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CAT registration last dead extended by 5 days

The last date for submission of application forms for common admission test (CAT) for admissions to the IIMs has been extended by five days. Previously the last date of the application submission was 22nd september 2016. Now the last date is moved to September 27th 2016 till 5 pm.

Cat exam date will be conducted this year on December 4th and admit card can be downloaded on October 18th.

“The primary reason for the extension is to facilitate the applicants who are still in the process of completing their applications. There are many applicants in this stage, and we have been getting a lot of requests from them,” said Professor Rajendra K Bandi, CAT 2016 convenor.

“The total number of submitted applications (as at 3:30 p.m.) is 2.08 lakhs, which is far in excess of the applications for the comparable period last year.

The corresponding number last year was 1.83 lakhs,” Bandi added. The extension of the deadline has been notified on the CAT website.

No group discussion in IIM admission process starting 2014

11 IIMs will have no Group Discussion (GD) in their admission process starting session 2014.

Till last year group discussion has been a part of section procedure. Through GD, Institutes check communication ability, analytical skills and logical thinking of aspirants.Not sure why this method has been rejected by the IIMs.This is really great method to know about the aspirant.Some times though shy and introvert aspirant fail in this process but still this process help the colleges to test the smartness of candidate.The Written Aptitude Test in comparison has multi-fold benefits. A candidate can express his/her thoughts clearly and in an organized manner.

Except IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode, rest of the IIMs has removed the Group Discussion from their selection process for management admissions from the academic session 2014-2016. Admissions in these 11 IIMs will be based on the Written Aptitude Test, Personal Interview, and CAT/GMAT scores. However, work experience and past academic records will always play role in selection process.

Admission process for the session 2014 is expected to start after the release of CAT 2013 results on 14 January 2014.

CAT is still popular

The number of CAT registration was falling for the last few years, but this seems to have changed this time.Last year due to recession many CAT aspirants changed their plans.

The CAT 2011 registration window closed on October 4th with approximately 2.05 lakh registered CAT aspirants.The number of applicants for the Common Admission Test (CAT), the entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), has finally risen after a steady drop in the past two years.

Last year, 2.04 lakh had registered to the take the computer-based test. In 2009, about 2.42 lakh had registered. Apart from the IIMs, CAT is the entrance criterion for 150 other management institutes in the country. Good placements last year have encouraged more people to apply.

With 3,000 seats on offer and 2.05 lakh candidates, approximately one in 80 candidates will make it to the 13 IIMs this year.

Those who are ready to spend Rs.13 lakh for an MBA course will definitely look for a better return through a better job.After the economic slowdown and poor job scenario in 2008 and 2009, many gave a rethink to management courses and only serious candidates opt for it now

CAT registration will open from August 17

This year the test will be conducted at 36 cities in the country. The results will be available on the website on January 11, 2012. Candidates must retain the printout of their score cards, which are valid only until December 31, 2012. Subsequent to that date, no queries related to issuance of CAT 2011 score cards would be entertained.
CAT 2011 will be held from October 22 to November 18 during a 20-day testing window period. For details, visit www.catiim.in or contact the IVRS number at 1800-103-7833.
The registration for the Common Admission Test 2011, which holds the key to 13 IIMs and other B-schools, starts on August 17 and will end on September 28. Candidates can register by logging on to www.catiim.in. CAT 2011 vouchers can be obtained from branches of Axis Bank and their associated outlets from August 17 to September 26, for `1,600 for the general category and `800 for SC/ST candidates.

CAT 2011 update

Indian Institutes of Management announced the highlights of the Common Admission Test 2011 (CAT 2011).

CAT 2011 will have only two sections. The first section will focus on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be for 140 minutes.Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer.once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second and will no longer be able to go back.

A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through that carefully before starting the main examination.

The total duration will be two hours and 35 minutes including the tutorial. A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available in the coming weeks. Once again candidates are advised to go though them carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout, and navigation.

CAT enrolment rise expected this year

In 2008, around 276,000 aspirants appeared for CAT. This fell to 240,000 in 2009, further coming down to 206,000 in 2010.

