This year, Himanshu Rai, faculty, IIM Lucknow, in his first interview after taking over as the CAT convener for 2010, tells Chitra Unnithan how he plans to enhance the quality of the premier management test. Edited excerpts:
Satish Deodhar (convenor of CAT 2009) said he had sleepless nights during CAT 2009...
At the cost of his health, he ensured a glitch-free Phase-2 of CAT 2009 and I am reaping the benefits of his hard work, and the suggestions he made thereof. Therefore, I do not have any apprehensions of losing my sleep.
I am sure I will get a good night's sleep and read and hear good things about CAT 2010 every morning through the media.
Do you expect the number of CAT registrations to go up this year?
Yes. I expect the number of CAT registrations to go up.
Last year, given the economic recession, some potential candidates may have thought of holding on to their jobs instead of going for higher studies. Also, the fact that the CBT (Computer Based Test) was happening for the first time, some may have preferred to wait and watch. This year I expect all such people to be a part of the exam.
Image: Himanshu Rai, CAT 2010 convenor
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