Crash cases were isolated: Prometric


Both Prometric and IIM have maintained that the test will be rescheduled within the ten day schedule of CAT 2009.

The test has been cancelled in eight centres across major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal and Lucknow. Further, candidates from innumerable centres from all over the country were either unable to give the test or delayed due to the organisers belatedly fixing the problems.

Meanwhile, the All India convenor of CAT 2009 Professor Satish Deodar of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) also sang the same tune. "There are no widespread server crash. What is happening is that there are delays due to many processes that we require to fulfill," Professor Satish Deodhar said.

However, he added that the test will be rescheduled. "We are rescheduling exams for some who faced problems. Every candidate will be able to give the exams," Deodhar said and added that he was in constant touch with Prometric to solve the problem, he added.

In a statement, Soumitra Roy the Managing Director of Prometric India said that they were already in the process of contacting all the affected candidates.  “The CAT Candidate Care is in the process of contacting all affected candidates by email and phone to identify a new appointment date and time. Candidates scheduled for Sunday, 29 November 2009, are also being proactively contacted to ensure they are not inconvenienced further,” the statement from Roy read.

Meanwhile, the Director of IIMB, Pankaj Chandra also maintained that the first ever Online CAT was largely successful. "In each centre there are 5-6 rooms where the CAT exam is being conducted. In a few rooms of some centres, there were complications,” he said. Chandra also maintained that, students in such centres will be given an alternative for the test and will be intimated.

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