CAT dates announced, state gets 3 centres.

About 15,000 students from Andhra Pradesh will appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) from Saturday for admissions into prestigious Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMs) and other top business schools across the country. For the third year in a row, CAT is being conducted online. The exam was conducted in paper-pencil format till 2009.

The online Common Admission Test will be held from October 22 to November 18. Prometric, the firm that conducts the online test, has set up three centres in Andhra Pradesh. While two of the centres are located in Hyderabad, one is in Visakhapatnam. In Hyderabad, the test will be held at MLR Institute Of Technology, Dundigal, and at Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd, Banjara Hills.

The exam will start at 10 am (first slot) and again at 3.15 pm (second slot). Students need to report to the centres 90 minutes before the exam time. According to the data from IIMs, the expected number of CAT aspirants this year is 2.05 lakh. They will be competing for approximately 3,000 seats in 13 IIMs. The exam will be on for 140 minutes. Moreover, it will have only two sections instead of three.

Source : DC

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