The first computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT), which has been disrupted by virus attacks, was on Friday extended by a day till December 8.

The entrance for admission to IIMs will now spread over 11 days instead of 10 days as earlier scheduled by Prometric, the American firm conducting the test. The test was scheduled to run in a staggered manner for 10 days from November 28 to December 7.

“Prometric and the IIMs have extended the CAT 2009 till December 8,” a statement issued by the firm said.

The step was taken as the test has been marred by technical problems right from day one. About 8,500 students have not been able to appear for the test till now. The tests for the affected students are being rescheduled.

About 2.41 lakh students are scheduled to appear in the test for admission into seven IIMs and a few other B-schools.

“The CAT 2009 has been extended to accommodate, within this year’s testing period, all the registered candidates to whom the test has yet to be delivered as scheduled,” the statement said.

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