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Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 during a 12-day testing window between 11th October, 2012 to 06th November. On behalf of Indian Institutes of Management, CAT 2012 will be coordinated by Indian  Institute of Management Kozhikode. The test comprises two sections that are separately timed. Each of the  sections will be 1 hour and 10 minutes (i.e. 70 minutes). There will be 30 questions in each section. The sections are (a) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (b) Verbal
Ability & Logical Reasoning. Once a section ends, aspirants can no longer go back to it. Aspirants will be presented with the section on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation first, followed by Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Some important dates are given in
the following Table. CAT 2012 will be 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
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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, 2013 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2013) 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.

Important Dates:

Voucher sale: 30th July, 2012 to 17th September, 2012

Registration window: 30th July, 2012 to 19th September, 2012

Test dates: 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012

Results: 09th January, 2013

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