Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CAT 2009 is now online !

The awaited online version of CAT is now live. CAT 2009 November is suppose to be online.
Its projected that 300,000 students who will appear for CAT 2009 will appear it online. Last year the number of students who gave CAT were 250,000. This year the numbers have increased by 50,000.
On an average the numbers are increasing 40,000 every year.

“The online CAT ensures that we can reach out in a much bigger way. The exam can be administered in many locations where the internet is available,” said IIM Calcutta dean (programme initiatives) Saibal Chattopadhyay. - Economic Times.

“It would be a bit time consuming to replicate figure-based problems on screen and solve them. In CAT, every second counts, and wasting time means you won’t be able to crack the exam,” Mr Sharma said. He added that the new online system may actually help tech-savvy students who are used to giving web-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exams. - Economic Times.

Now main concern remains that how will a student sole Math problems ? I think the pattern of the paper should be changed.
If the paper patern changes , what will happen of the students who have already started preparing paying thousands of rupees in coaching classes.

One thing which I found good was that the new computer-based test (CBT) will allow students to select a date convenient to them from a specified period of 10 days. CBT CAT will be a candidate-friendly test in terms of flexibility in the selection of test date, ease of registration process, better physical environment and test experience. - ET.

I think by this the number of students who will appear for CAT will increase.

What do you have to say on this ?

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