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Quantitative Aptitude : biggest challenge for CAT

Posted on the September 15th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

The quantitative aptitude section is perhaps one area which represents the biggest challenge for students appearing for the CAT. If you need proof of this, all you need to do is consider the following facts about the CAT 2008 paper:

Fact #1 : With 0 marks (yes, zero), you would have scored 20 percentile in quants. In CAT 2008, of the approximately 2.75 lakh students who appeared for the exam, 55,000 students did not even make it to 20 percentile in the quants section, ie, they were not even able to ensure a positive score.

CAT website glitches to be rectified by September 18

Posted on the September 15th, 2009 under Admission, CAT by rishir

MBA aspirants are slowly getting accustomed to the practicality of the Common Admission Test (CAT) going online this year. Many who had registered online for the 2009 edition of the exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) were agitated last week after they could not call back the form when a mistake crept in and were asked to buy another form by shelling out Rs 1,400.

Following a TOI report last week pointing out the glitches in the online system, authorities are now adding features to the CAT registration and scheduling website to make it more user-friendly. Candidates will be able to make changes or correct errors in the forms from the evening of September18.

Technical glitches in CAT registration

Posted on the September 11th, 2009 under Admission, CAT by rishir

With the registration for Common Admission Test (CAT) opening on Wednesday, candidates faced a lot of problems beginning with the CAT voucher and glitches in the registration process on the web.

Students alleged the voucher required for registration was of poor quality and even the slightest pressure was damaging it. “Even if we scratch gently, the code isn’t visible rendering it useless which means we have to buy another voucher spending Rs.1,400,” alleged K. Sandhya, an engineering student.

Edit of CAT form. You can, soon

Posted on the September 11th, 2009 under Admission, CAT by rishir

The glitches in the online applications system for Common Admission Test (CAT) are being resolved. Students will now have a chance to edit their forms as many times as they wish to within the window period and then submit.

The date after which forms can be edited will be put up on the CAT website soon. Earlier, applications submitted with simpler mistakes like spelling errors and wrong marks could not be undone.

Online CAT has fewer takers for earlier slots

Posted on the September 10th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

This was surely not the race for the top slot. Thousands of B-School aspirants who on Wednesday registered themselves on the first day for the coveted Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009, set to go online from this year, avoided taking the initial slots.

The online test gives options to students to choose the date and venue for the entrance exam that grants admissions to the IIMs and other 150 affiliated B-Schools in the country. The registration will be open till October 1 for the test that will be held across 32 centres over 10 days starting November 28. Last year, 2.7 lakh candidates appeared for the test, a number which is likely to shoot up this time.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS & MANUAL – CAT 2009

Posted on the September 9th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

Click on IIMLucknow for Registration Instructions & Manual.

CAT 2009: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on the September 9th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

Q1: I hear that CAT will be held online. Is that correct?
A1: CAT is going to be a computer based test (CBT) and not internet based test (IBT). I.e. Candidate does not take the test on an internet site. Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.

Breaking News: CAT 2009 to be held in 32 cities; test to be held in select engineering and management institutes

Posted on the September 9th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

Choose your test site and window for CAT 2009 among the 32 cities. IIMs have announced the Test Centers (called ‘Test Sites’ by IIMs) for CAT 2009. The test sites for CAT 2009 are spread across 32 cities in India. Owing to the need of computer for conducting computer-based exam, the test sites are primarily engineering and management institutes. This marks a shift from past where CAT was held in leading K-12 schools.

The cities are Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri and Varanasi.
 

Online CAT exam discriminatory

Posted on the September 9th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

NEW DELHI: Disabled people today raised objections to the decision making CAT exams for admission to IIMs online, alleging that the move was a “discrimination” against them.

“The decision is a huge discrimination towards the disabled people and the Centre must intervene,” Javed Abidi, Director of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, said here.

Paperless CAT a new experience

Posted on the September 4th, 2009 under CAT by rishir

An all-new CAT is all set to be out of the bag. In its online avatar this year, it will not only offer a new experience to aspirants but also put the examination infrastructure to test. As the date for applications draws closer, Shailvee Sharda takes you on a guided tour to the most prestigious gateway to B-schools.

Lucknow: When budding managers bury their heads in extended hours of strategy-making, learn news tricks of algebra and mathematics and try to add six packs to their word power, you know it’s time to bell the CAT. This year, however, the ground has changed and needs redrawing of strategy.

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