Govt seeking statement from CAT convener on exam disturbance

By: Staff | November 30, 2009 | | No Comments

vIndianz.com (Nov. 30, 2009) — Fluctuating and swinging into action, government on Monday required an account from the convener of Common Admission Test (CAT). Satish Deodhar commented on the continuing disturbance of the computer-based entrance test for admittance into IIMs.

cat examThe HRD Ministry shot off a letter to Deodhar, asking him to present a realistic description on the entire matter of disturbance in the test, which is being conducted by an American firm Prometric, a ministry official said.

Due to “virus attack” in the computers, almost 4,000 students could not appear in the examination throughout the initial two days of the 10-day long spread out entrance that commenced on Saturday.

Scores of students were not able to emerge in the examination at quite a few centers on Monday as well as technical glitches sustained to disturb and upset the exam. Candidates could not attempt the test at a few centers in Mumbai, Bangalore and Ghaziabad due to out of order and malfunctioning of computers at these places.

About 2.41 lakh students are planned to appear in the test for admission into seven IIMs and a few other B-Schools. The American firm Prometric has been awarded a $40 million agreement by the Indian Institutes of Management to computerize the prominent CAT.

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