CAT Scholarships

Here is some important details about CAT Scholarship, Scholarships/Financial Assistance For IIMs, Reservation in IIMs.

CAT Scholarship / Financial Assistance

It is the endeavour of all IIMs that no student be denied opportunity to pursue the Post-Graduate Program in Management for want of adequate financial resources. Substantial need-based CAT Scholarships are available for students belonging to economically disadvantaged families. (Please check for details of each IIM in the CAT Bulletin.)

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IIMs Reservation

As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7½% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. In addition, 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the “Non-Creamy” layer.



However, the implementation of this 27% reservation for such OBC candidates will be undertaken by each IIM in a phased manner.

3% Seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD). The three categories of disability are:

  • Low-Vision/Blindness
  • Hearing Impairment and
  • Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Palsy.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories are required to enclose a photocopy of their caste/category certificate at the time of submission of CAT Application Form. Candidates belonging to “Non-Creamy” OBC category are required to enclose a photocopy of the certificate to this effect as per the suggested format available in CAT Bulletin.

The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read carefully the eligibility requirements before applying.

It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Non-Creamy OBC categories join the Program in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission process. The candidates should read carefully the description of admission process followed by each IIM in CAT Bulletin.



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