Post CAT 2015, PaGaLGuY received many complaints concerning problems faced by candidates during the exam. IIM authorities took cognizance of the complaints and asked to see them. Those received by PaGaLGuY have been handed over.
It may be recalled that PaGaLGuY had written a detailed article on the issues faced by CAT 2015 takers. These included technical glitches, chattering invigilators, crammed classrooms and far-off centres.
This year, the most innovative problem that plagued many CAT centres were ‘incessantly-talking’ invigilators. Shubham Raizada said that at his centre had desktops placed in a circular fashion. “Around 4 to 5 in a circle and invigilators were seen chatting away and we were asked to pick up sheets ourselves in the middle of the exam. These invigilators also asked us go for biometrics in between the exam.”
Shubham added that some invigilators were also seen eating breakfast inside the examination rooms.
Siddharth Patni who took the CAT exam in Surat said that, first, his centre was some 110 kms away from his home. “During the DILR section, it was a nightmare as everyone started facing technical problems with pop up windows opening and the screens turning black white.”
Siddharth says that engineers did come around to solve the problems but there were no vacant computers available. “There were chaos all around as 16 of us faced the problem. We had lost around 5-6 minutess and there were no compensation of time. We complained but the invigilators said they said they could not help.”
Many more wrote or called in to PaGaLGuY. We hope the complaints, if found to be genuine, are heard and acted upon.