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Three testing locations in Andhra Pradesh and two in Telangana have been added for aspirants appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) this year.

5 more test locations in Telangana and AP

Hyderabad: Three testing locations in Andhra Pradesh and two in Telangana have been added for aspirants appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) this year.

According to the Indian Institute of Management-Indore (IIM-I), which is nodal authority for conducting the test, has uploaded the list of testing locations on its website. In Telangana, Karimnagar and Khammam districts and, in Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool, Nellore and Tirupati were newly added.

In undivided Andhra Pradesh there were only three testing locations: Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

As the number of candidates appearing for the examination has increased this year, the number of test centres has been increased fourfold taking it to 354 in 99 cities across the country. Last year, a total of 76 total centres in 40 cities were made available for the test.

12 test centres to Telangana and eight to AP were made available.

Centres in Telangana: Vaageswari College of Engineering, Karimnagar; Bomma Institute of Technology and Science, Khammam will be functional for test. A total of 10 centres were made available in Hyderabad, which include ACE Engineering College, CMR Engineering College, CVSR College of Engineering, Malla Reddy College of Engineering & Technology, Nalla Narasimha Reddy Engineering College, RRS College of Engineering and Technology, St Martin’s Engineering College, St Peter’s Engineering College, Turbomachinery Institute of Technology & Science and Vardhaman College of Engineering.

In Andhra Pradesh, G Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool; Geethanjali Institute of Science and Technology, Nellore; Yogananda Institute of Technology & Science, Tirupati; Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vijayawada; SRK Institute of Technology, Vijayawada; Dadi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Visakhapatnam; Pydah College of Engineering & Technology, Visakhapatnam; and Sai Ganapathi Engineering College, Visakhapatnam, were made available for the candidates.

The CAT will be held in two phases on November 16, which is the first phase followed by second phase on November 22. As many as 3,335 seats in the premier institutes are up for the grab this year. This year, a total of 1.97 lakh aspirants have registered, which is nearly 3,000 more than last year’s registrations.

Ramnath Kanakadandi, course director, CAT, TIME, Hyderabad, said “Candidates who have already prepared for CAT earlier have to begin analysing their strong and weak areas. The scores in the mock tests have a direct bearing on an aspirant’s self-confidence. Taking as many mock exams as possible, very close to the exam is not the right way to go about it.”

“A thorough analysis of the mock tests taken so far will yield far better dividends than taking more such mock tests now. From all the mock papers, identify questions from a particular area and solve them. This is useful for solving questions of CAT level or above CAT level,” he adds.

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