IIM CAT Bulletin

The Indian Institutes of Management conducts Common Admission Test which is generally held at the end of each year, In 2010 it was held between October 27 and November 23 . CAT is conducted by IIMs as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

1. IIM 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

CAT Eligibility

To appear in the CAT exam the willing 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 is calculated on the basis 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.

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