New Delhi. Amid of the aspirants considering it a mere failure, the first ever computerised online Common Admission Test (CAT) which has been continuously interrupted by virus attacks and other hardware problems since its day 1 has now been extended by a day till the 8 of this month. The entrance test will now be conducted for 11 days instead of 10 as per the previous schedule of the Prometric, a USA based firm conducting the exam online.
“Prometric and the IIMs have extended the CAT 2009 to accommodate, within this year’s testing period, all the registered candidates to whom the test has yet to be delivered as scheduled,” a statement issued by the firm said.
The step was taken as the test has been hit by technical problems right from November 28th, the day one of the exam defying about 8,500 students to appear in the test for the first four days of the entrance. The tests for the affected students are to be rescheduled.
An expected figure of about 2.41 lakh students are to appear in the exam for admissions into the seven IIMs and some other B-schools.