CAT or (Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance test conducted by Indian Institute of Management(s). It is conducted once in a year and through this test, candidates get admission into PGP/PGDM courses offered by 19 IIMs in the country. However, several other top colleges of the country also offer admission through CAT. Get complete details of Top MBA Colleges in Gujarat accepting CAT Score.
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Highlights of CAT Exam
- CAT 2017 will be conducted on November 26, 2017.
- CAT 2016 was conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. This year CAT will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
- CAT exam consists of 3 sections, namely Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
- The registration fee for CAT is INR 1700 (General/NC-OBC) and INR 850 (SC/ST/PWD-DA). Mode of fee payment is available through online medium only.
- CAT Eligibility: Should have Bachelor’s degree with at least 50%or who are appearing in the final year can also apply.
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15.00%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.50%|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to the “non-creamy” layer||27.00%|
|Differently Abled (DA)||3.00%|
Top MBA Colleges in Gujarat offering admission through CAT
- IIM Ahmedabad
- Institute of Rural Management, Anand
- Institute of Mgmt. Nirma University, Ahmedabad
- BK School of Business Management, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
- MS Patel Institute of Management Studies (FMS)
- Adani Institute of Infrastructure Mgmt. Ahmedabad
- FMS-MS Patel Institute of Mgmt. Studies, Vadodara
- Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad
- GH Patel Postgraduate Institute of Business Mgmt. Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar
- Department of Business Administration – Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A) is the second amongst 19 IIMs established by the government of India. Many ranking authorities have ranked IIM A as the Number One College for MBA in the country.
Courses Offered at IIM A
The flagship program offered by IIM Ahmedabad is its Post-Graduate Program in Management, which is equivalent to an MBA. Apart from this course, the institute offers many other courses like Post Graduate Program in Food and Agricultural Business Management, Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives, Fellowship Program in Management, Armed Forces Program etc.
Admission Procedure of IIM A
The application procedure for its flagship program starts by filling the form for CAT, the common admission test. Candidates have to apply for CAT first and then select IIM Ahmedabad’s PGP program while filling the form. After candidate has appeared in CAT, the results are declared and if candidate is able to clear the cut off for IIM Ahmedabad, he/she is called for Interview and Group Discussion process. If candidate performs well in this GDPI process, he/she is offered admission in the college.
The fee for Post Graduate Program in Management by IIM Ahmedabad is around INR 21 lacs for 2-year program. Since IIM Ahmedabad is the best MBA institute in India, all major banks offer loan facility for students who get admission in the college.
IIM Ahmedabad offers the best MBA placements in the country. The best and the biggest companies of the country visit IIM Ahmedabad for placement and candidates are offered best of the roles in their desirable sectors. A total of 110 companies visited the campus last year for placements, and the average package for the session was a whopping INR 21 Lacs (CTC), where the highest package stood at INR 48 lacs.
IIM Ahmedabad has been concluding its placements with 100% success rate since many years.
Institute of Rural Management, Anand
Institute of Rural Management, Anand, popularly known as IRMA is a premier management institute in the state of Gujarat. It was established in 1979. IRMA is one of the rare colleges in India that offers MBA program in rural management. The Admission process of IRMA not only involves CAT but also an additional test named ‘Issues of Social Concern.’ This two-stage process makes the selection process of this college very unique’
Courses Offered at IRMA
Institute of Rural Management Anand currently offers three types of courses to the candidates. These are Post Graduate Program in Rural Management, which is the flagship program of the institute, apart from this, the institute also offers a fellowship program in rural management and a certificate course in rural management.
Admission Procedure of IRMA
The admission process starts after the candidate has appeared in CAT. Those who have filled the form and appeared in CAT will write the entrance test of IRMA ‘Issues of Social Concern.’ After this test, a personal interview and group activity is conducted. Candidates who clear all these stages are offered admission in the college.
The total fee for Post Graduate Program in Rural Management for 2-year program is INR 9 lacs.
IRMA has successfully maintained its placement record of 100% placement over the years. In 2016, more than 100 companies visited the campus for placements. The average package in the campus placements was INR 8.56 lacs and the average package was INR 8.4 lacs. The highest package from the college campus stood at INR 27 lacs.
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Nirma University is a private university which was established in 2003 in Gujarat. The university is virtually divided in institutes which offer a variety of courses. MBA and BBA are handled under Institute of Management of Nirma University. Nirma University’s Institute of Management was ranked as 9th best private institute for MBA in the country.
Institute of Management of Nirma University offers many courses in management. Its flagship program is its full-time MBA, and along with this offers BBA, Executive Development programs, full time and part time Ph.D. and an MBA in Family Business Management as well.
Nirma Institute of Management accepts only CAT scores for admission in MBA, for Indian nationals. Foreign students can apply under GMAT. Candidates have to first fill the application form for the university. The shortlisted candidates are called for a personal interview. Candidates who are able to perform well in the personal interview are offered admission.
The tuition fee for a full-time MBA at Nirma University is INR 4,76,000 per year, Along with hostel fee and other charges, it amounts to INR 5,59,000 per year, thus resulting in INR 11.18 lacs for the whole course.
Nirma University is a reputed institute in Gujarat and has a good track record of placements. Many national and international companies visit the campus for placements. In the current year, it has placed 95% of the students of the batch so far. Average package in campus placements stood at INR 8.10 lacs where the median package has stood at INR 8.00 lacs. The highest package from campus placements is INR 15 lacs.
MICA – The School of Ideas, Ahmedabad
MICA Ahmedabad, formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad is one of the premier MBA institutes in the Gujarat. The college is popularly known for its dedicated courses in Strategic Marketing and Mass Communication, which are rare in the country. The institute accepts CAT scores but conducts an MICAT test for admission, thus the Institute accepts CAT scores, but only partially.
As mentioned earlier, MICA Ahmedabad is famous for its MBA in Mass Communication and Strategic communication, which is called as ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Communications’ by the Institute. Along with this, the institute offers fellowship program in management, that too in communication and several online programs in management as well. The institute also offers a Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Crafting Creating Communication.
Candidate first needs to apply for the college through its application form. The institute accepts CAT, XAT and GMAT scores for admission. Candidates who have applied for the college and score a decent percentile in the entrance tests have to appear for MICAT, which is an internal entrance test of the Institute. After this, candidates are shortlisted for group discussion and personal interview. Candidates who perform well in these rounds are offered admission in the institute.
The fee for the flagship program, Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Communications is fixed at INR 13.5 lacs. This fee is to be paid by the candidate in three installments.
Since MICA’s post-graduate offerings are very unique, companies have always been eager to approach MICA for placements. This year MICA has achieved 100% placements. The average package offered to students this year is INR 11.3 lacs, which was INR 9.3 lacs last year. Also, the highest package this year has risen to INR 25 lacs from INR 23 lacs last year. 3 students secured overseas placements from the Institute.