CAT fiasco: Govt convenes IIM directors' meet

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New Delhi, Dec 14: Unhappy over students failing to write the CAT due to technical problems, the Centre has convened a meeting of IIM directors on Wednesday, Dec 16, to express its concerns.

Human Resource Development Ministry official said, "Higher Education Secretary Vibha Puri Das will chair the meeting of IIM directors to discuss the issue in detail."

The test, which was supposed to be taken by 2.41 lakh students, was conducted by an American firm Prometric in a staggered manner over 11 days. However, all candidates failed to appear in the test due to the virus attack.

Meanwhile, the IIM directors met in Mumbai on Sunday, Dec 13, where they reviewed the entire computerised test and tried to assess the problem.

The ministry is expected to tell the IIM directors to have a foolproof system in place to avoid any such problem in future.

Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has already expressed displeasure over students facing problem during the computerised test which was marred by glitches from its beginning.

The issue was raised in Parliament when BJP members criticised the government for the fiasco.

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