
51 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani
52 Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (FMS BHU)
53 Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)
54 Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)
55 National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE) (for those interested in Agri-Business/Rural Management only)
56 MISB Bocconi
57 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)
58 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT)
59 Nirma University Institute of Management (NIRMA)
60 Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School)
61 Shri Ram College of Commerce, MBA-GBO
62 Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
63 Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
64 University Business School (UBS), Punjab University
65 Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM)
66 Delhi School of Management (Delhi Technological University)
67 Department of Business Management, Osmania University
68 Department of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Pune (PUMBA)
69 Hyderabad Central University (HCU)
70 ICFAI Business School (IBS)
71 Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)
72 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM)
73 Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR)
74 National Institute of Banking and Management, (NIBM)
75 National Insurance Academy (NIA)
76 Pondicherry Central University (PCU)
77 SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS)
78 Symbiosis Center for Information Technology (SCIT)
79 Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)
80 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
81 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)
82 Welingkar Institute of Management (WE School)
83 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME)
84 Amity University
85 Institute of Technology & Management (ITM)
86 Amrita School of Business (ASB)
87 Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
88 Chetna’s R. K. Institute of Management Studies & Research
89 Department of Management Studies (DOMS), Anna University
90 IES Management College and Research Centre
91 International Management Institute (IMI)
92 Institute of Management Technology (IMT)
93 Institute of Management Technology (IMT)
94 Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)
95 International Management Institute (IMI)
96 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar
97 Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management (LLIM)
98 MET’s Institute of Management
99 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT)
100 National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut
101 NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research (NLDIMSR)
102 R. A. Podar Institute of Management
103 Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies
104 Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research
105 SCMS – Cochin School of Business (SCMS)
106 School of Management (SMS), Cochin University of Science & Technology
107 SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD)
108 Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM)
109 SSN School of Management & Computer Applications
110 Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM)
111 VIT Business School
112 Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies & Research
113 Xavier Institute of Management & Research (XIMR)
114 Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)
115 Alliance School of Business
116 Army Institute of Management (AIM)
117 Apeejay School of Management
118 Asia-Pacific Institute of Management
119 Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management and Research (BVIMR)
120 Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra
121 Christ University
122 Gitam School of International Business (GSIB)
123 Globsyn Business School
124 IILM Institute for Business and Management
125 Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM)
126 Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad
127 Indira Institute of Management
128 International School of Business & Media (ISBM)
129 International School of Management Excellence (ISME)
130 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR Chennai)
131 Institute of Management Technology, IMT
132 ISBR Business School
133 Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS)
134 Jaipuria Institute of Management
135 M.S. Ramiah Institute of Management
136 MIT School of Management
137 National Institute of Technology (NIT)
138 National Institute of Technology (NIT)
139 National Institute of Technology (NIT)
140 PSG Institute of Management
141 Sri Balaji Society, Pune(BIMM, BITM, BIIB & BIMHRD)
142 Symbiosis School of Banking Management (SSBM)
143 Universal Business School
144 Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship