The last date for online registration and sale of vouchers for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009 has been extended from October 1 to 11, 2009 in view of several holidays in the month of September.

The decision was taken by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) that conducts the test for entry into IIMs and other top business schools in the country. Prometric, which has been entrusted with the job of conducting the first-ever online test for CAT said in a statement that the “edit” feature will also be available to candidates till October 11. The sale of CAT vouchers at designated AXIS bank branches has been extended until October 8.

With the large number of candidates throughout the country taking the CAT every year, the extended window will allow those who might have been inconvenienced by these holidays more time to obtain a voucher and register for the test.

“With more than two lakh registrations to date, some test sites have already been completely filled,” said Ramesh Nava, Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific, Japan & Africa, Prometric. “Candidates are encouraged to check the list of available test sites, read the registration instructions carefully and view the ‘YouTube’ tutorial video prior so as to experience a smooth registration process,” he said.

The computer–based CAT 2009 which is scheduled between November 28 and December 7, 2009 will be conducted in 32 Indian cities through 105 secure computer-based testing centres specially prepared for the CAT examination.