CAT 2016: Notification out; Exam on December 4 - Registration fee increased

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July 31, 2016
CAT 2016 Notification is out today on July 31 with all the key dates and increase in registration fee to Rs.1700/-
With no change in exam testing window, CAT 2016 will be summed up in a single day on December 4, 2016 in 2 sessions

CAT 2016 notification is out today on Sunday July 31, 2016 as already announced earlier by Common Admission Test will be held on Sunday December 4, 2016 in 2 sessions.

CAT Centre 2016 has officially announced the single day 2 session exam schedule and the registration opening dates for CAT 2016 on July 31, 2016.

The notification is published in all leading newspapers with all the important and relevant details regarding the exam. With no change in exam testing window, CAT 2016 will be summed up in a single day on December 4, 2016 in 2 sessions. Registration for CAT 2016 will open on August 8, 2016 and will continue till September 22, 2016.

CAT 2016 is the mandatory entrance exam for admission to flagship PGP 2017-19 and other programmes in 20 IIMs and other top rated B schools like FMS, MDI, IMI, NITIE, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB, Great Lakes among others.

Registration opens on August 8, 2016
Registration for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 will open on August 8, 2016 and will continue till 5 PM on September 22, 2016.

Registration fee increased to Rs.1700/-
The registration and application fee for CAT 2016 is Rs. 1700/- (increased from earlier Rs.1600/-) and to be paid online only. According to CAT 2016 exam Centre “The fee is Rs.1700 for General and NC-OBC Candidates. However, if you belong to the SC/ST/PWD (DA) category the applicable fee is Rs.850.”

CAT 2016 will not offer any facility of Off- line voucher purchase and all the registration activity will have to completed on-line only. A choice of 4 test cities will be available at the time of registration.

List of Non-IIMs on CAT 2016 website
Apart from 20 IIMs, there are other top B-schools like FMS Delhi, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, JBIMS Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, NITIE, SPJIMR, TAPMI, XIMB among hundreds of others who will also offer admission to MBA 2017-19 on the basis of CAT 2016 scores.

The list of such non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail the CAT 2016 scores is provided at CAT 2016 website.

CAT 2016 Scores are restricted only for admission to IlMs and non-IIM member institutions. IIMs have no role in the selection process of Non-IIM Institutions.

Allotment of centre
Test centre as per the availability will be allotted after the last date of registration is over.

Choose 4 Test cities out of 136
As per the CAT 2016 notification the test will be held in 138 test cities all across India in a single  day test window on December 4, 2016 and will be divided in morning and afternoon sessions.

At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any 4 Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu. Candidates will be allotted one among the 4 preferred Cities in any 1 of the 2 sessions after the last date of registration.

Admit Card from Oct 18
CAT aspirants will be able to download the CAT 2016 admit card wef October 18, 2016 till the exam date i.e. December 4, 2016. CAT Centre 2016 says “After submission of application, candidates will be permitted to download their Admit Card from October 18, 2016 onwards, till the date of examination.” Candidates can view and print the admit cards.

Exam on Sunday December 4
CAT 2016 exam will be held on December 4, 2016 in 2 sessions as computer based test. The test structure and content remains unchanged in 2016.

Result in January 2017
CAT 2016 result will be declared during the 2nd week of January, 2017. Exact date of result declaration has not been announced. The scores will remain valid till December 31, 2017 for admission to IIMs and other B schools accepting CAT 2016 scores.

CAT 2016  Score Card
Your CAT 2016 score card will be made available at the CAT 2016 website. No individual detailed score card will be sent. However, you may receive the SMS on your mobile about your aggregate/sectional percentile score with the declaration of CAT 2016 result.

CAT 2016: Key dates
Notification Release: July 31, 2016
Registration opens: Monday August 8, 2016
Registration closes: Thursday September 22, 2016
Admit Card Issue: October 18, 2016
CAT 2016 Exam: Sunday December 4, 2016
Result declaration: 2nd week of January 2017

Performance in CAT 2016 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs.

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