Cancellation of Online Common Admission Test, 2009

  1,390 (Goal: 1,390)

Petitioning: Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)

Petitioner: Swagatacharya started on December 2, 2009

The signatories of this petition demand that the online CAT 2009 be cancelled and a paper based test be conducted instead because of one or more of the following reasons:-

1. The CAT 2009 test has been marred with technical glitches because of which many test takers have been unable to appear for the test and may not be able to do so at a later date.

2. Many are unsatisfied with the test process because they feel that technical glitches in the middle of the test have had a bad effect on their test performance.

3. Many feel that because of the glitches, some test takers have an unfair advantage in the test. Due to software flaws, some test takers gained additional time after their test restarted mid way because of a glitch but did so with the clock set to zero instead of resuming from where it had stopped. Others were able to solve certain problems on the scratch pad while they waited for their test to be restarted after a glitch had occurred.

4. The staff at many test centres was incompetent and not well trained and did not provide proper and adequate instructions to the test takers.