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IIMs declare CAT 2009 dates

August 06, 2009 17:06 IST

The IIMs announced that the CAT would be a computer-based test in April. Now IIM Ahmedabad has finally declared the dates for CAT 2009 and other information students have been seeking since the April announcement.

Here are IIM Ahmedabad's answers to the most frequently asked CAT 2009 questions:

When is the advertisement for CAT 2009 going to appear?

CAT Advertisement will appear in leading newspapers on Sunday, August 30, 2009.

Once the advertisement appears, is one expected to buy CAT bulletin from designated banks?

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.

When does the sale of voucher start and end?

Sale of vouchers starts on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at designated bank branches and their associate outlets. The sale ends on Thursday, October 1, 2009.

When and how do I register for CAT 2009 after buying the voucher?

Online registration for CAT 2009 will also begin on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 and end on Thursday, October 1, 2009. Instructions on access to online registration will be given in the voucher, and, detailed registration instructions will be on the CAT website.

When will CAT be held and can I choose a test date?

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

Can you give more details on taking test in a CBT format?

Starting Sunday, August 30, 2009, CAT website (
www.catiim.in) will provide all the details.