Sunday, July 13, 2008
The seven Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) have announced that CAT for the academic year 2009-11 will be held on November 16, 2008. Nearly 2,000 students will get admission to these institutes.The CAT Bulletins, which contains application form can be purchased from July 14, 2008 till August 8, 2008 from select Axis bank branches, and in special cases from IIMs directly by August 13 2008. The last date of submission of CAT forms is September 5.There are a total of 102 non-IIM institutions who are using CAT 2008 scores. Last year there were 111 non-IIM institutions who used CAT scores.CAT 2008 will be conducted at 23 centers in India which include Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow and others.The candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent marks in case of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or persons with disability).Last year, over 230,000 students had appeared for the CAT entrance examination.Last year, the Common Admission Test (CAT) form was priced at Rs 1,100 for open category students and Rs 550 for reserved category candidates. This year, this has been raised to Rs 1,300 and Rs 650 repectively.