What is SRMCAT?
SRMCAT stands for Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Common Admission Test which gives students a chance to secure an admission into an MBA course offered at this university. The following are the programs for which the results of SRMCAT are valid:
- MBA programs – 2-year duration
- Integrated MBA programs – 5-year duration
The different specializations offered at this university include:
- Project Management
- Media and Communication
- Human Resource Management
- Marketing Management
- Information Systems
- Human Resource Management
- Operations Supply Chain Management
||Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Common Admission Test
|Commonly Known As
|Level Of Exam
||January 2018 to March 2018
||21st and 22nd April
Pattern of the Exam
This exam can only be taken through the online mode. The paper is divided into 5 sections, with each section having 20 questions, giving us a grand total of 100 questions that need to be answered in 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The following are the five sections:
- Data Interpretation
- Quantitative Aptitude
- General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and Business Affairs
Every correct answer is awarded 3 marks and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. The exam can only be taken in English. The gist of the pattern is as follows:
||No. of questions
2 Hours 30 Minutes
|General Knowledge, Current Affairs, and Business Affairs
As one can see from the above pattern, this exam focuses on the aptitude and reasoning abilities of the candidate rather than on the candidate’s theoretical knowledge. However, it should be noted that SRMCAT is just the first step among many steps to secure an admission into this university. To have a look at the process, syllabus and the timeline for SRMCAT 2018, please visit www.srmuniv.ac.in/admission-india/srmcat-2016.
The following is the list of criteria that candidates applying for the exam should fulfill.
- Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any stream with a minimum aggregate of 60%.
- Students in their final year can also apply for the exam.
- Final year students will have to give their graduation certificate by 31st July 2018.
- Candidates who have attempted GMAT or CAT or MAT or TANCET are also eligible to apply to this university.
It is mandatory that the candidates fulfill all the above-mentioned criteria to apply for the exam.
Application and submission procedure
The first and the foremost step is to visit the official SRM website https://applications.srmuniv.ac.in/ and register oneself. For registration, the candidate has to provide his / her name, email id, residential address, contact number and a password. Additionally, the candidate will also be asked for verification. A verification mail will be sent to the candidate’s email id. On successful creation of an account, the candidate is required to login to their respective accounts. The candidate has to choose the course they are applying for and based on their chosen course, they will have to download the application form. Once the application form is downloaded the candidates have to fill up the form with care.
Following details will be asked in the form:
- Personal details – Name, age, gender, email id, contact number, address etc
- Guardian’s details – Parent’s names, occupation, contact information
- Educational Details – Details about the candidate’s bachelors degree, Master’s degree (if any)
- Work Experience – Name of the company, number of years worked
It is to be noted that an incomplete application or an application that has been filled up incorrectly will be immediately rejected. Also, the candidate has no way of knowing whether their application has been rejected as no notification will be released by the university.
Next phase is uploading the required documents. The list of documents that need to be uploaded are as follows:
- Mark sheets
It is to be noted that the size of all the above-mentioned files should not exceed 500KB. Once they have uploaded the required documents, candidates can go forward and pay the exam fees. The fee is Rs. 1000 (for all candidates) and can be paid either through net banking, debit card or credit card.
There is also an offline mode for filling up the application. The candidates who wish to opt for the offline mode should go to SRM University and collect the application form by paying the required fee. The candidate then needs to fill the form, attach the required documents and pay the application fees.
Specifically, they need to get a demand draft from any bank in the name of SRMIST, payable at Chennai. Once they have done all of the above-mentioned steps, they need to post these documents to the following address:
Kattankulathur – 603203
On successful submission of the application form, the candidate is given the choice of selecting their preferred exam center. As SRMCAT is conducted all across India, the candidate can choose the center that suits him/her. The candidate has to give three choices and they will be allotted the center based on their preference and the availability.
The admit card will be available during the 1st week of April and can be downloaded from https://applications.srmuniv.ac.in. To get their admit cards, candidates have to login to the official portal, click on the admit card tab, download the card and take a printout of this document. It is a must that the candidates bring their admit card while appearing for the exam as they will not be allowed inside the exam hall without the admit card.
Additionally, candidates will also have to carry with them a photo id, along with the admit card as this will be used for verification purposes at the exam hall. The photo id can be any one of the following documents:
- Voter ID
- PAN Card
- Driving License
- Aadhaar Card
The following are the details mentioned on the admit card:
- Candidates Name
- Date of Birth
- Application Number
- Venue of the test
- Date and timings of the exam
- General Instructions
Electronics like mobile phones and calculators are strictly prohibited and anyone found with these devices will immediately be asked to leave and their test score will stand cancelled. It is important that the applicant reaches the exam center at least 30 minutes before the exam as this will give them enough time for document verification and exam preparation. It is also beneficial if the candidate checks all the details mentioned on the admit card. In case of any discrepancies, the applicant has to immediately report to the university. Specifically, they can either go in person or write a mail to the concerned people mentioning their problem.
The results of the exam will be announced during the 1st week of May. Candidates can check their results online by going to the university’s official website and entering their application number and date of birth for verification. In doing so, the results will be displayed and the candidate is advised to take a printout of the result. A merit list will be prepared too, based on which the candidates will be called for the next rounds, namely group discussion and personal interview. Candidates who clear these two rounds will be called for counseling. Additionally, all the eligible candidates will get a counseling call letter specifying the date and time of their counseling. The following is the list of all the documents that need to be carried by the candidate while going for the counseling:
- Counseling call letter
- Academic Records like 10th grade mark sheet, 12th grade mark sheet, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree (if any)
- Photo Id – Aadhaar Card, PAN Card or Passport
- Candidate’s result, also known as scorecard
- Admit card for SRMCAT 2018
- 5 passport size photographs
- 2 photocopies of all the above-mentioned documents
Once the verification of documents is completed, candidates can choose the course based on the availability and pay the admission fees. The admission fee is an indicator to the college that the candidate has accepted the chosen seat at their university.
Next, the candidate will be given the details of the fee structure (tuition as well as hostel) and the date of commencement of classes. It is imperative that the candidates pay their fees before the commencement of the classes and if they fail to do so, their seat will be cancelled.
The timeline for the exam is as follows:
- Start of application process – January 2018
- Last date for online application – 26th March 2018
- Slot booking – 24th March 2018 to 3rd April 2018
- Admit Card Downloading – 5th April 2018
- Exam Date – 21st and 22nd April
- Declaration of Results – 1st week of May 2018
- Counseling Process – 3rd week of May 2018