Bangalore, Oct 21: The computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) is all set to begin on October 22 and the organizers, Prometric India, are gearing up to ensure that the exams are conducted without any glitch.
“All the test centres have been thoroughly checked and all the aspects, physical as well as technical, have been taken care of, said Soumitra Roy, managing director of Prometric India.
He said the process involved checking the network, installing anti-virus and Prometric testing software, and testing and running demos on all the computers.
“All the test centre staff has undergone an extensive training and certification program so they are fully equipped to assist candidates during the test. In the unlikely event of a technical issue, candidates should remain calm and immediately alert a test centre administrator. A technician will also be on stand-by,” he said.
The MD further said that all the test centres were equipped with surplus computers that may come in handy in case of an unforeseen technical problem with the computers assigned to the examinees. “In case a new terminal is assigned to a candidate, the test will resume from the point it was last left so the candidate will not lose any testing time,” he added.
As of early October, about 2.05 lakh candidates had registered for CAT. After New Delhi, Bangalore has the second highest number of registrations, followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune. About 73% of the candidates this year are males. For B-school aspirants, cracking the CAT is the first step in getting admission to one of the IIMs. (Express News Service)