Thursday, April 03, 2008
The common admission test (CAT) will finally go online from 2009.The decision will benefit thousands of students who take CAT each year. Last year 2,30,000 students appeared for CAT and the numbers are expected to increase to more than 3,00,000 in 2008. According to sources, the IIMs are contemplating conducting CAT online for almost 15 days, during which students can choose when to take the exam. Initially the IIMs were contemplating a time period of 30 days.The idea of going online is to stem fraud. In 2003, the test was declared null and void after the exam paper was leaked, the first time in IIMs’ history.