The Common Admission Test (CAT), considered as one of the most competitive management entrance examinations in the country, is scheduled to conduct on December 4. It is gateway for admission into any top-notch management institutions and premier business schools in the country
Over the years, various changes have been introduced to the paper. From being a paper-based test to a computerized exam, several other changes have been made in the marking scheme and syllabus as well. Those candidates who are willing to appear for the examination need to possess at least a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized institute/university.
Addition of new centre
- One of the major changes incorporated in the registration form this year has been the addition of Noida as a designated test centre for the entrance examination.
- In the year 2014, Noida was removed as a test centre, while Greater Noida - a suburb of Noida, was included in the list of test centres. This move caused problems for those candidates from Delhi-NCR region who wished to take up Noida as a test centre.
- As CAT is generally conducted in winters, many candidates, especially the ones who are allotted the morning session, face problems in reaching their test centres in Greater Noida due to conveyance problem arising due to fog.
Another major change:
- Another change that has been introduced is in the field where the graduation level marks is entered. The CAT registration form used to only accept marks for graduation degree in the standard three-year format. But this created a problem for those candidates who had completed their graduation in the 1980's when the old pattern of two-year Bachelor's degree was valid.
- After this problem was addressed, the aspirants now only have to fill the details of commencement and completion of Bachelor's degree. Marks can be filled as per the number of years taken to complete the graduation.
- The selection of candidates will be done on the basis of Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) followed by Personal Interviews (PI) round.