Thanks to the longer testing window, coaching centres are trying various novel methods to help their students till the last day. While one coaching centre is conducting mock tests even after Diwali, another is starting a chat room and still another is adding 'helpful' sections to its website to aid CAT takers.
Career Launcher (CL) recently sent across a press release declaring that all its centers across India will be offering a free online mock test from August 8 to August 21 and top performers in each city can get the test series package for free. CL decided to provide this offer because it was receiving a 'huge number of frantic calls' from students for doubts regarding this year's CAT. We thought that it might be a good idea to just cross-check this useful offer. Off we went, put on our student hats and called up some CL centers across the country. Here are some conversations we had with people at CL centers; CL might still get a huge number of frantic calls because information at centers is not consistent with the press release.
CAT aspirants are expected to devote hours and hours of hard work if they wish to get anywhere close to their dream b-school. Well, it really shouldnt be too much to expect coaching institutes to provide better facilities for students taking the practice tests that are conducted.