Indian Institute of Management IIM has issued notification for Common Admission Test CAT-2013. This article will give complete details of CAT-2013 like the eligibility criteria, postgraduate programs offered in IIMs, reservations, registrations for CAT-2013, test centers, score and admission process. On going through the entire article, a CAT aspirant will get adequate information related to common admission test.
The Indian Institute of Management is going to conduct Common Admissions Test 2013(CAT 2013). The testing window will be open for the period of 20 days between October 16, 2013 and November 11, 2013. CAT 2013 is going to conduct by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admissions into various management programs of IIMs. The details of programs along with IIM names and web addresses are given below.
Postgraduate programs offered IIM name and Web addresses
IIM Ahmadabad - PGP and PGB-ABM http://www.iimahd.ernet.in
IIM Bangalore - PGP PGP-EM and PGPPM http://www.iimb.ernet.in
IIM Calcutta - PGP-PGDM and PGP-PGDCM http://www.iimcal.ac.in
IIM Indore - PGP and EPGP http://www.iimidr.ac.in
IIM Kashipur - PGP and EPGP http://www.iimkashipur.ac.in
IIM Kozhikode - PGP http://www.iimk.ac.in
IIM Lucknow - PGP and PGP-ABM http://www.iiml.ac.in
IIM Raipur - PGP and PGPWE http://www.iimranchi.ac.in
IIM Rohtak - PGP http://www.iimrohtak.ac.in
RGIIM Shillong - PGP http://www.iimshillong.in
IIM Tiruchirapalli - PGP and PGPBM http://www.iimtrochy.ac.in
IIM Udaipur - PGP http://www.iimu.a.in
Fellow programs in Management (FPM) equivalent to Ph.D: IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Rohtak, GRIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirapalli and EFPM program if IIM Kashipur and IIM Raipur. Separate notifications will be issued for the fellow programs of each institute as well as PGP-ABM programs. Before applying for CAT 2013 the candidate, have to visit the websites of concerned IIMs to make sure about the programs and eligible conditions. Candidates can find the list of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail the CAT 2013 score provided at http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in.
Eligibility for CAT 2013
The candidate has to hold a Bachelor's degree with at-least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. The minimum marks of 45% in case of candidates belongs to SC/ST/Persons with Disability categories.
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed their degree requirements and are waiting for results can also apply. On selection the candidates needs to submit the certificate latest by June 30, 2014.
Candidate must maintain a valid and unique e-mail account and a phone number throughout the selection process.
Reservation of seats
As per the Government of India requirements 15% of seats are reserved for SC, 7.5% for ST candidates, 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates belonging to non-creamy layer and 3% of seats are reserved for Persons with Disability.
Registration for CAT 2013
The candidates needs to pay registration fee of rupees 1600(General and NC-OBC candidates) and rupees 800(SC/ST/PWD/DA candidates). The details about the payment of registration fee will be available on CAT 2013 website, http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in from 5:00 p.m on Saturday August 3, 2013.
Candidates need to pay the registration fee only for once irrespective of number of institutions he/she is applying.
The name of the candidate should appear same as the name like in 12 th/Diploma/Degree certificate.
If the change of the name happens due to marriage or for any other reason, the photocopies of proof should be submitted at the time of test, interview and the time of joining the program.
Candidates can start registrations from August 5, 2013 onwards and the registrations window will close on September 26, 2013.
Test Centres for CAT 2013
CAT 2013 will be conducted in 40 test centers. The details about the test cities spread across the 40 test cities will be available on CAT -2013 official website, http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in from 5 :00 p.m on Saturday August3, 2013. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel the test venue.
CAT 2013 Score and admission process
A candidate's CAT 2013 scorecard will be made available to the candidate, and for details, candidates can visit the official website of CAT 2013.
Each IIM will shortlists the candidates for second stage of selection, which is independent from one another. Admissions will be done based on the merits shown in written ability test, group discussions and personal interview. The performance shown in CAT 2013 is an important component in the admission process. IIMs even considers the previous year academic performances of candidates, relevant work experience and other inputs while short listing and ranking on the various stages of admission process.
Important dates for CAT – 2013
The starting date for opening of registration window: August 5, 2013
The last date for closing of registration window: September 26, 2013
The dates for appearing for CAT 2013: October 16, 2013 – November 11, 2013
The declaration of CAT 2013 results: January 14, 2014
The validation of CAT 2013 score: until December 31, 2014
For more details related to admissions and other information related to CAT 2013, the sources are given below. CAT website: http://www.iimidr.ac.in IVRS number: 1800 419 0080
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