New Delhi: The Common Admission Test (CAT)
for entry into prestigious IIMs and other B-schools kicked off
on Saturday with 5,690 candidates sitting for the test.
Computer-based examination went off smoothly "with no
major issues reported", Prometric, which has been conducting
CAT online for the IIMs since 2009, said in a statement today.
The cities in which the highest number of candidates are
scheduled to take the online test between October 22 and
November 18 are New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and
About 2.05 lakh candidates have registered for the test
this year. Last year, 2.4 lakh candidates had registered for
the test, while in 2009 the registration figure was 2.48 lakh.
Interestingly, 73 per cent of the total number of
candidates who have registered are male.
This year, the test has two sections instead of the
three earlier and students were given 70 minutes to answer
each of them.
The results will be declared on January 11, 2012.