Uncertainty continues to bother candidates

Students fear rescheduled test may clash with exams

Uncertainty continues to bother candidates

 
They spent the day, clueless and deeply anxious. Ajay Arora of Triumphant Institute of Management Education (TIME), a CAT coaching centre, said he was flooded with calls from anxious candidates.

The students, he said, were distraught over the reigning chaos that have defined the CAT exams this time around. “Amidst all organisational problems, the concern about the paper itself has taken a backseat. Despite assurances from the IIMs about having rescheduled exams for a lot of candidates, I still had not come across a single candidate, who has received an alternate date,” he said.

The candidates are now concerned if they would have adequate time to prepare for the rescheduled exams and whether it would clash with their semester exams.

Lab exams for most engineering courses have already begun and theory exams are just around the corner and this has added to their woes.

In the absence of any notification from IIMs or Prometric, students have no idea what kind of an advance notification they will be given for the exams.

Out-station candidates have also expressed concern about getting enough time to make travel arrangements.

“This is really punishing them. They should not be made to take these exams under such stressful conditions,” Ajay rued.

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