(News) 12 percent dip in registered students this year due to online CAT

12 percent dip in registered students this year due to online CAT

This year, 2.42 lakh students registered for CAT, which registered a dip in applications of over 12% since last year’s 2.76 lakh applications.

The fall in numbers could be attributed to the test becoming computer-based starting this year. Not everyone is sure of the outcome and many have decided to watch from the sidelines.

Expert Views:

  • The online test is also a first for the CAT management. Much is at stake and the situation may be tricky at first, but later on, probably everybody will get used to it.
  • The test will be conducted in 32 cities through 105 secure computer-based testing centres, specially prepared for the CAT.
  • Just like in the earlier format of CAT, students should keep in mind to attempt questions that they know first and as well as they can.
  • Experts also advised students to get used to reading comprehension online – one of the biggest changes that will be felt in the new format.