SKEMA Business School Admission through CAT

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    CAT or Common Aptitude Test is one of the management entrance exams which opens door to top management colleges in India and some of the colleges abroad. Among such B-schools, one is SKEMA Business School. In order to get admission in this business school, students have to clear CAT examination which will be held on November 24, 2019.

    Moreover, the last date for registration in CAT 2019 is extended to September 25, 2019 till 5:00 PM. Students are advised to download admit card before appearing in CAT exam. CAT Admit Card will be available to download from October 23, 2019 onwards.

    SKEMA Business School was founded in 2009 and is located in France. This business school is accredited by CGE, GAC, AMBA, and AACSB. The school offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses in the fields of Global Management, International Business, Project and program management, Digital DBA, and more.

    To know more about the CAT registration process, examination pattern, admission process of SKEMA Business Schooland more have a look at the given article.

    CAT 2019: Important Dates

    Knowing about the CAT 2019 examination  dates in advance plays a very crucial role in the better preparation of examination. The following table shows the important dates:

    EventsImportant dates
    CAT registration starts fromAugust 7, 2019
    Last date of registrationSeptember 25, 2019
    CAT 2019 Exam dateNovember 24, 2019
    Downloading of Admit cardOctober 23, 2019
    Announcement of CAT 2019 ResultThe second week of January 2020
    Release of Answer KeyThe first week of December 2019

    CAT 2019: Exam Pattern

    Examination pattern help students to easily understand the difficulty level, marking scheme, no. of questions, and other things about the exam. Students are advised to know about the examination pattern before appearing in the actual paper. CAT 2019 Examination pattern is as follows:

    Examination ModeOnline (computer-based)
    Test duration180 minutes
    Total number of questions100
    Total Marks300
    No of sections3 (Verbal & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude)
    CAT marking scheme+3 for every correct answer; -1 for every wrong answer
    Medium of testEnglish

    CAT 2019: Registration Process

    Students can register for the CAT 2019 examination by filling an online application form. For successful registration, applicants need to enter all the details correctly otherwise they cannot appear in the test. Following are the steps of successful CAT 2019 registration:

    • Open the official website of
    • Enter your personal details for successful registration.
    • Re-login and start filling the application form
    • Upload all the mandatory documents
    • Pay the application fee
    • Download the admit card before appearing in the students
    • Students are advised to download and take the printout of application form for future use.

    CAT 2019: Application Fee

    Application fee varied according to the category. It can be paid through Net Banking, Credit Card, or Debit Card. The application fee is shown in the following table:

    General/NC-OBCINR 1900
    SC/ STINR 950
    PwD/ DAINR 950

    CAT 2019: SKEMA Business School Admission

    There are two ways through which students get admission in the SKEMA Business School i.e. through an online portal or through Join a School in France (JASIF) process which was also known as SAI. If students applied through the online portal then they cannot apply via JASIF or vice-versa. Through CAT exam, students can only get admission in Grande Ecole Programme in Master in Management stream.

    Let’s have a look at both the admission processes which are explained below:

    Process 1

    1. Online website portal is used if students are only applying for SKEMA Business School.
    2. Upload the following documents:
    • Copy of passport
    • Diploma or certificate of attendance (if not graduated)
    • Transcripts from university
    • Proof of scores required in any of the given written tests such as CAT/ GRE/ GMAT.
    • Report of English language proficiency test score TOEFL/ IELTS/ Cambridge English Proficiency/ Cambridge English Advanced.
    • CV
    • 2 letter of recommendation (academic or professional)
    • Pay application fee of amount €100

    The following table shows the minimum scores required in entrance exams:


    Note: Students are required to use the following codes at the time of sending English test reports or entrance exam scores:

    • GMAT: TQV-85-78
    • GRE: 8347
    • TOEFL: score: 8808

    Process 2

    • If you want to apply for at least two French Business schools, then consider the Join a School in France (JASIF) process.
    • The applications will be available on Join a School in France website.
    • Once you will be selected, then an interview will be conducted in one of the seventy JASIF examination centers in your country.

    SKEMA Business School Application Deadlines

    Students are advised to apply before the application deadlines because applications will not be accepted afterwards. Both admission processes have different application deadlines which are shown as follows:

    Process 1: Through the website online portal

    • The applications are accepted throughout the year with a deadline every 15th of the month.
    • After each deadline, the admission decision will be made within four weeks.

    Process 2: Through the JASIF international selection process

    The following table shows the application deadlines:

    SessionApplication deadline
    Session 1October 10, 2019
    Session 2January 7, 2020
    Session 3February 28, 2020
    Session 4April 19, 2020

    SKEMA Business School: Grande Ecole Programme Tuition Fee

    The following table shows the tuition fee:

    YearTuition Fee
    Master year 1€14 000
    Master year 2€14 000
    Optional Gap€1 000
    Total€29 000

    SKEMA Business School: Financial Aid

    SKEMA Business School offers awards and scholarships to international students in order to manage their financial expenses. The types of financial aid available are explained below:

    • BBA in Global Management Merit Award: €1500 deducted from tuition fee
    • BBA Sports Excellence Award: €2000 per year
    • Master in Management, Grande Ecole Programme awards: €2800 deducted from tuition fee
    • Master of Science excellence scholarships: up to €4000
    • MSc Digital Business Scholarship: €5400


    Ques: How many programs offered by SKEMA Business School in which students can get admission through CAT?

    Ans: There is only one program available in which students can get admission through CAT is Grande Ecole Programme.

    Ques: When will be the CAT 2019 exam conducted?

    Ans: CAT 2019 entrance examination will be conducted on November 24, 2019.

    Ques: What are the minimum CAT test scores required by the student to get admission in the Grande Ecole Programme?

    Ans: The minimum CAT test scores required by students to enroll in the Grande Ecole Programme are 67.

    Ques: Does SKEMA Business School provide any financial assistance to an international student?

    Ans: Yes, SKEMA Business School proofer financial assistance in the form of awards and scholarships.

    Ques: What is the application deadline for international students to get admission at SKEMA Business School?

    Ans: Applications are accepted throughout the year for the students who want to apply through CAT. The application deadline is the 15th of every month.

    Ques: How much application fee will be paid by students to get admission in the Grande Ecole Programme?

    Ans: Students have to pay €100 as application fee in order to enroll in the Grande Ecole Programme.



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