CAT-2014 notification out with major changes in examination pattern

The countdown for MBA aspirants has begun as the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducting body - Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I) - on Saturday announced the dates for the test with some major changes in the examination pattern this year. IIM-Indore will be conducting the test for the second consecutive time. 

Apparently, making the CAT 2014 much more aspirant friendly this year, the IIM-Indore has increased the examination duration from existing 140 minutes to 170 minutes, discontinued purchase of offline vouchers, the questions in quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning has been increased to 50 in each section from existing 30 questions. 

The tutorial which was made available before start of examination will not be available this time. The CAT conducting body has advised candidates to do the tutorials from the website well in advance. Candidates will have to make the payment for registration fee through online modes only including credit card, debit card or through net banking. 

Another significant change that CAT aspirants will see this year will be flexibility for devoting more or less time to each section according to their ability. Candidates will be able to switch from one section to another during the examination timing. 

Unlike previous years, the IIM-Indore has cut short the window period for holding examination. The CAT 2014 will be conducted only for two days this year i.e. on November 16 and November 22 only in forenoon and afternoon sessions. The examination will be conducted in 99 cities comprising 354 test sites. Last year, there were 45 test sites only. The CAT 2014 will give an option to prefer three test cities in the order of preference. "The candidates need not rush in the initial registration days for blocking their slots and sites. Candidates will be given their first preferred city across the four sessions on random basis as far as possible. Candidates will have no option to prefer the dates as it will be allotted by the CAT Centre randomly," states the CAT notification. 

The registration for the CAT 2014 will remain open for 56 days beginning from August 6 and closing on September 30. Students will be able to download admit card from October 16 to till examination date. The results will be declared in the third week of December 2014. 

Due to ongoing results related discrepancies and controversies that landed IIMs in the court. The contract of Prometric to conduct CAT has been abolished and has been to the Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), which has conducted examination like GATE, JEE, AIPMT, JIPMER etc.


IIMC launches Advanced Program in Strategic Management – Batch 08

Developing a strategic thinking mode - understanding how power is wielded and negotiated in multiple contexts, especially amidst great 'complexity'
Understanding strategic landscapes of industries, including the interface with law and regulation, and institutional variation across nations
Understanding the strategic significance of few contemporary developments such as out sourced models of business, use of informatics, delayering of organizations, modularization of product systems and so on

Duration: 6 months
Class Schedule:Thursday, 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Delivery: Through classes at NIIT Imperia Centre for Advanced Learning in your city*, using Synchronous Learning Technology platform
Graduates/Post Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks
Working Professional with 7 years of experience post completion of graduation


Education app - OnlineTyari

OnlineTyari GK app helps you in preparing for SSC, IBPS, UPSC exams in Hindi and English medium. It also provides daily current affairs for 2014 along with question banks and mock test series which you can use in offline mode as well.

- Helps in preparing and practicing for all government competitive job exams including Civil Services (CSAT), Bank PO and clerk, SSC CGL and 10+2, CTET and many more.
- Daily update of current affair 2014 questions.
- Competitive exam focussed objective questions in Hindi and English Language.
- Practice objective question banks for various topics including aptitude, reasoning, language comprehension etc. 
- Free and paid mock test paper and online test series .
- Option to save favourite questions.
- Covers various state general knowledge for state level exams
- Works in offline mode.

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ComedK on May 11th

ComedK on May 11th went peacfull with over 40000 students appearing for exam at various center accross Karnataka

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