CAT 2011: Uniform single exam for IIMs, IITs, IISc & FMS

2.05 lakh to appear in Common Admission Test 2011

PTI | Oct 7, 2011, 04.09PM IST

NEW DELHI: As many as 2.05 lakh candidates have registered for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 for admission to the prestigious IIMs and other B-schools.

The cities in which the highest number of candidates are scheduled to take the online test between October 22 and November 18 are New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune, a statement issued by Prometric, which is to conduct the exam, said today.

“The CAT 2011 voucher sales ended on October 1, and about 2.06 lakh vouchers were sold. The CAT 2011 registration window ended at midnight on October 4 with approximately 2.05 lakh registered CAT aspirants,” it said.

Last year 2.4 lakh candidates had registered for the test while in 2009 the registration figure was 2.48 lakh.

The statement said 73 per cent of the total number of candidates who have registered are male.

The test this year will have two sections instead of three earlier and students will have 70 minutes to answer each of them.

Prometric has said the next step for them after the registration is to prepare and check all testing locations to ensure candidates take the exam without difficulties.

“The candidates should also familiarise themselves with the test day procedures by viewing the video that is available from the CAT website,” the statement said quoting managing director of Prometric India Soumitra Roy.

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/2-05-lakh-to-appear-in-Common-Admission-Test-2011/articleshow/10267231.cms

Get help in cracking the CAT

HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, September 20, 2011

The biggest MBA entrance exam – Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 – is just a few days away. Aspirants are leaving no stone unturned in getting tips on  cracking the test – to be based on a new format.

HT Education, in association with MBAUniverse.com, is going to hold the fourth

edition of Mission MBA –a series for MBA aspirants from September 2011 to February 2012 in New Delhi. Mission MBA will include workshops featuring tips on how to crack CAT 2011, solving exclusive full-length mock tests on the new CAT pattern by CAT guru and author Arun Sharma.

Sharma studied at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and has been training CAT hopefuls since 1996. He holds the unique distinction of clearing CAT successfully 11 times in a row, with a score of 99.99 percentile in CAT 2008.

Those who want to participate can register and take mock tests on the following link http://www.mbauniverse.com/CAT2011/

Students can also seek guidance and clarifications from directors, deans and faculty members from the various IIMs and other top  B-schools on the new pattern of the test.
Besides this, aspirants can also get tips to succeed by previous years’ toppers, participate in quizzes and win prizes.

CAT 2011 will have only two sections and not three as earlier and test duration has been extended to 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions in each section.

The two sections would be: quantitative ability & data interpretation and verbal ability and logical reasoning.

The venue for the first workshop is Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi, on September 24, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm.

Students can also put forth their queries related to entrance tests for other B-schools, including Xavier Aptitude Test, Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, and how to qualify the group discussion and interview stage.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Get-help-in-cracking-the-CAT/Article1-747924.aspx

 

CAT 2011 & XAT 2012: B-schools to select from North India

| 23 Sept, 2011 0140 hrs IST

To provide a ready guide to the MBA aspirants, MBAUniverse.com is starting this special series.

The CAT 2011 registrations were recently extended by the IIMs. In another development on the entrance exam front the applications for the other big exam – XAT 2012 – has begun. CAT 2011 and XAT 2012 are the biggest exams for MBA admissions 2012. There are more than 158 B schools that have registered themselves with CAT 2011 for considering the scores. Not far behind is XAT 2012 with more than 101 B schools who have enlisted themselves for considering XAT scores.

So, which are these B schools who have enlisted themselves for CAT and XAT, as well as both? To provide a ready guide to the MBA aspirants, MBAUniverse.com is starting this special series in which you will be able to find out the B schools you can select for each of this big exam, as well as find out which exam to apply to, or both.

We begin this series with the North Zone B schools.

The table below presents to you the list of North Zone B schools which are going to consider CAT 2011, XAT 2011 scores. You can also locate the B schools which are going to accept scores of both the exams.

