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No reason for computerised CAT to be scrapped, says convener

Convener of the computerised Common Admission Test for admissions in IIMs, Satish Deodhar today said that test was running smoothly after initial glitches and there were no reasons for it to be scrapped.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2009 14:06 IST

Convener of the computerised Common Admission Test (CAT) for admissions in Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Satish Deodhar on Friday said that test was running smoothly after initial glitches and there were no reasons for it to be scrapped.

"As a convener, my duty is to ensure that each and every student who had applied for the test does not face any
difficulty while appearing for it," Deodhar told PTI.

"As of now I have been asked by the IIMs to conduct the test, reschedule it for students who were affected by
glitches and make sure that it goes on smoothly," he said.

"Therefore, there is no reason for computerised CAT to be scrapped," Deodhar added.

He said that directors of all IIMs can only collectively take a decision on CAT.

"The tests should be conducted as planned," the professor at the IIM-A said.

Deodhar further said that except for the two lab which remained closed, across the country, tests were running
smoothly.

The glitches during the CAT were attributed by the IIMs and Prometric, the American firm conducting the test, to
virus attacks and some problems of hardware.