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IIMs revise CAT 2013 dates; online registration to begin on

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Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) has revised registration dates for Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) with the new registration window opening from August 5. The revised last date for CAT 2013 registration window is September 26.

“The registration window will be open from 5 August through 26 September 2013,” said Dr Rohit Kapoor, Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 Convenor.

Earlier, the registration window for CAT 2013 was announced from July 29 to September 24, 2013. The test is scheduled to be conducted in a 20 days window between October 16 and November 11, 2013.

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The CAT 2013 convenor said that CAT aspirants can also purchase CAT vouchers online this year. “New to this year’s CAT is the option to purchase vouchers electronically. Details about payment of fees online will be made available on CAT 2013 website from 5 PM on Saturday, August 3, 2013. We hope this new point of purchase brings added convenience to the registration process,” he said.

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.

A 15-minute tutorial will be provided before the start of the test, and candidates are advised to go through it carefully before starting the main 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 in the coming weeks.

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

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