Institute Name

City

Exam CAT

Exam XAT

 Apeejay School of Management

Delhi

Yes

 Asia Pacific Institute of Management

Delhi

Yes

Yes

 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s, Usha and Lakshmi
Mittal Institute of Management

Delhi

Yes

Yes

 Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

Delhi

Yes

 Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research

Delhi

Yes

 Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

Delhi

Yes

 EMPI Business School

Delhi

Yes

 Entrepreneurship & Management Process International

Delhi

Yes

 Era Business School

Delhi

Yes

 Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)

Delhi

Yes

 FORE School of Management

Delhi

Yes

 Fortune Institute of International Business

Delhi

Yes

Yes

 IILM Institute for Higher Education

Delhi

Yes

Yes

 Indian Institute of Finance

Delhi

Yes

Yes

 Institute of Marketing & Management

Delhi

Yes

 International Management Institute

Delhi

Yes

 Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management

Delhi

Yes

 Management Education & Research Institute

Delhi

Yes

 New Delhi Institute of Management

Delhi

Yes

Yes

 Rai Business School

Delhi

Yes

 School of Business, Public Policy & Social
Entrepreneurship (SBPPSE)

Delhi

Yes

 Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Research

Delhi

Yes

 Accurate Institute of Management & Technology

Greater Noida

Yes

 Army Institute of Management & Technology (AIMT)

Greater Noida

Yes

 Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)

Greater Noida

Yes

Yes

 G L Bajaj Institute of Management And Research

Greater Noida

Yes

 Galgotias Business School

Greater Noida

Yes

 Graduate School of Business & Administration

Greater Noida

Yes

 IILM – Graduate School of Management

Greater Noida

Yes

 IILM College of Management Studies

Greater Noida

Yes

Yes

 Indus Business Academy

Greater Noida

Yes

Yes

 Indus World School of Business

Greater Noida

Yes

Yes

 JRE Group of Institutions

Greater Noida

Yes

 School of Business Studies, Sharda University

Greater Noida

Yes

 Shiva Institute of Management Studies

Greater Noida

Yes

 Strathclyde Skil Business School (SSBS)

Greater Noida

Yes

Yes

 Institute of Management Studies

Noida

Yes

 Jaipuria Institute of Management

Noida

Yes

 Master School of Management

Noida

Yes

Yes

 WLC College India

Noida

Yes

Yes

 BLS Institute of Management

Ghaziabad

Yes

 Institute of Management Education

Ghaziabad

Yes

 Institute of Management Studies

Ghaziabad

Yes

 Institute of Management Technology

Ghaziabad

Yes

 Jagan Institute of Management Studies

Ghaziabad

Yes

 Jaipuria Institute of Management Studies

Ghaziabad

Yes

Yes

 IILM Institute for Higher Education

Gurgaon

Yes

Yes

 Management Development Institute, (MDI)

Gurgaon

Yes

 National Power Training Institute

Faridabad

Yes

 Jindal Global Business School

Sonepat

Yes

 Haryana School of Business

Hisar

Yes

 University School of Management, Kurukshetra University

Kurukshetra

Yes

 Industrial & Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Lucknow

Yes

 Jaipuria Institute of Management

Lucknow

Yes

Yes

 Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School

Lucknow

Yes

 Shri Ramswaroop Memorial College of Engineering and  Management

Lucknow

Yes

 University of Lucknow, Institute of Management Science

Lucknow

Yes

 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher  Studies

Kanpur

Yes

 Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research

Kanpur

Yes

 Industrial & Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Kanpur

Yes

 Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee

Roorkee

Yes

Yes

 Shobhit University

Meerut

Yes

Yes

 Master School of Management

Meerut

Yes

Yes

 Invertis University

Bareilly

Yes

Yes

 Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
& Technology

Bareilly

Yes

 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

Rae Bareilly

Yes

 School of Management Sciences

Varanasi

Yes

Yes

 Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras
Hindu University

Varanasi

Yes

 Institute of Management Studies

Dehradun

Yes

Yes

 APG Shimla University, A.P. Goyal Charitable Trust

Shimla

Yes

Yes

 Aryans Business School

Chandigarh

Yes

 Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University

Chandigarh

Yes

 University Business School, Punjab University

Chandigarh

Yes

 University Business School, Punjab
University Regional Centre

Ludhiana

Yes

Lovely Professional University

Phagwara

Yes

Yes

Desh Bhagat Institute of Management &
Computer Sciences

Amloh

Yes

CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing

Jaipur

Yes

Jaipuria Institute of Management

Jaipur

Yes

JK Lakshmipat University

Jaipur

Yes

Taxila Business School

Jaipur

Yes

Advent Institute of Management Science &
Technology

Udaipur

Yes

Institute of Agri Business Management

Bikaner

Yes

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

Katra

Yes

The Business School

Jammu

Yes

The B-schools have been arranged alphabetically according to the cities. Out of the total 85 B-schools mentioned in the list 71 B-schools will accept only CAT 2011 scores whereas 14 B-schools will accept exclusively XAT 2012 scores. 16 B-schools will accept both CAT 2011 and XAT 2012 scores.

