CAT ends tomorrow; many may miss; contingency plan ready
As the "virus-hit" Common Admission Test (CAT) ends tomorrow, prospects of some candidates missing out the entrance have emerged, prompting the authorities to prepare a contingency plan to accommodate them over the coming weeks.delhi Updated: Dec 07, 2009 21:06 IST
As the "virus-hit" Common Admission Test (CAT) ends tomorrow, prospects of some candidates missing out the entrance have emerged, prompting the authorities to prepare a contingency plan to accommodate them over the coming weeks.
Nearly 1.87 lakh candidates have appeared in the test till yesterday as about 2.41 lakh candidates have registered for it.
American firm Prometric on Monday said if any candidate would miss out the opportunity within the testing period, fresh chance would be provided in the coming weeks.
"While the main testing window for the CAT 2009 will end on December 8, 2009 as scheduled, any registered candidate who may not have had an opportunity to complete testing by that date will be intimated of a subsequent date and venue for testing over the coming weeks," it said in a statement here.
"All candidates can be assured that they will receive an opportunity to test," it added.
The CAT has been disrupted by virus attack from the first day of the test, which was supposed to be held over ten days. About 8,500 candidates could not appear in the test in the first four days due to the glitch.
There were allegations by a few students in Bangalore that they were denied a chance to appear in the examination for this year as they could not reach before two hours of start of the test.