CAT exams kicks off all over India:
Common Admission Test (CAT) which is being conducted through computers
for the first time, kicked off on Saturday. Over
2.4 lakh students registered for the entrance for admission into the
country’s premier management institutions....
CAT computer glitch to be
short-lived: IIM director
Displeased over thousands of students failing to write the Common
Admission Test (CAT) on account of technical problems, the Human
Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has today called for a meeting
of all IIM directors to discuss the issue and express its concerns.
A HRD ministry official disclosed that
Higher Education Secretary Vibha Puri Das would chair the meeting of
Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has
already expressed annoyance over problems faced by the students
during the online computerised test.
The matter was also put up in
Parliament with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members lashing out
at the Central Government for such a failure.
American firm Prometric had conducted
the test for over 11 days in which around 2.41 lakh students were
supposed to appear.
However, due to the virus attacks
during the online test, all candidates could not successfully
complete the test.
The Directors of the prestigious IIMs
met in Mumbai on Tuesday to analyse the entire computerised test and
the reason for its failure.
The HRD Ministry is anticipated of
guiding the IIM directors to successfully conduct the tests in
future without any glitches.