Disgruntled 2013 CAT candidates who had filed petitions in several courts in the country against IIMs have finally received some response from the management institutions. It was reported that the candidates had filed petitions at multiple high courts including Delhi, Indore, Madras, Kolkata and Allahabad. They had appealed to different high courts requesting clarity in the normalisation process for arriving at scores, access to raw scores and a halt on IIM admission process.
Different high courts had issued notices to the IIMs, IIM-Indore (convenor of CAT 2013), Prometric (CAT 2013 test administrator) and Union Human Resources Development Ministry. Now, the Indian Institutes of Management have responded to the Kolkata High Court during a hearing, stating that they cannot provide raw scores as the data is with testing partner Prometric. A second hearing has been scheduled with the Kolkata High Court on Monday.
It was also reported that in response to the Indore High Court regarding the delay of admission procedures, the IIMs have stated that the admission process is likely to be completed by April 2014 and therefore cannot be delayed. The Indore High Court has notified the IIMs that they need to respond to the doubts of the CAT 2013 discontented candidates before the end of their admission period; April 2014.
It can be recalled that CAT 2013 was convened by IIM Indore and held from October 16, 2013 to November 11, 2013. The Results were announced on January 14, 2014 with eight candidates scoring 100 percentile and dashing the hopes of many. The Results showed that from the total 1.73 lakh candidates who attempted CAT 2013 an astonishing 95,000 have scored 0 marks and below. Dissatisfied with the Results, test-takers had taken the matter to court, it was reported.
Source: India Today