MBA Entrances-National Level

CAT is the entrance exam for more than 150 management institutes across India, including the 20 IIMs. The online exam is conducted every year - for the year 2019 it will be conducted on 24th November.. The WAT/GD/PI round for IIM admissions takes place from late Jan - Feb to April. The academic sessions at IIMs begin in the month of June.

CAT focuses on general aptitude (English, Math, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) which are key areas tested in most competitive exams such as Bank PO, SSB, Campus placements etc. What makes CAT special is the quality of opportunities it opens for you and therefore the nature of competition. The exam is quite rightly seen by many as the mother of all management entrance exams. However, this also means that your preparation for CAT will prepare you for a good part of a lot of other exams as well.

The concepts tested in Other Management Entrance Tests (OMETs) would essentially remain the same as CAT, except for questions based on GK/Current affairs asked in a few tests. Your preparation for CAT will adequately prepare you for any of these exams as well. We at T.I.M.E. believe in thoroughness of preparation and provide adequate study material and support for each of these exams over and above the guidance given for CAT preparation to each student.

List of IIMs

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Lucknow
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Ranchi
  • IIM RohtakIIM Visakhapatnam
  • IIM Nagpur
  • IIM Sirmaur
  • IIM Sambalpur
  • IIM Bodhgaya
  • IIM Jammu
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIM Uduaipur
  • IIM Trichy
  • IIM Kashipur
  • IIM Amritsar

The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes. There will be three sections:

  • Section I: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Section II: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  • Section III: Quantitative Ability

Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type. Instead, direct answers are to be typed on the screen. Basic on-screen calculator for computation is being permitted. There is a sectional time limit of 60 minutes for answering questions in each section and candidates cannot switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section.

The IIMs shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Performance in CAT is an important component of selection process. IIMs may consider previous academic record, work experience and other similar parameters in their selection process.

CAT 2018 test day analysis

The fee is ₹950 for SC, ST and PwD category candidates and ₹1900 for all other categories of candidates.

Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once, irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for SC, ST and PwD candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PwD certificates at the time of registration.

Candidates will be required to pay the CAT exam fee during online registration through payment gateway. They can use a valid Credit Card, Debit Card, or NetBanking facility.

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Person With Disability (PwD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of the Parliament or State legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

  • Candidates applying for CAT 2019 should fulfill any one of the following conditions: 
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree with the required percentage of marks. 
  • Completed professional degree (CA/CS/ICWA) with required percentage. 
  • Should be in the final year of Bachelor’s degree with required percentage.

State B-school Name
AssamJawaharlal Nehru School of Management Studies Department of Business Administration Assam University
BiharChandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP)
Development Management Institute
ChandigarhUniversity Business School, Chandigarh
DelhiJawaharlal Nehru University
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management
Faculty of Management Studies ( FMS Delhi)
Fore School of Management
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
Fortune Institute of International Business
International Management Institute
New Delhi Institute of Management
GoaGoa Institute of Management
GujaratAdani Institute of Infrastructure Management
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
School of Petroleum Management, PDPU
IRMA Anand
Institute of Management, Nirma University
Gujarat National Law University
HaryanaNational Institute of Financial Management
Management Development Institute (MDI)
BML Munjal University
Jammu and KashmirShri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Alliance University (Alliance School of Business)
ABBS School of Management
Indus Business Academy
KIAMS Harihar
TAPMI Manipal
ISBR Business School
International School of Management Excellence
GIBS Business School
International Institute of Business Studies (IIBS)
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute For Mangement Development
St Joseph's Institute of Management
National Institute of Technology Surathkal (Karnataka)
KeralaSaintgits Institute of Management (Dept of MBA, Saintgits College of Engineering)
Rajagiri Business School
Madhya PradeshJaipuria Institute of Management (Indore)
Indian Institute of Forest Management
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
Institute For Technology And Management
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
National Institute of Bank Management
Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (BITM)
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)
National Institute of Industrial Engineering
Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resource Development (BIMHRD)
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
National Insurance Academy
OdishaXavier University Bhubaneswar
KIIT School of Management KIIT University
Birla Global University
PunjabLM Thapar School of Management
University Business School - Ludhiana
RajasthanJaipuria Institute of Management (Jaipur)
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
TamilnaduBharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM)
National Institute of Technology- Trichy
VIT University
LIBA Chennai
TelanganaIMT Hyderabad
IPE Hyderabad
VJIM Hyderabad
Institute Of Insurance and Risk Management (IIRM)
University of Hyderabad (School of Management Studies)
Hyderabad Business School
Uttar PradeshIMT Ghaziabad
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Lucknow)
Jaipuria Institute of Management (Noida)
BIMTECH Greater Noida
Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad
Institute of Management Studies (BHU),Banaras Hindu University
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Jais, Amethi
Shiv Nadar University
Asian Education Group (Asian Business School)
Galgotias University
UttarakhandDoon Business School
West BengalPraxis Business School
Techno India University
Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM)
International Management Institute (Alipore)
Army Institute of Management
Management Development Institute, Murshidabad
Institute of Engineering and Management
Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM)