The Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) along with Prometric, the service provider for the computer-based CAT, announced the successful culmination of the Common Admission Test (CAT-2011). In a joint press release they informed that a total of 2,05,345 students had availed the CBT (computer based test) of CAT during the window period from October 22 to November 18.

The test was conducted in about 68 test centres across 36 cities. This year three new centres such as Bhilai, Jamshedpur and Jammu were added to the existing centres.

This year Prometric also started two new world class state-of-the-art testing facilities in Gurgaon and Hyderabad.

“We are happy to announce the successful completion of CAT 2011,” said Soumitra Roy, Managing Director, Prometric India. “This is the third year of the computer-based CAT and we are pleased to have conducted the test in a way that exceeded global standards. A successful computer-based testing programme like the CAT has been built on a strong foundation of operational excellence, and the ability to adapt and apply global best practices depending on the local environment. The continued success of this programme shows that India is moving into a new era of technology-enabled testing and we are happy to be able to apply our expertise in making this a reality," he further added.

“CAT is recognised as the most important exam in benchmarking candidate aptitude. We are extremely appreciative to Prometric for providing their relentless support and qualified expertise to help us maintain such a high standard,” said Professor Janakiraman Moorthy, CAT 2011 Convener.

The CAT 2011 results are expected to be announced on January 11, 2012 and candidates will be able to log in to view their results on the CAT websitewww.catiim.in.