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CAT 2009 Announced


IIM-Calcutta conducts Common Admission Test (CAT) to get admissions to various Management programs at all the IIMs. This year CAT 2009 is annouced by IIM-C and this time the test will be Computer based Test (CBT) instead of traditional paper based test.

Common Admission Test (CAT 2009) is an entrance exam for Admissions to Post Graduate Management programs in seven Indian Institutes of Management and also various other Management Institutes across India which accepts CAT Scores in 2009 will be held on November-December 2009. 

How to apply for CAT 2009-2010:
CAT vouchers will be available through selected bank branches by the end of August 2009. After buying the voucher candidates will be supposed to apply online. The voucher will be available for Rs. 1400 for general candidates and for Rs. 700 for SC/ST candidates. Admit Cards will also be sent by e-mail to the candidates which they will have to print.

IIMs have decided to go paperless. So the bulky Bulletin / Brochure will not be available at bank branches. Only you need to pay the application fee, get the voucher with the journal number and other details then fill the application form online. After you fill-in, review, and submit the registration information during online registration, you will receive an email containing your Admit Card.

You must bring the printed copy of the admit card, one Photo ID, and any other ID not necessarily with a photo. Do not bring any other material and personal belongings with you, for no personal belongings and materials will be allowed in test-hall.
CAT 2009- Important Dates
Starting date CAT Voucher Sale:
Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Last Date of CAT voucher Sale:
Thursday, 1 October 2009.

Exam Date:
CAT will be held during the period Saturday, 28 November 2009 – Monday, 7 December 20009. You can choose a test date, session (morning/afternoon), and venue across thirty centers (cities) all over India, subject to availability.

CAT 2009 Notification(Common Admission Test)
CAT has become one of the most competitive exams to judge the potential of the candidates willing to pursue their career in business administration.

CAT 2009 to be computer-based test (CBT)
The new computer-based test (CBT) will be embraced by IIMs across Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Shillong, and will allow students to select a date convenient to them from a specified period of 10 days. The new system is also expected to help the IIMs cope effectively with the increasing number of candidates every year. While around 95,000 candidates took CAT in 2003, the number rose to about 250,000 last year, reflecting a growth of over 163% and bringing the administrative system under severe pressure.

Here’s the gist of information that the IIMs have released till date:
  • The CAT will be Computer Based test for the year 2009
    Prometric ETS has been awarded the contract for conducting the test
  • CAT 2009 will be conducted over a period of 10 days at the end of November 2009
  • Mr Subhashish Gupta, admission chairperson IIMB has said that the possibility of CAT 2009 being computer adaptive is quite remote.
  • In all probability there will be 3 tests in a day. This means that there will be 30 tests over a period of 10 days.
Indian Institutes of Management
The Main Indian Institutes of Management (IIM)s in India are,
  • The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Bangalore (IIM B)
  • The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Calcutta (IIM C)
  • The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Indore (IIM Indore)
  • The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Kozhikode (IIM K)
  • The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Lucknow (IIM L)
  • The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Shillong (IIM S)
Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad-380015: admission@iimahd.ernet.in
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road. Bangalore -660076 : pgpadm@iimb.ernet.in 
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. D.H. Road. Joka, Kolkata-700 104: pgpadmissions@iimcal.ac.in
Indian Institute of Management Indore, Pigdamber, Rau, lndore-453331: pgpadmission@iimidr.ac.in
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIM Kozhikode Campus P.O.. Kozhikode-673570: admissions@iimk.ac.in
Indian Institute of Management, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow-226013: admission@iiml.ac.in

Interactive Voice Response System Numbers
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad: 079-26307258
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore: 080-26484650
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta: 033-24380266
Indian Institute of Management Indore: 0731-4058371
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode: 0495-2803005
Indian Institute of Management: 0522-2736666

CAT Website: www.catiim.in
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad: www.iimahd.ernet.in
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore: www.iimb.ernet.in
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta: www.iimcal.ac.in
Indian Institute of Management Indore: www.iimidr.ac.in
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode: www.iimk.ac.in
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow: www.iiml.ac.in

For More details visit (After August 30, 2009)

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