IIMs are situated in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Shillong

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) from CAT 2011 will be held in a 20 day window, between Saturday, 22 October 2011 – Friday, 18 November 2011 . 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, 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

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

How and when to apply for CAT 2011

The CAT 2011 vouchers can be obtained from selected Axis Bank branches between Wednesday, 17 August 2011 – Saturday, October 1, 2011 for Rs. 1400/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST candidates)

You don’t need to buy the CAT Bulliten from any bank, but a prospective candidate can buy a scratch-voucher from the designated bank branches, and, later registers online for CAT 2011.Also See CAT 2011 Exam Date

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 Axis bank branches and their associated outlets where voucher sale is arranged.

Registration for CAT:
On purchasing the CAT 2011 voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website www.catiim.in to register for CAT 2011.

Important Dates:

Sale of CAT Vouchers : Wednesday, 17 August 2011 – Saturday, October 1, 2011

Registration for CAT 2011 : Wednesday, 17 August 2011 – Tuesday, October 4, 2011.

CAT Test Dates : Saturday, 22 October 2011 – Friday, 18 November 2011

CAT 2011 Result : Wednesday 11 January 2012

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)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 Selection Process of IIMs.

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

Test Duration and Pattern

The duration of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes including initial 15 minute tutorial. No breaks will be given during the test. The test consists of questions that evaluate a candidate’s quantitative, verbal, and logical & data interpretation abilities. Therefore, there are a total of three sections in the test. There will be about 60 questions in the test.

At the test venue, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. After the test, candidate must leave the scratch paper at the desk. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room.
CAT 2011 Results

CAT score: A candidate’s CAT score card will be available to the candidate at the website www.catiim.in
CAT 2011 Result will be declared on Wednesday 11 January 2012. 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

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