IIMs say they expect to see a growth this year in the number of aspirants. The third computer-based edition of the yearly test, conducted by the IIMs through partner Prometric, is expected is to witness a 10 per cent rise in applications this year.

Expectations of such a rise in applications may also be due to an almost glitch-free CAT last year, after a bumpy start in 2009, when IIMs and Prometric had to conduct the CAT in two phases, after thousands of candidates suffered technical glitches at several centres. Prometric also discontinued its partnership with NIIT after the first stint and moved on to a tie-up with MeritTrac and Everonn.

In terms of expansion, the CAT Committee is looking to create a buffer of 10-15 per cent in terms of test centres this year.

According to Moorthy, a few more centres may be set up, depending on the requirement. Moreover, apart from the 180-odd, non-IIM B-schools being part of CAT, IIMs may be adding a few more.

IIM Lucknow Placements 2011

The batch of 366 students (99 more than those graduating in 2009), a total of 206 companies made offers making it the largest placement process this year across the IIMs in terms of the number of candidates placed successfully. These companies made a total of 528 offers. Of the total offers made, 70 were pre-placement offers, 213 lateral offers for higher entry placement, and 245 made during the final placement week. Moreover, 53 companies were first time recruiters at IIM-L.

The key sectors in which the recruitment took place were Consulting, Finance, Sales and Marketing, IT and Telecom industry. The Consulting sector saw 82 recruitment.
The final Placements of IIM Lucknow have been concluded with 100 per cent placements. The B School has received total 528 offers for the batch of 366. IIM Lucknow mentions that by far, this is the largest graduating batch to be placed across all IIMs. Among the offers made, there were 70 Pre Placement Offers (PPOs), 213 lateral offers and 245 offers in the Placement week.

A total of 206 companies participated in the placement process. Out of them 53 companies were first time recruiters. Among the key recruiters were Accenture, Avendus Capital, Capgemini, Citibank, Kraft Foods Cadbury, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, KPMG, McKinsey and Co., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Tata Administrative Services and The Boston Consulting Group.

Finance firms have made a comeback in a big way. The positions offered by the banks and financial firms were in areas of investment banking, proprietary trading, treasury, and global risk management to name a few. Prominent financial firms include Amex, Avendus Capital, Axis Bank, Baring Private Equity Partners, CRISIL, DBS, Edelweiss, Futures First, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank making 22 offers (after Deloitte), ICICI Prudential, IIFL, Indus Valley Partners, JM Financial, JP Morgan, Karvy, Kotak Wealth Management, Nomura, SBI Capital, Standard Chartered and Yes Bank.

Finance firms have made a comeback in a big way. The positions offered by the banks and financial firms were in areas of investment banking, proprietary trading, treasury, and global risk management to name a few. Prominent financial firms include Amex, Avendus Capital, Axis Bank, Baring Private Equity Partners, CRISIL, DBS, Edelweiss, Futures First, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank making 22 offers (after Deloitte), ICICI Prudential, IIFL, Indus Valley Partners, JM Financial, JP Morgan, Karvy, Kotak Wealth Management, Nomura, SBI Capital, Standard Chartered and Yes Bank.

In Sales and Marketing sector, the key recruiters were Asian Paints, Aviva, Britannia, Castrol, Dabur, GSK Consumer, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods Cadbury, Marico, Nokia, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Ranbaxy, Raymond and Reliance among others. Conglomerates such as Adani Group, Aditya Birla Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Jindal Group, Larsen & Toubro, RPG and Suzlon were prominent recruiters. Asian Paints, L’Oreal, Olam International, Philips and Target offered lucrative Supply Chain Management profiles.

Firms in the IT sector that offered roles were iGATE, Infosys, MindTree, Wipro and TCS among others. Recruiters in the Telecom industry are the top companies in the sector such as Aircel, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.

Among the 53 first time recruiters, the companies included Amazon, BMGI, Bloomberg, Comviva, Coromandel, Deutsche Post DHL, Ford, Fujitsu Consulting, Google, HP, IndusInd Bank, JFS, Lenovo, Microsoft IDC, Nereus Capital, Panasonic, Planet M, Star CJ, Subros, Tally Solutions and The Nielsen Company among others.

