The first computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009 has been extended further by one day.
Students who missed their tests due to technical glitches during the 10-day testing period between November 28 and December 7 and could not be rescheduled during this period were to appear for the test on Tuesday, December 8.
Prometric, the official international organiser of the online test, on Monday said 20,000 candidates have been rescheduled and most of them have subsequently completed their tests successfully.
Addressing the issue, Prometric and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) said, “While the main testing window for CAT 2009 will end on December 8 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. All candidates can be assured that they will receive an opportunity to test.”
Subhra Aggarwal from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh had to appear for the test in the Janakpuri centre in the Capital on November 30. But she is yet to write her test.
“I could not write the test on the scheduled day. Tomorrow is the last day and I have still not received a communication about re-allotment. I am worried whether I will be able to give my test,” she said.
Monica Rajora is also worried. “My test was scheduled on the first day, November 28, but I couldn't take it due to the technical failure but haven't been rescheduled as yet.”
Speaking about the further extension of the test, Ulhas Vairagkar, director of training institute T. I. M.E, said, “It is only fair that all the students get a chance to write the test. But will a child whose test has been rescheduled be in a proper frame of mind to write the test?”
Nearly 1.87 lakh candidates have appeared in the test as on December 6 out of the 2.41 lakh candidates who had registered for it.