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

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

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)