Indore: As the Indian Institute of Management Indore opened online window for sale of vouchers for common admission test ( CAT)- 2013, more than 9000 candidates hit the CAT’s new official website on Monday. It is to be noted that the vouchers are made available for the first time online.

According to the official CAT website the number of online voucher sale, launched from this year, was over 9000 at 5.00 pm on August 5. The CAT 2013 convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor said that the online voucher sale is aimed at adding convenience to the registration process.

The online registration also began from Tuesday. The last date for CAT 2013 registration is September 26. The test is scheduled to be conducted in a 20 days window between October 16 and November 11, 2013. Prometric is the testing partner for this prestigious PGO entrance exam.

CAT is gateway to the prestigious IIMs and many other top B- schools in the country. The 13 IIMs have altogether added 115 more seats for admission year 2014.

“ This year’s CAT aspirants will have greater opportunity for admission into the IIMs,” Dr Kapoor said, adding, “ Across all IIMs, 115 seats have been added for B- School admissions this year, taking the total number of seats in IIMs to 3,335.” Similar to last year’s exam, the CAT 2013 will have two sections. The first section will carry questions on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; and the second on Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.

The examination will be for 140 minutes. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions within each section which will have an on- screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move to the second and will be unable to go back.

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