Despite making all possible arrangments for conducting first computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) for entry into the prestigeous IIMs, the test at Bhopal centre did not take place at all due to server problems.
In Bhopal, Technocrats Institute of Technology (TIT) was the authorised centre for conducting the first online CAT exam where the concerned agency responsible for conducting the exam failed to provide question papers to the candidates.
TIT Public Relation Officer (PRO) Vijay Anand told PTI that due to technical problems in the server the CAT examination for the first shift scheduled to begin from 10 am failed to start.
"The problem is still persisting and it is not possible to conduct the exam scheduled for the second shift also from 3.30 pm," he said.
In both the shifts 200 candidates each are supposed to take part in the first online CAT.
A student of a coaching institute who reached the venue (TIT) in the first shift informed that till 11 am they were asked to wait for the exam to commence and finally at 11.30 am they were told by the concerned authorities that it is not possible to conduct the exam today.
The authorities told they would be communicated about the next date for the exam soon, the student said.