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Over two lakh get ready to bell the CAT

The countdown has begun and it’s that time of the year again. Students have started taking stock of their basics in mathematics, English and logical reasoning to appear for the much-awaited Common Admission Test (CAT).

delhi Updated: Oct 13, 2011 23:59 IST
Shaswati Das

The countdown has begun and it’s that time of the year again. Students have started taking stock of their basics in mathematics, English and logical reasoning to appear for the much-awaited Common Admission Test (CAT).

The exam, conducted by Prometric, will begin on October 22 and continue till November 18 across all Prometric centres in India.

“While in 2010, the total number of students who had registered for CAT was 2.04 lakh, this year the number stands at 2.05 lakh, which shows an increase of 1,000,” said a Prometric spokesperson.

Despite the exhaustive preparation by students, the exam still remains one of the biggest challenges every year.

“Since I have studied engineering, handling the quantitative and LRDI sections are not much of a challenge, but the verbal section is difficult to get a grip on. Everyday, we have to memorise the meanings and usage of hundreds of new words. The comprehension section is also tough as a lot depends on how you infer the passage and answer the questions,” said Gaurav Misra, who dropped a year to prepare for CAT.

Apart from CAT, students will appear for other examinations such as NMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test), IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) and XAT (Xavier’s Admission Test), while admission to Delhi University’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) will be based on CAT scores.