CAT to go online from next year

Ahmedabad, Apr 26 | Updated: Apr 27 2008, 06:51am hrs
The Common Entrance Test (CAT) for the management courses is likely to go online from 2009.

We were planning to make CAT online from 2008, but since we have only eight months left for the test, it might not be possible this year. But it will be online from 2009, IIM-A director Sameer Barua said. We are in talks with service providers on the issue of converting CAT into an online exams, Barua said.

The service providers will charge Rs 900 to Rs 1,000 for a candidate. The income of IIMs due to the number of students appearing for the CAT test will be negligible as the charges of appearing for CAT test is Rs 1,500 per student, he added.