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Old 4th December 2009, 12:13   #16
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How can you make such a sweeping statement? Don't we already have the BITSAT online test, which is being conducted for the last 5 years successfully? With over 1 lac candidates, no less!

Just because there are teething troubles with CAT due to prometric's short-sightedness, it doesn't mean CAT will never be able to be conducted trouble free. Once these issues are ironed out, online tests are surely the way forward!
Teething trouble with CAT. Before that GCET.

Well, be the one on the suffering side due to these "technical issues" and your words will change. If you have read my post, you will realize what I have gone through without any of my fault. Similar story is for CAT.
7K Students have to give exams again.

About infrastructure, I think I have some very little basic understanding on what are the requirements ( both men and machine ) for conducting these exams online.
This country is not, so better live in reality and stick to the method that can actually work.
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Old 4th December 2009, 12:23   #17
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This country belongs to sensationalists.

Very few people had problems. A lot of the mistakes were made by the examinees themselves. When they expressly forbid you to touch anything unless told, why do people have to fiddle around?

I took the CAT yesterday. Went without a hitch for the whole center. The only hitch was a guy who deposited his passport at the gate! Seriously!

Lets not blow the problem out of proportions.

To add fuel to the fire, people claim that some got 30 minutes more to take the test. Now I don't understand how when we have a million clock synchronizing algorithms can the test work and not the clock!

The affected number is pretty low and any exam has to face teething issues. I feel we should not put the IIMs and Prometric down for doing something that is long overdue.

Keeping a narrow perspective against technological implementations is comparable to a particular UP based political party's agenda.

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Your stand is too hard. CAT was held on the 3rd with just 6 centers reporting problems. The rest 354 went ahead without a single issue. That counts for something.
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I gave CAT this morning at R V Insitute of Management, JNR 4th T block.

Superb centre! Lovely experience! Comfy chairs(even for my size!), good mouse, decent monitors(a mix of CRT and LCDs). The invigilators were professionals. No creating unnecessary disturbance in the centre.

They had a check in counter kinda thing where they gave locking plastic covers in which you put stuff like mobiles, keys, wallets, etc and they gave a token for it. When you exit, you stand in a queue and retrieve your stuff.

Extremely professional. I really appreciate the way the staff handled the test. They also gave very clear instructions as to how the test works, what buttons you should NEVER press, etc...
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Good stuff.

So how many attempts?
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Bleh.... I dont want to discuss it. It's over. Time to focus on other stuff now! It's not the end yet. SNAP, XAT, NMAT still to come.
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how many did you guys attempt?I attempted 46-47
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Just had an interesting thought.

1. The questions were not subdivided into sections.

2. 'Sections' were randomly placed before students, i.e. some got DI question set first, others got VA and still others got Quant.

3. The test had to be attempted linearly. Not once had it been mentioned that we had to attempt questions from all 3 nonexistent sections equally well in order to succeed (as was mentioned in previous years' CAT guidelines)

The only logical conclusion that follows: There will be no sectional cutoffs this time!


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Old 8th December 2009, 21:33   #23
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It is not an obvious conclusion.

However, highly possible.
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