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) www.iimahd.ernet.in
2 Indian Institute of Management,Bangalore (IIMB) www.iimb.ernet.in
3 Indian Institute of Management,Calcutta (IIMC) www.iimcal.ac.in
4 Indian Institute of Management,Kozhikode(IIMK) www.iimk.ac.in/
5 Indian Institute of Management,Lucknow (IIML) www.iiml.ac.in
6 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) www.jbims.edu
7 S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) www.spjimr.org
8 Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Indian Institute of Technology (IITB) www.som.iitb.ac.in
9 Xavier Institute of Management(XLRI) www.xlri.ac.in
10 Department of Management Studies (DMS), Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) www.iitd.ac.in
11 National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai www.nitie.edu
12 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) www.iift.edu
13 Indian Institute of Management,Indore (IIMI) www.iimidr.ac.in
14 Faculty of Management institute,University of Delhi www.fms.edu
15 Indian Institute of Management,Raipur (IIMR) www.iimraipur.ac.in
16 Indian Institute of Management,Ranchi (IIM-Ra) www.iimranchi.ac.in
17 Indian Institute of Management,Rohtak (IIM-Ro) www.iimrohtak.ac.in
18 Indian Institute of Management,Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) www.iimtrichy.ac.in
19 Indian Institute of Management,Udaipur (IIMU) www.iimu.ac.in
20 Indian Institute of Management,Kashipur (IIM-Ka) www.iimkashipur.ac.in
21 Management Development Institute (MDI) www.mdi.ac.in
22 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) www.nmims.edu
23 Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM) www.iimshillong.in
24 Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) www.tiss.edu
25 Department of Financial Studies (DFS), University of Delhi www.mfc.edu
26 Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (IME), Indian Institute of Technology www.iitk.ac.in
27 Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) www.doms.iitm.ac.in
28 Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA) www.mica.ac.in
28 National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai www.nitie.edu
30 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education www.simsree.org
31 Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD) www.siu.edu.in
32 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) www.sibm.edu
33 Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur www.som.iitkgp.ernet.in
34 Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar(XIMB) www.ximb.edu.in
35 Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) http://bim.edu/indexnew
36 Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi www.econdse.org
37 Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc)  http://mgmt.iisc.ac.in/
38 Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) www.iitr.ac.in
39 FORE School of Management www.fsm.ac.in
40 Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa www.gim.ac.in
41 Great Lakes Institute of Management (PGDM Two-Year Programme) www.greatlakes.edu.in
42 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) www.ifmr.ac.in
43 Institute of Management Technology (IMT) www.imt.edu
44 Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) www.irma.ac.in
45 International Management Institute (IMI) www.imi.edu
46 K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) www.somaiya.edu
47 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) www.nmimsbengaluru.org
48 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM-B)
49 T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) www.tapmi.edu.in
50 Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) bimtech.ac.in
51 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani www.bits-pilani.ac.in
52 Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (FMS BHU) www.bhu.ac.in
53 Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) www.lbsim.ac.in
54 Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) www.liba.edu
55 National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE) (for those interested in Agri-Business/Rural Management only) www.manage.gov.in
56 MISB Bocconi www.misbbocconi.com
57 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) www.nmims.edu
58 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NITT) www.nitt.edu
59 Nirma University Institute of Management (NIRMA) www.nirmauni.ac.in
60 Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WE School) www.welingkar.org
61 Shri Ram College of Commerce, MBA-GBO www.srcc.edu
62 Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) www.siib.ac.in
63 Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) www.sims.edu
64 University Business School (UBS), Punjab University ubs.puchd.ac.in
65 Christ University Institute of Management (CUIM) www.christcollege.edu
66 Delhi School of Management (Delhi Technological University) dsm.dtu.ac.in
67 Department of Business Management, Osmania University www.ou-mba.ac.in
