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CAT is an entrance test conducted by Indian Institute of Management for the admission of the students to its 2 year regular management programs. Candidates seeking admission into IIMs for management programs need to appear for the common admission test. This entrance exam is conducted once in a year usually in the in the end of November or in the beginning of December.

Courses Offered by IIM are:

PGP-ABM (Post Graduate Program in Agri-Business Management) - IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow

PGSEM (PGP in Software Enterprise Management) - IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta

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

PGPPM (Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management) - IIM Bangalore

Ex-PGP (Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives) - IIM Indore

FPM (Fellow Program in Management i.e. equivalent to Ph.D) - IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow. 

Eligibility Criteria :

Candidate should hold a Bachelor's Degree, with not less than 50% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category]. The degree must be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/ All India Council for Technical Education.

Candidates appearing for the final bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination are also eligible to apply for CAT. Admission of such candidates will be confirmed only when they submit 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).

Application Procedure:

Candidates can obtain the CAT Application Form with prospectus from the branches of UTI Bank/ designated Post offices on payment of a requisite amount.

The candidate needs to buy only one CAT Bulletin irrespective of how many IIMs he/she is applying to.

All candidates must enclose the Bank counterfoil with the CAT Application Form. Candidates buying the form from UTI Bank/ Post Offices/ IIMs must enclose the 3rd Copy of Bank's/IIMs' Pay-in Slip bearing the Candidate's name with the CAT Application Form.

Incompletely filled application forms will be rejected.

Application forms can also be obtained directly from any one of the IIMs by hand or by sending a crossed demand draft for the requisite amount drawn in favour of the respective IIM. Request for bulletin should be accompanied by a cloth-lined self-addressed unstamped envelope of size 12" x 10". CAT applicants applying for PGP in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM) at IIM, Bangalore and Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management (Exec-PGP) at IIM, Indore are required to submit a separate application for PGSEM and Exec-PGP which may be submitted online, or can be downloaded from the respective institute website.

Dully filled application form with necessary documents must reach the concerned IIM on or before the last date.

Examination Pattern:

Test pattern of CAT exam keeps on changing for every year. The test paper cosmists of four sections, which are given below:

Quantitative Ability

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Verbal Ability

The test paper consists of objective questions with multiple options. Negative marking is there for every incorrect answer. More than one answer against a question also fetches negative marks. The answers have to be filled only through HB pencil on a computer coded OMR sheets.

Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Selection of candidates is based on the CAT score. Shortlisted candidates are then called for Group Discussion & Personal Interview (commonly known as GDPI) in order to seek admission into postgraduate management programs offered at IIMs and other reputed B-schools across India. 

Important Dates:

Exam Date : 27th October 2011 to 24th November 2011

Starting date CAT Vocture Sale : 30 August 2011

Last Date of CAT vocture Sale : 4th October 2011

CAT Result          :   12 January 2011

Contact Details:

Website              :              CAT Website - www.catiim.in

Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad- 380015

Phone   :              Ahmedabad : 079-26307258

E-mail    :              Ahmedabad - Contact I

Website :            www.iimahd.ernet.in

Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-560076

Phone   : Bangalore : 080-26484650

Email:  Contact I

Website: www.iimb.ernet.in

Indian Institute of Management, D.H. Road, Joka, Kolkata -700104

Phone   : Kolkata : 033-24380266

Email :  Contact I

Website : www.iimcal.ac.in

Indian Institute of Management,

Pigdamber, Rau, Indore 453331

Phone   : Indore : 0731-4058370

Email : Contact I

Website : www.iimidr.ac.in

Indian Institute of Management,

Kozhikode Campus P.O. Kozhikode 673570

Phone   : Kozhikode : 0495-2803005

Email :  Contact I

Website : www.iimk.ac.in

Indian Institute of Management,

Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Rd.,

Lucknow 226013

Phone   : Lucknow : 0522-2736666

Email :  Contact I

Website: www.iiml.ac.in

Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong,

NEHU Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai, Shillong 793014

Phone   : Shillong : 0364-2230041

Email - Contact I

Website : www.rgiim.ac.in

List of Non-IIM Institutes accepting CAT score:


