New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are planning to establish separate body for conducting Common Admission Test (CAT), in a better way. Devi Singh, Director, IIM Lucknow, said that IIMs intend to set up a distinct body within the IIM structure for CAT. Singh said this on Thursday i.e. November 25, 2010, in Delhi.
Further, Devi Singh told that this body will be run and managed by professionals and would be solely responsible for the conduction of the management entrance test. In addition, IIM-Lucknow Director said that the organization could be established under Section 25 of the Companies Act and that the details for the same are being worked out. They have definite plans in this direction for setting up the body, Devi Singh added.
As per sources, another main plan of IIMs includes to make CAT similar to the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Reason behind this plan is that CAT can be conducted more than once in a year, sources added. Professor Himanshu Rai, CAT Convener this year said that there would always be scope of improvement in the conduction of CAT. They are working towards making the test as candidate friendly as possible, he added.