The Common Admission Test (CAT) for entry into the IIMs and 150 other B-schools has not found many takers this year., reports the Economics Times. As per IIMs, the number of candidates registered for CAT has been around two lakh, even as online registration process that was earlier scheduled to close on October 1 has been extended to October 11. Last year, the number of CAT applicants was 2.76 lakh. While the number of CAT applicants has been rising 10% every year, the past three years saw a 20-25% rise in number of candidates.

For those MBA aspirants who were late to catch the CAT 2009 groovy-train, here is another chance! IIMs have announced on September 30 today that they will be extending the sale of CAT vouchers up till October 8, and online registration till October 11. That’s a cool 10 more days!

Reasoning that many bank holidays may hamper the last minute rush of CAT aspirants, IIMs said, “In view of a series of bank holidays that may have inconvenienced some candidates, IIMs and Prometric have extended the sale of CAT 2009 vouchers to 8 October 2009.”

Online registration for CAT 2009, which began on Wednesday, 9 September 2009, will now be open till October 11. Earlier it was supposed to end on Thursday, 1 October 2009. “Candidates will have until 11 October 2009 to complete their online registration and scheduling. The edit feature will also be available until 11 October 2009,” said IIMs on their official website

CAT 2009 will be held in a window of 10 days, starting from Saturday, November 28 to Monday December 7, 2009. The test will be held in two slots, Session 1, the morning session will be from 10 AM to 12.30 PM.

Source : Economics Time

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