Common Admissioin Test (CAT 2008)
CAT is the gateway to the cream of management institutes in India, the IIMs- IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, and IIM Kozhikode. CAT is the most popular aptitude test among prospective management students because it is accepted not only by the IIM's but also by other best institutes. CAT tests your skills in five broad areas viz.
a) Verbal ability and reasoning
b) Reading Comprehension
c) Quantitative skills
d) Data Interpretation
e) Analytical and Logical reasoning.
CAT 2008 Eligibility
(a) 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) or Persons with Disability (PWD) category], of 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 UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
(b) The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. The percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be based on the practice followed by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case of the candidates being awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the university/institution from where they have obtained bachelor’s degree.
(c) In case the university/institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by the IIMs by dividing obtained CGPA with the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant with 100.
(d) Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. Such candidates must produce a certificate from the Principal/Head of the Department/ Registrar/Director of the university/institution certifying that the candidate is currently in the final year / is awaiting final results and has obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) based on latest available grades/marks.
CAT 2008 Bulletin
Candidates aspiring to get admission into IIMs need to appear for Common Admission Test (CAT-2008). You may go through the advertisement and CAT Bulletin carefully before applying.
Download CAT 2008 Bulletin Here
CAT 2008 Important Dates
|Issue of CAT Bulletins by Axis Bank Starts from||July 14, 2008 (Monday)
|Issue of CAT Bulletins by Axis Bank Ends
||August 8, 2008 (Friday)
|Issue of CAT Bulletins by IIMs Ends
||August 13, 2008 (Wednesday)
|Last date for receipt of completed CAT 2008 Application Forms
||September 5, 2008 (Friday)
|Common Admission Test 2008 Date
||November 16, 2008 (Sunday
|CAT 2008 Results||January 9, 2009 (Friday)|
CAT 2008 Scores
CAT Results on Website : The results of CAT 2008 will be available from January 9th 2009 on the cat website: www.catiim.in. The scores can be accessed by keying in the test registration number and either the date of birth (preferred) or the cat application number.
CAT Results via SMS : CAT-takers can also access their CAT-2008 scores by using SMS facility of mobile phones. For SMS, candidate can type ‘CAT test registration number date of birth (ddmmyy)’ or ‘CAT test registration number application number” for example: “CAT 5370082 030482” or “CAT 5370082 123456” and SMS to “57333”.
CAT Results by E-mail : Candidates who wish to get their results by e-mail should register themselves between October 17, 2008 and November 30, 2008 by sending an SMS to 57333 as follows: ‘CAT test registration number date of birth (dd/mm/yy) email id’ Please note that only one e-mail id will be registered against a test registration number.
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