CAT 2010 Notifications, Application and Online Exam Details

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Dates for Common Admission Test i.e. CAT has Been announced BY IIM’s for Year 2010. This Time CAT is conducted by IIM Lucknow and IIM Kolkata.

The common Admission Test (CAT) 2010 will be held in a 20-day period between 27 october and 23 November, the convenor of the exam said on Monday.
CAT is the qualifying test for admissions in the eight Indian Institutes of Management (IIM).

CAT is 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, PGP-ABM and PGP-PMP

• IIM Bangalore PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM


• IIM Indore PGP and EPGP

• IIM Kozhikode PGP

• IIM Lucknow PGP and PGP-ABM

• RGIIM Shillong PGP

b. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, and IIM Lucknow


Sale of CAT Vouchers :
Monday, 30 August 2010 – Monday, 27 September 2010
Registration for CAT 2010 :
Monday, 30 August 2010 – Thursday, 30 September 2010
CAT Test Dates :
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 – Wednesday, 24 November 2010
CAT Result :
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Application Fees

The application fee for taking CAT 2010 will remain the same as last year. ‘There is no change in the fee; it will be Rs. 1400 for the General candidates and Rs. 700 for the SC/ST/OBC candidates

CAT 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 Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA)categories], awarded by 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 the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government 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. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at Selection Process of IIMs.

Test centres: The test will be conducted in venues across many centres. These centres are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Siliguri and Varanasi. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test venue/centre and/or change the test window time and dates at their own discretion.

Completed applications and further enquiries may be addressed to:

Admissions Office,
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode,
IIMK Campus P. O.,
Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala, India 
Phone: +91-495-2803001/02/03/08
Fax: +91-495-2803010-11

Information sources


Cat websites :, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM, RGIIM Shillong


The Fees and other charges payable by the PGP students of the 2009-2011 batch for their first academic year (2009-2010) is approximately Rs.6,30,000/- Laptop computer, personal expenses on travel, clothes and laundry will be extra.

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