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Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014

Common Admission Test (CAT) is Online Management Entrance Examination for college pass out students administered by Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The administering authority for CAT 2014 is IIM Indore. The test determines whether a candidate is for to study Post Graduate Management Program in one of the IIMs in the country. The CAT administrator conducts online entrance examination, announces result and prepares merit of candidates. However, final offer of admission made on the basis of performance together in CAT Written Test, Group Discussion and Interview.

Other than IIMs, many other institutes also accept CAT score for admission into management programs. However, IIMs play no role in admission of such institutes. Candidate has to apply separately.

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

CAT 2014 Eligibility Criteria

Any Graduate Degree with 50% marks. 45% in case of SC / ST / DA Category candidates.

List of Equivalent Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2/Post B.Sc./Post Diploma ) or B.E/B.Tech equivalent examinations, of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by Institution of Engineers -India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers India).
2. Any Qualification recognized by Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree awarded by UGC recognized University/Institutions.
3. Cases not covered above equivalency certificate to be produced from Association of Indian Universities New Delhi.

CAT 2014 Schedule: Important Dates

CAT 2014 Registration Starts: 06.08.2014 (Wednesday)
CAT 2014 Registration Closes on 30.09.2014 (Tuesday)

Register Online for CAT 2014

CAT 2014 Payment Of Registration Fees

The registration fees is Rs.1600 for General and NC-OBC candidates and Rs.800 for SC/ST/PWD (DA) candidates, which is to be paid online at the time of registration.

Please not that a candidate needs to pay registration fee only once irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD (DA) candidates must upload a copy of their NC-OBC/SC/ST/PWD (DA) certificates at the time of registration. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Download CAT 2014 Admit Card

CAT 2014 Admit Card will be available to download from 16.10.2014 (Thursday) till exam date is over. Download Admit Card, Click Here

CAT 2014 Online Test Schedule

The CAT 2014 online testing is scheduled for 16.11.2014 (Sunday) & 22.11.2014 (Saturday), Forenoon & Afternoon Sessions on both days

CAT 2014 Result

The IIM Indore conducting authority for CAT 2014 will announce written test result during 3rd week of December, 2014.

CAT 2014 Scoring and Equating Process

This will be announced on before CAT 2014 Test Dates

CAT 2014 Scores

A candidate's CAT 2014 score card will be made available at the and individual information will not be sent. The CAT results will be declared during 3rd week of December, 2014. CAT 2014 score will remain valid till December 31, 2015. The CAT 2014 candidates' scores will be made available till December 31, 2015. Subsequent to that date no queries related to issuance of CAT 2014 score cards will be entertained.

CAT 2014 Test Cities

Andaman & Nicobar
  • Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

  • Kurnool, 
  • Nellore, 
  • Tirupati, 
  • Vijayawada, 
  • Visakhapanam

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Itanagar


  • Guwahati


  • Gaya, 
  • Muzaffarour, 
  • Patna


  • Chandigarh


  • Bhilai, 
  • Raipur


  • New Delhi


  • Madgaon


  • Ahmedabad, 
  • Gandhinagar, 
  • Rajkot, 
  • Surat, 
  • Vadodara


  • Faridabad, 
  • Gurgaon, 
  • Palwal, 
  • Rohtak

Himachal Pradesh

  • Solan

Jammu & Kashmir

  • Jammu


  • Jamshedpur, 
  • Ranchi


  • Bengaluru,
  • Belgaum, 
  • Mangalore, 
  • Mysore, 
  • Shimoga, 
  • Udupi


  • Kochi, 
  • Kasaragod, 
  • Kozhikode, 
  • Kollam, 
  • Malappuram, 
  • Thrissur

Madhya Pradesh

  • Bhopal, 
  • Gwalior, 
  • Indore, 
  • Jabalpur, 
  • Sagar


  • Ahmednagar, 
  • Amravati, 
  • Aurangabad, 
  • Jalgaon, 
  • Kolhapur, 
  • Mumbai, 
  • Nagpur, 
  • Nashik, 
  • Navi Mumbai, 
  • Pune, 
  • Solapur


