CAT 2008 results announced

January 9th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin  

IIM Ahmedabad

The much awaited results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2008 is available now at the website

The CAT results are also available via SMS. Type ‘CAT test registration number date of birth (DDMMYY)’ or ‘CAT test registration number application number,’ for example, ‘CAT 5450584 050883′ or ‘CAT 5450584 050883′ and SMS to ‘57333.’

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all-India test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as an entrance exam for the management programmes of its seven business schools. This is said to make the IIMs more selective than the Ivy League Universities.

The test is multiple-choice based with negative-mark penalties for wrong answers, and traditionally comprises three sections that span the domains of arithmetical problem solving, geometry, statistics, data interpretation, logical reasoning, puzzles, and English language skills. It is held on the third Sunday of November each year.

The list of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs):-

IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Bangalore
IIM Calcutta
IIM Lucknow
IIM Kozhikode
IIM Indore
IIM Shillong

Around 75% of the seats are from the General category, that is that they are filled through open competition. Around 230,000 students compete for less than 1200 general seats (As per 2007 figures) in the IIMs. There is a 22.5% reservation for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes students and 3% reservation for the PWD(Person With Disability) students. It was announced by the govt that reservations will be increased in a phased manner to 50.5%in IIMs with rest of the reserved seats going to OBC (other backward classes) candidates.IIMs would implement the OBC reservations in a phased manner during three years.

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