The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to the Post-graduate (PGP) and Fellow Programs in Management (FPM) courses of several management institutes across India. With approximately 2 lakh registrations per year, it is the most important exam for entrance to any MBA course in India. Some of the most prominent institutes accepting CAT scores are:
FMS, New Delhi
S P Jain, Mumbai
S J SOM, IIT Bombay
V G SOM, IIT Kharagpur
Each institute uses a combination of CAT scores, written assessment (WAT), group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI) to select candidates. However, the weightage assigned to various parameters may differ across institutes.
The CAT score is used separately by each institute along with other parameters i.e. academic performance, work experience, group discussion, written assessment and interview performance etc. to select candidates. The weightage assigned to CAT score may differ for each institute.
CAT 2019 will be conducted on Sunday, 24 November 2019 in two slots in test centres across approximately 156 cities. Candidates will be allowed to give a choice of four cities as test centres (in order of preference). However, the exam slot will be directly assigned to the student. CAT 2019 is being conducted by IIM Kozhikode