The Common Admission Test (CAT) which usually spans twenty days will be extended by a day this year. The exam which will begin on October 11 will end on November 6, 2012 and there will be 21 exam days in that period. This obviously gives aspirants an extra day to take the exam.
"We have added one more day in the testing period this year. This will give more flexibility to the candidates appearing for CAT 2012. Candidates are advised to register early to get their preferred choice of location, date and time," said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India. The change has also been carried out after receiving feedback from past applicants and others on the exam schedule.
Prof SSS Kumar, CAT Convenor said it was being done especially for the benefit of applicants in Calcutta and adjoining areas which will have centres closed because of the durga pooja. "The day extra is only to give everybody a fair chance to take the exam," said the CAT Convenor.