Academy of Management Studies
Puba Sadan, Kausalyaganga,
Bhubaneswar 751 002
Phone: 0674-2465570/2465128
Web Site: www.krupajalgroup.org



Alliance Business Academy
19th Cross, 7th Main, BTM-II Stage,
N. S. Palya, Bangalore 560 076
Phone: 080-26681444/26680324
Web Site: www.alliancebschool.org


Amrita School of Business
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
(Deemed University), Ettimadai P. O. Coimbatore 641 105
Phone: 0422-2656422/2422
Fax: 0422-2656274
Web Site: www.amrita.edu/asb



Aravali Institute of Management
Marwar Bhawan, Polo No.2, Paota, Jodhpur 342 006
Phone: 0291-2550070/2555356
Web Site: www.aravali.org


Army Institute of Management
Judges Court Road, Opp. Alipore Telephone
Exchange, P. O. Box No. 16710, Alipore, Kolkata 700 027
Phone: 033-24398335/37/38/24794494
Fax: 033-24794929
Web Site: www aim.ac.in



Army Institute of Management & Technology
Plot No M-1, Pocket P-5, Gautam Budh Nagar, Greater Noida 201 306
Web Site: www.aimt.ac.in


Asian School of Business
Technopark, Trivandrum 695 581
Phone: 0471-5579001/2
Web Site: www.asb.edu.in



Asia-Pacific Institute of Management
3 & 4 Institutional Area, Jasola, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110 025
Phone: 011-42094800/55805532-35
Web Site: www.asiapacific.edu



Bharathidasan Institute of Management
Post Box Mo. 12, M. H. D. Campus, BHEL
Complex, Tiruchirappalli 620 014
Phone: 0431-2520796/502
Web Site: www.bim.edu



Birla Institute of Management Technology
Plot No. 5, Knowledge Park-ll, Institutional Area,
Greater Noida (NCR) 201 306
Fax: 0120-2323022/25
Web Site: www.bimtech.ac.in



College of Agribusiness Management
G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar 263 145
Phone: 05944-233884
Fax: 05944-233533
Web Site: www.cabm.ac.in



Cosmic Business School
(A Maharishi Group Initiative) B-l/E-ll,
Mohan Co-operative Indl. Estate, Mathura Road,
(Near Shamken House and NTPC), New Delhi 110 044
Web Site: www.cosmicbschool.in



Department of Business Administration
University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226 007
Phone: 0522-2740246/2360650
Fax: 0522-2740462
Web Site: www.lkouniv.ac.in



Department of Business Management
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004
Phone: 0161-2401960/233/2400955
Web Site: www.pau.edu



Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta
87/1, College Street, Kolkata 700 073
Web Site: www.caluniv.ac.in



Department of Management Studies
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826 004
Phone: 0326-2206858
Fax: 0326-2206858
Web Site: www.ismdhanbad.ac.in


Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management
6, Waterloo Street, 2nd Floor, Kolkata 700 069
Phone: 033-22100911/12/13
Web Site: www.eiilm.com



EMPI Business School
CSKM Educational Complex, Satbari, Chattarpur, New Delhi 110 074
Phone: 011-26652373/2375/3764
Web Site: www.empiindia.com


EMPI Institute of Advertising,Communication & Management (AdCoM)
CSKM Educational Complex, Satbari, Chattarpur, New Delhi 110 074
Phone: 011-26652373/2375/3764
Web Site: www.empiindia.com



Faculty of Management Studies
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005
Phone: 0542-2307430/2307222/2369332
Web Site: www.bhu.ac.in


FORE School of Management
B-18, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 016
Phone: 011-41242424-34/26866216
Web Site: www.fsm.ac.in



Globsyn Business School
Techno Campus, XI -11 & 12, Block- EP,
Sector-V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Kolkata 700 091
Fax: 033-23573684
Web Site: www.globsynbschool.com



Graduate School of Business & Administration
Plot No-HS-02, Block - F, Sector Alpha - 02,
Greater Noida (NCR) 201 306
Web Site: www.gsbaindia.org



