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Dates of online CAT may be extended

The first online CAT may get an extended life. The hint of extension of dates has come both from the IIMs and Prometric, the US company responsible for conducting the first online CAT.

delhi Updated: Dec 04, 2009 00:14 IST
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The first online CAT may get an extended life.

The hint of extension of dates has come both from the IIMs and Prometric, the US company responsible for conducting the first online CAT.

The CAT was originally scheduled to end on December 7. But there have been repeated disruptions over the first three days of the exam.

“We will try to reschedule all affected candidates within this year’s testing window. We will try and accommodate all candidates within this year’s testing period. If there is a need to extend beyond 7 December, IIMs will announce this as soon as a decision has been made,” a statement from Prometric said.

The IIMs too did not rule out the provision of extending the dates. “We will arrive at a decision once the test ends. There will be a full-fledged enquiry to find out what happened and decision will be taken accordingly,” said Shekhar Chowdhury, director of IIM, Calcutta.

Students whose tests are being rescheduled have been assured by Prometric of giving them the best available slot.

“Prometric will allocate the best available slot to affected candidates and it is possible this could be as early as the next day. Candidates are advised to stay contactable by phone and email at all times,” the testing company stated.

About 2.41 lakh students are scheduled to write the CAT.