CAT 2015 notification on July 26 - Major changes in exam pattern expected
The CAT 2015 is expected to be announced by IIM Ahmedabad on Sunday, July 26 with major changes in the exam pattern this year. CAT 2015 Convenor Dr. Tathagata Bandyopadhyay has already confirmed that the national level entrance exam will be conducted in a single day this year, a departure from the trend of multi-day testing window adopted since the inception of computer-based testing of the national level entrance exam.
According to the CAT 2015 Convenor, the CAT 2015 notification will be released in the national dailies in the last Sunday of July, i.e. July 26. The changed pattern is also expected to be announced along with the notification. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has said that there will be both operational as well as content wise changes in CAT 2015.
The notification will include the information on exam schedule, application details, important dates and participating institutes. The new and changed pattern will be also declared along with the notification. Incidentally, CAT 2014 saw massive changes in the exam pattern.
CAT 2015:Single Day Testing
Instead of multiple days window, CAT 2015 will be held in a single day in 2 slots. “For CAT 2015, at an operational level, we are planning to have it on a single-day in two-sessions rather than on two-days in four sessions like last year. This will help in enhancing operational efficiency and quality of the test content,” said Dr. Bandyopadhyay.
Last year, CAT 2014 was held in 2 day window in 4 slots. Prior to that, the computer based CAT was conducted in a window of 20 days in 2 slots each day.
Major pattern change expected
CAT is expected to get easier for candidates from non-engineering background this year. In terms of content wise change, it is expected that the weight assigned on the Quantitative Ability area would be lowered. “One of our concerns is score in Quant dominates the percentile rank in CAT. As a consequence it brings in skewness to the selection process towards a particular set of candidates from a particular background. This year we intend to address it by making some changes in the test content and also by rationalizing weights assigned to different components of the test,” says the CAT 2015 Convenor.
Dr. Bandyopadhyay hopes that this will create a level-playing field for all the candidates irrespective of their educational backgrounds and increase diversity in the management classroom of IIMs and other top B-schools. Also, the myth that CAT is cracked only by engineering students can also be broken.
Last year, there were 2 sections, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning for 3 marks in each question with 1 mark negative marking scheme for wrong answer. The total number of questions in each section is 50. The duration of the exam is 170 minutes or 2 hours 50 minutes. Last year also, there was a change in the pattern as CAT exam authority had introduced options to switch between the two sections and attempt the exam in any sectional order, which was not allowed previously.
Number of test cities increased to 115
Since CAT authorities are making it a single-day test this year, the number of test cities will also be increased. This year, the number of cities where CAT 2015 will be conducted is 115 as compared to 99 cities last year, shares Dr. Bandyopadhyay.
CAT 2015 will be conducted for the admission in 19 IIMs and over 100 B-schools across India.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) continues to be the testing partner for the second consecutive year. Last year the test was taken by 1.74 lakh candidates. The total number of registrations was 1,95,988. IIM Indore was the conducting body with TCS as its online testing partner.
Stay tuned to bschool.careers360.com for more on CAT 2015.
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