Over 89,000 appeared for CAT exam so far

New Delhi: The ongoing Common Admission Test (CAT) for admission to the IIMs and other B-schools has so far been taken by more than 89,000 candidates, with 12,163 sitting for it on Saturday.

"A total of 89, 979 candidates had registered to be tested within the first 10 days of the 20-day testing window. This accounts for 43.8 per cent of the total number of registered candidates for CAT 2011," said a statement issued by Prometric, which is conducting the computer-based exam on behalf of the IIMs.

As many as 2.05 lakh candidates have registered for the test this year which began on October 22 and will conclude on November 18.

"We are nearing the 50 per cent mark of our total registered candidates, and are pleased that the test is being conducted in a manner that is consistent with our global standards and procedures," the statement said.

The test has so far been conducted smoothly, Prometric said.