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A Mouse To Bell The CAT

Anxieties abound as CAT changes its spots and assumes a mouse-friendly avatar

A Mouse To Bell The CAT
Narendra Bisht
A Mouse To Bell The CAT
outlookindia.com
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  • People with low access to computers will be at a disadvantage, raising issues of inclusiveness
  • Basic computer skills—use of the mouse and keyboard—are required
  • While the format remains unchanged, navigating the interface and managing time efficiently remain areas of concern
  • Managing multiple papers—and maintaining security—will be key to the success of the new system

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Jatin Shah, all of 22, is stressed out—not because he’s busy counting the days to the Common Admission Test (better known as CAT, the holy grail for entry into India’s premier management institutes). He’s tossing and turning trying to figure out the ‘right’ day and time to take the exam that could change his life. Here’s why: under the new all-computer format, the exam is spread over 10 days (in November-December this year) with two time slots...

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