1) I hear that CAT will be held online. Is that correct?
No, that is not correct. CAT is not an online exam. It is a digital or Computer Based Test (CBT); not an Internet-Based Test (IBT); i.e. a candidate will not take the exam on an internet site. Instead of reading the questions in a paper booklet and darkening the ovals on the answer-sheet, a candidate will read the questions on a computer terminal and choose an answer by clicking on the correct option.
2) How is the computer-based format different from the paper-based format?
The format of the exam is more or less the same except that a candidate reads a question on a computer terminal and clicks on the correct answer, instead of reading on a paper booklet and using a pencil to darken the ovals on an answer sheet. Additionally, a timer will be displayed on the screen that tells you how many more minutes to complete the exam.
3) Can I take the exam from any computer?
No. A candidate will have to take the exam on a workstation assigned at the pre assigned venue in the preferred city that was chosen by the student, at the time of the registration. These details will be given on the admit card.