In the upcoming articles, you will find the institutes of the West Zone, Central Zone, East Zone and South Zone.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more on the MBA Exams 2011-2012.

Source: http://www.mbauniverse.com/article/id/5008/

 

 

 

CAT 2011 registration date extended to Oct 4

Last updated on: September 20, 2011 14:27 IST

 

In view of a lot of new developments and announcements from various b-schools in the country, the deadline to register for CAT 2011 has been extended upto October 4. Meanwhile, CAT convenor Prof Janakiraman has urged aspirants to proof read their applications for errors before sending them. Read on.

The already longer-than-ever time window to register for the Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2011 has been further extended from September 28 to October 4, 2011. The CAT vouchers too would be on sale for four more days at Axis Bank branches until Tuesday, October 1.

Everything else remains the same.

The extension has been made to accommodate candidates interested in applying to the Faculty of Management Studies and the Indian Institutes of Technology b-schools which dropped their own admission tests to join the CAT bandwagon, says the CAT testing agency Prometric.

“The news about FMS and IITs joining the CAT needs sufficient time to percolate down to the applicant community and we don’t want anyone to miss out because of a passed deadline. Hence we decided to extend the date, CAT 2011 Convenor Prof Janakiraman Moorthy told.

The original timeline for buying and registering CAT 2011 vouchers was August 17 to September 28, 2011.

Students have been filling up the CAT online registration forms with a lot of erroneous information, Prof Moorthy added.

“Last year about 200 applicants had filled only single digit marks under the school and college marks head. If somebody had scored 93.0, they had entered only 9.0. We had to call each of them individually to tally the mistake only to find that they had made a typing error while entering the marks,” he explained. Applicants were also entering misspelled names, he added.

Additionally in 2010, several applicants had missed out on IIM interview calls by forgetting to check the boxes against the IIM programs they wished to apply to.

“I advise all the CAT applicants to take paper print-outs of the completely filled forms and verify whether they have entered all the details correctly. I am stressing on a printout because one tends to overlook errors when checking on-screen,” he said. If any mistakes are discovered, applicants can make corrections in the online application until October 4.

One should not pass up an opportunity due to incorrectly entered data, he added.

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-career-cat-2011-registration-date-extended-to-october-4/20110920.htm

 

 

Uniform CAT to replace JMET for IITs and IISc

By Ritwik Mukherjee Aug 29 2011 , Kolkata

Tags: CAT, Companies

The joint management entrance test (JMET) previously used for admission by IITs and Indi­an Institute of Science (I­I­Sc) will now be discontinu­ed, making room for a un­iform combined admission test. IIMs, IITs and II­Sc ha­ve agreed to use CAT 2011 as part of the st­udent selection process of their MBA and M.Mgt prog­rammes beginning fr­om the academic year 2012-13.

The move was necessitated by the finding of a recent review, which said that the relatively young JMET is not too dissimilar to CAT, and that the effort to organise JMET each year seems enormous. On an average, nearly 40,000 candidates take the test each year.

Prof Janakiraman Moorthy, CAT 2011 convenor, said, “This is a major initiative that brings two premier higher education systems together. We anticipate that this will result in closer tie-ups and collaborative research work that will provide both sets of institutions a competitive edge in the long run.”

Professor LS Ganesh, former HOD, management department, IIT Madras sa­id, “The decision to use CAT for admission into the IITs and IISc will minimise the test preparation and financial burden on candidates.”

In an official communiqué, Prometric, a leading provider of market-leading test development and test delivery solutions which is IIMs’ partner in developing and delivering CAT 2011, said CAT 2011 will be held over a 20-day window from October 22 to November 18 across 36 cities.

http://www.mydigitalfc.com/companies/uniform-cat-replace-jmet-iits-and-iisc-652

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