Entrance Exams Management

Indian Institutes of Managment-Common Admission Test(IIMs-CAT)


Indian Institutes of Management
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) were established by the Government of India, starting from the early 1960s as national school of excellence in Management Sciences. Over the years, the IIMs have evolved into global institutions that impart high quality management programmes that stress on innovation, ethical leadership, and cutting edge management research. The Economist labelled IIMs as the “toughest” b-school in the world to get into. Currently there are 13 IIMs named as IIMs Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Shillong, Tiruchirappalli and Udaipur. The entry to these national building institutes is realized through the Common Admission Test, popularly called CAT. It was, and continues to be, a source of pride for the faculty involved with its conception and delivery year after year, and is possibly the exam that accounts for the highest number of eyeballs and scrutiny of general public and media alike.

Post Graduation Program in Managment Institute
IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-ABM www.iimahd.ernet.in
IIM Bangalore PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM www.iimb.ernet.in
IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM and PGP-PGDCM www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore PGP and EPGP www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Kashipur PGP www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Raipur PGP www.iimraipur.ac.in
IIM Ranchi PGDM and PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak PGP www.iimrohtak.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong PGP www.iimshillong.in
IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP www.iimtrichy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur PGP www.iimu.ac.in

Important dates and Eligibility


he 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.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

The CAT Vouchers can be obtained from the branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets Rs. 1600/- (Rs. 800/- for SC/ST candidates). Visit the CAT website (www.catiim.ac.in) for exact locations of Axis bank branches and their associated outlets where voucher sale is arranged.


The CAT-14 Vouchers can be obtained from the branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets for Rs. 1600/- (Rs. 800/- for SC/ST candidates). Visit the CAT website (www.catiim.in) for exact locations of Axis bank branches and their associated outlets where voucher sale is arranged. Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one "CAT Voucher" irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. 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 produce 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 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.
On purchasing the CAT Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website www.catiim.in to register for CAT. The registration window opens on August 6th, 2014 , and will close on September 30th, 2014,. Details of the registration process are provided at the website www.catiim.ac.in. Candidates should view the CAT video which will be available on www.catiim.ac.in from August 6, onwards. A short audio recording with key highlights from the video will be available on +91 124 451 7178 during the registration & scheduling period. Following Non-IIM Member Institutions have registered for use of CAT Scores
Following Non-IIM Member Institutions have registered for use of CAT 2012 Scores

