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CAT 2013 online registration begins; Over 9000 online CAT vo

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The CAT exam is the common entrance exam of MBA, which is conducted to gain admission to 11 Indian Institutes of Management and over 150 B-schools.

The online registration for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 began today even as the number of online voucher sale reached near five digits on August 5, 2013.

According to the official CAT website the number of online voucher sale, launched from this year, was over 9000 at 5.00 pm on August 5. The CAT 2013 convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor said that the online voucher sale is aimed at adding convenience to the registration process.

The last date for CAT 2013 registration is September 26. The test is scheduled to be conducted in a 20 days window between October 16 and November 11, 2013.  Prometric is the testing partner for this prestigious MBA entrance exam.

Common Admission Test (CAT) is gateway to the prestigious IIMs and many other top B-schools in India.  The 13 Indian Institutes of Management have altogether added 115 more seats for admission year 2014. “This year’s CAT Aspirants will have greater opportunity for admission into the IIMs,” Dr Kapoor said, adding, “Across all IIMs, 115 seats have been added for B-School admissions this year, taking the total number of seats in IIMs to 3,335.”

Similar to last year’s exam, the CAT 2013 will have two sections. The first section will carry questions on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; and 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.

The dates for CAT 2103 has been announced more than 160 days in advance which gives much more time for MBA aspirants to register and prepare for the same as compared to CAT 2012 when the test dates were announced just 84 days in advance.

"We have announced the CAT 2013 dates much in advance to give MBA Aspirants more time to prepare their mind for the test," Professor Kapoor added.

The CAT scores are the gateway to the admission for MBA Aspirants to most coveted Indian Institute of Management and other top B-schools in the country including FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, JBIMS, IMT etc. The number of CAT 2012 applicants was 2.14 lakh, an increase of 9,000 compared to CAT 2011 numbers.

Stay tuned to for more news and updates on CAT 2013.

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