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CAT (Common Admission Test)


Common Admission Test (CAT) is a test held annually for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India. This is a written examination organized by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and it is on the basis of CAT result that the eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

CAT is considered to be a major requirement for a candidate seeking admission to the prestigious management institutes of India. The percentile secured in CAT is assessed by the B-Schools in India for short-listing candidates for admissions to their various MBA Programs.

CAT has become one of the most competitive exams to judge the potential of the candidates willing to pursue their career in business administration.

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How to Apply

The Common Admission Test application form and the bulletin can be obtained from the selected branches of Axis Bank on payment of Rs. 1300/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST candidates). Under exceptional circumstances, CAT 2010 application form and bulletin can also be obtained from any of the IIMs by sending a crossed demand draft of Rs. 1300/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST candidates) drawn in favor of the respective IIM. Request for the bulletin should be accompanied by a cloth lined self-addressed unstamped envelope of 12” x 10”.


For applying to the CAT 2010, a candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ ST or Persons with Disability], of any of the Universities or Institutes recognized by the UGC or the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

The Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must be of minimum three years duration after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. Candidates in their final year of graduation/ equivalent qualification and those who have completed the exams and are awaiting results are also eligible for the CAT 2010.

They must produce a certificate from the Principal / Head of the Department/ Registrar/ Director of the University / Institution certifying that he / she is currently in the final year awaiting final results.

Important Dates

Exam held during the period :-
22th October, 2011(Saturday) to 18th November, 2011(Friday)
Online registration :-
17th August, 2011(Wednesday) to 4th October , 2011(Tuesday)

Exam Centers

Ahmedabad Gurgaon Kozhikode
Bangalore Guwahati Lucknow
Bhopal Hyderabad Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Indore Nagpur
Chandigarh Jaipur Noida
Chennai Jamshedpur Patna
Coimbatore Kolkata Pune
Delhi   Varanasi

Affiliated Colleges

Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A) Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B) Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management (IIM-C) Kolkata
Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Management (IIM-L) Lucknow
Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur

Indian Institute of Management (IIM-I) Indore
Indian Institute of Management (IIM-K) Kozhikode
IIM-A Agri Business Management (ABM) Ahmedabad
IIM-L Agri Business Management (ABM) Lucknow
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) - MBA & MBA - MS, Delhi University New Delhi
SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
National Institue of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai
Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) Anand (Gujarat)
Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Technology - Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Mumbai
Indian Institute of Technology - Department of Management Studies New Delhi
MDI (HR) Gurgaon
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD (SCMHRD) Pune
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune
TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
International Management Institute (IMI) Delhi
Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneshwar
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)Mumbai
Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) Pune
Indian Institute of Technology - Vinod Gupta School of Management Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology - Department of Management Studies Kanpur
University Business School (UBS) Chandigarh
Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics Mumbai
Welingkar Institute of Management Mumbai
K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) Mumbai
ICFAI Business School Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology - Department of Management Studies Chennai
Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirapally Tamil Nadu

FORE School of Management New Delhi
Nirma University - Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Master of Finance & Control (MFC), University of Delhi (South Campus) Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology - Department of Management Studies Roorkee
Master of Business Economics (MBE), Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi Delhi
ICFAI Business School Gurgaon
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBS) Delhi
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal

Amity Business School NOIDA, U.P
Institute of Technology & Management (ITM) Navi Mumbai
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) (For Defense Personnel & their dependents) Pune
Alliance Business Academy (ABA) Bangalore
ICFAI Business School Other Campuses
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) Kolkata
Chetana's Ram Prasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
NL Dalmiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS)Ranchi
Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIM Tech) Delhi
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune
Institute of Financial Management & Research (IFMR) Chennai

Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, Global Business Operations (SRCC GBO) Delhi
Masters in International Business (MIB) Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics Delhi
Master of Human Resource and Organisational Development (MHROD) Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics Delhi
Institute of Technology & Management (ITM) Bangalore, Chsennai, Hyderabad, Warangal
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (FMS BHU) Varanasi
Army Institute of Management (AIM) Kolkata
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bangalore

New Delhi of Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi
Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM) New Delhi
Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) Delhi
Globsyn Business School (GBS) Kolkata
Asia Pacific Institute of Management (APIM) New Delhi
Entrepreneurship & Management Processes International (EMPI) New Delhi

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