Heritage Institute of Technology
Chowbaga Road, Anandapur, P.O.East Kolkata Township, Kolkata 700 107
Phone: 033-24430710/24430450/1/2/4
Fax: 033-24430455
Web Site: www.heritageit.edu


IBAT School of Management
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology,Deemed University,
KIIT Campus-7 (KRISHNA CAMPUS) Bhubaneswar 751 024
Phone: 0674-2725007/01/03/04
Fax: 0674-2725278
Web Site: www.ibat.ac.in



IILM Institute for Higher Education
Plot - 69, Sector - 53, Gurgaon 122 003
Phone: 0124-2573272/3096874
Web Site: www.iilm.in


Indian Institute of e-Business Management
Survey No.114/1/3, Bhumkar Wasti, Behind Wakad Police Chowki, Pune 411 057
Phone: 09417017408/09822283115
Fax: 020-22934745
Web Site: www.iiebm.com



Indian Institute of Forest Management
Post Box No. 357, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal 462 003
Phone: 0755-2775716/3799
Fax: 0755-2772878
Web Site: www.iifm.ac.in                                                              


Indian Institute of Management Training (IIMT)
EL-39/5, M.I.D.C, Bhosari, Pune 411 026
Phone: 020-27129666/020-27127888
Fax: 020-27126731
Web Site: www.iimtpune.com



Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management
Management House, College Square(West), Kolkata 700 073
Phone: 033-22418694/95
Web Site: www.iiswbm.edu



Institute for Financial Management and Research
24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 034
Fax: 044-28279208
Web Site: www.ifmr.ac.in



Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM)
3, Lodhi Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110 003
Phone: 011-24648269/7820
Web Site: www.iilm.edu



Institute of Agri Business Management
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Beechwal, Bikaner 334 006
Phone: 0151-2252981/82
Web Site: www.iabmbikaner.org



Institute of Business Management & Research
IBMR House, 44, Wilson Garden, 6th Cross, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore 560 027
Phone: 080-41103455/ 9845632094
Fax: 080-22484302
Web Site: www.ibmrindia.org



Institute of Engineering & Management
D-1, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Sector-V, Kolkata 700 091
Phone: 033-23572059/8189/8908
Web Site: www.iemcal.com



Institute of Management Development & Research
DES Campus, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune 411 004
Phone: 020-25653186/25652754
Web Site: www.imdr.edu



Institute of Management Education
G. T. Road, Sahibabad, Ghaziabad 201 005
Phone: 0120-2621424/25
Web Site: www.imesahibabad.ac.in



Institute of Management Studies
Makkawala Greens, P. O. Bhagwantpur, Mussoorie Diversion Road,
Dehra Dun 248 009
Web Site: www.imsindia.org



Institute of Management Studies
C-238, Lal Quan, B. S. Road, Ghaziabad 201 009
Phone: 0120-2866035/37/39
Web Site: www.ims-ghaziabad.ac.in



Institute of Management Studies and Research
Vidyanagar, Hubli 580 031
Phone: 0836-2377466/2376369
Fax: 0836-2376369
Web Site: www.kleimsr.org



Institute of Management Technology
Hapur Road, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad 201 001
Phone: 0120-2824664/2825083/2828810
Web Site: www.imt.edu



Institute of Management Technology
603, Khullar Apartments, Byramji Town, Nagpur 440 013
Phone: 0712-2593140/2805000
Web Site: www.imtnagpur.ac.in



Institute of Management
Nirma University of Science & Technology, S-G
Highway, Post: Chandlodia, Ahmedabad 382 481
Web Site: www.nim.ac.in



Institute of Marketing & Management
Marketing Tower, B-11, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 016
Web Site: www.immindia.com


Institute of Public Enterprise
Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad 500 007
Phone: 040-27098060
Fax: 040-27095478
Web Site: www.ipeindia.org



Institute of Science & Management
Department of Management, IISM Campus, Pundag, Ranchi 834 004 Phone: 0651-2242060
Web Site: www.iismr.org


Integrated Academy of Management and Technology (INMANTEC)
Adhyatmik Nagar, Delhi-Lucknow Highway, NH-24, Ghaziabad 201 009
Web Site: www.inmantec.edu_



