With a few days remaining for the due date to enlist for the Common Admission Test – CAT 2016, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), which is leading the test this year, declared a few changes in the procedures. This incorporates the arrangement to roll out improvements in the application after it has been submitted.
CAT 2016 will be held on December 4 in test centres crosswise over 138 cities. The last date for contender to enlist online for the test is 5 p.m. on September 22.
An IIMB release said for the first time, applicants will have the alternative of redressing any blunders or errors in the application they have as of now submitted on the CAT application form website page between October 1 and 5. he details they can make corrections in are the percentage of marks scored, work experience and projects selected.
Moreover, initiatives for people with disabilities (PWD) have likewise been declared, including a dedicated help desk ([email protected]) for their questions, and a different tab on the CAT application website page to catch help required by hopefuls who are PWDs, for example, demands for a wheelchair or to empower the zoom feature, or the alternative to utilize a scribe. This choice will be accessible from October 1 to 5.
The release likewise said interchange inquiries of equivalent trouble will be given to applicants with visual inability for absolutely visual questions, for example, charts, pictures or maps. On the test day, competitors who are PWDs will be given ‘priority access’ (15 minutes before permitting different applicants) to the test venue for test enrollment.
“Every test centre assigned to PWD candidates will have a PWD coordinator to assist them. The contact details of the PWD coordinator will be provided to the candidates prior to the test,” the release said, adding that a fully functional wheelchair will also be made available at such centres.
CAT 2016 convenor Rajendra K. Bandi was also quoted in the release advising candidates to register early to avoid last minute inconvenience: “Going by the trends of previous years, there will be a huge surge in the number of registrations in the last two to three days, which increases the load on the servers, and can potentially impact the server response time.”