No need to scrap computerised CAT: Convener

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Ahmedabad, Dec 4: After the Indian Institute of Managements (IIM) admission panel said that the Common Admission Test (CAT) would be conducted online even in 2010, the convener of the test Satish Deodhar also spoke in support of retaining the new format of the test despite the technical glitches that plagued thousands of aspirants over the past few days.

Deodhar on Friday, Dec 4 said the test for entry into the prestigious IIMs, was running smoothly after initial snags and that there were no reasons to scrap it.

"As a convener, my duty is to ensure that each and every student who had applied for the CAT does not face any difficulty while appearing for it," Mr. Deodhar told a news agency.

“As of now I have been asked by the IIMs to conduct the test, reschedule it for students who were affected by glitches and make sure that it goes on smoothly," he said.

Stressing that there was no reason for computerised CAT to be scrapped, Mr Deodhar said that directors of all IIMs are the only ones who can collectively take a decision on CAT.

The convener said that apart from the two labs which are closed, the exams are being conducted smoothly across the country.

Further, Prometric, the American firm conducting the test, has established a help desk with over 60 phone-lines to help the students, whose tests have been rescheduled, Mr Deodhar added.

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