CAT 2017 was conducted last Sunday in 140 cities across the country. In the most parts of India, the exam ran without any hassle. However, around two hundred aspirants who appeared at a Kalkaji Centre in Delhi suffered major delay and confusion.
In a shocking incident, around two hundred candidates appearing for CAT 2017 at On line Edu Solutions, a test centre at Kalkaji, Delhi were unable to take the test in their designated slot due to technical glitches. Owing to the delay, students whose exam was scheduled for the morning slot (9 a.m. – 12 p.m) could write their paper at 4:30 after they were moved to other centres at Noida and Greater Noida.
Candidates at the centre had to sit for one hour after the commencement of the exam as the systems started failing. They were told that the technical glitches are being faced by all the centres in the country. Around noon, when the candidates started getting restless the head of the institution informed that only their centre was facing the server failure and not all the centres in the country. This irked the students and parents.
P.N. Shivani, a CAT aspirant who had to take the exam in the second slot in the same centre, witnessed the whole scene. Speaking to DU Beat about the state of confusion and stress which unfolded at the venue she said, ‘There was a lot of commotion and ruckus outside the examination centre. Parents were worried and wreaked havoc at the centre out of anxiety.’
At around 2 p.m. in the afternoon, six buses were reportedly arranged for the candidates to be moved to other test centres in Noida and Greater Noida. Out of 250 students, only 60 students could take the exam during the scheduled time period.
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