CAT 2012: Day 1 from 11 October 2012


CAT 2012 will be conducted across 61 test centres in 36 cities all over India. 2,14,068 candidates have registered for CAT 2012, a number slightly more than the previous year’s 200,005 candidates. The registration process was concluded on 19 September 2012, the last date for the availability of CAT-2012 vouchers was 17 September 2012.

The format for CAT 2012 remained the same, one additional day has been added to the testing window. Candidates who have applied for CAT 2012 can download their admit cards from the official website. Candidates who have registered for Session 1 (morning session) must arrive at the test centre by 8:30 AM for security checks, identity verification and checking in. Testing will begin at 10 AM. For Session 2 (afternoon session), candidates must arrive at the test centre by 1:45 PM. Testing will begin at 3:15 PM.

The CAT 2012 will have only two sections. The first section is Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; the second section is Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits. The examination will be 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Within the 70 min provided for the section, candidates can review the answers. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second section and will no longer be able to go back.

Last year 185,000 candidates have taken the test, 9 among them have scored perfect scores (100 percentile). CAT 2012 results will be declared on 09 January 2013 on the CAT website.

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