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Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

/ Published by Simon L Infimate

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 between Oct 22 to Nov 18, 2011.  CAT 2011 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.


Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), considered to be the most prestigious B-schools of India. It is an entrance exam for students who want to pursue Post Graduate level Management Degree from world renowned IIM’s. Performance in Common Admission Test or CAT, followed by Group Discussions and Personal Interviews, serves as the basis for admission. Apart from the IIM's, a candidate can take admission in many other business schools with a CAT score.

Programmes /Courses:

A- Post Graduate Programmes in Management:

IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-ABM

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IIM Bangalore PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM

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IIM Indore PGP and EPGP

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IIM Kashipur PGP

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IIM Kozhikode PGP

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IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM

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IIM Raipur PGP

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IIM Rohtak PGP

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RGIIM Shillong PGP

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IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP

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IIM Udaipur PGP

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B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) (equivalent to Ph.D) of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi and IIM Tiruchirappalli

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) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], 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.  If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2012 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2012) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.  IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

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

CAT Vouchers

The CAT 2011 Vouchers can be obtained from branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets during the period from Wednesday, 17 August 2011 to Monday, 26 September 2011 for Rs. 1600/- (Rs. 800/- for SC/ST candidates).  Visit the CAT-2011 website for exact locations of Axis bank branches and their associated outlets where voucher sale is arranged.

Registration for CAT:On purchasing the CAT2011 Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website to register for CAT2011.  The registration window starts on August 17, 2011 and will close on September 28, 2011 Details of the registration process are provided at the website


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