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CAT ready to go abroad in 2011

delhi Updated: Nov 26, 2010 02:22 IST
Charu Sudan Kasturi
Charu Sudan Kasturi
Hindustan Times
Charu Sudan Kasturi

The Indian Institutes of Management may take their Common Admission Test to foreign shores as early as 2011, along with embellished student-friendly measures, the business schools and CAT service provider Prometric said on Thursday.

HT was the first to report -- on July 2, 2010 – the IIM plan to take the CAT abroad, but today was the first time the country’s premier B-schools have outlined any details of how they plan to go global.

B-schools from Dubai, Nepal and Sri Lanka have already written to the IIMs seeking greater collaboration, including the setting up of examination test centres in their countries, IIM Lucknow professor and CAT 2010 convener Himanshu Rai told HT.

"As far as preparedness goes, we can take the first steps beyond Indian borders by the 2011 CAT," Rai said.

Flush with success following a glitch free CAT 2010, the IIMs and Prometric on Thursday also announced key student-friendly measures that will be adopted to make CAT 2011 an easier experience for students.

CAT vouchers — which students need to buy to register for the examination — will be made available online in 2011, Rai said.