CAT Registration Started

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  • Registration Process :
    Details will be available from 5.00 PM on 3/8/2013
  • Registration for CAT 2013 :
    Monday, 5 August 2013 – Thursday, 26 September 2013
  • CAT Test Dates :
    Wednesday,16 October 2013 – Monday,11 November 2013


Registration Details :

Indore, India, 28 July 2013 – Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) announce the registration of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013). Prometric, trusted provider of market‐leading test development and test delivery solutions, isIIM’s partner in developing and delivering CAT 2013. The registration window will be open from 5 August through 26 September 2013. New this year, CAT
candidates can buy vouchers online directly from IIMs, from 5 August to 24 September. Candidates can also purchase traditional vouchers for registration and scheduling from designated Axis Bank branchesfrom5 Augustto 24 September.Details ofthe designated Axis bank branches can be obtained from the website or This year 30 more
Axis bank branches have been added to provide CAT 2013 candidates even greater convenience. “IIMs enable students with an opportunity to pursue their career options through a personally and professionally enriching experience. During their IIM journey, if they develop the right skill sets and if they are able to put their best foot forward then there will be promising career choices. The CAT is their first step to achieving their goals,” said Professor Rohit Kapoor, Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 Convenor. “New to this year’s CAT is the option to purchase vouchers electronically. Details about payment of fees online will be made available on CAT 2013 website from 5PM on Saturday, August 3, 2013. We hope this new point of purchase brings added
convenience to the registration process.”


Test Cities

Ahmedabad Ghaziabad Kolkata Raipur
Bengaluru Greater Noida Kozhikode Ranchi
Bhopal Gurgaon Lucknow Shillong
Bhubaneswar Guwahati Mumbai Siliguri
Chandigarh Hyderabad Nagpur Surat
Chennai Indore Navi Mumbai Thiruvananthapuram
Coimbatore Jaipur New Delhi Udaipur
Dehradun Jammu Noida Varanasi
Durgapur Jamshedpur Patna Vijaywada
Faridabad Kochi Pune Visakhapatnam


Exam Pattern:

Similar to last year’s exam, the CAT 2013 will have two sections. The first section will focus on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation;the second on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be for 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on‐screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second and will be unable to go back.


The Indian Institutes of Management and Prometric are preparing for more students to appear for CAT 2013. “This year’s CAT students will have greater opportunity for admission into the IIMs,” Professor Kapoor added. Across all IIMs, 115 seats have been added for B‐School admissions this year, a total of 3,335 seats. The number of women appearing for CAT has been steadily increasing, as well— from 53,700 in 2010 to 56,000 in 2011. For 2012,more than 60,800 women appeared for the CAT. Additionally, female aspirants are achieving better success on the CAT, with 255 women scoring higher than the 99 percentile on CAT 2012.



Please note that each IIM shortlists candidates for second stage of selection which may be independent of each other. The process may include Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI).Performance in CAT2013 examination is an important component in the admission process. IIMs may use previous academic performance of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs in short listing and ranking of candidates at various stages of the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across IIMs. For more information you may refer the admissions policies of IIMs from their respective websites


CAT Result and Short-listing

Information related to CAT 2013 results will be available from 14th January 2014 on this website. List of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection will be made available on the individual IIM websites. Each IIM will send interview letters to the candidates it has short-listed. The criteria for short-listing varies from IIM to IIM. Please visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.


Eligibility Verification

If a candidate is short-listed for interviews by any IIM, he/she has to comply with the following eligibility verification:


Mark sheets and Degree Certificate

A candidate must show all the original mark sheets and submit attested copies to prove his/her eligibility at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original degree certificate and mark sheets of all semesters/years along with their attested copies must be submitted for verification at the time of joining the programme.


Reservation Category Requirements

If short-listed for interview SC, ST, NC-OBC and DA candidates must show the original caste/class and/or disability certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of interview. Further, if a candidate is selected for a programme, original certificate of qualifying degree and attested copy of the same must be submitted for verification at the time of joining a programme.


Candidates in the Final Year of Graduation

If short-listed for interview, candidates appearing for the final bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification examination must show an original certificate from the Principal/Registrar/Director of the university/institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, and DA category) based on latest available grades/marks. He/she must submit an attested copy of the original certificate at the time of interview. For the PGP of IIMs, such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme PROVISIONALLY ONLY if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2014 from the Principal/Registrar of their college/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2014) stating that they have completed all the requirements including appearing for supplementary exams if any (the results may, however, be awaited) for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit original mark sheet and qualifying degree certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal/Registrar of their college/institute. They must obtain at least 50% marks or equivalent. They also must submit an attested copy of the mark sheets and qualifying degree certificate. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2014. NON-FULFILLMENT OF THIS CONDITION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PROVISIONAL ADMISSION. Provisional admission will also be cancelled if it is found that the certificate (Annexure E) is found to be incorrect subsequently. IIMs would not allow any candidate to join their programme in case the candidate is unable to complete all the requirements for a bachelor degree on or before June 30, 2014. The IIMs would also not offer admission to any candidate after June 30, 2014.


Reporting for the Test

CAT 2013 candidates should arrive at their allocated test centre at least one and half hours (1Hr. 30 Min) before your scheduled appointment. This will allow time for security checks, identity verification and checking in.

If you have registered for Session 1 (morning session), you should be at the test centre by 8:30am. Testing will begin at 10am.

If you have registered for Session 2 (afternoon session), you should be at the test centre by 1:45pm. Testing will begin at 3:15pm.

Please make sure you have your most updated Admit Card and check your date, time and test location carefully.

Bring the valid ID proof as prescribed.

What to Bring

Candidates must bring:
1. CAT 2013 Admit Card

2. One original, valid (not expired) and identifiable photo identification

In addition, Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) candidates will also need to bring a valid document as proof of SC/ST eligibility.

Differently Abled (DA) candidates requiring support during the test must also bring along an authorisation from Prometric and photo identification of a scribe if applicable.

Acceptable forms of photo identification types are: Driver’s license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID (this must be supported with a valid ATM/Debit/Credit Card with your name), Employee identification card, Unique Identification (UID card) or a notarised Affidavit (in English) with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable. If in doubt, bring a notarised Affidavit.

Candidates will not be permitted to take the test if valid photo identification or Admit Card is not presented. If your name has been changed due to events such as marriage, you must show the documents such as Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Legal Name Change etc. and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme.

Candidates will not be permitted to take anything into the testing area, including but not limited to wrist-watch, pen, cellphones, calculators, etc. Do not bring bags, valuables or any large items to the test centre as Prometric will not be able to store these for you. Therefore this is recommended that no personal belongings should be brought to the test center. Small personal items will be required to be kept in a bag that will be stored away from the testing area.

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