Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal broke his silence on the CAT fiasco on Tuesday, saying that steps should have been taken to ensure that the examination did not face any technical glitches.
“We don’t want such glitches to occur again,” Sibal told reporters outside Parliament on the fourth day of the first computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT).
Sibal said the ministry has sought a detailed report into the server crash during the examination. “We have sought a detailed report on the virus problem during the CAT examination.”
He said as per the information collected by the HRD ministry, a total of 8,297 examinees out of 45,367 students could not appear in the test due to crashing of server.
The HRD Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Convener of CAT, Satish Deodhar, on the disruption of the CAT test being conducted by American firm Prometric for nearly 2.41 lakh candidates for admission into the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and a few other business schools.
The test has been marred by technical glitches from the first day on Saturday. Students faced problems in opening the computers at the exam centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Bhopal.