CAT 2015 Selection Procedure
Sreetama Datta, 09 Jan 2016, #CAT
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CAT 2015 Selection Procedure – After the declaration of the result of CAT 2015, the final admission process will be conducted by the 19 IIMs and around 100 B-schools across India. The CAT 2015 result has been declared on January 8, 2016, and the CAT 2015 Selection Procedure will start in the month of February 2016.

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In this article we will share with you the details about the CAT 2015 Selection Procedure. The process is basically a two-step process, which is broadly described in this article below. 


CAT 2015 Selection Procedure


The first step of the selection or the admission process is to take the CAT 2015. The IIMs have declared their individual admission criteria. This would include the CAT 2015 cutoff and the other selection criteria such as past academic profile, work experience, diversity factor etc.

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Once the CAT 2015 result is declared, the IIMs and other participating institutes declare the shortlist of candidates on the basis of the CAT 2015 Cutoff. After the shortlist, the second step of the CAT 2015 Selection Procedure starts.

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In the second stage of the process, the candidates will have to appear for the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds. While Personal Interview round is common in all the B-schools’ admission process, GD and WAT rounds vary from B-School to B-School.

Over the years, the B-schools have started to prefer WAT rounds more than the GD rounds. The IIMs conduct WAT and PI rounds only.


The other factors which will also be considered for the CAT 2015 Selection Procedure include past academic records, relevant and significant work experience, extracurricular activities and diversity (gender and academic) factors. These factors vary from B-School to B-School.


While the IIMs conduct the admission process individually, the new IIMs conduct a Common Admission Process (CAP) which includes WAT and PI rounds. For the CAT 2015 Selection Procedure, the new IIMs will declare a common shortlist where the candidates have to appear for the above mentioned rounds. On the basis of their performance, the individual IIMs will declare the final admission list.


CAT 2015 has been conducted on November 29, 2015 in a single day window. 1,79,602 candidates had appeared for the test in two sessions. CAT 2015 has been conducted by IIM Ahmedabad and Tata Consultancy Services will be the online testing partner.


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