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CAT Exam 2010 Notification:

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) will be conducting the CAT in 2010-2011 and CAT Advertisement appeared in leading newspapers on August 22 2010.

CAT is conduct by Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. These programmes are

1.  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

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

How to apply for CAT 2010:

Sale of CAT 2010 Vouchers: The CAT 2010 vouchers can be obtained from selected Axis Bank branches between Monday, 30 August – Monday, 27 September 2010 for Rs. 1400/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST candidates)

Important Dates:

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

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.

Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account throughout the selection process.

For More Details

CAT Centre
C/O Admission Office
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow,
Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow 226 013

Phone: 0522 – 2736681/82

Fax: 0522 – 2734025
E-Mail: admission@iiml.ac.in

Website: http://www.catiim.in

IIM Rohtak Admission 2010 | IIM Lucknow Admission 2010 Notification

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

Invites application from candidates who appeared in CAT 2009 for

Admission to the two year Post Graduate Programme in Management

Batch 2010-2012

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak is launching its two-year Post Graduat Programme in Management from the academic session 2010-2011. IIM Lucknow is mentor for IIM Rohtak.

The admission office of IIM Lucknow will receive and process the application from candidates who meet the eligibility criteria as mentioned below and would  like to apply to IIM Rohtak for this programme. Fees for the two-year  programme will be Rs. 3 lakh per year.

How to Apply:

Candidates who meet the above-mentioned criteria and have obtained a CAT 2009 score of at-least the cut off percentile corresponding to their category may download the IIM Rohtak Application Form from the IIM Lucknow website www.iiml.ac.in

The same duly filled-in along with his/her recent passport size photograph may be sent to Admission Office, IIM Lucknow, Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow – 226013 latest by 20 April, 2010

Admission Office,

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow,

Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow – 226013

Ph: +91-522-2736681/82, 2734028

Email: admission@iiml.ac.in

Website: http://www.iiml.ac.in

CAT 2008 Rush

CAT or the Common Admission Test is conducted annually for admission to all the branches of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The lucky candidates who get through seek admission in IIM branches located in Ahmedabad, Indore, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Shillong and Lucknow. However, it is just not the IIMs, hundreds of other management institutes depend upon the CAT score for screening admissions in their institute.

This year there has been a buzz about the CAT with the implementation of the proposed OBC quota to take place. Like every year, 2008 too saw the maddening rush for this examination as nearly 2,70,000 aspirants appeared for the examination in 230 centres located in 23 cities. The general view was that the data interpretation (DI) section was perhaps the easiest, while the verbal section though easy, was very lengthy. Most candidates said that the QUANT (quantitative analysis) section was the toughest this year.

Programmes for Government Servants at IIM-A

39 participants have enrolled themselves in an exclusive programme that will be held at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad — IIM-A. The basic ideology is to improve upon the skills needed for formulating better public policies. This postgraduate programme is also called the PGP-PMP and the core of its students are government servants. This initiative is aimed at addressing the need for better public management among the government employees. In fact, there is discussion in the Administrative Reforms Commission of diverting civil services towards the private sector too. This also marks the coming together of the government and corporate sectors.

100% Placement at IIM Kozhikode

IIM (K) has succeeded beyond expectations by getting hundred percent placements for its students in times when the economy is slowing down and fears of recession have seized every professional sector. As a part of its summer placement initiative, the Institute was flooded with lucrative offers from banks and financial institutions including the likes of Citibank, ICICI, Standard Chartered, American Express, JP Morgan and Edelweiss Capital. These placements come as a huge relief as everyone was expecting hiring to nosedive with the bleak international and national economic circumstances. In fact, the number of firms that visited IIM Kozhikode went up to 102 as compared to 66 from last year! Some students even got international offers from global commercial centres like Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

IIM Bangalore Awarded the Best B-School in India

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore — IIM (B) has the honour of being awarded as the best B-School in India. The award was presented at the prestigious Eduniversal World Convention, La Sorbonne, Paris in France. The ceremony took place on November 4, 2008. IIM, Bangalore has been recognized among nine Eduniversal-defined geographical zones. These included Latin America, Northern America, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, Far Eastern Asia, Oceania, Eastern Europe and Western Europe.

The initial selection was made by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee. IIM (B) faced close competition from 27 other reputed global business schools. The competition was tough and this can be judged from the fact that IIM (B) was chosen from a total of nearly 1000 business schools, chosen from 153 countries. Eventually, IIM Bangalore was awarded as the Best Business School in Central Asia region. It was closely followed by IIM Ahmedabad.

Students of IIM launch ‘Students’ Portal’

A portal has been launched by three students of the Indian Institute of Management —IIM. The portal would mainly deal with careers related to business consultancy. The just-launched website, www.learn2consult.com, provides all the necessary information for those seeking jobs in consultancy. This innovative portal has been created by the joint efforts of Alok Rustagi — IIM, Kozhikode, Rajat Kashyap — IIM, Lucknow and Karan Ahuja, IIM Lucknow. The portal has linkage to various industry experts. It even has a query-based ‘Ask the expert’ Section.The founding members feel that this portal was vital as consulting was looked down upon in preference for finance-oriented jobs by post-graduate students.

XLRI Chipped-In As One Of The Best B-Schools

According to a report presented by a popular research and marketing agency, XLRI, a management school, has moved ahead in the competition and joined the list of the top 5 B-Schools (business schools) of India. XLRI, i.e. Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, has been accredited as one of the best business schools in India, the slot enjoyed by IIM and other premier B-Schools of India.


According to the report, IIM-A (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad) continued to be the number one business education institute in the country. Earlier, London’s Financial Times accredited Symbiosis, which was ranked fourth best B school by the Research and Market organisation, as one among the top 20 B schools in the world.


India is rapidly evolving as the best education centre for business and management studies in the Asian continent. With new institutes being opened up and accreditations coming all the way from different countries, the country is sure to have lots of students visiting these schools in the coming times.