New Delhi: The first day of the CAT online
exam for admission to prestigious IIMs went off "smoothly"
on Wednesday with over 4500 students sitting for the test.
"The exam passed off smoothly in all the centres," said
Convener CAT-2010 and IIM, Lucknow, professor Himanshu Rai.
Some of the students were turned back as they reported
late to the centres, he said. "The candidates have been asked
to report two hours in advance but I am upset that some were
late," he said while appealing the candidates to report at the
centres on time.
Prometric, conducting the online format of the test, said
4548 candidates registered for the CAT today.
"We are pleased that the administration met our global
standards and that candidates were able to take the test
under appropriate testing conditions," said Soumitra Roy,
Managing Director, Prometric India.
He asked the candidates to refer to the CAT website
for check-in time for their test and ensure they bring their
admit card, photo identification and voucher.
The CAT test, which was held under the online format for
the first time last year, was marred by technical glitches
forcing rescheduling of the exams.
The test this time is being conducted online in about 78
centres across 33 cities in a staggered format till November
A total of 204,267 candidates have registered for CAT
2010. Forty different sets of question papers have been
prepared. The results of CAT-2010 will be declared on January
The CAT 2010 is being jointly organised by IIM-Lucknow
and IIM Kolkata.