The Common Aptitude Test for English (CATE) will be conducted this year as well. There are no changes to the admissionprocedure of the B.A. English (Hon) programme in the University ofDelhi (DU), confirmed Sumanyu Satpathy, head of the English department to IndiaEduNews.net.
The details for CATE 2013 have not been decided yet. However, we will be meeting this week to fix the dates as well as the number of participating colleges.
CATE was introduced by DU in 2009 as a centralised test to check and evaluate a student's aptitude for studying an English programme like BA (Hons) English. CATE 2010 saw 12 colleges' participation; in 2011 there were 17 colleges that admitted students in their English (Hon) programme through CATE and 21 colleges (including Indraprastha College for Women, Hindu College, Miranda House, Kamla Nehru College, Lady Shri Ram) had used CATE 2012 scores for their admissionprocedures.