Contract for CAT with Prometric to be reviewed: IIM

Contract for CAT with Prometric to be reviewed: IIM

New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management, which have been under attack for failure of test centres for the Common Admission Test (CAT), on Wednesday said they would review the five-year, $40 million contract with US-based testing firm Prometric Inc.’s local arm Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd.’ ‘We will review the contract. It may not mean we would scrap it but we will definitely review to see what went wrong,’’ Samir Barua, director, IIM-Ahmedabad.

Barua along with other IIM officials including IIM-Bangalore director Pankaj Chandra today met the officials of the Human Resource Development ministry, which oversees education, to discuss the matter.

Barua said about 8000 students could not write CAT this year due to a variety of reasons varying from technical snags to lack of attendence of about 10 percent of the total number of examinees who registered for the test.

The IIMs also said that a re-test of CAT will be conducted in mid-January for candidates, who could not write the exams. We will identify the genuinely affected candidates and inform them over email about the re-test,’’ Barua said.