Pandemic shrinks CAT to simply 2 hours

MUMBAI: The Widespread Admission Take a look at (CAT) 2020 for premier IIMs and different Bschools will solely be two hours lengthy versus three earlier. To adjust to social distancing norms in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IIMs even have determined to carry the aggressive examination in three classes as an alternative of two on November 29. This may guarantee fewer college students in a centre throughout any given session. Not simply the IIMs, entrance exams for different B-schools, too, have seen modifications to make the method handy for aspirants in the course of the pandemic.

Himanshu Rai, director, IIM-Indore, the organising institute for CAT 2020, stated, “We’ll maintain the exams in three classes this 12 months as an alternative of two. We determined to make these modifications to make sure candidates get their first most well-liked selection of metropolis whereas following social distancing.” He added the IIMs couldn’t have elevated the examination centres with out first testing them. Every of the three sections within the paper, which ran for an hour earlier, can be diminished to 40 minutes every.

IIMs have prolonged the registration date to 5pm on September 23. There is not going to be any additional extension. The institutes will quickly launch the related modifications.

Exams carried out by deemed universities reminiscent of NMIMS and Symbiosis, too, have made the examination course of handy for college students. NMIMS will permit NMAT (NMIMS Administration Aptitude Take a look at) aspirants to go for a check centre or an online-proctored examination at residence. Ramesh Bhat, officiating vice-chancellor, NMIMS, stated there could possibly be college students who do not need entry to the web or pc. “To make the examination handy for them, NMIMS is providing each choices,” he stated. Symbiosis will permit college students to take the examination twice and use the higher of the 2 scores for admission.

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