Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) Common Admission Test (CAT)-2010

Name of Institute / University

Indian Institute of Management (IIMs)

Courses Offered

The Indian Institutes of Management will conduct Common Admission Test (CAT) during a 20-day testing window between Wednesday, 27 October 2010 and Wednesday, 24 November 2010. CAT is conducted by IIMs as a prerequisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs. These programmes are:

A. Post Graduate Programmes in Management

IIM Ahmedabad: PGP and PGP-ABM

IIM Bangalore: PGP, PGSEM and PGPPM


IIM Indore: PGP and EPGP

IIM Kozhikode: PGP

IIM Lucknow: PGP and PGP-ABM

IIM Ranchi: PGP

IIM Rohtak: PGP

RGIIM Shillong: PGP

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


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.

How To Apply

The CAT 2010 Vouchers can be obtained from the selected branches of Axis Bank during the period from Monday, 30 August 2010 to Monday 27 September 2010 for Rs. 1400/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST candidates). Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT 2010 Voucher irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying to.

Note that the Voucher must be bought only in the name of the candidate as it appears in the school leaving certificate. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, the candidate must show the relevant document such as a marriage certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme. SC and ST candidates must show a copy of their SC/ST Certificates at the time of obtaining the CAT 2010 Voucher from the Axis Bank branches.

Voucher once sold cannot be refunded under any circumstance including but not limited to loss of voucher, inability to read voucher number due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, candidate being ineligible for taking CAT, CAT not being a pre-requisite for a programme, and rejection of candidate registration due to incomplete and/or wrong information.

If the voucher is lost, voucher number is not readable due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, and/or candidate thinks he/she has made mistake(s) in filling-out information during the online registration, then the candidate can purchase a new voucher and re-register online.


On purchasing the CAT 2010 Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website to register for CAT 2010.

The registration window opens on Monday, 30 August 2010 and will close on Thursday, 30 September 2010.

Details of the registration process are provided at the website Candidates should view the CAT 2010 video which will be available on after 30 August 2010.

A short audio recording with key highlights from the video will be available on +91 124 451 7178 during the registration & scheduling period.

For Axis Bank Branches, Visit Website AXIS BANK BRANCHES

Contact Details

Entrance Date


Test Centers

Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore , Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri, Varanasi, Vishakhapatnam


Common Admission Test (CAT)-2010

From Wednesday, 27 October 2010 and Wednesday, 24 November 2010


A candidates CAT score card will be available 10 the candidate at the website from 12 January 2011. Candidates must retain a print-out of their score card.

Information Sources

Cat Website:

IIM Bangalore:

IIM Indore:

IIM Lucknow:

IIM Ahmedabad:

IIM Calcutta:

IIM Kozhikode:

RGIIM Shillong:

IVRS Number: 1 800 103 9293

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