Nearly 33,000 students appeared for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to prestigious business schools in the capital on Sunday.
Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow was in charge of conducting the test in New Delhi and Lucknow. IIM-Lucknow Director Devi Singh, in the capital for the past few days to supervise the examination, said the test went off well without any disturbances.
"The exam was conducted in a peaceful manner in 33 centres across the city. We deputed one professor for each centre to ensure smooth conduct of the test. There was no problem reported by any student pertaining to conduct of the examination or question papers," he said.
The test was conducted between 10 am and 12:30 pm on Sunday. "We sought help from the police and adequate security arrangements were made," he said.
The test was conducted at 12 centres in Lucknow where it also went off well, he said.
There was an overall increase of about 21,000 candidates for CAT this year. Some 1,70,000 students appeared in the test last year, and the number increased to 1,91,000 this year.
In Delhi, the number of candidates increased by 15 per cent over last year. The IIMs will admit students according to the merit list of the test.