IIM Common Admission Test (CAT) Notification – 2007

This advertisement along with the Common Admission Test (CAT) Bulletin details the eligibility, the admission process, and other terms and conditions related to admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow programmes of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), for which CAT is an important pre-requisite. Candidates applying for admission to Post-graduate and Fellow programmes of IIMs and writing CAT are advised to keep the advertisement for future reference.

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Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.]

IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore , IIM Calcutta , IIM Indore , IIM Kozhikode , IIM Lucknow

Note: Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as the PGP-PMP and PGP-ABM of IIM Ahmedabad, PGSEM programme of IIM Bangalore, PGDCM programme of IIM Calcutta, and the Exec-PGP of IIM Indore. Admission to PGP-PMP 2008-09 of IIM Ahmedabad would not be based on CAT 2007. See the CAT Bulletin for further information.

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) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category], of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. The percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be based on the practice

followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/institution from where they have obtained 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 the IIMs by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100. Candidates in the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. Such candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar/Director of the university/institution certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year / is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) based on latest available grades/marks.

Eligibility for Post Graduate Programmes in Management of IIMs

The candidate should meet CAT-2007 eligibility as detailed above. A candidate who is in the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2008 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her college/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2008) stating that the candidate has 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. The admission will be confirmed only when the candidate submits the mark sheet and a certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category). The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2008 . Nonfulfilment 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, 2008 . The IIMs would also not offer admission to any candidate after June 30, 2008 .

Special Eligibility requirements:

IIM Ahmedabad : PGP in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM)

(1) The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences or in Agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in Bachelor’s Degree [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category], of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

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(2) The candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in any non-Agriculture discipline, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category] from a University or Institution as defined in the above paragraph and should have an interest in Agriculture, Agro/Food Processing, Rural and Allied sectors. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

Rules for conversion of CGPA, for computation of percentage scored, for the candidates appearing in the final year of qualifying examination, and for candidates who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results, would be same as mentioned above in the eligibility criterion for admission to PGP for all IIMs. Please note that though the registration date for the PGP-ABM is June 1, 2008, students who are in the final year of their bachelor’s/Master’s degree education and may have to go back to complete their examination formalities during June 2008 will be granted special leave for this purpose. The provisional admission of students who DO NOT complete ALL their examination formalities on or before June 30, 2008 will be CANCELLED. Under no circumstances will an extension of this date of June 30, 2008 be granted. Also, please note that the candidates, who are eligible under eligibility criteria (1) by virtue of a Master’s degree in Agriculture Sciences or in Agriculture-related disciplines but do not have Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Sciences or in Agriculture-related disciplines, also need to fulfil the requirements of their Master’s degree by June 30, 2008 . For all other eligible candidates, this condition is restricted to their Bachelor’s degree requirements.

IIM Bangalore : PGP in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM)

Participants are admitted to the program based on a combination of requirements. First, the candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. Second, applicants need to have (or are expected to have) a minimum of two years experience in the Software Industry as on June 10, 2008 . Applicants having 4 to 5 years or more of work experience are likely to gain most from this program.

CAT applicants applying for PGSEM are required to submit a separate application for PGSEM available from 1st December 2007 . The application may be submitted online, or can be downloaded from our website (www.iimb.ernet.in). Application forms will also be issued free of cost on request. Completed applications along with a demand draft worth Rs.500/- payable to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore , must reach the PGSEM Office, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore , Bannerghatta Road , Bangalore 560076 by 31st January 2008 .

IIM Calcutta : Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM)

Candidates can apply to both the Post Graduate Programmes viz, PGDM and PGDCM. For Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM), the candidates must meet the eligibility criterion as detailed under “Eligibility for Post Graduate Programmes in Management of IIMs”. In addition a candidate is required to send a crossed demand draft for Rs.600/- in favour of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta payable in Kolkata by November 09, 2007 along with the following details: (i) Name of the candidate (ii) CAT Application Number or Test Registration Number (iii) Email address (iv) Complete Address and (v) Telephone Number. Alternatively, the candidates can also download the Application Form from our website (www.iimcal.ac.in) and send the same duly filled-in along with the demand draft of Rs.600/- as stated above. For further details, kindly refer to CAT Bulletin.

IIM Indore : Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management (Exec-PGP)

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) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category], of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

The candidate should also have a minimum of 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience as on August 31, 2008 . Work experience obtained only after graduation will be considered. Organizational sponsorship is desirable. A separate Exec-PGP Application form also needs to be submitted for applying to Exec-PGP. The Exec-PGP Application Form(s) will be available from August 01, 2007 to October 25, 2007 . The last date for receiving the completed Application Form is November 12, 2007 . For further details kindly refer to CAT Bulletin.

IIM Lucknow : PGP in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM)

Candidates should have any of the following qualifications: (a) A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science / Agricultural Engineering or allied subjects with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PWD category) or equivalent CGPA from 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

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(b) The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PWD category) or equivalent CGPA of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State legislature in India or other education institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing Higher Secondary schooling or equivalent with at least two years experience or strong interest in the field of Agriculture or allied sector.

The candidates eligible under criteria (b) must submit a special form available with the Admission Office, IIM Lucknow. The form can also be downloaded from the IIML website (www.iiml.ac.in). Rules for conversion of CGPA, for computation of percentage scored and forthe candidates appearing in the final year of qualifying examination would be same as mentioned above in the minimum eligibility criterion for admission to PGP for all IIMs. This form should be directly submitted to the Admission Office, Indian Institute of Management, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow-226013 by September 19, 2007 .

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