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IIM-B: CAT to go online this year

April 28, 2009 12:24 IST

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has announced that the Common Admission Test (CAT) of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Shillong is going to be a Computer Based Test (CBT) from this year onwards.

The test will be conducted in a window of about 10 days sometime at the end of the calendar year. 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, and enhanced security in terms of biometric identification of candidates and video monitoring.

The CBT format also would improve communication between candidates and IIMs in terms of programme information, test delivery, receipt of admit cards, and receipt of score reports.

With growing student aspirations to undertake management education, the number of candidates appearing for CAT has been increasing manifold. To accomodate this massive increase, the IIMs have decided to undertake the CBT.  

More details will be available on the computerised CAT along with the advertisement for CAT later this summer.