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CAT 2015 Notification Apply Online 06-08-2015 to 20-09-2015 at www.iimcat.ac.in
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Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam Common Admission Test (CAT) 2015
The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test 2015 (CAT 2015) on 29th November, 2015 in two sessions. CAT 2015 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: Website Addresses:
• IIM Ahmedabad PGP and PGP-FABM www.iimahd.ernet.in
• IIM Amritsar PGP www.iimamritsar.ac.in
• IIM Bangalore PGP, PGPEM and PGPPM www.iimb.ernet.in
• IIM Bodh Gaya PGP www.iimcal.ac.in/iimbihar
• IIM Calcutta PGP-PGDM www.iimcal.ac.in
• IIM Indore PGP and EPGP www.iimidr.ac.in
• IIM Kashipur PGP and EPGPM www.iimkashipur.ac.in
• IIM Kozhikode PGP www.iimk.ac.in
• IIM Lucknow PGP, PGP-ABM and PGPSM www.iiml.ac.in
• IIM Nagpur PGP www.iimnagpur.ac.in
• IIM Raipur PGP and PGPWE www.iimraipur.ac.in
• IIM Ranchi PGDM and PGDHRM www.iimranchi.ac.in
• IIM Rohtak PGP and EPGP www.iimrohtak.ac.in
• IIM Sambalpur PGP www.iimidr.ac.in/iimi/ index.php/iim-sambalpur
• RGIIM Shillong PGP and PGPEX www.iimshillong.in
• IIM Sirmaur PGP www.iiml.ac.in/iimsirmaur
• IIM Tiruchirappalli PGP and PGPBM www.iimtrichy.ac.in
• IIM Udaipur PGP www.iimu.ac.in
• IIM Visakhapatnam PGP www.iimv.ac.in
B. Fellow Programmes in Management (FPM) [equivalent to Ph.D.] of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM lndore, IIM Kashipur, IIM Kozhikode, lIM Lucknow, IIM Raipur, IIM Ranchi, IIM Rohtak, RGIIM Shillong, IIM Tiruchirappalli, IIM Udaipur and EFPM programme of IIM Kashipur and IIM Raipur. Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow Programme of each institute as well as PGP-FABM of IIM Ahmedabad, PGPEM and PGPPM Programmes of IIM Bangalore, EPGP of IIM lndore, EFPM & EPGPM of IIM Kashipur, PGP-ABM & PGPSM of IIM Lucknow, PGPWE of IIM Raipur, PGDHRM of IIM Ranchi, EPGP of IIM Rohtak, PGPEX of RGIIM Shilong and PGPBM of IIM Tiruchirappalli. Before a prospective candidate makes a decision to appear for CAT2015, he/she must visit the websites and/or read programme advertisements of the concerned IIM and specific programmes to ensure which programmes they want to apply for, eligibility requirements and admission processes. List of non-IIM member institutions that have registered to avail the CAT 2015 scores is provided at www.iimcat.ac.in. CAT 2015 Scores are restricted only for admission to IlMs and non-IIM member institutions. IIMs have no role in the selection process of Non-IIM Institutions.
INFORMATION SOURCES CAT2015:
CAT website : www.iimcat.ac.in • Help Desk Number : 18002660207 CAT 2015
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) (It may also be referred to as Persons With Disability (PWD) 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. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2016 from the Principal/ Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2016) 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 www.iimcat.ac.in. 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 phone number throughout the selection process.
As per the Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. 27% of seats are reserved for Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the “noncreamy” layer (NC-OBC). For all caste based reservations the castes included in the Central Govt. lists as on the last date of registration shall be used. For an updated central list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation and information in respect of the creamy layer visit the website www.ncbc.nic.in. In case of NCOBC category, the castes included in Central List (available at www.ncbc.nic. in/Centrallistifobc.html) of NC-OBC by the National Commission of Backward Classes, Government of India as on last day of registration will be used. Any subsequent changes will not be effective for CAT 2015 unless there is a change made by the Central Government or judiciary with retrospective effect. As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995, 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled (DA) candidates. The three categories of disability are: a) low-vision/blindness, b) hearing impairment, and c) locomotor disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is applicable if the candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40%, as certified by a medical authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act. The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavor of IIMs that the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/ Non-Creamy OBC categories join the Programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission process. The candidates should read carefully the description of admission process followed by each IIM on their respective websites. No change in the category will be entertained after registration; hence, the applicants are advised to give attention while registering.
PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES
The fees is ` 1600 (General and NC-OBC candidates) and ` 800 (SC/ST/PWD/ DA) candidates. Please note that a candidate needs to pay registration fees only once irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying for. SC, ST and PWD (DA) candidates must upload a copy of their SC/ST/PWD (DA) certificates at the time of registration. Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
REGISTRATION FOR CAT 2015
The registration window opens on 6th August, 2015 and will close on 20th September, 2015. The details about the registration process will be available on CAT 2015 website www.iimcat.ac.in. At the time of registration, the candidates have to select any four Test Cities as per their preference from the drop down menu. Candidates will be allotted one among the 4 preferred Cities in any 1 of the 2 sessions after the last date of registration. The candidates can download the admit cards from 15th October, 2015 till their exam date. TEST CENTRES There are 136 test cities. The details about the test sites spread across 136 test cities will be available on www.iimcat.ac.in from 15th October, 2015 and the name of the Test Site will be indicated in the Admit Card. IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test venue /centre and/or change the test time and date at their own discretion. CAT 2015 SCORE A candidate’s CAT 2015 score card will be made available at the www.iimcat. ac.in and individual information will not be sent. The CAT results will be declared by 2nd week of January, 2016. CAT 2015 score is valid till December 31, 2016. The candidates’ scores will be made available till December 31, 2016. Subsequent to that date no queries related to issuance of CAT 2015 score cards will be entertained. ADMISSION PROCESS
Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for its second stage of selection which may be different for each IIM. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI). Performance in CAT2015 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 to the admissions policies of IlMs from their respective websites. DISCLAIMER Instances of incorrect information and process violation detected at any stage of the selection process will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the selection process and he/she will not be allowed to appear for CAT in future. If such instances go undetected during the current selection process but are detected in subsequent years, such disqualification will take place with retrospective effect. Candidates must retain this advertisement for future reference. Any dispute concerning CAT 2015 would be subject to Jurisdiction of the competent Courts within the territorial jurisdiction of City of Ahmedabad only