CAT Eligibility Criteria 2019: Check Out CAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • By:Sushmita Agnihotri
  • Date: 2019-08-03 18:51:47
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If you are planning to appear for CAT 2019 than you must check out the eligibility to be fulfilled by CAT aspirants every year. Read the article to know with all the important details regarding the CAT entrance exam.

 

There is no change in CAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria for General and Reserved category candidates. CAT 2019 exam date is November 24, 2019 and the last date to apply is September 18, 2019. IIM Kozhikode CAT 2019 Notification released on July 28, 2019 in newspapers has kept the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria similar to last year criteria. The only change in CAT eligibility 2019 is the date of qualifying exam. The CAT eligibility defines different percentage of marks in the qualifying graduation degree for different category of candidates. However, there is no age bar for either category candidates to apply for CAT 2019.

 

CAT Eligibility for General& NC-OBC Candidates

 

·         The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.

·         Candidates in final year of Graduation additionally qualified to apply for CAT 2019.

·         If selected, the final year candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if she/he submits Completion of a degree certificate by June 30, 2020, from the Principal/ Registrar of the College/Institute.

·         Candidates who have completed any of these professional degrees (CA/CS/ICWA) with 50% marks.

 

CAT Eligibility for SC/ST/PwD Candidates

 

Reserved class candidates applying for CAT 2019 are eligible if they qualify any one of the following qualifications:

·         Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) class candidates need 45% marks in graduation. 

·         Candidates in the final year of Graduation are additionally qualified to apply for CAT 2019.

·         Candidates who have completed any of these professional degrees (CA/CS/ICWA) with 45% marks.

 

Key Points to ensure your CAT Eligibility 2019

 

·         CAT eligibility does not inflict any age bar to appear in CAT 2019 exam.

·         Eligibility for CAT further enables you to appear in CAT 2019 regardless of whether you have done graduation in an old system of 2 years graduation gave the degree is UGC recognized

·         The candidate applying for CAT 2019 must possess one of the following CAT eligibility criteria 2019-

  1.  Completed Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50 percent of marks,
  2.  Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage marks, or
  3. Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50 percentage

·         The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as pursued by the respective University/Institution.

·         In the case of grades / CGPA, the conversion to percentage marks would be based on the procedure as ensured by the particular University/ institution in accordance with the CAT exam eligibility criteria.

·         If any University/institution affirms that there is no scheme for the conversion of CGPA into an equal percentage of marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100 as per the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria.

·         Mere fulfillment of minimum CAT eligibility criteria 2019 will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

·         One of the key points prescribed by IIMs in CAT eligibility 2019 is that the candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a contact number throughout the selection process.

 

Clashing point in IIM and CAT Eligibility Criteria

Throughout the years the qualification for CAT has pretty much stayed same despite the fact that with certain adjustments in CAT test qualification since 2014, IIMs MBA qualification and CAT test qualification criteria have faced few conflicting focuses.

 

CAT eligibility for 2019 prescribes ‘No Age Bar’ to appear in the CAT 2019 exam nor the IIM MBA eligibility confines any possibility to look for confirmation based on age bar.. In any case, one of the conflicting focuses in CAT test qualification and IIM MBA eligibility is that in spite of the fact that you are permitted to appear in CAT 2019 test with 2 years of graduation in old framework, you are not permitted to seek after the administration course at IIM except if you have finished acquired graduation degree with least 3 years length. But this reality CAT qualification for 2019 and IIM MBA qualification for 2020-22 groups continues as before.

Who is Not Eligible for CAT 2019? IIM Kozhikode defines

 

·         If you are not pursuing or completed your Bachelor’s degree or any Professional degree like CA/CS/ICWA, you are not eligible to appear for CAT 2019

·         If you have not finished any graduation course but rather you are in the last year of a professional course, you are not qualified for CAT 2019 test.

·         If you have scored below 50 percent marks in graduation as a general class competitor and under 45% as SC/ST/PwD applicant you are not qualified for CAT 2019

·         If your Graduation is not recognized by UGC/AICTE/MHRD-Govt. of India, You are not eligible to appear for CAT 2019.

 

How to convert CGPA/Grades to Percentage of Marks


To determine CAT Eligibility in case of CGPA is given and no percentage of marks is shared on the marks-sheet, the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate would be calculated based on the practice as followed by the particular University/Institution. The conversion to percentage of marks from Grades/CGPA would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective University/Institution. If any University/institution affirms that there is no scheme for the conversion of CGPA into an equal percentage of marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100 as per the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria.

 

Reservation of Seats

The category wise Seat Reservation in IIMs is as below:

Category

Percentage of Reserved Seats in IIMs

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15%

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.5%

Other Backward Classes of NC-OBC

27%

 

 

The Eligibility criteria for CAT exam have not been much changed by IIM Kozhikode for CAT 2019. CAT 2019 Eligibility criteria include some aspirant friendly changes. IIMs have kept the eligibility for CAT Exam on the similar ground over the years. The only eligibility criterion change in CAT eligibility was presented in 2014 when CAT assembling IIM Indore had declared to acknowledge two years of graduation in CAT test which proceeds as the CAT 2019 eligibility criteria moreover.

 

I hope all we are able to solve all your queries regarding CAT 2019. In case of further more queries you can reach out us via email or contact number.

 

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