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Is Prometric lying about virus attack?

By on Nov 30, 2009 | 4 comments

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The CAT 2009 online is a total disaster on the third day too. Lot of students, who invested tons of hours in preparations are now frustrated that their exams got rescheduled and the new time they’ve been allotted clashes with their other appointments/schedules.

Prometric isn’t ready to accept the failure. They’ve come up with a master excuse that most people think can damage any computer, anytime anywhere: the computer virus!


…and they want us to believe that a computer virus mysteriously entered their test centers on the ‘D-day’ and chocked all their computers resulting into hardware failure! Meh! What a lame excuse! I seriously believe its the Prometric’s failure to carry out enough testing of their setup to ensure that over 200,000 students can take the test smoothly over a span of 10 days.

Prometric has been conducting other exams like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL for so many years. No computer entered their test centers for so long. Well, even if we assume that a virus actually entered their test centers, then why didn’t they think of it earlier? All important computers should be isolated from the Internet and protected from virus attacks. I know virus can infect but come on, IIMs paid prometric about $40 million to make sure everything was alright!

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  1. Smita

    December 1, 2009

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    I am appearing for the CAT on 5th and such news does NO good for my nerves 🙁 I pray I’m not one of the unlucky few.

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