CAT 2009 Notification

CAT 2009 Notification has been released by the IIMs. It can be downloaded from

A quick summary is given below


Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. 45% in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Differently Abled Categories

Sale of CAT 2009 Vouchers

Will commence on Sep 9, 2009 till Oct 1, 2009 at Axis Bank branches across the country. Registration fee is Rs 1400 (Rs 700 for SC/ST candidates)

Important Dates and Registration Information

Sale of CAT Vouchers at Axis Bank branches: Wednesday, 9 September 2009 – Thursday, 1 October 2009

Registration for CAT 2009: Wednesday, 9 September 2009 – Thursday, 1 October 2009. You will also be able to reschedule date, time and location of your test during this period at no extra cost. There are two time slots to choose from: 10AM-12.30PM and 3.30PM-6 PM.  Please note that you can only book your slot AFTER purchasing the voucher.

CAT Test Dates : Saturday, 28 November 2009 – Monday, 7 December 2009

CAT Result: Friday, 22 January 2010 onwards

CAT Candidate Care Support

Phone support: From Sep 9 till Oct 1 between 9 AM to 6 PM – Monday to Saturday. The number is 1-800-103-9293

Email support. From Sep 9 till candidates receive their scores. You can send your queries from this URL:

Useful links and other information

Online Registration Instructions:

Official demo test for CAT 2009 from the IIMs is available at

The demo version has these features

a. Questions appear one at a time. A student cannot see all the questions just by scrolling up and down.

b. There are 4 options instead of the 5, that we have been witness to since CAT 2006. Prometric has taken pains to convert questions which had 5 options from CAT 2006, CAT 2007 into ones with 4 options while creating the demo version.

c. You can move to the NEXT / PREVIOUS question. If you want to access any question randomly you can do it by clicking the REVIEW button.

d. The length of the Passage in the demo version is very similar to what we have been giving in our Proctored Mocks.


The test duration is 2 hr 15 min. There is a 15 min tutorial at the start of your time slot. There would be no breaks. This is a 15 min reduction in the testing time from the past CAT few papers.

There would be 3 sections: Quant, LRDI and Verbal

There would be 60 to 70 Questions

Official CAT website:

How is CL responding to this information?

The Proc Mock 5, would have the same interface of the test as the demo version. We have planned the rest of the tests – 4 Proctored and 7 Unproctored to reflect the variations.Be rest assured that as and when we get more information we shall respond to it as soon as possible.

Career Launcher’s Test Series for CAT 2009:


42 Responses

  1. sir,

    now finally, it is clear that the no of q’s which’ve been decided for cat 09 are about 60-70 …keeping that in mind, will u guys incorporate some changes in the ques paper pattern of proctored mocks esp 6,7 and 8?

  2. sir, like to know whether this time we have to submit any documents like identification affidavit,final year appearing certificate,category certificate before cat exam. or not.if yes, when and where?please inform soon.

  3. i want to know the requirment for fillillng the form & colleges name

  4. sir, as published by IIMs that the time for test will be reduced and also the number of questions will be different so its a request to please incorporate such changes in the coming mocks so that we can have an idea of the actual paper..

  5. i want to know about maximum age limit for appearing in CAT exam

  6. I’m in B.Sc 3rd yr . I got 43% &50% in 1st & 2nd yr respectively. is am i eligible 4 cat 2009?

  7. sir,
    frst of all thanks for providing all the required info.
    and i thnk its more than sufficient , bt still i hv a doubt
    that what will be the level of difficulties in all d sections…… comparison to previous few CAT papers……..??????

  8. sir plz tell me the test places in which we give the test cat

  9. Hi,

    Refer to the CAT notification that has been posted. The cities have been confirmed.

    Career Launcher Team

  10. sir,
    frst of all thanks for providing all the required info.
    and i thnk its more than sufficient , bt still i hv a doubt
    that what will be the level of difficulties in all d sections…… comparison to previous few CAT papers……..??????

  11. Is there any notification regarding no. of question in each of the section

  12. hello sir, first of all Thanks for providing us a new experience through this on-line exam. sir , keeping in mind as we are not so much familier with this pattern. then what will be the difficulty level?

  13. Is it mandatory to reach the exam centre before two hour?

  14. Sir, another important feature of the demo version is that there is no provision to clear the option for a question that one has already marked.

  15. sir, i am a final year student and got 51.63% & 45.83%(ER in 1 sub.) in my 1st & 2nd year respectively. is am i eligible for CAT 2009…

  16. hi sir……… thnks fr all information as seems more than enough.. bt jst have a single doubt as can we book for the date in bw 28 nov-7 dec as per our own wish or they will pick randomly as per their own choice nd would provide the date for exam,,,,,,,,,, aqs per them…

  17. sir, i m unable to pickup GEOMETRY can i improve my GEOMETRY part as well as PERCENTAGE part……………….