International Institute for Special Education
Kanchana Bihari Marg, Kalyanpur, Lucknow 226 022
Phone: 0522-2751066/1040/0620
Web Site: www.iiseindia.com



International Management Institute
B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Delhi 110 016
Phone: 011-26529240/26961437
Fax: 011-26867539
Web Site: www.imi.edu



Invertis Institute of Management Studies
Bareilly-Lucknow Highway, NH-24, Near Transport Nagar, P.O. Rajau, Bareilly 243 123
Phone: 0581-2460442/443
Web Site: www.invertis.org



ITM Business School
ITM Campus, 25/26, Institutional Area, Sector-4,
Kharghar (E), Navi Mumbai 410 210
Phone: 022-27580074/27564842
Fax: 022-27580950
Web Site: www.itm.edu



Jagan Institute of Management Studies
3, Institutional Area, Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi 110 085
Phone: 011-27042284/96
Web Site: www.jimsindia.org


Jaipuria Institute of Management
Vineet Khand, Gomtinagar, Lucknow 226 010
Phone: 0522-2394296/97/2398096
Fax: 0522-2394295
Web Site: www.jiml.ac.in



K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai 400 077
Phone: 022-56449300/9350
Web Site: http://.simsr.somaiya.edu


Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
Yantrapur, Harihar 577 602
Phone: 08192-241269/483/486
Web Site: www.kiams-hrr.org



Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
Shastri Sadan, Sector-lll, R. K. Puram, New Delhi 110 022
Web Site: www.lbsim.ac.in



Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology
29, Theatre Road, Cantonment, Bareilly 243 001
Phone: 0581-2429203/205
Fax: 0581-2429206
Web Site: www.lbsimt.com



Management Development Institute
Mehrauli Road, Sukhrali, Gurgaon 122 001
Phone: 0124-2340153/2340173,
Fax. 0124-2341189,
Web Site: www.mdi.ac.in


Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)
Shela, Ahmedabad 380 058
Web Site: www.mica-india.net



National Institute of Bank Management
NIBM Post Office, Kondhwe - Khurd, Pune  411 048
Phone: 020-26831584
Fax: 020-26834478
Web Site: www.nibmindia.org


Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)
Shela, Ahmedabad 380 058
Web Site: www.mica-india.net



National Institute of Bank Management
NIBM Post Office, Kondhwe - Khurd, Pune  411 048
Phone: 020-26831584
Fax: 020-26834478
Web Site: www.nibmindia.org


National insurance Academy
Balewadi, Baner Road, NIA P.O., Pune 411 045
Phone: 020-27204100/4200
Fax: 020-27204555 
Web Site: www.niapune.com



National Power Training Institute
NPTI Complex, Sector-33, Faridabad 121 003
Fax: 0129-2275448
Web Site: www.npti.nic.in


New Delhi Institute of Management
60-61, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
Near Batra Hospital, New Delhi 110 062
Phone: 011-29956566-68
Web Site: www.ndimdelhi.org



NIILM Centre for Management Studies
B-ll/66, Sher Shah Suri Marg, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate, Badarpur, New Delhi 110 044
Web Site: www.niilmcms.in



Pailan College of Management & Technology
Bengal Pailan Park, Phase-1, Amgachid Road, Near IIM Joka,
P. O. Pailan, Kolkata 700 104
Phone: 033-24978006/8007/8292
Fax: 033-24535605
Web Site: www.pcmt-india.net



Rakshpal Bahadur Management Institute
35 B-3, Rampur Gardens, Opp. Agrasen Park, Bareilly 243 001
Phone: 0581-3291998/3299094/2517268
Web Site: www.rbmionline.com



S D M Institute for Management Development
No.1, Chamundi Hill Road, Siddarthanagar Post, Mysore 570 011
Phone: 0821-2429722/9161
Web Site: www.sdmimd.net



S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research
Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai 400 058
Phone: 022-26237454
Fax: 022-26237042
Web Site: www.spjimr.org



