The Common Admission Test (CAT) ended on Tuesday for most candidates, but there are still those who are waiting for the precious rescheduling email from Prometric, the agency conducting the online exam.
Technical glitches and a virus malfunction marred the entrance test conducted for over 2.41 lakh aspirants in 20 cities. It was extended to accommodate those who had been sent back. It has now been further extended for those who faced problems while taking the test and those have not yet been rescheduled.
“It feels so odd to be the only one who has not yet given the exam,” said Kiran Bania, who could not take the test on November 29. “My engineering exams start on Wednesday and I had thought that CAT would be out of the way.”
Prometric will announce the new date in a fortnight. “We will sort out all complaint e-mails and calls in the meantime and will give aspirants enough notice,” said Satish Deodhar, convenor of CAT from IIM-A.
Vineet Trivedi, who was among the over-20,000 who gave the test on Tuesday, was not allowed to take the test as he arrived five minutes late at the venue.
“Now, what is important is the next two stages — results and group discussions and personal interviews,” said Arks Srinivas from T.I.M.E Institute, a coaching institute. “The institutes need to ensure that since the test has not been foolproof these last two stages should ensure that only the best are selected.”