CAT 2012: Nearly 2.14 lakh vie for 3,500 seats

Results to be declared on January 9.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 12, 2012 1:21:37 am

Results to be declared on January 9.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012,for gaining admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs),commenced on Thursday and will continue till November 6 this year.

The convenor of CAT 2012,SSS Kumar,said 2.14 lakh applicants have registered for the online examination this year.

This is nearly 10,000 more than last year,he said.

Applicants will be competing for 3,500-odd seats in the 13 IIMs across the country.

According to IIM Khozikode,which is organising the CAT exam this year,the registration for the exam has gone up marginally by 4 per cent.

Also,this year,the IIMs have witnessed a marginal increase in the number of female candidates. Around 28 per cent of the applicants were female as compared to 27 per cent last year.

The exam is being held in 61 test centres in 36 cities across the country.

Kumar said no errors or hiccups have been reported from any part of the country.

“All applicants,even those from a non-mathematics background,have a fair chance at scoring well this year as the math is of only high school level,” he said.

More than 1.4 lakh engineers are taking the exam this year.

The pattern of the test includes two sections on quantitative ability /data interpretation and verbal ability/logical reasoning with a duration of 70 minutes each.

The result is expected to be announced on January 9,2013.

The test will be conducted in five centres in Delhi and six centres across NCR.

Belling the CAT

This year,10,000 more have applied for CAT when compared to last year the registration for the exam has gone up marginally by 4 per cent

There is a marginal increase in the number of female candidates. Around 28 per cent of the applicants were female as compared to 27 per cent last year

The exam is being held in 61 test centres in 36 cities across the country

More than 1.4 lakh engineers are taking the exam this year

The pattern of the test includes two sections on quantitative ability/data interpretation and verbal ability/logical reasoning with a duration of 70 minutes each

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