  18. sir,
    i got high school 44.66.%
    intermediate my percent was 48.80%
    i have completed my graduation in 52%…
    PG i got 48%(with part time job)
    i know sir i m eligible for CAT but i m confuse when i will face interview that is my weak point i always live in stress my school performance is not good…
    i will not get a good business school….
    sir plz clear this way if i think this i cannot study properly..
    sir i m hindi midium student i face some difficulty in english but this is not huge problem ..i regular read english book, novel english speak with my friend..
    sir above problem plz solve earily…
    i pre for irma & other..
    sir also giveme some good english speaking tips …

    I m waiting your responce……………….

  19. sir,i guess there is no provision to clear the,already marked option ,is it so…….?

  20. Sir,
    i am not able to understand that in CAT online form,what are we required to mark in the ‘choices of all IIM/NON-IIM programmes to which you are applying’. are we required to mark all of them?

  21. Sir,
    Prometric has confirmed that an option can be cleared(undo) by clicking on the already marked option once again. Though this feature is not present in the demo version, it will be there in the actual test.

  22. Sir,
    1st of all i wud like 2 say thanx 4 providig all d infomation regarding 2 CAT` question is dis ki dere r 3 section n hw many question sud b attempt atleast 2 clear cutoff.n hw many question atleast atempt ln every sec n wich topic is more relevant in all section last 3,4yrs

  23. thanks for ur support n guidance. Pls tell me if i fill the form after 20th sept., will it be difficult to choose a desirable date for exam?

  24. hello sir, first of all Thanks for providing us a new experience through this on-line exam. sir , keeping in mind as we are not so much familier with this pattern. then what will be the difficulty level? how much cost for online registration..thanks

  25. thanx for providing all the informtions…. sir i have scpred 47$ in my grad. i knw m not eligible for cat bt im likly 2 get 50% aftr my improvment xam… but plz tell me what all forms i can fill which do not have 50% criteria….

  26. i need 2 knw wat all colgs cam i fill which do not 50% criteria….

  27. thnkx sir for providing all necessary details…. but just one thng i want 2 ask s dt what no of ques we have 2 attempt correctly in each section 2 clear the cut-off…..

  28. Sir,

    I’m a regular student of Career launcher and had enrolled for two years course. Presently I’m in the retakers batch. Now That prometric has released the no. of questions could you please tell me how many questions to attempt in quant section ? I score reasonably good in verbal ability but quant is a hard nut for me. Please guide ! And thanx for all these informations about CAT in the blog.

  29. sir

    i would like to know about test centres availability…..

  30. sir,
    please tell, when I baught cat voucher the axis bank what voucher giv us

  31. sir,
    wanted to know that do we have to send any of our marksheets to the iims before the cat????

  32. Once marked can I uncheck an option and move to a different question without answering the one???

  33. I am short handed in speaking english , so can i use
    hindi words in my GD fo CAT 2009 ??
    i m waiting for ur responses

  34. Hi,
    Some question are worrying me a lot during percentile calculation when I crack all practice question provided by CL.
    1. How many question will be there in each section
    2. how much should i attempt to get 100 percentile
    3. If I have 48 and 51 in 10th and 12 th respectively. Also If I get 99 or 98 percentile in CAT.
    Is there possibility of me getting call from IIMs

  35. hello sir.
    i appeared for cat last year also and secured 85 percentile…
    bt didnt gt admission in any gud B-school….
    this year m a litle scared because right now m working in a bpo as welll as studyng….
    is wrkng in bpo a negative impact in the interview??
    also, m week in geometry, wht should i do to master that…..
    cz even afer solving the book ques m nt confident…..

  36. sir , i want to know regarding the weightage of marks of question.and sectional questions.
    is it 3:1 or 4:1? will verbal section has more questions than d.i and quants.

  37. in the previous mocks i scored 80-90%tile.but the last mock was the im little confused which colleges should i apply or should i apply to colleges after cat?

  38. sir i have completed my graduation in bachelor of pharmacy . plz suggest me that in what field i have to go for MBA in pharmaceuticalmanagement only or in any other field. i m bit confused with it so plz help.

  39. which college i should choose if i will get 70-85 percentile in cat exam this year. please suggest.

  40. sir, i want to know about college , accept 80-90 percentile mark &Those who take score of CAT &XAT.

  41. The information you have given about CAT exams seems to be for Indians…. what is the international procedure to apply for CAT…especially for UAE countries…thanks

    Career information

  42. when the classes for preparation of cat ,mat etc. will start from for the year 2010-2011

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