School of Communication & Management Studies
SCMS Campus, Prathap Nagar, Muttom, Aluva, Cochin 683 106
Phone: 0484-2623803/04
Fax: 0484-2623855
Web Site: www.scmsgroup.org



School of Management Sciences
Khushipur, P. O. Bachhaon (NH-2), Varanasi 221 011
Phone: 0542-2271770/1/2,
Fax: 0542-2271773
Web Site: www.smsvaranasi.com


School of Management Studies
University of Hyderabad, P. O. Central University, Hyderabad 500 046    
Fax: 040-23011091
Web Site: www.uohyd.ernet.in



School of Management, Department of Management Studies
Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605 014
Fax: 0413-2252684
Web Site: www.pondiuni.org



Shri Ramswaroop Memorial College of Engineering and  Management
Tewariganj, Faizabad Road, Lucknow 227 105
Phone: 0522-281 501 5/16
lax: 0522-2815017
Web Site: www.srmcem.ac.in



SSN School of Management & Computer Applications
SSN College of Engineering, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Off.Chennai, Kalavakkam 603 110
Phone: 044-27475063
Fax: 044-27475063
Web Site: www.ssnsomca.ac.in



Suryadatta Group of Institutes
2074, Sadashiv Peth, Vijayanagar Colony, Behind S. P. College, Pune 411 030
Phone: 020-24336000/64001115
Fax: 020-24330400
Web Site: www.suryadatta.org



T. A. Pai Management Institute
Manipal 576 104
Phone: 0820-2570361/2571358
Fax: 0820-2570622
Web Site: www.tapmi.org


Techno India Group
EM4/1, Sector - V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 091
Fax: 033-23575686
Web Site: www.technoindiagroup.com



University Business School, Panjab University
Chandigarh 160 014
Phone: 0172-2541591/2534709
Web Site: www.ubschandigarh.org


Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management,
University Road, Pune 411 007
Phone: 020-25537974-78
Fax: 020-25537726
Web Site: www.vamnicom.org



VIT Business School, Vellore Institute of Technology
Deemed University, Vellore  632 014
Phone: 0416-2249720/2243091
Web Site: www.vit.ac.in


Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
L. N. Road, Near Central Rly. Station, Matunga, Mumbai  400 019
Phone: 022-241 78300
Web Site: www.welingkar.org




Any specific syllabus  is not designed for CAT entrance examination, the questions testing the candidate's arithmetical problem solving ability, data interpretation, logical reasoning, and English language skills (Grammar & Vocabulary) can be asked. The questions related to geometry, algebra and statistics are also included. The entrance examination tests the aptitude of the scholar for managerial skills.


Number Systems and Number Theory, Percentages, Simple & Compound Interest, Speed, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Pipes and Cisterns, Races, Averages, Ratio, Proportion, Mixtures and Alligations


Linear and Quadratic Equation, Binomial Theorem, Inequalities, Logarithm, Progressions - AP, GP, HP, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Function and Set Theory.  


Co ordinate Geometry, Lines, Angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc, Trigonometry and Mensuration are asked in the question paper.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Questions comprising tables and bar graphs, column graphs, pie chart, graphs representing area, line charts, venn diagram etc are usually asked in this section. Apart from these, questions on Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption- Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, identifying valid inferences , Matrix arrangements, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, identifying next number in series, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Sequencing, Puzzles, Family tree problem, identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, etc. can also be expected.

Reading Comprehension

This section includes passage and Poems

Verbal Ability

Verbal reasoning, syllogisms, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, odd man out, idioms, one word substitution, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence Correction, Sentence completion, contextual usage, Sentence correction, Foreign language words used in English, Different usage of same word etc. 

Current Affairs

Questions from current affairs are also included in the exam. For that one can study competitive books, newspapers, magazines etc. one should know the punch line, name of the Top officials of reputed companies, Major corporate events, Famous award and prizes, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, important quotations, Social issues, World Records, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics etc.

Group Discussion & Personal Interview (GDPI)

Students who have appeared in CAT exam and have scored the qualifying marks are then called for group discussion and personal interview as well. In order to prepare for GDPI, the students should have up-to-date knowledge on various aspects of Economics, Business and Technology.

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