The CAT’s out of the box… And it stinks….

The IIM Management launched the online CAT test this year amidst great hoopla.

Well Prometric (which supposedly conducts GRE and TOEFL) got the contract and everybody was happy.

Well, when the CAT 2009 arrived, and the reality struck.

Well, a report here is amusing, especially the response from Prometric. It is too good to be cooked up.

Word for word it is as follows:

“Exhaustive plans were developed and put in place well in advance of the start of the testing window. Unfortunately, the particular viruses and malware that attacked the test delivery system were not detected by the anti-virus software at the testing centres,” said Ramesh Nava, vice-president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Japan and Africa, Prometric.

Technicians were sent to address these problems, Prometric said.

“Candidates are our first and foremost priority, and Prometric is making every effort to provide all CAT aspirants an opportunity to test,” Mr. Nava said.

“Prometric is making every effort to provide all CAT aspirants an opportunity to test”. As if they are doing the candidates a favour.

Viruses… Phfff… Can’t they install a proper anti-virus software in every system??… There are even free anti-virus software available in the market like AVG Antivirus (Free Version).

The forum- pagalguy, which is a forum for MBA preparation, had a report here. Also, go through the comments section to see how many candidates buy that excuse.

Itna paisa mein itna-ich milega… 😀

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