Online registration can be done from August 17 to September 28 for the Common Admission Test (CAT), 2011 of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) scheduled between October 22 and November 18.
A good CAT score leads to admission to the postgraduate programmes in management conducted at the IIMs in Kozhikode, Tiruchirappalli, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kashipur, Lucknow, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Shillong, and Udaipur.
Aspirants should buy an IIM-CAT 2011 voucher from select Axis Bank branches by paying Rs.1,600 (Rs.800 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) from August 17. The voucher is essential for the registration on www.catiim.in.
CAT 2011 centres include Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. The revised online test of two hours and thirty five minutes will have two sections. The first section is of quantitative ability and data interpretation and the second, verbal ability and logical reasoning.
The objective-type multiple-choice questions carry a score of three each, but each incorrect answer means losing one mark from the total marks scored. A candidate can take the test only once during the 20-day testing window on www.catiim.in.
The minimum qualification for appearing in the test is a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with at least 50 per cent marks. Those appearing for the final-year degree examination may also register for the test. The test results will be announced on www.catiim.in on January 11.
Several other business schools use the score for screening applicants for group discussions and personal interviews for admission. For registration details, visit www.catiim.in.
Admissions to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), equivalent to a Ph.D. programme, at the IIMs in Kozhikode, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Lucknow, Raipur, Ranchi, and Tiruchirappalli is also based on the CAT score. For details, visit www.catiim.in
Management entrance test
The Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS University), Mumbai has invited applications for its national-level Management Aptitude Test (NMAT- 2011) for admission to the MBA core course and those with specialisations, including actuarial science, banking, capital market, human resource management, and pharmaceutical management, and postgraduate diploma courses in management. The centres include Hyderabad, Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi.
Those with a degree in any discipline taken in the first attempt with minimum 50 per cent marks may apply.
However, for MBA actuarial science, the entry qualification is a Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, engineering, economics or computer science with minimum 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the first attempt.
For the pharmaceutical management specialisation, the qualification required is a degree in pharmacy, science, life sciences, MBBS, BDS, BSMS, BHMS, BAMS, B.Sc. or M.Sc. biotechnology with 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the first attempt.
Those appearing for the final-year degree examination may also apply.
Registration for the test can be done up to October 10. The registration fee is Rs.1,650. Details can be had from www.nmat.org.in.