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Common Admission Test (CAT)

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) as a pre-requisite for admission to various management programmes of IIMs.

The CAT 2013 will be conducted between Wednesday, 16 October and Monday, 11 November 2013. A candidate can appear for CAT only once during the testing window.

Score Report Information:

IIM CAT scores and other test program information can be found by visiting the Indian Institutes of Management Common Admission Test site,

Sale of CAT 2013 Vouchers

The CAT 2013  vouchers can be obtained from selected Axis Bank branches between Monday, 5 August and Tuesday, 24 September 2013 for Rs. 1600/- (Rs. 800/- for SC/ST/PWD(DA) candidates). Visit for the list of these Axis Bank branches.

New this year, candidates have the added convenience to purchase vouchers online from 5 August through 24 September 2013 via the IIM CAT website .Please visit the website for more details.
Please note that a candidate needs to buy only one CAT 2013 Voucher irrespective of the number of institutes he/she is applying to. Note that the Voucher must be bought only in the name of the candidate as it appears in the school leaving certificate (12th/Diploma/Degree Certificate). If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, the candidate must show the relevant document such as a marriage certificate and submit a photocopy at the time of the test, interview and at the time of joining a programme. SC, ST and PWD candidates must show a copy of their SC/ST or Disability Certificates at the time of obtaining the CAT 2013 Voucher from the Axis Bank branches.

Voucher once sold cannot be refunded under any circumstance including but not limited to loss of voucher, inability to read voucher number due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, candidate being ineligible for taking CAT, CAT not being a pre-requisite for a programme, and rejection of candidate registration due to incomplete and/or wrong information. If the voucher is lost, voucher number is not readable due to mishandling of the voucher by candidate, and/or candidate thinks he/she has made mistake(s) in filling-out information during the online registration, then the candidate can purchase a new voucher and re-register online.

Registration / Scheduling of CAT 2013

After purchasing the CAT 2013 Voucher, prospective candidates must log on to the website to register for CAT 2013. The registration window opens on Monday, 5 August and will close on Thursday, 26 September 2013. For instructions on registration / scheduling, please read the CAT 2013 Registration Guide.

CAT 2013 Test Centres

CAT 2013 will be conducted in test centres across 40 cities: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakapatnam.

IIMs reserve the right to change or cancel any test venue/centre and/or change the test window time and dates at their own discretion. For a full list of test centres and maps, visit


For questions, comments or concerns. Please click here to access the our 2013 CAT Contact Us Form