IIM Kozhikode to Coordinate CAT 2012
Kochi, July 20, 2012 : CAT 2012 will be conducted from October 11, to November 6, 2012 for admission to Indian Institutes of Management. This year CAT will be coordinated by Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK).
The test comprises two sections that are separately timed. Each of the sections will be 1 hour and 10 minutes (i.e. 70 minutes). There will be 30 questions in each section. The sections are (a) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (b) Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. Once a section ends, aspirants can no longer go back to it. Aspirants will be presented with the section on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation first, followed by Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning.
Voucher Sale: 30 July - 17 September 2012
Registration Window: 30 July - 19 September 2012
Test Dates: 11 October - 6 November 2012
Results: 9 January 2013
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According to the CAT committee, the computer-based test, like in 2011, will have two sections with separate time limits. Each of the sections will be one hour and ten minutes. There will be 30 questions in each section. The sections are Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. Once time ends for the first section, the aspirants will move to the second without the option of coming back to the previous one. Candidates will also be given a 15-minute tutorial before the commencement of the main examination. The section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation will be presented first, followed by Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning.
Sale of vouchers will start from July 30, 2012 and will continue till September 17, 2012. Aspirants can register between July 30, 2012 to September 19, 2012. The test days this year are from October 11, 2012 to November 6, 2012. The results will be announced on January 9, 2013.
This year, apart from the IIMs, more than 130 B-schools across the country are subscribing to CAT score. The number of CAT aspirants peaked in 2008 when 2.76 lakh aspirants registered for the test, which was a pen and paper mode test then. In 2009 CAT was shifted to the computer-based mode.
In CAT 2010 2,04,267 aspirants registered for the test. CAT 2011 not only remained glitch free, it also witnessed a marginal increase in the number of candidates recording 2.06 lakh sale of vouchers and 2.05 lakh aspirants actually registering for the test. A decade back in 2003, CAT recorded 1.5 lakh aspirants taking the test.
The CAT is an all-India entrance test for admission to the IIMs at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Shillong, Kashipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Kozhikhode, and other reputed institutes such as the Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad S P Jain Institute, Mumbai, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Dwarka, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, and TAPAI, Manipal. It was started in the 1960s and was initially the preserve of the IIMs alone. The new entrants in 2011 included six IITs, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar.