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3 days to go: CAT aspirants in final lap

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 07, 2012
First Published: 23:43 IST(7/10/2012) | Last Updated: 23:44 IST(7/10/2012)

The final countdown to CAT has begun. With the exam just three days away, aspirants are now doing a final round-up of the syllabus.


The total registrations have gone up this year from 2.05 lakh last year to 2.14 lakh this year.

The exam will begin on October 11 and go on till November 6. Even though the CAT exam saw a change in examination pattern last year, with the paper being narrowed down to two sections instead of three, officials said this year, there would not be any significant changes in the testing pattern.

Now, the paper has two sections — each containing 30 questions.

“There are no significant changes this year. Over the past three years, we have been reviewing and improving the processes to provide a smooth experience for candidates. This year, our focus remains on conducting the test in a fair and secure manner,” said SSS Kumar, CAT 2012 Convenor.

While last year’s test paper pattern caught several students off guard, students are ensuring that they divide their between both sections equally this year.

“It is one thing to know your content. But it is a completely different story when one has to divide the time between both sections, especially since the English section has tedious reading comprehension passages, which take up a lot of time,,” said Aditya Kumar, an aspirant.

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