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CAT goes online from November

Published On: 28th April 2009

By Staff Writer

With a view to streamlining admissions for IMMs, the Common Admission Test (CAT) goes online.

Consequently, three lakh IMM aspirants can take a hassle free examination sitting at home or in the cosy atmosphere of an internet café nation wide at their convenience. With this India’s premier management institutes have transformed the over three-decade-old examination system.
IIMs of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Shillong have given a go ahead to the the computer-based test (CBT). The student will be allowed to select a date of their choice within a specific period of 10 days to appear for the test.

Professor Amarnath Krishnaswamy of IIM Bangalore (IIM-B) said;
CBT CAT will be a candidate-friendly test in terms of flexibility in the selection of test date, ease of registration process, better physical environment and test experience.

As for the IMMs, with the enforcement of the CBT system they can take a sigh of relief. The new system is likely to be of immense help as it will help them cope effectively with the increasing pressure in the wake growth in the number of candidates appearing for the test every year. Last year, As many as 250,000 candidates appeared for the test as against 95,000 candidates took CAT in 2003. this quantum jump has marked a growth of over 163%.

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