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Dec 16, 2009 at 11:37pm IST

IIMs to conduct CAT retest in January

New Delhi: The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) on Wednesday said the pen and pencil format of Common Admission Test (CAT) is history but assured that all the aggrieved students who could not appear for the test during the scheduled test window will get another chance in mid-January.

"We are conducting a retest in mid-January for all those students who could not take the CAT. This test will also be computer based," said Sameer Barua, director of IIM-Ahmedabad.

"We believe that we will go ahead with the online test in future also... this is the only way forward," Director IIM-Bangalore Pankaj Chandra, said after a meeting with the higher education secretary Vibha Puri Das here.

SECOND TIME AROUND: The online CAT exam was an ambitious project by the IIMs.

The CAT went online for the first time this year and several students could not appear for the exam due to technical glitches in the whole process.