CAT Course Details

Course Details

Common Admission Test or CAT  is a national level entrance exam to get admission in MBA. This exam is a computer-based test for a Master’s degree in business administration and is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) on a rotational basis. Every year different IIM would conduct the CAT exam.

By going through CAT, candidates can get admitted into various Postgraduate Management Programmes in several colleges, including IIMs, which conduct this exam. Some of the Postgraduate Management Programmes offered by different institutes are listed below:

  • IIM Ahmedabad – PGP, PGP-FABM, EPGP
  • IIM Amritsar – PGP
  • IIM Bangalore – PGP, PGPEM, PGPPM
  • IIM Bodh Gaya – PGP
  • IIM Calcutta – PGP
  • IIM Indore – PGP, PGP-HRM
  • IIM Kozhikode – PGP, EPGP (IIMK, IIMK Kochi Campus)

Some of the colleges that offer a Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), which is equivalent to a Ph.D., are listed below:

  • IIM Ahmedabad 
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Kozhikode

Non-IIM Member Institutes

The candidates appearing for the CAT exam can use their scores to get into several other colleges apart from IIMs.

  • Colleges in 23 states in India accept CAT Scores and admit students based on their merit. 
  • These colleges include :
  • Indian Institute of Science, MS Ramaiah Institute Of Management in Karnataka    
  • VIT University, National Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu 
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies – Technical Campus, Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi   
  • Institute for Financial Management & Research, Gitam (Deemed to be University) in Andhra Pradesh 
  • Goa Institute of Management in Goa
  • Principal LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, National Institute of Securities Markets in Maharashtra    
  • University of Engineering & Management, Jaipur, Birla Institute of Technology & Science in Rajasthan 
  • SCMS Cochin School of Business, Saintgits Institute of Management (Dept of MBA, Saintgits College of Engineering) in Kerala 
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Forest Management in Madhya Pradesh