New Delhi: The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 for admission to premier B-schools in the country like IIMs and other institutes began on Thursday and was conducted "smoothly", with over 4,400 candidates appearing on the first day. "We are pleased that the first day of testing has ended smoothly, and will continue to stay focused on providing candidates with the best possible experience," said Soumitra Roy, managing director of Prometric India, which is partnering with IIM to conduct the test.
Prometric said that 4,429 candidates registered for the CAT on Thursday. There are no scheduled tests on Friday, and exams will resume on Saturday. The test will continue in a staggered format till November 6 and the results will be announced on January 9, 2013.
According to figures available, 2.15 lakh CAT vouchers were sold this year for admission to prestigious IIMs and other management institutes.