CAT exams kicks off all over India:
Common Admission Test (CAT) which is being conducted through computers
for the first time, kicked off on Saturday. Over
2.4 lakh students registered for the entrance for admission into the
country’s premier management institutions....
After the Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to top business
schools in the country, some Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
conducted their post-graduation entrance examination - Graduate
Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - for two papers online.
“Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur,
Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee and the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore successfully conducted online GATE 2010 for two out of 21
papers,” a human resource development ministry official said
The examinations of two subjects —
Textile Engineering and Fiber Science, and Mining Engineering (MN) —
were conducted using computers by these institutes. About 1,700
candidates were registered for these examinations which were
conducted simultaneously in eight cities over two shifts Monday.
The online examination was conducted in
GATE 2010 this year for the first time and depending upon the
experience, it might be repeated on a larger scale in subsequent
years, the official added.
The written version of the exam in other
19 papers shall be conducted all over the country Feb 14.
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)
conducted computer-based CAT for the first time in the last week of
November and first week of December. Technical glitches and virus
interrupted the online test, forcing the IIMs to conduct a second
phase of CAT for over 8,000 aggrieved students Jan 29 and 30.