Common Admission Test (CAT) 2010
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ranchi, Rohtak, Shillong and Raipur
 

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) during a 20-day testing window between Wednesday, 27 October 2010 and Wednesday, 24 November 2010.
CAT is conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.
These programmes are:
A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management
*
IIM Ahmedabad: PGP and PGP-ABM * 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 * IIM Ranchi: PGP
* IIM Rohtak: PGP * RGIIM Shillong: PGP
B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode and
IIM Lucknow

* The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) during a 20-day testing window between Wednesday,
27 October 2010 and Wednesday, 24 November 2010.

* The sale of CAT 2010 vouchers has been extended to Monday,
October 4, 2010.
* Last date to register : Thursday, October 7, 2010 

CAT 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 website www.catiim.in. Prospective candidates must maintain a valid email account throughout the selection process.

Sale of CAT 2010 Vouchers:
The sale of CAT 2010 vouchers has been extended to Monday,
October 4, 2010.
Last date to register : Thursday, October 7, 2010
The CAT 2010 Vouchers can be obtained from the selected branches of Axis Bank during the period from Monday, 30 August 2010 to Monday, 27 September 2010 for Rs.1400/- (Rs.700/- for SC/ST candidates). Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT 2010 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 2010 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 website www.catiim.in for exact locations of the Axis bank branches where voucher sale is arranged.

Registration for CAT:
The sale of CAT 2010 vouchers has been extended to Monday,
October 4, 2010.
Last date to register : Thursday, October 7, 2010
On purchasing the CAT 2010 Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website www.catiim.in to register for CAT 2010. The registration window opens on Monday, 30 August 2010 and will close on Thursday, 30 September 2010. Details of the registration process are provided at the website www.catiim.in. Candidates should view the CAT 2010 video which will be available on www.catiim.in after 30 August 2010. A short audio recording with key highlights from the video will be available on +91 124 451 7178 during
the registration & scheduling period.

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, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri, Varanasi, and Vishakapatnam. 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 website www.catiim.in from 12 January 2011. 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 lndore
www.iimidr.ac.in * IIM Kozhikode www.iimk.ac.in
* IIM Lucknow
www.iiml.ac.in * RGIlM Shillong www.rgiim.ac.in
* IVRS Number: 1 800 103 9293

Source: Times of India (Mumbai) August 22, 2010 pg.11

Published on IndianMBA.com on August 23, 2010

 

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