Saturday, August 15, 2009

Online CAT: Further Update

Okay, I am in corporate life now, and I sell chocolates for a living. My job is to ensure that chocolate are available in every nook and corner of my territory and plentiful in that. But the passion of teaching still lies within and CAT coaching is something I have been doing for sometime now, and I think it is my moral responsibility to keep my readers updated about any new happenings in this arena. Especially after it being declared that CAT is going to be online from this syear, and I am sure this has created lots of apprehensions and doubts in the minds of the aspirants. So some more dope on this –

This is from an article on watblog about the recent update.

We all know that CAT is about to go online from this year, and in all probability it is going to be a computer based test.

The Common Admission Test (CAT) after recent months of speculation will finally be held Online this year. IIM has announced further details regarding Online CAT conducted from this year. CAT would no longer be a one day – one session appearance test but would now be conducted in 10 day long schedule with two test sessions in a day.

CAT-2009 will be held during November 28, 2009 to December 7, 2009. A candidate will be given choice in terms of test date, session (morning/afternoon), and venue across thirty centers (cities) all over India, subject to availability.

To appear for Online CAT, candidates will need to purchase scratch-vouchers from the designated bank branches, and later register online for CAT 2009. Vouchers would go on sale from 9 September 2009.

Some more frequently asked questions about CAT 2009

  • When is the advertisement for CAT 2009 going to appear?

CAT Advertisement will appear in leading newspapers on Sunday, 30 August 2009.

  • Once  the   advertisement   appears, is   one   expected  to   buy  CAT   bulletin   from  designated banks?

No. One does not have to buy a bulky CAT bulletin. We want to go paperless. A prospective candidate buys a scratch-voucher from the designated bank branches, and, later registers online for CAT 2009.

  • When does the sale of voucher start and end?

Sale of vouchers starts on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 at designated bank branches and their associate outlets. The sale ends on Thursday, 1 October 2009.

  • When and how do I register for CAT 2009 after buying the voucher?

Online registration for CAT 2009 will also begin on Wednesday, 9 September 2009 and end on Thursday, 1 October 2009.Instructions on access to online registration will be given in the voucher, and, detailed registration instructions will be on the CAT website.

  • When will CAT be held and can I choose a test date?

CAT  will  be   held  during the  period Saturday, 28 November 2009  – Monday, 7 December   20009. Yes, you can choose a test date, session (morning/afternoon), and venue across thirty centers (cities) all over India, subject to availability.

  • Can you give more details on taking test in a CBT format?

Starting  Sunday, 30 August 2009, CAT website – www.catiim.in will provide all the details.

A more comprehensive list of Online sites to help candidates are linked here.

So all the best towards your preparation for CAT, which I am sure is going on in full swing by now.

Till then, have a look at this article in TOI, and relish.

Booze flowed free for over 100 villagers, including women, who partied hard after a truck carrying foreign liquor overturned on NH-5 in Jaipur district.

Ah! Now when is such going to happen in Delhi. But what the heck? Alcochol is anyways dirt cheap in this union territory. Cheers Guys!