The online registration and application submission process of the Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014) will be reopened from 00.00 hours to 23.59 hours on Friday, October 10, 2014, as a one-day extension has been granted by the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) to make up for the technical glitches faced by candidates towards the end of the earlier scheduled registration window. IIM Indore is the conducting body of CAT 2014.
The decision to extend the registration window was taken by IIM Indore on the basis of the emails received from disgruntled aspirants, who voiced their concern with the CAT authorities relating to various technical problems such as problems in internet connection, net banking transaction, etc. Hence, the institute has extended the facility so that no aspirants miss the opportunity to appear for CAT 2014, as per IIM Indore officials.
In fact, technical glitches are regarded as one of the key reasons behind the decrease in the total number of candidates registering for the CAT examination. Around 1,89,796 candidates have registered for CAT 2014, which is around 3,500 less compared to last year. Around 1.93 lakh candidates had registered for the examination last year.
The registration process for CAT 2014 had started on Wednesday, August 6 and was scheduled to continue for 56 days till 11.59 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. However, the registrations were temporarily suspended from 8 pm on Sunday, September 28 to 11 am on Monday, September 29, 2014. The disruption was due to the scheduled site maintenance activities, according to the website.
CAT is the entrance test for admission into the IIMs and other premier business schools (B-schools) in India. The examination will be conducted on Sunday, November 16 and Saturday, November 22, 2014 (forenoon and afternoon sessions on both days). The result is expected to be announced in the third week of December, 2014.