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  • CAT 2012 : Important dates announced

    Every year over two hundred thousand aspirants apply for CAT, performance in the CAT is crucial for admission to the coveted IIMs and some of the top business schools in the country.Previous year CAT was conducted by IIM Kolkata, CAT 2012 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode.

    It will be conducted between October 11 and November 6, 2012, the sale of vouchers will commence July 30, 2012 onwards according to an official announcement made by the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

    Starting last year, the computer-based test comprises two sections that are separately timed. The sections are (a) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (b) Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning.Each section will be of 1 hour and 10 minutes (i.e. 70 minutes) duration and there will be 30 questions in each section.Once a section ends, aspirants can no longer go back to it. Aspirants will be presented with the section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation first, followed by Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning.

    Eligibility criteria
    To appear for CAT, the candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50 percent marks or equivalent CGPA [45 percent in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA)], 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 recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

    What to do next?
    If you meet the eligibility criteria, you need to purchase a voucher from any of the participating Axis Bank branches and register for the test.
    For details of participating Axis bank branches, visit
    During registration, you will have to do the following:

    1. Create a profile.
    2. Fill out the CAT application.
    3. Schedule your test.
    You may choose a date between October 11 and November 6, 2012 and schedule your test.

    Important dates
    Sale of vouchers will commence July 30, 2012 onwards. Last date for purchase of vouchers is September 17, 2012.
    Applicants can register for the exam between July 30 and September 19, 2012.
    The exam is scheduled between October 11 and November 6, 2012
    The results will be declared on January 9, 2013.