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education Updated: Jul 07, 2010 10:10 IST

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Prometric tightens its seat belt for CAT 2010
Those three dreadful days of CAT 2009 should never be repeated, is the sole driving force for Prometric (online test conducting agency), which is attempting to leave no stone unturned while preparing for this year's CAT.

"When we use the public infrastructure (test centres which are run by the private players), there is an inherent risk involved in it," Soumitra Roy, managing director, Prometric India tells HT Horizons.

He further tells that Prometric will ensure checks and balances at all three levels -- site preparedness and readiness (which entails anti-virus set ups at the test centres), application (testing the software) and the final delivery.

This year the test window will be relatively longer to reduce the work load at each centre.

The exact details of the dates of registration and exam are not declared yet but the registration is expected to begin somewhere in the end of August, reveals Prometric.

It will be ensured that the anti-virus system at each and every system is in place and operational trials at the centres in 32 cities are conducted to pre-empt any disaster. The number of centres would reduce as an upshot of the longer testing window.

The staff at the test centres will also get appropriate training to facilitate the uninterrupted functioning of test.

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