CAT exams kicks off all over India:
Common Admission Test (CAT) which is being conducted through computers
for the first time, kicked off on Saturday. Over
2.4 lakh students registered for the entrance for admission into the
country’s premier management institutions....
CAT computer glitch to be
short-lived: IIM director
New Delhi: The competitive
Common Admission Test (CAT), which went online for the first time
this year, finally got off to a smooth start Monday after two days
of technical glitches and poor management affected hundreds of
B-school aspirants across the country.
“Until now we have not had any negative feedback on the test. So
after two days of computers crashing and bad management, the online
version of CAT finally seems to have taken off smoothly,” said
Gautam Puri, vice chairman of Career Launcher, a coaching institute.
The CAT exam,
which determines admission to the country’s prestigious Indian
Institutes of Management (IIM) and other business schools, went
online for the first time Saturday, but several students had a
harrowing time as computers crashed in 11 centres across the
Similarly on day
two of the exam, technical glitches and poor management led to the
exam being rescheduled in 24 centres across the country, creating a
lot of confusion among the aspirants. The exam’s staggered online
formal has a 10-day schedule and will conclude Dec 7.
Ramesh Nava of
Prometric, the US firm that developed the computer based CAT, said:
“Exhaustive plans were developed and put in place well in advance of
the start of the testing window.”
viruses and malware that attacked the test delivery system were not
detected by the anti-virus software at the testing centres,” he
candidates have been notified and are currently being rescheduled
within this year’s testing period,” Nava assured.
students have registered for the CAT this year, which is scheduled
at 105 centres in 32 cities, all linked to a main server.