Eligibility for CAT 2011-CAT Eligibility Criteria

Source : catiim.in
Q.1) Who is eligible to take CAT?
Ans. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 
-The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/ institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. 
-In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. 
-In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.
-Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
-IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website www.catiim.in.
-Prospective candidates must have the following throughout the selection process. 
1. CAT 2011 Voucher 
2. Pay-in Slip 
3. Valid and unique Email ID 

Q.2)  Can I appear for CAT for practice purpose, though I am aware that I am not eligible?
Ans. No.

Q.3)  Is there any age restriction or age limit for appearing in CAT?
Ans.   No, there is no age limit  for appearing in CAT.

Q.4) Can I appear for CAT 2011 more than once during the 20-day testing window?
Ans. No. You can appear for CAT 2011 only once. It will be deemed a fraudulent activity if one attempts to appear for CAT 2011 more than once. Admit Cards and picture IDs of the candidates will be checked, and candidate pictures and biometric information will also be captured at the test center.

Q.5)  Is there a limit on number of times I can appear in CAT?
Ans.   No there is no limit on number of attempts, each year you can appear once in CAT.


  1. What is the validity time of our scores?

  2. Hi Vinay,

    CAT score is valid just for a year. For example if you are attempting CAT in 2011, you could seek for admission only in year 2012 and not for 2013.
    Also no CAT 2011 candidate will be able to download the scorecard from the CAT website after 31 Dec 2012.

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