The second phase of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009 has been announced by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The second phas will 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. The candidates identified for the second phase, re-test are to receive communication from Prometric by January 10, 2010.
An understanding has been arrived on by the IIMs to decide which student must be allowed to reappear for the examination. It has been decided that the following criterion will qualify students to be included in second phase of CAT 2009. The candidates scheduled for retest should be ones who could not take test due to planned or unplanned closure of the test labs where they had to appear for exam during the first round and were not rescheduled during the first phase; those who were rescheduled but could not appear because of notice period of less than 48 hours; the rescheduled cities mentioned to the candidates were different from their preferences and hence the candidates could not appear for the test; those candidates 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; candidates who took more than 140 minutes or in between 136 to 140 minutes of the clock time to complete test due to computer disruptions; candidates who experienced difficulties 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.