CAT 2014 to be conducted by IIM Indore; TCS to be the next conducting agency
Updated on Aug 19, 2014 - 6:39 p.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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will be conducted by IIM Indore, the same IIM which conducted CAT 2013. Prof. Rohit Kapoor would continue to be the Convener for CAT 2014 as well. Confirming with Careers360, Prof. Rohit Kapoor, Convener, CAT 2014 said, “Yes this is true that IIM Indore would be the conducting institute for CAT 2014 and I would continue to hold the position of CAT Convener.”

 

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Prof. Kapoor also confirmed that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) would be the agency which will conduct the computer based CAT 2014. Prometric was the erstwhile agency, which had the 5 year contract with IIMs to conduct the computer based CAT since 2009. Commenting on this development, Prof. Kapoor said, “We look forward to the association with TCS for the next 5 years. We aim to make CAT a hurdle free experience for the test takers.”

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Note: CAT 2014 official notification has been released on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The notification bears several changes in the application process, test conduct, timeline & schedule of the test. CAT 2014 will be held on 2 days in 4 slots on Sunday, November 16, 2014 and Saturday, November 22, 2014. 

 

For any doubts and queries on CAT 2014, dial the CAT Helpline Number, 011-40-360 360.

 

Every year, the conducting IIM for CAT is assigned in a rotational manner. This is a first in the history of the Common Admission Test (CAT) that an IIM is the conducting body for 2 consecutive years. Commenting on this development, Prof. Kapoor mentioned, “This was a collective decision taken by the 6 IIMs including IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode. Last year Prometric’s contract ended and this year it would be a new start with a new agency, hence the IIMs decided that it would be best for IIM Indore to continue this year as well.”

Prof-Rohit_KapoorIIM Indore would be the conducting institute for CAT 2014 and I would continue to hold the position of CAT Convener. We aim to make CAT a hurdle free experience for the test takers. – Prof. Rohit Kapoor, CAT 2014 Convener

The official announcement for CAT 2014 would be made shortly. “We are undergoing the process to finalize the dates of CAT 2014 calendar. We would be able to make the official announcement shortly,” said Prof. Kapoor.

Last year, CAT 2013 was announced on April 30. CAT 2013 was held over a window of 20 days, between October 16, 2013 and November 11, 2013. The result was declared on January 14, 2014. While 1.94 lakh candidates had registered for CAT 2013, around 1.74 lakh candidates took the test.

Post the declaration of the CAT 2013 result, controversy ensued over the scoring and normalization process after 95,000 candidates obtained 0 or negative scores, as a result of which as candidates who attempted no questions were placed at around 55 percentile bracket. Several CAT 2013 candidates filed Writ Petition which led the Indore High Court to send notice to all 13 IIMs, Ministry of HRD and CAT testing agency Prometric India Pvt. Ltd.

CAT is a computer based objective type and multiple choice question exam of 170 minutes duration. It has 2 sections of 50 questions each. The sections are Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. For every correct answer, there are 4 marks but for each wrong answer, 1 mark would be deducted.

The scores of CAT are considered for admission in 19 IIMs and over 150 B-schools across India.

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