Common Admission Test (CAT) which is being conducted through
computers for the first time, kicked off on Saturday.
2.4 lakh students registered for the entrance for admission into the
country’s premier management institutions.
Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) for the first time entrusted
the task of conducting the CAT to Prometric, an American firm.
Prometric is organising the computer-based test over a period of ten
test is being conducted at 105 centres in 32 cities across the
country and students can appear in the test at these centres during
the 10-day window period.
According to Prometric, there will be two rounds of test each day.
The first round will start from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. while the
second round will be from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
aspirants will be evenly spread during the ten-day testing for
smooth conduct of the entrance, sources added.
IIM sources said that a total of 2,41,582 students have registered
for the exam this year, which is a marginal drop as compared to last
year when 2,46,000 students appeared in for CAT.
While the pattern of the exam — the questions and the weightage of
subjects — will remain unchanged in the new format, the test does
away with paperwork, IIM sources said.