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Irony, IIM’s could not MANAGE CAT well! November 28, 2009

Posted by aglakadam in career guidance and counselling, Career News And updates, Children n Students.
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Common Admission Test, one of the biggest and the toughest MBA entrance examination which was scheduled to begin from today has been cancelled at some centers, as per some TV news reports. Students were sent back to homes. All shocked!

CAT is believed to be the golden opportunity to get into your dream land, IIMs, the biggest Business Schools in the country. Many of the students were already lost in their dreamland when suddenly their dream got a jolt with the cancellation of examination in many of the test centres.

CAT examination did not go online properly at some centers and has been reported to be put off on account of some technical problem server crash. However IIM Authorities have denied any such reports of cancellation of examination due to any technical/network problems. However they said that examination was not cancelled but rescheduled at certain test centres which are Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Indore, Pune and Bhopal because many of the students had signed up in multiple test centres.

Whatsoever may be the reason for the snag, ultimately it was the students who were affected the most. First of all, the examination pattern was completely new for them. Then the system was still in its experimental phase. It takes a hell lot of mind set frame work to get prepared to take on the tests.. many students had alternate plans for days just after the test, all squandered now.. We stand informed that Prometrics has done the technology for these test. Such tests should not be organized in jest. Proper piloting with simulation exercise should be role played to understand the challenges in advance.. for an institution like IIM, this does not project proper MANAGEMENT!!

Students, who had to appear in today’s examination, are in a state of confusion about the next examination dates and test centres. However online guides and directional maps have been made available for the students’ convenience.

Since the IIMs are the autonomous bodies, whatever decision they come up with shall be final. But let’s take it as a chance for those who still feel their preparation not up to the mark…and hope that the students will be back with fresh mind and preparation… Get going you still have an opportunity to BELL the CAT!

Shilpa Sharma / http://www.aglakadam.com / 28.11.2009 / 3.03 pm

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