CAT 2016 Exam and New Initiatives by IIM Bangalore

Aditi Gupta updated on : 09 Jan 2017
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Big announcements by IIM-B about new initiatives and proving more ease to candidates with disability. Read more.

CAT 2016 New Initiatives

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is conducting the CAT 2016 on December 4, 2016 across 138 exam centres across India for which the registration process will end on September 27, 2016 at 5 P.M.

In a notification recently released by IIM-B, several new provisions have been made which include.

CAT 2016 Results have been announced. Check details here.

New Initiatives for Candidates with Disability

  • There will be a dedicated helpdesk at each examination centre which can be reached through catpwdsupport@iimb.ernet.in
  • The CAT application portal will have a separate tab for the assistance of candidates with disability. This new tab will include an option of using a scribe, request for a wheelchair, request for enabling the zoom feature, etc. These options will be available between October 1 and October 5, 2016
  • For candidates with visual disability, an alternate question with equal difficulty level for purely visual questions (like pictures and graphs) will be asked.
  • PWD candidates will be given the priority to enter the examination centre, 15 minutes before other candidates on the day of the test.
  • All test centres, will have fully functional wheelchairs along with PWD coordinators for the assistance of PWD candidates
  • Contact details of the PWD coordinators will be contacted to the candidates prior to the exam

Provision for Making Changes in the Application Form

This is the first time ever in the history of CAT when such a provision has been introduced for the candidates. This year, candidates are getting a chance to correct their mistakes since many of them make stupid mistakes in their application form and eventually miss their chances to appear for the exam.

  • CAT 2016 is providing candidates with an option to make changes in their application form, in case they have made any mistakes during the submission of application form
  • This provision of correction is only possible for details like Percentage of marks scored, Work Experience and Selection of Programme
  • No other detail can be changed
  • The provision to edit details will be available to candidates on the official website of CAT from October 1 to October 5, 2016

Last Date for submitting Application is inching closer, Register now!

The last date for CAT 2016 registration is approaching soon and many candidates wait for the last day to register themselves for the test. Candidates are advised not to take any risk and apply as soon as possible.

Based on an analysis of the last few years, there is a huge rush in the number of registrations in the last 2-3 days before the registration portal closes, because of which there is a load on the server, which impacts the response time. To avoid any such situation this year, candidates should register themselves well before the last date i.e. September 27, 2016.

CAT 2016

  • CAT 2016 will be conducted on December 4, 2016
  • Registration will close on September 27, 2016 at 5 P.M.
  • Admit cards will be available for download from October 18, 2016 (1 P.M. onwards)
  • Results will be declared in January 2017

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