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August 31, 2009

CAT How To Apply? Entrance Exam India

Entrance Exam India

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, and Shillong
The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) during Saturday, 28 November 2009 - Monday, 7 December 2009. CAT is conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. These programmes are:

1. Post Graduate Programmes in Management

IIM Ahmedabad PGP, PGP-ABM and PGP-PMP

IIM Bangalore PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM

IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM and PGP-PGDCM

IIM Indore PGP and EPGP

IIM Kozhikode PGP

IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM

RGIIM Shillong PGP

2. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to PhD] of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, and IIM Lucknow.

Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as PGP-ABM of MM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow, PGSEM and PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, PGDCM Programme of IIM Calcutta, and the EPGP of IIM Indore. Each IIM follows its own admission process independent of other IIMs. Before a prospective candidate makes a decision to appear for CAT, he/she must visit the websites and/or read programme advertisements of the concerned IIMs to ensure which programmes they want to apply for and what are the eligibility requirements and admission processes. List of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail the CAT 2009 scores is provided at www.catiim.in. CAT score use is restricted only for admission to IIMs and non-IIM member institutions. A candidate can appear for CAT 2009 only once during the 10-day testing window.

Eligibility:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA)1 categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor's degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the www.catiim.in.
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009

Prospective candidates must maintain a valid email account throughout the selection process.

How To Apply:

Sale of Cat 2009 Vouchers:

The CAT 2009 Vouchers can be obtained from branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets during the period from Wednesday, 9 September 2009 to Thursday, 1 October 2009 for Rs. 1400/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST candidates). Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT 2009 Voucher irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying to. Note that the Voucher must be bought only in the name of the candidate as it appears in the school leaving certificate. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, the candidate must show the relevant document such as a marriage certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme. SC and ST candidates must show a copy of their SC/ST Certificates at the time of obtaining the CAT 2009 Voucher from the Axis Bank branches. Voucher once sold cannot be refunded under any circumstance including but not limited to loss of voucher, inability to read voucher number due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, candidate being ineligible for taking CAT, CAT not being a pre-requisite for a programme, and rejection of candidate registration due to incomplete and/or wrong information. If the voucher is lost, voucher number is not readable due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, and/or candidate thinks he/she has made mistake(s) in filling-out information during the online registration, then the candidate can purchase a new voucher and re-register online.

Axis Bank Branches:

Visit the www.catiim.in for exact locations of Axis bank branches and their associated outlets where voucher sale is arranged.

Registration for Cat:

On purchasing the CAT 2009 Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the www.catiim.in to register for CAT 2009. The registration window starts on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 and will close on Thursday, 1 October 2009. Details of the registration process are provided at the www.catiim.in

Important Dates:-

CAT Advertisement:Sunday, 30 August 2009
Sale of CAT Vouchers:Wednesday, 9 September 2009 - Thursday, 1 October 2009
Registration for CAT 2009:Wednesday, 9 September 2009 - Thursday, 1 October 2009
CAT Test Dates:Saturday, 28 November 2009 - Monday, 7 December 2009
CAT Result:Friday, 22 January 2010 onwards
Rescheduling Window:Wednesday, 9 September 2009 - Thursday, 1 October 2009

Test Centres:
The test will be conducted in venues across many centres. These centres are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Siliguri, and Varanasi. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test venue/centre and/or change the test window time and dates at their own discretion.

Cat Score:
A candidate's CAT score card will be available to the candidate at the www.catiim.in from 22 January 2010. Candidates must retain a print-out of their score card.

Test Centres:
The test will be conducted in venues across many centres. These centres are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Siliguri, and Varanasi. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test venue/centre and/or change the test window time and dates at their own discretion.

Cat Score:
A candidate's CAT score card will be available to the candidate at the www.catiim.in from 22 January 2010. Candidates must retain a print-out of their score card.
Information Sources

CAT Website www.catiim.in IIM Ahmedabad www.iimahd.ernet.in IIM Bangalore www.iimb.ernet.in IIM Calcutta www.iimcal.ac.in IIM Indore www.iimidr.ac.in IIM Kozhikode www.iimk.ac.in IIM Lucknow www.iiml.ac.in RGIIM Shillong www.rgiim.ac.in IVRS Number: 1 800 103 9293

Disclaimer:

Instances of incorrect information and process violation detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect.

Candidates must retain this advertisement for future reference. Any dispute concerning CAT would be subject to Jurisdiction of the competent Courts within the territorial jurisdiction of City of Ahmedabad only.

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