MGU CAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - May 10, 2024

MGU CAT 2024 eligibility criteria is decided by Mahatma Gandhi University. All the candidates must carefully go thoroughly check the eligibility standards applying for MGU CAT 2024 exam. MGU CAT 2024 is a university level entrance exam, which offers admission to 27 postgraduation courses in Mahatma Gandhi University.

Before filling MGU CAT 2024 application form, candidates must check MGU CAT 2024 eligibility criteria discussed here broadly.

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MGU CAT Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility for all the programs is a bachelor's degree. Candidates can check the below table for the eligibility criteria for various programs. MGU CAT 2024 exam eligibility conditions are broadly classified into the following courses.

MGU CAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Courses Eligibility Criteria
M.Sc Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), (Organic Chemistry), (Physical Chemistry), (Polymer Chemistry) The candidate must have a B.Sc degree in Chemistry with Mathematics and Physics as a subsidiary subject. They must have secured at least 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc Physics, Specialization from Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Material Science, Applied Electronics The candidate must have a B.Sc degree in Physics with Mathematics as a subsidiary subject with at least 50% marks or its equivalent CGPA to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc Biochemistry, M.Sc Biotechnology, M.Sc Microbiology, M.Sc Biophysics B.Sc qualification in Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Physics with at least 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc Environment Science and Management B.Sc degree holder in any of the following subjects: Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Geography, Life Science, Environment Science, Environment Management, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Plant or Animal Science, Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Forestry or a B.Tech in Civil/Mechanical/Chemical/ Environmental or equivalent examination with at least 50% marks to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc Environment Science and Disaster Management B.Sc degree in any subject with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.A. Malayalam A bachelor’s degree in Malayalam with minimum 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or a degree in Arts/ Science with minimum 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part II Malayalam to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.A. English A bachelor’s degree in English with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or degree in Arts/Science with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part I English to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.A. Politics and International Relations, M.A. Politics and Human Rights, M.A. Politics (Public Policy & Governance) A bachelor’s degree in Economics/ Politics/History/Law with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or degree in English/Sociology/Anthropology/Psychology/Geography/Philosophy/ Commerce with minimum 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III or a science graduate with at least 60% marks in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.A. Gandhian Studies, M.A. Development Studies A bachelor’s degree in any subject with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024 to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.A. History, M.A. Anthropology Bachelor’s degree in the faculty of Social Sciences with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc. Disability Studies and Rehabilitation Sciences Bachelor’s degree in Arts with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Part III or any Science degree with a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc. Psychology The candidate should be a graduate B.A./B.Sc Psychology with at least 50% marks or CGPA of 2 in Part III to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.Sc. Computer Science Candidate must have a B.Sc degree in Computer Science/Computer Application/BCA or any other B.Sc degree with Computer Science as the main subject. The minimum marks obtained should be 50% to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
Master of Tourism and Travel Management specialization in 1) Aviation Management, 2) Tour Operations and 3)Health Tourism The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks in any discipline of the MGU University or any other University recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
L.L.M L.L.B. graduates with a minimum percentage of 50% mark to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M. Ed. In Language Education (English, Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic & Sanskrit), Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, Commerce Education, IT Education Must have a B.Ed degree with at least 55% marks or a CGPA of 2.2 to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.
M.A. Economics The Candidate must be a bachelor’s degree holder in Economics/Mathematics/Statistics with at least 45% marks or CGPA of 1.8 in Core and Complementary subjects or equivalent degree from an institution approved by Mahatma Gandhi University to satisfy the eligibility criteria for MGU CAT 2024.

MGU CAT 2024 Category-Wise Reservation

Out of total seats available in the university there is a reservation for some categories like as mentioned below. The candidate falling under these categories can make use of the concessions.

  • Reservation of Persons with Disability: 3% of total university seats with respect to the program are reserved for this category.
  • EWS: The reservation of this category is 7.5% for non-professional courses and 6.5% for professional courses.
  • Teacher's Quota: One seat is reserved for the teacher's quota. It is for teachers who are working in govt aided schools/ colleges and serving full time.
  • Foreign Student's Quota: An additional 10% of seats or 2 seats are reserved for foreign students who are ambitiously looking for PG courses

Mandatory Reservations: The candidates who fall into this category can avail themselves of the concessions.

MGU CAT 2024 Reservation for Categories
Mandatory Reservation Category Non-Professional Courses % of Reservation Professional Courses % of Reservation
Ezhava, Thiyya & Billava 8 8
Muslims 7 7
Latin Catholics other than
Anglo Indians
1 1
Other Backward Christians 1 1
Other Backward Hindus 3 3
Scheduled Caste 15 15
Scheduled Tribe 7.5 7.5
EBFC (Special Reservation) 7.5 6.5

Note: But to apply to avail of these reservation concessions an aspirant must upload the eligible documents which are given by the recognized board.

MGU CAT 2024 Course-Wise Seat Availability

The course-wise seat availability for MGU CAT 2024 for state, national and international students are as follows.

MGU CAT 2024 Course-Wise Seat Availability
Course
Seats
State National International
M.Sc Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry 8 2 2
M.Sc Chemistry Organic Chemistry 8 2 2
M.Sc Chemistry Physical Chemistry 8 2 2
M.Sc Chemistry Polymer Chemistry 8 2 2
M.Sc Physics, Specialization from Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics, Material Science, Applied Electronics 20 4 2
M.Sc Biochemistry 10 2 2
M.Sc Biophysics 5 1 2
M.Sc Microbiology 10 2 2
M.Sc Biotechnology 10 2 2
M.Sc Environment Science and Management 10 2 2
M.Sc Environment Science and Disaster Management 10 2 2
M.A. Malayalam 10 0 0
M.A. English 10 2 2
M.A. Politics and International Relations 15 3 3
M.A. Politics (Public Policy & Governance) 5 1 1
M.A. in Politics and Human Rights 5 1 1
M.A. Development Studies 12 2 2
M.A. Gandhian Studies 12 2 2
M.A. Anthropology 5 1 2
M.A. History 10 2 2
M.Sc. Psychology 10 2 2
M.Sc. Computer Science 25 3 2
Master of Tourism and Travel Management specialization in 1) Aviation Management, 2) Tour Operations and 3)Health Tourism 20 2 2
L.L.M 20 4 2
M. Ed. In Language Education (English, Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic & Sanskrit), Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, Commerce Education, IT Education 50 0 0
M.A. Economics 16 4 2
MBA 60 0 12

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