Change in IIM eligibility criteria students troubled

New IIMs are screening aspirants calling students for GD-PI on the basis of their bachelor degree marks.

CAT prospectus clearly speaks about 50% marks in the bachelor’s degree as the eligibility, the new 4 IIMs in Shillong, Rohtak, Trichy, Raipur are screening students based on 65% score in the bachelor’s degree as their minimum eligibility criteria

The other older IIMs — Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode —are screening students for the GD and PI based on a weightage they are assigning to CAT scores, class X, XII and degree marks.

Many students have been affected by this last minute change.

Professors are claiming atleast older IIMs are following right procedure.

While the B-schools had said they would consider parameters other than CAT scores, the often decisive weightages given to these criteria were only disclosed after the CAT 2010 results were released last month.

IIM Trichy admissions criteria are announced in the IIM-B website.


Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

Admission to the 1st Batch of Two Year

Post-Graduate Programme in Management


Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli will be releasing the shortlist of candidates who appeared in CAT 2010 and fulfill shortlisting criteria as shown in Table 1 and Table 2.


Table 1

Qualification Cut Off Marks %
X 75 70 60 55 60
XII 70 65 55 50 55
UG 65 60 50 50 50


Table 2

CAT Component Cut off Percentile
Total 90 80 60 60 60
Verbal 85 70 55 40 55
Quantitative 80 70 50 40 50
DI 75 60 50 40 50

Reservation : As per Government of India Norms.

Venue for GD and PI : Mumbai, Kolkata , New Delhi and Bangalore (Dates will be notified

IIM Indore invites applications for executive Post Graduate Programme in Management

IIM Indore MBA

Indian Institute of Management Indore is a state funded management institute in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Instituted in 1998, IIM Indore is the sixth addition to the prestigious IIM family.

Program Name:
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
About Program:

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) is an intensive one-year residential program exemplifying the academic rigor and progressive thinking at IIM Indore. Specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations, the programme combines skill-building with exploration of good management practices. The exposure to new perspectives, contemporary theories and approaches in management lends focus to leading in turbulent times. In addition to a comprehensive functional core module, the electives provide opportunities to specialize in Strategy, Leadership, and International Business.

The Candidate must have
i) A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline.
ii) A valid CAT /GMAT score
iii) Minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation.

The programme is open to all nationalities.
Admission Process:

Interview of short listed candidates will be conducted at various locations depending on the number of candidates from that region. Short-listing of candidates for interview will be done based on a number of criteria like CAT /GMAT score, Academic performance, work experience etc as decided by the admissions committee.

Selection & registering for the programme:
Candidates will be selected based on CAT /GMAT score, academic performance, achievements, performance in the interview, work experience etc as decided by the admissions committee. Selected candidates have to register for the programme in Sept 2011.

Application Process:

Candidates seeking admission to the one-year EPGP programme of IIM-Indore (2011-12 batch) either have to appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT 2010) or submit their GMAT score. The GMAT score should have been obtained between Jan 1, 2008 and March 31, 2011. They will have to send in a separate application form which can be downloaded from official website  www.iimidr.ac.in.

The completed application form along with the processing fee should reach IIM Indore on or before 20th April, 2011. The application processing fee is Rs. 3500/- for resident Indians and U.S. $ 110/- for other nationals and non-resident Indians. Please enclose a D/D for the application-processing fee drawn in favour of IIM Indore payable at Indore along with the application.

Candidates applying through CAT 2010 have to mention their CAT Application Form number in the EPGP Application form. Candidates applying through GMAT have to submit their GMAT score along with the EPGP Application form.


The associated programme code for One Year Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management(EPGP) is “2ZX-H9-35”
Forms Available:
Mon, 2011-01-17 – Wed, 2011-04-20
Form Submission Till:
The programme fee is Rs. 18,00,000/- (Rupees Eighteen Lakhs only) for Indian Nationals (Indian passport holders) and US $45,000 (U.S.D forty five thousand only) for Foreign Nationals (Foreign passport holders)
Postal Address:

For clarifications/enquiries contact:
Officer – EPGP Office
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau –Pithampur Road,
Indore – 453 331
(M.P). India