CAT 2009 Notification

CAT 2009 Notification has been released by the IIMs. It can be downloaded from http://content.catiim.in/pdf/CAT_Advertisement.pdf

A quick summary is given below

Eligibility

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: http://www.prometric.com/IIM-CAT/contactus

Useful links and other information

Online Registration Instructions: http://content.catiim.in/pdf/registration_inst.pdf

Official demo test for CAT 2009 from the IIMs is available at http://content.catiim.in/catdemo/index.htm

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.

FAQs: http://www.catiim.in/faq.html

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: http://www.catiim.in

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: http://www.careerlauncher.com/mba/online_cat/Test_series.html

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