Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CAT window expanded, to begin on October 27

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have flagged off the admission season to B-schools by announcing the dates for the Common Admission Test (CAT), which is set to begin on October 27 in 33 cities across the country. Based on last year's feedback, testing agency Prometric has made several changes to ensure smooth conduct of the exams this year. CAT 2009, when the test first went online, was riddled with glitches. This year the testing window has been expanded from 10 days to 20 days. The exam will be spread out between October 27 and November 24 to ensure that too many candidates don't log in at the same time and jam the server.

The implementing agencies, too, have been changed this year. The IIMs have decided to let go of NIIT, which was the implementing agency for CAT 2009, and have instead chosen Everonn Education and Meri-Trac as delivery partners for this year's test. Everonn is an existing test delivery partner of Prometrics IT certification business, and Meritrac, too, has a good track record in conducting examinations in India. They will ensure site-readiness of the test centres, and be in charge of test administration and onsite technical support, said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director of Prometric, India.

Source: The Times of India, August 24, 2010

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