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CAT Selection Procedure 2019, CAT Exam, Admission Process

CAT 2019 Selection Procedure – Admission Process

CAT Selection Procedure 2019: Applicants will check out the selection procedure of CAT 2019 after it is announced by the participating IIMs & other institutes. CAT 2019 selection procedure will differ according to the institutes. However, the basic framework of the selection process is likely to be of 2 steps – firstly, the performance of the applicants in CAT will be checked and secondly, the shortlisted applicants will be assessed on their performance in Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Every institute will release the admission criteria for CAT selection procedure 2019. The factors involved in both steps of admission will be given weightage during selection procedure of CAT 2019.

CAT 2019 Test will be conducted on November 24th, 2019. The concerned authorities will be releasing the result of CAT 2019 tentatively in the 1st week of January 2020. The CAT selection procedure will be held in February and March 2020 (Tentative).

CAT 2019 Results and Shortlisting

Information related to the CAT 2019 results will be tentatively available starting from the second week of January 2020 on this website. The list of applicants shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs. Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted applicants directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary across IIMs. Please visit the admission websites of the respective IIMs for further information.

CAT Admission Process 2019

Please note that IIMs shortlist applicants 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 2019 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may additionally use other factors such as the previous academic performance of the applicants, relevant work experience, gender, and academic diversity and other similar inputs in shortlisting and ranking of applicants 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 websites.

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Eligibility Verification

If an applicant is shortlisted for interview by any IIM, he/she must comply with the following eligibility verification:

Mark Sheets and Degree Certificate A applicant must show all the mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if an applicant is selected for a program, 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 program.

Reservation Category Requirements If shortlisted for an interview, SC, ST, NC-OBC, EWS, and PwD applicants 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 “Mark Sheets and Degree Certificate” section.

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Applicants in the Final Year of Graduation If shortlisted for an interview, applicants 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 applicant has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of applicants 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 Programs of IIMs, such applicants, 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 applicants 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 the certificate is December 31st, 2020. NONFULFILLMENT OF THIS CONDITION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PROVISIONAL ADMISSION. Provisional admission will also be canceled if subsequently it is found that the submitted certificate is incorrect.

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