CAT is one of the most prestigious management entrance test which is primarily conducted for admission to different campuses of Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The CAT score is also used by various top business schools and colleges to shortlist candidates for MBA admission.
Please note that IIMs shortlist candidates for the interview stage based on their own criteria,
which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in the CAT 2021 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience, gender and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For
more information, refer to the admissions policies of individual IIMs on their respective
If a candidate is shortlisted for interview by any IIM, he/she must comply with the following
Mark Sheets and Degree Certificate
A candidate must show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, the original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their
attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.
Reservation Category Requirements
If shortlisted for an interview, SC, ST, NC-OBC, EWS and PwD candidates must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of the
interview along with the submission requirements as specified in the “Marksheets and Degree Certificate” section.
Candidates in the Final Year of Graduation
If shortlisted for an interview, candidates appearing for the final bachelor’s degree or
equivalent qualification examination must show an original certificate from the Principal/Registrar/Director of the University/Institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to the SC, ST and
PwD category) based on the latest available grades/marks. He/she must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of the interview.
For the Post Graduate Programmes of IIMs, such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme PROVISIONALLY, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results
may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the original mark sheet and qualifying degree certificate of having passed the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution. They must obtain at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in the case of candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PwD category). They must also submit an attested copy of the mark sheets and qualifying degree certificate.
The deadline for submission of the qualifying degree/equivalent mark sheet and certificate is December 31, 2022. NON FULFILLMENT OF THIS CONDITION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PROVISIONAL ADMISSION. Provisional admission will also be cancelled if subsequently it is found that the submitted certificate is incorrect.