CAT 2011 Important Dates, Eligibility, fees

Form Availability:Aug 17 - Oct 01
Application Process:

Online registration 
Before registering and scheduling for the test, candidate will need to purchase a CAT 2011 voucher from any of the selected Axis Bank branches between Wednesday, 17 August and Monday, 26 September 2011. Candidates can register online after obtaining the voucher.


To check list of Axis bank branches click here


Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT 2011 Voucher irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying to.


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) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], 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.


If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2012 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2012) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate. IIMs may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, the details of which are provided at the website


Applicants should note that the mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IIMs.

Prospective candidates must maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

Contact Info:

CAT Centre
C/o Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Joka, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata-700 104
Phone: (+91) (33)-2467 9178 (+91) (33)-2467 9178(D) / 2467 8300-8306 (Ext.:148)
FAX: (+91) (33) 2438 0892(D), 2467 8062

Forms Available At:Selected branches of Axis bank
Application Fee:Rs 1600/- for General and OBC, Rs 800/- for SC/ST
B-School Exams List:
About Exam / Programme:

CAT is held annually for the admission to the Post-graduate and Fellow Programs in management courses of several management institutes in India. This is an Online examination organized by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and it is on the basis of CAT result that the eligible candidates are short listed and called for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

CAT is considered to be a major requirement for a candidate seeking admission to the prestigious management institutes of India. The percentile secured in CAT is assessed by the B-Schools in India for short-listing candidates for admissions to their various MBA Programs.

CAT has become one of the most competitive exams to judge the potential of the candidates willing to pursue their career in business administration.

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This year IIM Calcutta is conducting CAT 2011 and Prof Janakiraman Moorthy is the convener.


Check out the previous year CAT Test papers


Important dates


Other information
IVRS Available
17 August 2011
Advertisement Date
7 August 2011
Published in selected National Dailies
Voucher Sale
17 August –  1 October 2011
Fees payment & voucher (fee receipt) from AXIS Bank branches
Registration Window
17 August – 4 October 2011
Register by logging into
Test Dates & Centre
22 October – 18 November 2011
Test Centre information available on registration portal or
Exam Results
11 January 2011



Result: CAT 2011 results are expected to be declared on 11 January 2012 on the website