India’s best management institutes Indian Institutes of Management’s Admission Group decided to make their Common Admission Test (CAT 2009) online, and an alumnus of IIM Indore geared up for the challenge with his venture www.fireup.co.in
Vineet Patawari, founder of www.fireup.co.in, a Chartered Accountant and a pass-out of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management, IIM Indore, who rejected a sought after seven figure job from JPMC in 2008 to follow his heart. He is supported in this venture by his partner and creative head, Shreshtha Jha.
www.fireup.co.in, which was formally launched at Oxford book store, Kolkata, on 18th December 2008 provides all the facilities for a CAT taker under one banner and includes features like blog, videos, forum, chat, common room and knowledge management.
www.Fireup.co.in claims to train an individual right from the initial CAT preparation to the ultimate challenge of clearing group discussions and interviews thereby securing a seat in the most coveted institutions through its unique courseware and methodology.
Though www.fireup.co.in is primarily an online education venture, some of its modules are also available in CDs at leading stores.
Asked about what initiated him to start an online CAT Preparation site, Patawari said that the logistics of the admission examination was becoming a nightmare, due to the growing number of aspirants every year. It was soon becoming imperative for the exam to go online some day, he added. The online examination would be much easier to manage than the current system, Jha said.
An IIM-A source confirmed that the online examination would cut down administrative costs, involving people travelling to places, and sending papers all over the country, with risks of leaks. The conventional examination can be conducted from a limited number centers while the online tests can be taken from anywhere.cat 2009, CAT 2010, cat preparation, cat preparation 2010, common admission test, fire up, iim cat, MBA, online CAT