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August 30, 2009

CAT to begin on November 28

NEW DELHI, Aug 30: The Common Admission Test (CAT), which is being conducted through computers for the first time, will be held over a period of 10 days from November 28 this year, an official notification said today. The CAT is being held through computers and the IIMs have hired a US-based firm to conduct the competitive exam across the country for candidates seeking admission to the prestigious B-schools.

The test will be conducted at 30 centres including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, New Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, it said. There are about 1,800 seats in the existing seven IIMs at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Shillong.

Besides IIMs, about 50 other reputed B-schools in the country give admission to students from the CAT merit list. PTI

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