68 Department of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Pune (PUMBA) www.unipune.ac.in
69 Hyderabad Central University (HCU) www.uohyd.ac.in
70 ICFAI Business School (IBS) www.ibshyderabad.org
71 Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) www.iifm.ac.in
72 Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) www.iiswbm.edu
73 Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR) www.imdr.edu
74 National Institute of Banking and Management, (NIBM) www.nibmindia.org
75 National Insurance Academy (NIA) www.niapune.com
76 Pondicherry Central University (PCU) www.pondiuni.edu.in
77 SIES College of Management Studies (SIESCOMS) www.siescoms.edu
78 Symbiosis Center for Information Technology (SCIT) www.scit.edu
79 Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) www.siom.in
80 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) www.sitm.ac.in
81 University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) www.upes.ac.in
82 Welingkar Institute of Management (WE School) www.welingkar.org
83 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) www.xime.org
84 Amity University www.amity.edu
85 Institute of Technology & Management (ITM) www.itm.edu
86 Amrita School of Business (ASB) www.amrita.edu
87 Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) www.bimmpune.com
88 Chetna’s R. K. Institute of Management Studies & Research www.crkimr.in
89 Department of Management Studies (DOMS), Anna University www.annauniv.edu
90 IES Management College and Research Centre www.ies.edu
91 International Management Institute (IMI) www.imibh.edu.in
92 Institute of Management Technology (IMT) www.imthyderabad.edu.in
93 Institute of Management Technology (IMT) www.imtnagpur.ac.in
94 Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) www.imthyderabad.edu.in
95 International Management Institute (IMI) www.imi-k.edu.in
96 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar www.kiams.ac.in
97 Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management (LLIM) www.llim.edu
98 MET’s Institute of Management www.met.edu
99 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) www.mnnit.ac.in
100 National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut www.nitc.ac.in
101 NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research (NLDIMSR) www.nldalmiamgmt.org
102 R. A. Podar Institute of Management www.rapim.org
103 Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies www.rajagiri.edu
104 Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research rmi.rizvi.edu.in
105 SCMS – Cochin School of Business (SCMS) www.scmsgroup.org
106 School of Management (SMS), Cochin University of Science & Technology sms.cusat.ac.in
107 SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD) www.sdmimd.ac.in
108 Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) www.ssim.ac.in
109 SSN School of Management & Computer Applications www.ssn.edu.in
110 Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM) vjim.edu.in
111 VIT Business School www.vit.ac.in
112 Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies & Research ves.ac.in
113 Xavier Institute of Management & Research (XIMR) www.ximr.ac.in
114 Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) www.xiss.ac.in
115 Alliance School of Business alliance.edu.in
116 Army Institute of Management (AIM) www.aim.ac.in
117 Apeejay School of Management www.apeejay.edu
118 Asia-Pacific Institute of Management www.asiapacific.edu
119 Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management and Research (BVIMR) www.bvimr.com
120 Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra www.bitmesra.ac.in
121 Christ University www.christuniversity.in
122 Gitam School of International Business (GSIB) www.gsib.org
123 Globsyn Business School www.globsyn.edu.in
124 IILM Institute for Business and Management www.iilm.edu
125 Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) www.iittm.org
126 Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad www.ismdhanbad.ac.in
127 Indira Institute of Management indiraiimp.edu.in
128 International School of Business & Media (ISBM) www.isbm.ac.in
129 International School of Management Excellence (ISME) www.isme.in
130 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR Chennai) www.ifmr.ac.in
131 Institute of Management Technology, IMT www.imthyderabad.edu.in
132 ISBR Business School www.isbr.in
133 Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) www.jimsindia.org
134 Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in
135 M.S. Ramiah Institute of Management msrim.in
136 MIT School of Management www.mitsom.edu.in
137 National Institute of Technology (NIT) www.nitdgp.ac.in
138 National Institute of Technology (NIT) www.nitk.ac.in
139 National Institute of Technology (NIT) www.nitw.ac.in
140 PSG Institute of Management psgim.ac.in
141 Sri Balaji Society, Pune(BIMM, BITM, BIIB & BIMHRD) www.balajisociety.org
142 Symbiosis School of Banking Management (SSBM) www.ssbf.edu.in
143 Universal Business School
144 Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship www.xime.org