Name Website State
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science www.mgmt.iisc.ernet.in National Institute
Department of Management Studies, School of Management www.pondiuni.edu.in National Institute
Department of Commerce, University of Delhi http://www.du.ac.in National Institute
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) www.fms.edu National Institute
Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University www.bhu.ac.in/fms ; www.fmsbhu.ac.in National Institute
Indian Institute of Forest Management www.iifm.ac.in National Institute
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal www.nitk.ac.in National Institute
National Institute of Technology Calicut www.nitc.ac.in National Institute
National Institute of Technology www.nitt.edu National Institute
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology www.rgipt.ac.in National Institute
University of Hyderabad, School of Management Studies www.uohyd.ernet.in National Institute
Dhruva College of Management www.dhruvacollege.net Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad Business School, Gitam University www.gitam.edu / www.ghbs.in Andhra Pradesh
Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad www.imthyderabad.edu.in Andhra Pradesh
Institute of Public Enterprise www.ipeindia.org Andhra Pradesh
Siva Sivani Institute of Management www.ssim.ac.in Andhra Pradesh
Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University www.tezu.ernet.in Assam
Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) www.cimp.ac.in Bihar
Asia Pacific Institute of Management www.asiapacific.edu Delhi
Apeejay School of Management www.apeejay.edu/asm Delhi
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's, Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management www.bulmim.ac.in Delhi
EMPI Business School www.empiindia.com Delhi
FORE School of Management www.fsm.ac.in Delhi
Fortune Institute of International Business www.fiib.edu.in Delhi
Indian Institute of Finance www.iif.edu Delhi
International Management Institute, New Delhi www.imi.edu Delhi
Jagan Institute of Management Studies www.jimsindia.org Delhi
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management www.lbsim.ac.in Delhi
Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University www.aespgibm.ac.in Gujarat
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India www.ediindia.org Gujarat
Faculty of Technology Management www.cept.ac.in Gujarat
Institute of Management, Nirma University www.imnu.ac.in Gujarat
Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) www.mica.ac.in Gujarat
Haryana School of Business www.gjust.ac.in Haryana
Management Development Institute, (MDI) www.mdi.ac.in Haryana
National Power Training Institute www.npti.in Haryana
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University www.smvdu.net.in Jammu & Kashmir
The Business School www.jammuuniversity.in Jammu & Kashmir
Alliance University, Alliance School of Business www.alliance.edu.in Karnataka
CMS Business School, Jain University www.jainuniversity.ac.in Karnataka
Indian Instiute of Plantation Management www.iipmb.edu.in Karnataka
Indus Business Academy (Arihant Education & Research Foundation) www.iba.ac.in Karnataka
International School of Management Excellence (ISME) www.isme.in Karnataka
International Institute of Business Studies Bangalore www.iibsonline.com Karnataka
ISBR Business School www.isbr.in Karnataka
IFIM Business School www.ifimbschool.com Karnataka
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies www.kiams.ac.in Karnataka
National School of Business www.nsbindia.org Karnataka
Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies (RIMS) www.rimsbangalore.in Karnataka
T. A. PAI Management Institute, (TAPMI) www.tapmi.edu.in Karnataka
Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research www.welingkar.org Karnataka
Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management www.iiitm.ac.in Madhya Pradesh
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore www.jimindore.ac.in Madhya Pradesh
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) www.biibpune.com Maharashtra
Balaji Institute of Management and HRD (BIMHRD) www.bimhrdpune.com Maharashtra
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) www.bimmpune.com ;www.balajisociety.org Maharashtra
Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management (BITM) www.bitmpune.com Maharashtra
Institute for Technology and Management, ITM www.itm.edu Maharashtra
Institute of Management Technology www.imtnagpur.ac.in Maharashtra
Institue of Future Education www.ifeel.edu.in Maharashtra
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research www.somaiya.edu Maharashtra
MIT School of Telecom Management www.mitsot.com Maharashtra
National Institute of Bank Management www.nibmindia.org Maharashtra
Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research www.welingkar.org Maharashtra
Institute of Management & Information Science www.imis.ac.in Orissa
Sri Sri University www.srisriuniversity.edu.in Orissa
Xavier Institute of Management www.ximb.ac.in Orissa
Lovely Professional University www.lpu.in Punjab
University Business School, Panjab University www.ubs.puchd.ac.in Punjab
University Business School, Panjab University Regional Centre www.ubsl.puchd.ac.in Punjab
Institute of Agri Business Management www.iabmbikaner.org Rajasthan
J K Lakshmipat University www.jklu.edu.in Rajasthan
Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham www.amrita.edu/asb Tamil Nadu
Bharathidasan Institute of Management www.bim.edu Tamil Nadu
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) www.ifmr.ac.in Tamil Nadu
Loyola Institute of Business Administration www.liba.edu Tamil Nadu
Thiagarajar School of Management www.tsm.ac.in Tamil Nadu
VIT University www.vit.ac.in Tamil Nadu
Accurate Institute of Management & Technology www.accurate.in Uttar Pradesh
Army Institute of Management & Technology (AIMT) www.aimt.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) www.bimtech.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research www.ghsimr.org Uttar Pradesh
Galgotias Business School www.galgotiasbschool.in Uttar Pradesh
IILM - Graduate School of Management www.iilmgsm.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Indus Business Academy www.iba.edu.in Uttar Pradesh
Institute of Management Education www.imesahibabad.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Institute of Management Studies www.imsnoida.com Uttar Pradesh
Institute of Management Studies www.ims-ghaziabad.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Institute of Technology & Science www.its.edu.in Uttar Pradesh
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad www.imt.edu Uttar Pradesh
Invertis University Bareilly www.invertisuniversity.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Integrated Academy of Management and Technology www.inmantec.edu/IBS.aspx Uttar Pradesh
JRE Group of Institutions www.jre.edu.in Uttar Pradesh
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow www.jaipuria.ac.in/lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Master School of Management www.msmindia.org Uttar Pradesh
NIILM Centre for Management Studies www.niilm.com Uttar Pradesh
Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School www.ibs.srms.ac.in Uttar Pradesh
Army Institute of Management www.aim.ac.in West Bengal
Department of Business Management, University of Calcutta www.bmcaluniv.org West Bengal
Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM) www.eiilm.edu.in West Bengal
Globsyn Business School www.globsynbschool.com ; www.globsyn.edu.in West Bengal
Heritage Institute of Technology www.heritageit.edu West Bengal
Institute of Engineering & Management www.iemcal.com West Bengal
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) www.iiswbm.edu West Bengal
University of Calcutta, Department of Commerce www.caluniv.ac.in West Bengal

Test Centers

Visit the CAT website www.catiim.ac.in for the choice of test sites spread across 36 Test Cities in the country for appearing for CAT. 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.


Test Duration and Pattern
The CAT will have only two sections. The first section is Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second section isVerbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Within the 70 min provided for the section, candidates can review the answers. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second section and will no longer be able to go back.
A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully before starting the main examination. The total duration will be two hours and thirty five minutes including the tutorial. A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available in the coming weeks. Once again candidates are advised to go though them carefully to familiarise themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.
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. No breaks will be given during the test.