The Common Admission Test for the Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow, will be held on Sunday, November 21 for their various programmes.
Post-graduate programmes in management (equivalent to MBA)
IIM Ahmedabad: PGP and PGP-ABM
IIM Bangalore: PGP and PGSM
IIM Calcutta: PGP-PGDM, PGP-PGDCM and PGP-PGDBM
IIM Indore: PGP
IIM Kozhikode: PGP
IIM Lucknow: PGP and PGP-ABM
Fellow programme in management (equivalent to PhD)
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow
Note: Separate advertisements will appear for the Fellow programme of each institute as well as the PGDCM and the PGDBM programmes of IIM Calcutta and the PGSM programme at IIM Bangalore. See the CAT Bulletin for further information.
For post-graduate programmes in management
For all IIMs, the minimum eligibility criterion for admission to the PGP is a three-year Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities / All India Council for Technical Education as eligible for post-graduate studies in management.
Special eligibility requirements
IIM Ahmedabad: PGP in Agri-Business Management
Candidates should have, from an institution recognised by the Association of Indian Universities / AICTE:
(a) A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Agriculture Sciences OR
(b) A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Agriculture-related disciplines OR
(c) At least a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline, and a strong interest in Agriculture, Agro / Food Processing, Rural and Allied Sectors. (Such candidates, with a strong interest in these sectors, must submit a special form available with the PGP-ABM office in October 2004.)
Candidates appearing for the final Bachelor's degree examination or final Master's degree examination can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2005 from the principal / registrar of their college / institute (issued by June 30, 2005) stating that they have appeared for all the examinations (including practicals) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Bachelor's / Master's degree.
Their admission will be confirmed when they submit the mark-sheet and a certificate of having passed the Bachelor's / Master's degree referred to in the certificate issued by the principal / registrar of their college / institute. The deadline for submission of the mark-sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2005. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.
IIM Bangalore: PGP in Software Enterprise Management
Candidates must, at the minimum, possess a three-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline that is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities / All India Council for Technical Education. In addition, candidates need to have a minimum of two years' work experience in the software industry as on June 10, 2005.
IIM Calcutta: Candidates can apply to more than one of the post-graduate programmes viz PGDM, PGDCM and PGDBM.
For a Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management, a candidate is required to send a crossed demand draft payable in Kolkata for Rs 600 in favour of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta along with a self-addressed envelope of size 10" x 5" between August 2 and November 1, 2004. The application form will be sent to the applicant on receipt of the demand draft. See the CAT Bulletin for further information.
The Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management is a three-year evening programme. For this programme an applicant must have
(i) A minimum of two years work experience (by May 31, 2005) at an executive / supervisory level after graduation and
(ii) Must be employed in a full time job at the time of admission (details in CAT Bulletin).
IIM Lucknow: PGP in Agri-Business Management
Candidates should have any of the following qualifications obtained from institutions recognised by AIU / AICTE:
(a) A Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or allied subjects OR
(b) A Master's degree in any discipline of Agriculture or allied subjects / Rural Sociology / Economics (with specialisation in Agricultural Economics) / Rural Development / Rural Marketing / Co-operatives / Rural Banking OR
(c) Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline recognised by the AIU / AICTE as eligible for post-graduate studies with minimum of two years' experience (as on February 28, 2005) in the field of agriculture, rural development, agro / food processing.
Candidates in their final year of Bachelor's or Master's degree examination will be allowed to join the programme only if they complete all the requirements for obtaining the degree before June 30, 2005 and produce a certificate to this effect at the time of registration.
Note (for all IIMs)
Candidates who are currently in their final year of Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) can also apply, provided they expect to complete all their exams and other requirements for obtaining the qualifying degree before June 30, 2005.
Such candidates, if selected for admission, will have to submit a certificate at the time of registration, stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor's degree before June 30, 2005. This certificate has to be obtained from the HoD / registrar / principal of the institution / university where the candidate is studying.
In addition, such candidates must produce the final year mark-sheet and the degree certificate as proof of having satisfied the minimum eligibility requirements by the dates specified by the respective IIMs in the CAT bulletin.
The CAT scorecard will be mailed to the candidates by December 31, 2004. The CAT score will remain valid for one year for all the IIMs.
Scholarships / financial assistance
It is the endeavour of all IIMs that no student be denied opportunity to pursue the post-graduate programme in management for want of adequate financial resources. Substantial need-based scholarships are available for students belonging to economically disadvantaged families (Please see the write-up on each IIM in the CAT bulletin for details.)
