Common Admission Test (CAT) organizers are now trying to stop this year’s CAT questions from first sessions being shared online immediately. It has come to light that after few students complained to the organizers that some of the questions asked in the previous sessions are being posted online, the organizers have reportedly written to a couple of online networking sites, requesting them to remove pages where students are sharing questions asked in the test.
While even if the questions are removed, the officials claim that it is difficult to book the offenders even if the questions are 'disclosed' on any online forum. According to Prometric, the agency which administers the online test has reportedly claimed that non-disclosure agreements are managed by IIMs with their full support, it was reported. Violation of the agreement attracts a jail term or Rs 2 lakh fine. However, such a punishment has never been initiated till date.
CAT 2013 is conducted over a period of 20 days till Monday, November 11 in 40 cities across India. With a 20 day long window, there will be different sets of question papers. However, there are chances of some questions being repeated.
The reports stated that CAT-2013 convenor Rohit Kapoor has stated that it will take some time to find out if the questions were indeed shared. Apparently, now they have asked Prometric to find out if the questions discussed online were asked in the test. He also mentioned that he was given a couple of site names and they are in talks with them and they will also conduct internal checks before initiating any action.
Source: The Times of India
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