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IIM Bangalore has taken a welcome step to introduce new and special provision for the candidates belonging to PwD (Person with disability) category. This has happened for the very first time that the candidates will be provided with all the ease to complete their CAT. In a crux, there will be a separate CAT Application webpage, which will further have a separate tab dedicated to assist PWD candidates.
CAT or Common Admission Test is a gateway to secure a seat in the top premier B schools of the country. It is a computer based exam in India for MBA admissions in 19 IIMs and over 150 B-schools. CAT exam is organized by 19 IIMs on a rotational basis. For this year, IIM Bangalore is organizing the test. The registration process for CAT has now been ended. CAT exam will take place on December 4, 2016.
There are major relief provisions introduced for Pwd (Persons with disability) candidates to ensure a comfortable test for them. Differently abled candidates will be provided with new helping measures which are mentioned as following:
A. Every CAT exam centre will have a 'coordinator' to assist them personally and the important contact details of the coordinator will be provided to the applicants before CAT exam.
B. Candidate can also request for a wheelchair as every exam centre will be equipped with wheelchairs for making PwD candidates comfortable while giving the exam.
C. CAT application webpage altogether will have a different tab for Pwd candidates. In order to assist the candidates, this tab has been created. Candidates can also request for the availability of wheelchair while applying for CAT Registration.
D. By applying through various other options, PwD candidates can also request the option of availing a scribe and could also request to enable the zoom feature.
E. For the candidates who are challenged with visual disability; different graphs, pictures or maps, alternative questions will be provided. The availability of alternate questions with the same difficulty level can serve as a bonus point.
F. Disabled candidates will be given a priority access of 15 minutes before entry of general candidates on CAT Exam Date. This is done in lieu to make disabled candidates more comfortable and to avoid trouble, which might disturb their test efficiency.
G. If a candidate is confused about something, IIMCAT have also provided an antidote for the same as it has started a dedicated email for any kind of assistance required during the registration process. PWD Candidates can email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance.
Please Note: All the above mentioned facilities to PWD candidates will be provided between the tenure of October 1 to October 5th, 2016. The candidates belonging to this category are informed to avail the facilities in accordance of their need and requirements between the suggested days.
CAT Exam will be conducted in two sessions i.e. on Sunday, December 4 across 138 cities. Management aspirant is allowed to choose four cities in order of preference. The candidates will be allotted with the CAT Exam Centres, only after the registration process gets over. Candidates will be permitted to download CAT admit card from October 18, which will serve as a valid proof of identity to attempt the examination.
For the reserved categories, there is a set predefined norm for percentage of seats allotted to each category. For the help of the candidates, below table illustrates the percentage of seats which are reserved for each category.
|CATEGORY||% OF SEATS RESERVED|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Classes – Non-creamy layer (NC-OBC)||27%|
|Persons with Disability(PwD)/Differently Abled (DA)||3%|
Date for downloading CAT Admit card is October 18th 2016. For a candidate, admit card carries a relevance in a sense that it is a document which is compulsory for appearing in CAT 2016 examination. The admit card for CAT will be released online on the official website for CAT 2016 and will be available for download from October 18, 2016 to December 4th 2016.
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