CAT 2020 RESERVATION
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CAT or Common Admission Test reservation policy is based on the norms specified by the Government of India. The option to fill your category comes at the time of filling CAT 2020 Application Form. Candidates must upload caste certificate along with the form to claim reservation.
Latest Update: CAT 2020 notification has been released on July 29 by IIM Indore on official website iimcat.ac.in. Exam is scheduled to take place on November 29, 2020. Check Details Here
CAT is a gateway to 20 IIMs and 100+ premier management institutes and is conducted annually by one of the older IIMs on a rotational basis. It is designed to judge candidate’s ability through 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. Admission to the IIM(s) is done based on scores secured in the management exam. Each Indian Institute of Management has a reservation policy for:
This move from the IIM came after the 124th Amendment Bill in the Constitution of India, which was passed in the January session of the Parliament. As per this, 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education shall be granted to the EWS candidates belonging to the General quota candidates. Also Read CAT Eligibility Criteria
Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs, and OBCs and whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are only identified as EWS for benefit of reservation.
The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.
Regardless of what the family income is, if the candidates fall under any of the following, they can’t avail the benefits of EWS quota:
Following is the list of the competent authorities who can issue an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’:
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Candidates belonging to reserved categories and planning to appear in CAT this year should know the reservation policies of IIMs for a clear understanding. The different number of seats are reserved for each category as per the rules of Government of India. A policy of up to 10 % reservation of seats for the EWS category shall be implemented by IIMs for their coming batch. IIMs adhere to the folowing CAT Reservation Criteria for their post-graduate management courses:
|Non-Creamy Other Backward Classes||27%|
|Person with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
|Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)||Up to 10%|
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There are no changes in the reservation policies until the Central Government suggests any. It is essential to enter your category very consciously for CAT 2020 since no change will be entertained at a later stage. Given below are some key points to know for candidates claiming reservation through CAT.
As per the provision, 5% seats in CAT are reserved for physically disabled candidates, and as per the regulation there are three categories of disability:
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016) defines the, “Person with Benchmark Disability” as a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where the specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where the specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.
It is mandatory for the applicants to submit their caste certificate to avail reservation during the registration process. The original documents shall be submitted at the time of admission to avoid the situation of disqualification. As per the norms of the central government, the definition of non creamy layer is:
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Candidates shall register online for CAT 2020 and fill up all the valid details along with the documents. Those who want to apply under the reserved category shall submit the necessary reservation documents in the format prescribed by the central government. Steps required to fill up the form are mentioned below.
Given below are all important documents required for CAT Reservation. Candidates also need to produce the original certificate at the time of interview in the desired format:
Candidates shall read all the instructions carefully before filling up CAT Application Form. Those who want to avail reservation facility shall confirm their eligibility and then fill the application form. A separate caste certificate shall be filled by the candidates who belong to SC/ST/ PWD/ OBC category. The mandatory details to be filled in the certificate are
Apart from filling the details, it is equally important for the candidates to attach their caste certificate to prove their eligibility. The competent authority should sign the certificates. Those candidates who belong to Physically Disabled category shall produce the disability certificate duly signed by the registered doctor. It is compulsory that the degree of disability should be mentioned on the disability certificate. Also, the certificate should have a small description of the disability.
Ques. I have SC/ ST certificate in the format uploaded on CAT official portal, can I use the same or do I have to download certificate template from CAT website and fill it again?
Ans. If your certificate fulfills the following conditions, then the same can be uploaded:
Ques. Is there any validity process for NC-OBC certificate?
Ans.The information related to this is available on the GOI website, i.e., ncbc.nic.in.
Ques. What all categories are available when applying online for CAT 2020?
Ans. The following categories are available while applying for CAT 2020:
Ques. Which documents should I submit if I belong to SC/ ST category?
Ans.Candidates belonging to SC/ ST category must have their caste/ tribe listed in the GOI schedule. One must submit their Caste Certificate in the Government approved format. The document must clearly state the following information:
Ques. Is there any defined eligibility for a scribe or reader in CAT 2020?
Ans.No, there is no eligibility criterion. On the day of the exam, the scribe must bring a valid ID proof and a passport size photograph, and sign a declaration about his/her educational qualifications at the CAT exam center.
*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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