CAT IIM 2009 Notification

Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009, The Indian Institute of Management will conduct common admission test (CAT) during Saturday 28, November 2009 – Monday 7 December 2009. CAT is conducted by IIMs as a per – requisite for admission to various management programs of IIMs. These programs are.

Post Graduate Programs in Management

  • IIM Ahmadabad 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

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.

Selection Process

CAT 2009 result will be announced from Friday, 22 January 2010 onwards on the CAT website. Simultaneously, CAT website will also list the names of the candidates short-listed for interviews by IIMs for PGP. Each IIM will send interview letters to the candidates it has short-listed. The criteria for short-listing varies from IIM to IIM. Please visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.

Eligibility Verification: If a candidate is short-listed for interviews by any IIM, he/she has to comply with the following eligibility verification:

Mark sheets and Degree Certificate: A candidate must show original mark sheets and submit photocopies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets along with their photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.

Reservation Category Requirements: If short-listed for interview, SC, ST, NC-OBC, and DA candidates must show the original caste/class/disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original certificate and its photocopy must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme.

Candidates in the Final Year of Graduation: If short-listed for interview, candidates appearing for the final bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification examination must show an original certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/ Director of the university/institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and DA category) based on latest available grades/marks. He/she must submit a photocopy of the original certificate at the time of interview. For the PGP of IIMs, such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2010 from the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2010) stating that they have completed all the requirements (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit original mark sheet and degree certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal/Registrar of their college/institute. They must obtain at least 50% marks or equivalent. They also must submit a photocopy of the mark sheets and degree certificate. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2010. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission. IIMs would not allow any candidate to join their programme in case the candidate is unable to complete all the requirements for a bachelor degree on or before June 30, 2010. The IIMs would also not offer admission to any candidate after June 30, 2010.

CAT Vouchers

The CAT 2009 vouchers can be obtained from branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets during the period of Wednesday 9 September 2009 to Thursday 1 October 2009 from Rs. 1400 (Rs. 700/- for SC/ ST candidates). Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT 2009 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 mush show the relevant document such as marriage certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of the test interview and at the time of joining the program. SC and ST candidates must show a copy a copy of their SC / ST certificates at the time of obtaining CAT 2009 voucher from the Axis Bank Branches.

Registration for CAT

On purchasing CAT 2009 voucher, prospective candidates must logon to the CAT official website to register for CAT 2009. The registration window starts Wednesday , 9 September 2009 and will close on Thursday 1 October 2009. Details of the registration process are provided at the website.

CAT Score

A candidates CAT score card will be available to the candidate at the website from 22 January 2009. Candidates must retain a print out of the score card.

Important Dates
CAT Advertisement Sunday, 30 August 2009
Sale of CAT Vouchers Wednesday, 9 September 2009 – Thursday, 1 October 2009
Registration for CAT 2009 Wednesday, 9 September 2009 – Thursday, 1 October 2009
CAT Test Dates Saturday, 28 November 2009 – Monday, 7 December 2009
CAT Result Friday, 22 January 2010 onwards
Rescheduling Window Wednesday, 9 September 2009 – Thursday, 1 October 2009

For More Details regarding Eligibility Criteria, Selection procedure, Availability of forms (on-line and offline), Filling of forms (on-line offline), Last date of application, exam pattern, syllabus, Reservations details, Minimum Age, Minimum Qualification required and other important things are requested to visit their official website and browse recruitment / admission section.

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  • rajnishukla

    after completion of course from IIM what is the degree awarded

    • After completion of course from IIM, they will be awarded with a Post graduate diploma which is equivalent to MBA

  • suraj

    What is the Age limit for CAT ?

    • CAT and the IIMs don't have any min or max age limits specified.

  • suraj

    What is the Age limit for CAT ?

  • CAT and the IIMs don't have any min or max age limits specified.

  • sarathkj

    will you help me to know the sylabus of cat

  • Sonal Gon

    Am I eligible for cat as I am holding Bachelor’s degree with 49.11%.
    Please revert on my Email ID,which is

    From Regards,
    Sonal Gon