Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) announce Second Phase of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the second phase of the Common Admission Test...

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The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the second phase of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009 - to be conducted on January 30-31, 2010 - for candidates who faced disruptions during the test and eventually could not complete the test.

The first phase of CAT 2009 was from November 28 to December 8th, 2009.

An official from the CAT Committee said, "Equity and fairness requires that candidates who faced disruptions during the test be given an opportunity to complete the test while not requiring those who completed the test successfully to take the test again".

The IIMs have arrived on a criterion to decide which student must be allowed to re-appear for the examination.

"The criteria has been arrived at based on the analysis of calls and emails received from the candidates; site reports filed by the site managers; computer logs; and information gathered from websites and blogs. The rescheduling and the psychometric equivalences that will be established across the test address all issues of equity and fairness raised in various forums", the official added.

The following candidates would be scheduled for a test in the Second Phase of CAT 2009:

1. Those who could not take the test due to planned or unplanned closure of their test lab and were not rescheduled later in the first phase. (This does not include voluntary no-shows.)

2. Those who were rescheduled but could not appear for the test because of notice period of less than 48 hours.

3. Those who were rescheduled but could not appear for the test as they were rescheduled in a city different from their original choice.

4. Those who pressed the End/Quit button within the first 120 minutes during the first three days of the testing window and have not been rescheduled yet. (If a candidate in this category chooses not to take the rescheduled test, then his/her score from the first phase of testing will be retained.)

5. Those who completed the test in more than 140 minutes of clock-time due to computer disruptions. (If a candidate in this category does not appear for the rescheduled test, then his/her score from the first phase of testing will be considered null and void.)

6. Those who completed the test in 136 minutes to 140 minutes of clock-time due to computer disruptions would have an option to take the rescheduled test. (If a candidate in this category does not appear for the rescheduled test, then his/her score from the first phase of testing will be retained.)

7. Those who experienced difficulties due to various kinds of disruptions such as frozen computer screen, blank screen, and data/graphic elements not displaying properly; identified through site reports recorded at the test labs and have not been rescheduled yet.

The candidates identified for the re-test in phase two would receive communication from Prometric by January 10, 2010.

The results of CAT 2009 are likely to be declared by the third week of February 2010.

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