COMMON ADMISSION TESTfor IIMs (CAT) About Course
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Registration for CAT 2013 will begin on 5th August 2013
The Common Admission Test (CAT),which holds the key to the 13 IIMs and other major B-schools in the country, has gone for a format makeover. The test will be conducted between 16 October to 11 November 2013.Though the number of questions remains the same, CAT 2013 will have two sections instead of three,and an additional five minutes to tackle the test.
CAT 2013 will have only two sections the first will focus on quantitative ability and data interpretation and the second on verbal ability and 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. Once the time ends for the first section,they will move to the second and will no longer be able to go back, said the statement.
This is a move to be student-friendly. There are many students who lose out on a seat as they would have failed to perform in one of the sections. An additional five minutes have been added to the existing two-and half hours. This includes a 15-minute tutorial that will guide students through the process.
Surat, Udaipur, Trivendrum and Vijaywada have been added to the existing 40 test locations. The number of testing days will remain 20.
Check-in time has been reduced by half-an-hour from the previous two hours. With this change,the afternoon sessions will start at 3.15pm.
Common Admission Test(CAT ) is conducted by Indian Institute Of Managements (IIMs) for admission to Post Graduate Programmes and Fellow Programmes with sectoral programmes on Agricultural and Rural Development, Energy and Power, Human Settlements and Environment, Population and Health, Transportation and Education Management at IIM Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Bangalore, Lucknow, Indore , Kozhikode and Shillong
In addition some other top management institutes (around 100 ) use CAT score for admissions
Mudra Insitute of Communication, Ahmedabad
S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
T.A.Pai Management Institute, Manipal
Fore School of Management, New Delhi
Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
National Insurance Academy School of Management , Pune
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
International Management Institute, New Delhi
Admission Policy of IIMs: Each IIM admits students independently. The Common admission test (CAT) is conducted jointly by IIMs. However,each IIM follows its own admission process,independent of the other IIMs. It should be noted that performance in CAT is one of several inputs used by IIMs to judge the suitability of a candidate, first for group discussion and/or interview and then for final selection.the IIM to which the candidate has applied,evaluates the candidate in each of a set of different areas of achievement,including CAT performance. Each IIM independently decides what weightages should be given to the various are as, admission process followed by each IIM is given in the respective institutional profile.
Non-IIM Institutions: Institutions, other than the IIMs, which also use CAT scores for their admission process, are provided CAT scores of the candidates who have applied to them, along with suggested guidelines on how to use the scores.IIMs do not have any role,other than providing CAT scores,in the admission processes of these institutions.IIMs do not ascertain the quality of programme/degree offered by these institutions before agreeing to provide CAT scores
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 appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination 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
Examination / Test Centres
Ahmedabad Gurgaon Lucknow
Bangalore Guwahati Mumbai
Bhopal Hyderabad Nagpur
Bhubaneswar Indore Noida
Chandigarh Jaipur Patna
Chennai Jamshedpur Pune
Coimbatore Kolkata Varanasi
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