Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), the most reputed B- schools of India. The test is conducted every year for the aspirants, who desire to seek admission in business administration program at post graduate level. Scores of CAT, followed by group discussion and personal interview, determine the selection of the applicants. The entrance examination is conducted for admission into the following post graduate programs
- Agri-Business Management
- Software Enterprise Management
- Computer Aided Management
- Public Policy and Management
- Management for Executives
- Fellow Program in Management, which is considered equivalent to Ph. D
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP)
The applicants should possess Bachelor’s degree of a recognized university in any stream, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate. Exemption of 5% is there for SC/ST candidates. The candidates waiting for results of the final year exam can also apply.
Post Graduate Program in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM) conducted in IIM Ahmadabad and Lucknow
The candidates, who have Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences or in Agriculture-related disciplines, with minimum 50% marks in total, are eligible. Relaxation of 5% is there for SC/ST or Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates. The candidate with Bachelor's degree of a recognized university with at least 50% marks in aggregate are also eligible. In order to seek admission in IIM Lucknow, the applicants should also have minimum two years’ experience in Agriculture or allied sector along with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Post Graduate Program in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM), conducted at IIM Bangalore and Calcutta
The candidate must have passed graduation from a recognized university. Besides, he/she should possess two years of work experience in software industry.
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM) program, conducted in IIM Calcutta
The candidate should have completed graduation in any field, with at least 50% aggregate marks. Relaxation of 5% is there in case of candidates belonging to SC and ST categories.
Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), held in IIM Bangalore
The candidates, who are Government official, civil society functionary, mid career executive belonging to PSUs and Corporate Undertakings, are eligible. Besides, any other individual with not less than 7 years of professional experience can also apply.
Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (Ex-PGP) held in IIM Indore
The applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in any field securing not less than 50% marks along with minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation are eligible. Exemption of 5% is there for SC/ST or Persons with Disability (PWD) candidates.