07 August 2009

The IIM-A said the computer-based CAT 2009 will be held between 28 November and 7 December

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) said on its website on Thursday that the computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009 will be held between 28 November and 7 December. Candidates can take the test on any of the days falling between these two dates. This is the first time CAT will be an online test.

The paper-based test earlier used to be held on a single day. IIM-A said advertisements for sale of CAT vouchers will run in newspapers on 30 August.

Vouchers will be sold by banks from 9 September to 1 October and will allow candidates to register for the online test.

CAT 2009: Frequently Asked Questions (6 August 2009, IIM-A Release)

Q1: When is the advertisement for CAT 2009 going to appear?
A1: CAT Advertisement will appear in leading newspapers on Sunday, 30 August 2009.

Q2: Once the advertisement appears, is one expected to buy CAT bulletin from designated banks?
A2: No. One does not have to buy a bulky CAT bulletin. We want to go paperless. A prospective candidate buys a scratch-voucher from the designated bank branches, and, later registers online for CAT 2009.

Q3: When does the sale of voucher start and end?
A3: Sale of vouchers starts on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 at designated bank branches and their associate outlets. The sale ends on Thursday, 1 October 2009.

Q4: When and how do I register for CAT 2009 after buying the voucher?
A4: Online registration for CAT 2009 will also begin on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 and end on Thursday, 1 October 2009. Instructions on access to online registration will be given in the voucher, and, detailed registration instructions will be on the CAT website.

Q5: When will CAT be held and can I choose a test date?
A5: CAT will be held during the period Saturday, 28 November 2009 – Monday, 7 December 20009. Yes, you can choose a test date, session (morning/afternoon), and venue across thirty centres (cities) all over India, subject to availability.

Q6: Can you give more details on taking test in a CBT format?
A6: Starting Sunday, 30 August 2009, CAT website (CAT - IIM 2008 - Home) will provide all the details.

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