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CAT begins on Oct 28

Around 2.06 lakh applicants, 37,000 less than last year, will appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) across the country this year that begins from Wednesday for admissions into the prestigious B-schools.

delhi Updated: Oct 27, 2010 00:10 IST

Around 2.06 lakh applicants, 37,000 less than last year, will appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) across the country this year that begins from Wednesday for admissions into the prestigious B-schools. The tests will be held over a 20-day testing window till November 24.

A total of 19,931 candidates from Delhi will take the CAT at eight centres. Last year, the examination went online for the first time but corruption of softwares due to virus attacks and other technical glitches resulted in chaos and confusion for students.

Prometric, the agency responsible for holding the tests, have assured that adequate measures have been taken this year to prevent any such problem. There will be 78 testing centres compared to last year’s 104. The agency claims to have tested all the computers that will be used to conduct the CAT 2010.

Students too are sounding positive. "I am pretty confident that adequate steps have been taken this year to ensure that the exams go smooth. I have taken many mock tests online and it seems to be fine," said Faheem Akhtar, who will appear for the test on Wednesday.

The duration of the examination is of two hours and 30 minutes including the initial 15 minute tutorial. There will be about 60 questions in the test.