The IIMs have announced the notification for Common Admission Test (CAT)2012 on 22nd July. CAT 2012 will be held during the 21-day period beginning October 11, 2012 and will go on till November 6, 2012. Last year, CAT was conducted from 22nd October to 18th November. This time, the exam has been advance by 11 days, to keep as many festivals as possible out of the test window. IIM Kozhikode will conduct Cat this time. Prof. SSS Kumar will be CAT 2012 convenor.
CAT 2011 was conducted by IIMC, with Prof. Janaki Raman Murthy as the convenor. CAT 2010 was conducted by IIM Lucknow with Prof. Himanshu Rai as the convenor. IIM Ahmedabad conducted the first online CAT in 2009, with Prof. Satish Deodhar as the convenor. CAT is a pre-requisite for admission into the following programmes of the IIMs:
1) PGP: Ahmedabad, Trichy, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Raipur, Bangalore, Calcutta, Shillong.
2) PGP-ABM: Ahmedabad, Lucknow
3) PGSEM: Bangalore
4) PGPPM: Bangalore
5) EPGP: Indore
6) PGDHRM: Ranchi
7) FPM: Ahmedabad, Kashipur, Indore, Kozhikode, Bangalore, Calcutta, Ranchi, Lucknow, Raipur, Shillong, Trichy.
Registration for CAT 2012: Any Graduate with minimum 55 percent marks can register for CAT 2012. The registration window opens on July 30, 2012 and will be open till September 19, 2012. You can refer to the CAT registration Guide available on www.catiim.in for detailed info on how to register.