  • Shillong


  • Bhubaneswar, 
  • Cuttack, 
  • Sambalpur


  • Puducherry


  • Fatehgarh Sahib, 
  • Jalandhar, 
  • Ludhiana, 
  • Mohali, 
  • Patiala, 
  • Ropar, 
  • Sangrur


  • Jaipur, 
  • Jodhpur, 
  • Kota, 
  • Udaipur

Tamil Nadu

  • Chennai, 
  • Coimbatore, 
  • Madurai, 
  • Namakkal, 
  • Tiruchirappalli, 
  • Tirunelvelli


  • Hyderabad, 
  • Karim Nagar, 
  • Khammam

Uttar Pradesh

  • Agra, 
  • Allahabad, 
  • Ghaziabad, 
  • Gorakhpur, 
  • Greater Noida, 
  • Kanpur, 
  • Lucknow, 
  • Meerut, 
  • Varanasi


  • Dehradun, 
  • Roorkee

West Bengal

  • Durgapur,
  • Hooghly, 
  • Howrah, 
  • Kolkata, 
  • Siliguri

Contact Information:
Email Id:
IVRS No.: 1800-2100-151
(Monday to Saturday 09:00AM to 06:00PM; Not available on National/Public Holidays)
Correspondence Address:
CAT Centre 2014, C/O IIM Indore, Prabhandh-Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur, Road, Indore-
453556 Contact No. of CAT Centre: 0731-2439-688,689 & 690CAT 2014 Online

IIMs Admission Process through CAT 2014

Depending upon performance in CAT 2014 Written Test, a candidate may be called by more than one IIM to appear for Group Discussion and Interviews. The selection process may also include a Written Ability Test (WAT). IIMs also may take into consideration previous academic records for final offer of admission. The graduating candidates selected in an IIM of post graduate studies are provisionally admitted. The confirmation of admission of a candidate in such scenario depends upon whether he / she would be able to submit Certificates of Proof of Passing Qualifying Examination specified by the respective IIM. Minimum qualifying marks criteria in Graduation is 50% and 45% for reserved category candidates SC / ST and DA.

Programmes Offered by IIMs on the basis of CAT 2014

In Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) shall offer Post Graduate Admission 2015 on the basis of CAT 2014 into following programmes and courses:

A.   Post Graduate Programmes in Management:

  • IIM Ahmedabad: PGP and PGP-ABM
  • IIM Bangalore   PGP, PGPEM and PGPPM
  • IIM Calcutta   PGP-PGDM
  • IIM Indore PGP, PGP-Mumbai, PGP-UAE and EPGP
  • IIM Kashipur PGP and EPGPM
  • IIM Kozhikode  PGP
  • IIM Lucknow  PGP, PGP-ABM and PGPSM
  • IIM Raipur PGP and PGPWE
  • IIM Ranchi PGDM and PGDHRM
  • IIM Rohtak PGP
  • RGIIM Shillong PGP and PGPEX
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP, PGPBM and PGPHRM
  • IIM Udaipur PGP

B.  Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Kashipur, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur and EFPM programme of IIM Kashipur and IIM Raipur.

Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as PGP-ABM, of IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM and PGPPM of IIM Bangalore, PGP-Mumbai, PGP-UAE & EPGP of IIM Indore, EPGPM of IIM Kashipur PGP-ABM & PGPSM of IIM Lucknow, PGPWE and PGPPM of IIM Bangalore, PGP-Mumbai, PGP-UAE & EPGP of IIM Indore, EPGPM of IIM Kashipur, PGP-ABM & PGPSM of IIM Lucknow, PGPWE of IIM Raipur, PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi, PGPEX of RGIIM Shillong, PGPBM & PGPHRM of IIM Tiruchirappalli.

List of Non-IIMs Institutes Accepting CAT 2014 Score

Number of candidates Appeared for the Previous Years' CAT

  • CAT 2013 - 175,451
  • CAT 2012 - 195,000
  • CAT 2011 - 195,000
  • CAT 2010 - 185,000
  • CAT 2009 - 230,000
  • CAT 2008 - 276,000
  • CAT 2007 - 230,000
These numbers are in approximation.

Source: CAT 2014 Official Website, Wikipedia, IIMs, Times of India, Indian Express, MBAUniverse.Com

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