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December 15, 2009

Cat 2009 will be rescheduled or not

Filed under: Education — Tags: , — admin @ 9:34 am
Cat 2009

Cat 2009

Finally On 8th December Cat ( Common Admission Test) Concluded with tears and laughs all around. And it  decided fate of many students, favoring those who were bit lucky.  Some were unlucky too sacrificing hard work of thw hole year by few silly mistake. So question arises whether there will be rescheduling of CAT 2009 or not.

Here is the latest Update as per Cat IIM Website.

The first phase of computerized CAT 2009 concluded on December 8, 2009. Most candidates completed the test successfully in the first slot allotted to them; of the candidates who could not complete the test successfully in the first slot allotted to them, most have already been accommodated in another slot to take the test. However, there are still some candidates (numbering a few thousand) who could not take the test due to genuine reasons and test has not been rescheduled for them yet. A new test date will be announced in about a fortnight to provide an opportunity to ALL such candidates to write the test.

CAT 2009 was an instance of computerized testing for the largest number of candidates in the time span of ten days. The tests were delivered through 361 labs, in 104 locations spread across 32 cities. Every edition of the test involved use of over 17000 computers. It was therefore a mammoth task being attempted for the first time. We regret the inconvenience caused to candidates due to disruptions experienced in the conduct of the test, particularly in the first three days of testing.

Candidates have reported through various channels the nature of disruptions faced that include pressing of End button prematurely, malfunctioning of computer on which the test was taken by the candidate, missing graphs & charts, etc. We have put in place a process to identify and assess the impact of various types of disruptions noticed and reported during the entire testing period; these are being addressed to ensure fairness in testing.

We would also like to state that test papers have been designed by experts to ensure that no one gets an unfair advantage. Statistical methods are commonly used to equate difficulty levels across the test papers.

We would like to assure all concerned that the outcome of the process on completion would be fair to all candidates.

So its not certain till now whether there will be any offline exam or not. Hoping for the best, all depends on Kapil Sibal who will have meeting With IIM guys on 16th December for any reschedulement of the test.

1 Comment »

  1. thanks…..very informative….

    Comment by anish — December 15, 2009 @ 10:17 am

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