Kozhikode, India, 6 November 2012 The Indian Institutes of Management, along with Prometric, trusted provider of market-leading test development and test delivery solutions, today announced the successful conclusion of the Common Admission Test 2012. A total of 2,14,068 candidates registered for this years test which was conducted in 61 test centres across 36 cities over a 21-day testing window from 11 October 6 November 2012.
While there were no significant changes to the test this year, there has been a positive shift in the candidate pool in terms of gender and social balance, as well as work experience. All candidates who showed up with proper documentation and on time, have successfully completed their tests.
With CAT 2012 testing coming to a conclusion, we are looking forward to the calibre of candidates that will come through our doors, and turning them into future leaders, said Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode.
CAT continues to set a high benchmark as an assessment tool for admission into the IIMs and other postgraduates programmes, said Professor SSS Kumar, CAT 2012 Convenor.
This is the fourth year of the computer-based CAT, and we are pleased with the overall administration, as well as the way the staff on the ground handled the intermittent power issues, while being sensitive towards candidates, said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India. The operational protocols we put in place ensured that contingency plans were executed expeditiously and with minimal disruption to candidates.
The CAT 2012 results are expected to be announced on 9 January 2013 and candidates will be able to log in to view their results on the CAT website www.catiim.in.
Indian Institutes of Management
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) were established by the Government of India, starting from the early 1960s as national school of excellence in Management Sciences. Over the years, the IIMs have evolved into global institutions that impart high quality management programmes that stress on innovation, ethical leadership, and cutting edge management research. The Economist labelled IIMs as the toughest b-school in the world to get into. Currently there are 13 IIMs named as IIMs Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Shillong, Tiruchirappalli and Udaipur. The entry to these national building institutes is realized through the Common Admission Test, popularly called CAT. It was, and continues to be, a source of pride for the faculty involved with its conception and delivery year after year, and is possibly the exam that accounts for the highest number of eyeballs and scrutiny of general public and media alike.
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