As per the requirement of the Government of India 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent seats are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively.
Three per cent of the seats are reserved for Persons With Disability. The three categories of disability are:
a) Low-vision / blindness
b) Hearing impairment
c) Locomotor disability / cerebral palsy.
Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Vishakhapatnam.
Note: The IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test centre at their discretion.
The CAT Bulletin containing the CAT application form and other information can be obtained at the branches of the State Bank of India listed below until August 20, 2004 for Rs 1,100 (Rs 550 for SC/ST candidates).
Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT Bulletin irrespective of how many IIMs he / she is applying to.
All candidates must enclose the third copy of the bank's / IIMs' pay-in slip with the CAT application form. SC/ST candidates should submit a copy of the SC / ST certificate to the bank / IIM at the time of obtaining the CAT Bulletin.
Please ensure your eligibility to appear in CAT before procuring the CAT Bulletin.
CAT application forms of ineligible candidates and application forms with incomplete information will be summarily rejected. No claim of refund will be entertained on a bulletin once sold.
List of SBI branches
Hyderabad (Bank Street)
Secunderabad (Rashtrapati Road)
Patna (West Gandhi Maidan)Chattisgarh
Bhilai (Sector I)
Raipur (Jaistambh Chowk)Delhi
New Delhi (IIT)
New Delhi Main Branch (Parliament Street)
Delhi (University of Delhi)Goa
Panaji (Near Junta House)Gujarat
Ahmedabad (IIM Branch)
Baroda (Opp Jamunabai Hospital)
Bhavnagar (Diwanpara Road)
Surat (Chowk Bazar)Haryana
Gurgaon (Mehrauli Road)
Shimla (The Mall)Jammu and Kashmir
Bangalore (Jayanagar II Block)
Bangalore (St Mark's Road)
Gulbarga (Super Market Complex)
Mysore (Sayaji Rao Road)Kerala
Kochi (M G Road)
Thiruvananthapuram (M G Road)Madhya Pradesh
Aurangabad (Kranti Chowk)
Mumbai (Bombay Samachar Marg)
Mumbai (Shivaji Park)
Shillong (Kacheri Road)Mizoram
Bhubaneswar (New Capital P O)
Cuttack (Collectorate compound)
Jalandhar (Civil Lines)
Bikaner (Dauji Road)
Jaipur (Sanganeri Gate)
Kota (LIC Bldg)
Chennai Main (Anna Salai)
Coimbatore (Bank Road)
Madurai (West Veli Street)
Agartala (Hariganga Basak Road)Uttaranchal
Allahabad (Allahabad University)
Kanpur (The Mall)
Kolkata Main (Strand Road)
Kolkata (Park Street)
Kolkata (IIM Joka)
Pondicherry (Rue Suffren)
Wherever the location of the SBI branch is not indicated within brackets, please approach SBI's main branch in the respective cities.
Under exceptional circumstances such as
(a) the stock of bulletins is exhausted in the nearby branch of the bank
(b) the bank branch is inaccessible to the candidate
(c) the bulletin sale through banks close
a copy of the CAT bulletin can also be obtained directly from any one of the IIMs at the following addresses till August 27 by sending a crossed demand draft for Rs 1,200 (Rs 600 for SC/ST candidates with a copy of the SC/ST certificate) drawn in favour of the respective IIM. The request for bulletin should be accompanied by a cloth-lined self-addressed unstamped envelope of size 12" x 10".Addresses Ahemdabad
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad -- 380 015
Phone: (079) 26324632Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bangalore -- 560 076
Phone: (080) 26993188Kolkata
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
D H Road
Kolkata -- 700 104
Phone: (033) 24679178Indore
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Indore -- 453 331
Phone: (0731) 5058785Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Kozhikode -- 673 571
Phone: (0495) 2809213Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management
Off Sitapur Road
Lucknow -- 226 013
Phone: (0522) 2734028Important dates
Issue of CAT bulletins by State Bank of India ends: August 20
Issue of CAT bulletins by IIMs ends: August 27
Last date for receipt of completed CAT applications by the IIMs: September 10
Common Admission Test: November 21
Mailing of CAT scorecard to the candidates: December 31
(For more detailed information on each IIM, please refer to the CAT Bulletin)