Yes, we failed Online CAT, admits IIM(A) director

  • Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
  • Updated: Dec 01, 2009 02:40 IST

Prometric, the organisation conducting the IIM entrance test this year, admitted on Monday that the first online format of the exam had been a failure.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) too have admitted errors in holding the test. On three consecutive days, including Monday, there were reports of technical glitches while holding the exam.

<b1>Candidates could not take the test at a few centres in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Ghaziabad due to computer malfunctioning.

The government sought a report from the convener of the entrance test (Common Admis-sion Test), Satish Deodhar. Samir Barua, director, IIM Ahmedabad, told Hindustan Times: “We have failed in delivering an error-free system … We feel responsible and will move forward (in correcting those errors).”

Prometric Chief Operating Officer Charles Kernan said: “We were not able to detect some viruses that intruded the systems.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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