IIM-A director in touch with other IIMs on CAT
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Last Updated: Monday, November 30, 2009, 16:38
  
Ahmedabad: The director of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is constantly in touch with his counterparts in other IIMs to solve problems regarding the first computer-based CAT (Common Admission Test), institute officials said here on Monday.

"This is for the first time that the computer-based CAT was introduced with a window of ten days. And as we saw, there were some initial hiccups during the delivery of exam," they said.

"This is an entirely a new experience for us where 2.41 lakh student are taking the on-line test," they added.

The director of IIM-A, Samir Baruah has been in constant touch with other institutes since yesterday and is trying to find out a solution to the problem, they said.

The computer-based test was marred by technical glitches on the very first day on Saturday, soon after it started.

Students faced problems in logging at the exam centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Bhopal.

The problem continued on the second day as well. Hundreds of aspirants were unable to appear for the test as repairs were being carried out at nearly 50 labs in 24 centers where computers are said to have suffered a virus attack.

Candidates, who could not appear in the test, have been notified and their exams are being rescheduled within the testing period, said Prometric.

The firm has said it has generated new appointments for individuals who could not take the test and they are in the process of being contacted through SMS and email messages.

The launch of the computerised CAT involved delivery of exams at more than 360 testing labs in 104 centres.

The computer-based test was marred by technical glitches on Saturday soon after the exam was started. Students faced problems in opening the computers at the exam centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Bhopal.

The labs that were closed yesterday include 11 in Bangalore, eight in Bhopal, six each in Lucknow and Mumbai, five in Delhi, four in Ghaziabad, two each in Varanasi and Hyderabad and one each in Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Kolkata and Coimbatore.

- PTI


First Published: Monday, November 30, 2009, 16:38


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