CAT 2014 exam: Why TCS got CAT 2014 and Prometric lost

24 May

TCS has emerged the winner in grabbing the contract leaving behind not only Prometric but also 6 other bidders that included Aptech, Eduquity Career Technologies, MeritTrac Services  and Pearson VUE.  The contract awarded to TCS by IIMs as their CAT Testing Partner effective from CAT 2014 will cost IIMs Rs. 29 crores ($ 5 million). The contract in 2009 was awarded to Prometric at a whopping price of $ 40 million.

The obvious reason of Prometric losing to TCS, apart from contract period getting over and financial aspect, is their past performance. There have been reports of malfunctioning of system, technical problems in the testing rooms, problems in score inflation which also caused embarrassment to IIMs. Since 2009 CAT conveners have had to face the brunt of such problems.

TCS visualizes the better performance in conducting CAT as testing agency with effect from 2014 in partnership with IIMs. CAT aspirants are hopeful that there would not be any major technical problem in CAT 2014 with TCS at the steering wheel. Faculty at IIM Indore, Dr Rohit Kapoor who was the convener CAT 2013 has been re-designated the convener for CAT 2014. He has already started working on various aspects of anticipated problems with TCS during the forthcoming CAT testing window and is quite confident that nothing of the sort should recur.

via CAT 2014 exam: Why TCS got CAT 2014 and Prometric lost.


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