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CAT 2013 – Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) have announced the registration of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013). The registration window will be open from 5 August through 26 September 2013. Prometric, trusted provider of market-leading test development and test delivery solutions, is IIM’s partner in developing and delivering CAT 2013.
New this year, CAT candidates can buy vouchers online directly from IIMs, from 5 August to 24 September. Candidates can also purchase traditional vouchers for registration and scheduling from designated Axis Bank branches from 5 August to 24 September. Details of the designated Axis bank branches can be obtained from the website www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in or www.prometric.com. Details about payment of fees online will be made available on CAT 2013 website www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in from 5PM on Saturday, August 3, 2013.
Similar to last year’s exam, the CAT 2013 will have two sections. The first section will focus on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation;the second on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be for 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second and will be unable to go back.
CAT will be conducted over a period of 20 days — from 16 October to 11 November 2013 — in Prometric test centers across 40 cities. This increase in locations(up from 36 cities last year) provides candidates greater flexibility and convenience for choosing a suitable test day. For candidates who are differently abled, additional support will be available.
A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through it carefully before starting themain examination. The total duration will be two hours and 35 minutes including the tutorial. A practice test to provide candidates with a feel of the timed sections, as well as navigation and functionality of the actual test will be made available on www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in in the coming weeks. Candidates are advised to go through the practice test carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout and navigation.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (It may also referred to as Persons with Disability (PWD) category)], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
The details will be available in the IIM website from 5.00 PM on Saturday, August 3, 2013
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For further details visit http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in