>AHMEDABAD: Convener of Common Admission Test (CAT) said there is no widespread server crash for their first ever online test but just delays.
“There are no widespread server crashes. What is happening is there are delays due to many process that we require to fulfill,” Professor Satish Deodhar convener of this year’s CAT said.
“This is the first day of the first on-line test. Such an attempt to take an on-line test of 2.41 lakh students in the span of 10 days is being carried out for the first time in the world,” Deodhar said.
“We must understand that there are bound to be some problems on the first day of such an huge exercise but the exams is going on and it will go on for the next ten days,” he said.
More than 2.41 lakh students are appearing for the test across the country for admission in different IIMs and other management institutes.
“There were delay in processing of candidates finger prints and photographs which are required. There is also delay as our test file are taking long to get download due to strict data security provision given to them. Students are also not familiar with the system,” Deodhar said.
“But we hope that from tomorrow it will become more smooth,” Deodhar further added.
Source : Times of India