The Common Admission Test,which is being conducted through computers for the first time, kicked off on Saturday with over 2.4 lakh students registering for the entrance for admission into IIMs.
The IIMs for the first time have entrusted the task of conducting the CAT to Prometric, an American firm, which is
organising the computer-based test over a period of ten days.
The test is being conducted at 105 centres in 32 cities across the country. Students can appear in the test at
these centres during the 10-day window period.
There will be two rounds of test each day. The first round will start from 10 am to 12.30 pm while the second round
will be from 3.30 pm to 6 pm, Prometric said.
The aspirants will be evenly spread during the ten-day testing for smooth conduct of the entrance.
A total of 2,41,582 students have registered for the exam this year, which is a marginal drop as compared to last
year when 2,46,000 students appeared in for CAT.
While the pattern of the exam -- the questions and the weightage of subjects -- will remain unchanged in the new
format, the test does away with paperwork. These candidates will vie for around 2000 seats in IIMs.
Directional maps detailing the locations of all test centres have been made available on the CAT website by