ACAT 2024 Exam: Registration (Extended), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Results

Amrita Common Aptitude Test 2024 ( ACAT )

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ACAT 2024 exam was held from March 2, 2024, to March 3, 2024. Registrations for the same began on September 27, 2023. The last date to apply for the exam was February 26, 2024. Earlier, the last date of application was February 15, 2023. The ACAT will be conducted in computer-based test mode. Candidates can fill out the ACAT application forms 2024 at the institute website. 

ACAT 2024 Applications Open. Apply Now

What is ACAT?

Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT) is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for admission to MBA programmes offered at Amrita School of Business at Amaravati, Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Kochi campuses. The eligible students who wish to study MBA at Amrita School of Business can also avail up to 100 per cent scholarships. Apart from ACAT,  the university also accepts CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT and NMAT scores for admission to its MBA programme.

Latest Updates:

February 16, 2024: ACAT application process extended yet again.

ACAT Important Dates 2024

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of ACAT 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

01 Mar '24 -

03 Mar '24

ACAT 2024

26 Feb '24

ACAT 2024: Last date of Application Form filling

27 Sep '23

ACAT 2024 Registration Begin

ACAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for ACAT 2024 is as follows:

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised institute.
  • The candidate must have secured at least 50 per cent aggregate in Class 10, Class 12 and graduation. 
  • The candidate in the final year of graduation can also apply, subject to completion of their exam, if any, before June 30, 2024
  • Candidates having a valid test score of CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ GRE can apply with the test registration number.
  • Department of Management, Kochi and Amritapuri (Kollam) campuses accept valid KMAT scores.
  • Candidates with work experience will be preferred.

ACAT 2024: Highlights

Check out the table below to know full details about ACAT 2024 including the exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, frequency, duration, etc.

ACAT 2024 Highlights

Name of the exam

Amrita Common Aptitude Test (ACAT)

Conducting Body

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Exam Level

National

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Syllabus

  • Verbal Reasoning and Language
  • Data Interpretation and Analysis
  • General Knowledge on Indian and Global Scenarios
  • Quantitative Aptitude 

Total Number of Questions

100 Questions

Mode of Examination

Computer-based test mode

Type of Questions

Multiple-choice questions 

Marking Scheme

+3 marks for correct answers

-1 mark for an incorrect answer

Language

English

Duration of the exam

150 minutes or 3 hours

Official website

www.bit.ly/ACAT2024?open-reg

ACAT 2024: Admission Process

Step 1: ACAT application form

Candidates who wish to appear for ACAT need to register on the official website of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for the exam. The application form can be filled out online only and must be submitted before the last date of registration. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before appearing for the exam.

The application fee for the same can be paid online only using a credit card, debit card or net banking. The application fee is different for different categories.

Step 2: Download the ACAT admit card

Candidates who successfully register for the ACAT exam must download their admit cards from the official website of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Candidates can download their admit cards by entering their login credentials.

Step 3: Appear for the ACAT exam

ACAT exam 2024 was conducted on March 1, 2024, March 2, 2024, and March 3, 2024, in the computer-based test mode. Registered candidates will be assessed on Quantitative Ability, Logical and Analytical Ability, Verbal Ability and General Awareness of the candidates. 

Step 4: Check ACAT Result

Applicants can check their ACAT result 2024 on the official website. Candidates can check their scorecards and download the same online using their login credentials. 

Check out the video below to know how to fill the complete ACAT application form:

ACAT 2024 Test Centres

The ACAT 2024 exam will be conducted in the following 40 test cities tentatively:

ACAT 2024 Test Centres
Trivandrum Kollam
Kochi Thrissur
Kozhikode Palakkad
Coimbatore Chennai
Madhurai Salem
Tirunelveli Trichy
Vellore Bengaluru
Managluru Hubli
Mysore Belagavi
Vijaywada Vishakhapatnam
Guntur Nellore
Kurnool Hyderabad
Warangal Pune
Mumbai Nagpur
New Delhi Kolkata
Lucknow Patna
Chandigarh Goa- Panaji
Ahmedabad Faridabad
Bhopal Amritsar
Jaipur Guwahati

Read More: ACAT exam pattern

FAQs Related to ACAT Exam

Q: What is the ACAT exam?

A: ACAT or Amrita Common Aptitude Test is an MBA entrance exam conducted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for admission to the MBA programme offered at Amrita School of Business at Amaravati, Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Kochi.

Q: When will the ACAT application forms be released?

A: The ACAT application forms were released on September 27, 2023. The last date for the candidates to apply for the exam was February 26, 2024. Earlier, the last date of application was February 15, 2024. 

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for ACAT?

A: Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% aggregate in Class 10, 12 and graduation are eligible to apply for ACAT. 

Q: I am in the final year of my graduation and awaiting result. Am I eligible to apply for ACAT?

A: Yes, candidates in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply for ACAT, subject to completion of their exam, if any, before June 30, 2024. 

Q: What is the mode of examination for ACAT?

A: ACAT is conducted in the computer-based test mode where candidates need to choose the correct options on the computer. 

Q: Is there any negative marking in the ACAT exam?

A: Yes, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer marked by the candidate. 

Q: Can I apply for ACAT more than once a year in case I miss the first exam?

A: No, ACAT is conducted only once a year. Candidates can take another attempt only in the next academic session.

Q: I belong to the SC category. Do I have to fill out a different application form?

A: No, the ACAT application form is the same for all the candidates. They have to choose the category they belong to and provide the supporting documents at the time of admission. 

Q: Will I receive the ACAT result through the post?

A: ACAT results will be available online only. No hard copy of the ACAT exam scorecard will be sent to any candidate.

Q: Can the ACAT application fee be refunded?

A: No, the application fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Q: Do I have to carry any id proof to the exam center?

A: Yes, applicants must carry one valid ID proof (Voter ID, Aadhar Card, Driving License or Passport) along with their admit cards. These documents are mandatory to be carried to the ACAT exam center. 

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