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CAT Selection Process begins after the declaration of results. There is no provision for common counselling, admission to IIMs and other top B schools accepting CAT score is done through Written ability test, group discussion and personal interview. Candidates clearing these rounds make it to the final admission list. IIMs release individually CAT Cutoff, other participating institutes issue their own schedule and selection criteria.
Update: Final Result for Common Admission Process for PGP/MBA program has been released by respective IIM seperately from May 22, 2020 onwards.
CAT 2020 notification is expected to release on last saturday of July 2020, IIM Indoreis the coordinating body of CAT 2020 as announced on its official website. Read More
The final selection will be based on an cumulative score of the candidate’s academic profile, work experience, and diversity (gender / academic) for all ten IIMs i.e. IIM Kashipur, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, IIM Trichy, IIM Udaipur, IIM Bodh Gaya, IIM Jammu, IIM Sambalpur and IIM Sirmaur. Check Top MBA Colleges other than IIMs Accepting CAT Scores
IIMs send emails to the qualifying candidates who apply for WAT / GD-PI. Those who meet the cuttoff criteria have to login on the official website with their CAT IDs and submit their name and CAT score. CAT score is also used for non-IIM institutes like FMS, SPJIM, MDI Gurgaon, etc. for selecting candidates.
Read on to know more about the counseling procedure of the Common Admission Test, who will conduct CAT 2019 counseling, schedule, seat matrix, etc.
Many IIMs have released their final shortlist after conducting written ability test and personal interview round. Here are tabulated details of institutes whose result have vbeen announced:
|Institute||Final Admission List Status|
|IIM Ahmedabad||Released on May 8, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Bangalore||Released on May 9, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Kozhikode||Released on May 13, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Calcutta||Released on May 13, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Indore||WAT Scrapped, PI to be conducted Online (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Amritsar||Released on May 20, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Bodh Gaya||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Vishakhapatnam||Released on May 20, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Jammu||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Raipur||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Ranchi||Released on May 12, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Kashipur||Released on May 23, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Sambalpur||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Indore||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Shillong||Released on May 16, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Lucknow||WAT of 10 marks scrapped, PI to be condicted in online mode (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Rohtak||Opted out of CAP, to conduct individual WAT-PI round (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Udaipur||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Sirmaur||Released on May 22, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
|IIM Nagpur||Released on May 23, 2020 (Check Details Here)|
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Candidates are assigned a venue where the counseling sessions will be held. The venue will be alloted on the call letter sent on mail. Candidates have to report to the allotted center in person, with all the required documents. Given below are the steps for CAT Counselling:
Given below are the documents required at the time of CAT Counselling:
This is the second stage of the CAT selection process, after the declaration of the cutoff.Colleges invite candidates upon their performance in the admission test, academic performance, and relevant work experience.Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) are conducted form the main selection rounds. Candidates who qualify all these stages get admission in the mentioned course.
Most of the IIMs have preferred Written Ability Test (WAT) on Group Discussion (GD) over the last few years. It has been analyzed that 11 out of the 20 IIMs have removed the Group Discussion round from their selection process. Although, a few IIMs likeIIM Lucknow andIIM Kozhikodestill conduct both WAT and GD for the selection of candidates.
Written Ability Test is designed to test a candidate critical thinking ability and their ability to formulate and communicate their thoughts. Given below is the pattern of WAT. In WAT, the candidate has to write an essay on a given topic.The time given to complete the test varies for different IIMs. For instance, as per the records of last year admissions, candidates were given 30 minutes to complete the essay. While at IIM Lucknow, candidates were allotted 15 minutes to think about the topic and write the essay. Proper practice of essay writing is the key to score well in WAT.The structure is a consideration, but the candidate must focus on time management too.A candidate must try to put in as many clear ideas in their essay as possible.
The topics for essay writing can be from a variety of domains such as current affairs, government policies, topics of social importance, trade and commerce, etc. Some example of WAT topics can be:
The topics may range from National and International Politics, Current Affairs, topics of Social Importance, Government policies, etc. Some example of topics for Group Discussion are as follows:
Given below are few expected or commonly asked questions in the PI round of CAT 2019:
The weightage for each component, including CAT score for shortlisting of candidates is given below:
|CAT 2019 Score||25|
A certain percentage of seats in IIMs are reserved for SC, ST, OBC and PWD candidates. The table given below provides an overview of the same:
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5|
|Non-Creamy – Other Backward Classes (NC-OBC)||27|
|People with Disability (PWD)||5|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||Up to 10|
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There are 20 IIMs across India which offer admission to different specializations of MBA. Here is the total seat intake of various IIMs is given below:
|College: Number of Seats||College: Number of Seats|
|IIM Ahmedabad: 385||IIM Ranchi: 155|
|IIM Bangalore: 412||IIM Rohtak: 180|
|IIM Calcutta: 462||IIM Raipur: 210|
|IIM Lucknow : 436||IIM Trichy: 180|
|IIM Indore: 550||IIM Udaipur: 180|
|IIM Kozhikode: 353||IIM Kashipur: 210|
|IIM Shillong: 120||IIM Nagpur: 60|
|IIM Vishakhapatnam: 60||IIM Sambalpur: 140|
|IIM Bodh Gaya: 60||IIM Jammu: 45|
|IIM Sirmaur: 60||IIM Amritsar : 60|
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Ques: Which IIM conducts CAT Counselling?
Ans: IIM CAT counseling is conducted by each of the IIMs for candidate’s admission in management programs in their institute. There is no particular IIM that performs centralized counseling for all management colleges. The admission process depends upon a candidate’s performance in CAT exam.
Ques: Which factor plays a major role in getting admission in one of the IIMs?
Ans: Candidate’s performance in CAT exam is the major role in securing a seat in any one of the IIMs. After clearing CAT Cutoff, candidates have to qualify WAT, GD and PI.
Ques:What are the documents required for CAT counseling?
Ans: The documents required for CAT counseling is given below:
Ques: What is the percentage reservation for different category candidates?
Ans:The reservation criteria for different categories are tabulated below:
|Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes||27%|
|Person with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
|Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)||Up to 10%|
Ques: On what basis do candidates are shortlisted for WAT/GD in IIMs?
Ans: Depending upon the candidate’s performance in CAT exam, IIMs shortlists the candidates for WAT and GD
Ques: What is the procedure to get an MBA admission in IIMs?
Ans: To get admission in MBA program of IIMs, candidates have to follow the steps given below:
Ques: Do class 10th and 12th aggregate considered in IIM admission process?
Ans: Yes, class 10th and 12th scores are also considered while offering admission to the candidates. Different IIMs have different percentage of weightage that is assigned to consider a candidate’s percentage in class 10th and 12th.
Ques: What are the number of seats offered by IIMs in MBA admission?
Ans: The approximate number of seats offered by IIMs is 3300 in total. This year, there may be a hike in seat offered by the IIMs into its management program.
Ques: Which IIM offers a maximum number of sears?
Ans: Though the number of seats offered by the IIMs may vary but depend upon the analysis, IIMs offering maximum seats into its management program are listed below:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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