CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria, CAT Exam 2017 Eligibility

CAT Eligibility Criteria 2017, CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

CAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria- Candidates, applying for CAT 2017 exams must check the eligibility criteria of CAT 2017.

The Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA. If you are in the Final year of graduation, you are also entitled to apply for the CAT 2017 Exam. Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), and Differently Abled (DA) candidates require minimum 45% marks in aggregate.

A candidate's %age of marks in bachelor’s degree would be calculated as per the practice of the university/institution. If candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be determined as per University procedure. The equivalence of marks would be determined by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100, if the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks.

IIMs could verify eligibility of the Candidate at various stages of the CAT 2017 selection process and just meeting the CAT 2017 eligibility criteria does not guarantee selection by IIMs. You must have a valid email account and phone number for the CAT 2017 selection process.

List of Equivalent Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma ) or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India).
2. Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions.
3. Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.

15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “non - creamy” layer (NC - OBC). 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled (DA) candidates.