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New plans for CAT

This year’s online Common Admission Test for admission to the country’s six Indian Institutes of Management is not likely to be held in private institutes in Kolkata and more than 10 tier-II cities where technical glitches compelled rescheduling of the test.

kolkata Updated: Mar 31, 2010 00:48 IST

This year’s online Common Admission Test for admission to the country’s six Indian Institutes of Management is not likely to be held in private institutes in Kolkata and more than 10 tier-II cities where technical glitches compelled rescheduling of the test.

Instead, they are likely to be held in government establishments and public institutions, where no such glitches took place last December, when the IIMs held their first online test with the help of US-based company Prometric Testing.

Prometric India MD Soumitra Roy said on Tuesday, “We have noticed the maximum number of hitches took place in tier-II like Bhopal and Lucknow... We feel that the virus attacks that affected CAT 2009 might have been local problems. Our central server had no problem but the trouble occurred while downloading the questions....”

Prometric is currently compiling a report on CAT 2009 and will submit it to the IIMs by mid-May.