CAT 2012 to be conducted from October 11 to November 6. CAT Convenor says first priority to provide a glitch-free exam

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The Common Admision Test (CAT) 2012 will be conducted from October 11 to November 6, 2012. The test will comprise of two sections which will be seperately timed. Each of the sections will be 1 hour and 10 minutes. There will be 30 questions in each section.

According to Prof SSS Kumar, CAT Convenor for CAT 2012, the two sections will include Quantiative Ability and Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. “Once a section ends, aspirants can no longer go back to it. Aspirants will be presented with the section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation first , followed by Verbal Ability and Logical Reasonings.”

Vouchers will be avilable from July 30 to September 17, 2012 while the registration window wll be open from July 30 to September 19, 2012. Results wll be announced on January 9, 2013. The official notification of CAT 2012 will be published in the national dailies on July 22, 2012.

PaGaLGuY had an exclusive and small chat with Prof SSS Kumar, who is otherwise quite media-shy

How do you feel donning the CAT Convenor’s hat this year?

Its a great responsibility and fully focused on our goal conducting CAT 2012 successfully, befitting of the lofty standards set by IIMs in the past. At present, we are sparing no efforts to give a trouble free experience to CAT 2012 aspirants in the process of registration and appearing in CAT 2012.

Is there anything that you will take as learning from past CAT convenors?

As CBT is in evolution mode, experiences of the past convenors provide the guiding light for the conduct of CAT 2012.

Are you happy that the post have come down south to IIMK after IIMC,IIML and IIMA held the honour earlier?

I am glad that the responsibility came to IIMK but importantly CAT had been and will be a collective effort of all IIMs. The key factor behind the success of CAT is the team work and joint efforts of the entire IIM
fraternity across the IIMs.

Have you got into CAT work full-time?

Yes, my work started from April 2012 and will be working out from Kozhikode only.