IIM entrance test to be computer-based from next year

April 4th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Keeping in view the increasing number of management aspirants appearing for its Common Admission Test (CAT), the Indian Institutes of Management have decided to convert the examination into a computer-based test from the next year.
“Managing CAT across the country has become a very complex activity that currently requires intense coordination among seven IIMs. In a few years from now, there would be several more IIMs joining the fold with a promise of making the process even more complex.

“The IIMs have jointly decided to convert the paper-pencil test into a computer-based test from the next year so that valuable faculty time can be saved from purely administrative activities,” IIM Calcutta director Shekhar Chaudhuri said during the annual convocation speech of the institute.

“Our intake in the two-year full-time programme will increase to 408 during 2009-10 and 462 during 2010-11 in accordance with the OBC reservation policy. By 2012, there will be 924 students in this programme,” he said.

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