2.4L aspirants get ready for first online CAT

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New Delhi, Nov 15: More than 2.4 lakh aspirants will compete for entry to the prestigious IIMs through Common Admission Test (CAT), for which will be computer-based for the first time this 2009.

The test is scheduled between Nov 28 and Dec 7, and will be conducted at 105 centres in 32 cities across the country.

A total of 2,41582 students will appear for the exam this year, which is a marginal drop as compared to 2008 when 246,000 students appeared for CAT.

American agency Prometric has released a practical guide to CAT to make the students appearing for the exam abreast of the computer-based format.

Available for download on www.catiim.in, the guide serves as a supplement to a YouTube video that gives the students a demonstration of the computer-based test.

The practical guide provides a detailed tutorial into a range of things from using the mouse to navigating through the test paper and how to mark or unmark questions for review.

"We are positive this will help mitigate any anxiety faced by the candidates and provide them with a clear picture of what will happen o n the actual test day," said Ramesh Nava, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Japan and Africa, Prometric.

According to Nava, the guide also offers some practical tips to help reduce candidate anxiety.

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