The test will be conducted online in about 78 centres across 33 cities in a staggered format beginning tomorrow and ending on November 24. Convener CAT-2010 and IIM, Lucknow, professor Himanshu Rai expressed confidence that unlike last year -- when technical glitches had marred the tests -- the exam this year would be free of any such problems.
"We are absolutely confident of holding the tests smoothly this year," he said. A total of 204,267 candidates have registered for CAT 2010, with the highest number of registration in Maharashtra where 30,296 candidates have registered for the test.
The state is followed by Uttar Pradesh where 26,810 candidates have registered and Delhi comes next with 19,931, Rai said. Forty different sets of question papers have been prepared. The results of CAT-2010 will be declared on January 12.
Prometric, entrusted with the task of conducting the test in the online format, had released a 'practice test' paper earlier to familiarise the candidates with the online format. Managing Director of Prometric India Soumitra Roy had earlier told reporters that they have ensured back-ups in case of any glitch.