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Indian Institute of Management (IIM) PG Admission 2012-2013

CAT 2012 Notification and Exam Dates

Online Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) from CAT 2012 will be held between 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012. CAT is conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

These programmes are
The Indian Institute of management will conduct Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT-2012) during a testing window between 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012

CAT 2012 will be conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

These programmes are:
A- Post Graduate Programmes in Management:
IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-ABM courses
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IIM Bangalore PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM
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IIM Indore PGP and EPGP
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IIM Kashipur PGP
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IIM Kozhikode PGP
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IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM
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IIM Raipur PGP
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IIM Rohtak PGP
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RGIIM Shillong PGP
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IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP
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IIM Udaipur PGP
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B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) (equivalent to Ph.D) of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi and IIM Tiruchirappalli


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 SC/ST/DA (it may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PwD) category)), awarded by any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions estd by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a university u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the MHRD, Govt 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

How and when to apply for CAT 2012

The number of testing days this year has been increased to 21 days within the window from 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012

The CAT vouchers will be available at selected Axis Bank branches from 30th July, 2012 to 17th September, 2012
Registration window will be open from 30th July, 2012 to 19th September, 2012

CAT 2012 Exam Pattern

Similar to the previous year, the CAT-2012 will have only two sections
The first section will focus on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation; the second on Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits
The examination will be for 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 section and will no longer be able to go back
A 15 minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully before starting the main examination
The total duration will be two hours and 35 minutes including the tutorial
A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test is available on the CAT website
Candidates are advised to go though it carefully to familiarise themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation

If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by 30th June, 2013 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before 30th June, 2013) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate
IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website
Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs
Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a Tel number throughout the selection process
Reservations: As per the Govt of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates, 27% of seats are reserved for OBC candidates belonging to the non-creamy layer (NC-OBC), 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled (DA) candidates
Admission Process: Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other
The process may include written ability test (WAT), group discussions (GD) and personal interviews (PI)
Performance in CAT-012 examination is an important component in the admission process
IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process
The processes, academic cut offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs
For more information you may refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites
CAT Result: CAT-2012 result will be announced on 09th January, 2013 on the CAT website
List of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection will be made available on the individual IIM websites
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
CAT-2012 Vouchers: Before registering and scheduling for your test, you will need to purchase a CAT- 2012 voucher from any of the selected Axis Bank branches between 30th July, 2012, Monday, and 17th September, 2012, Monday
Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT-2012 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 must show the relevant document such as a marriage certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme
SC/ST candidates must show a copy of their SC/ST certificates at the time of obtaining the CAT-2012 voucher from the Axis Bank branches

Voucher once sold cannot be refunded under any circumstance including but not limited to loss of voucher, inability to read voucher number due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, candidate being ineligible for taking CAT, CAT not being a pre-requisite for a programme, and rejection of candidate registration due to incomplete and/or wrong information
If the voucher is lost, voucher number is not readable due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, and/or candidate thinks he/she has made mistakes in filling out information during the online registration, then the candidate can purchase a new voucher and re-register online

Important Dates
Voucher sale: 30th July, 2012 to 17th September, 2012
Registration window: 30th July, 2012 to 19th September, 2012
Test dates: 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012
Results: 09th January, 2013

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