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CBI takes over probe of 2012 CAT results case

Published On: 10 Apr 2014 | Last Updated On: 10 Apr 2014

While there have been reports disgruntled students filing court cases over Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 Results, the case related to CAT 2012 is yet to be resolved. Now it has been reported that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the case related to the tampering of Results of the CAT conducted by IIM-Kozhikode in October and November 2012.

According to reports, the case had been registered against a Lucknow-based company which was assigned the job of publishing the result of CAT exams on IIM’s official website. The CBI has lodged an FIR against a private firm for allegedly altering the computer source code.

It was reported that the FIR was submitted before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court. The case was first investigated by Kunnamangalam police, following a complaint by S S Kumar, convener of CAT 2012. As per the complaint, the company which was releasing the Results of CAT on the IIM website, tampered the Results and increased the marks of 80 students who wrote CAT examination in 2012.

After complaints last year over the tampering of Results, the CAT convenor conducted a checking and found that original data given to the private firm to be declared had been altered and Results of 80 students were tampered with and their score had been increased. The representative of the firm went absconding after the faults were detected. It was suspected that the tampered Results favoured a career guidance firm in Gurgaon by altering the Results. However, admission to the IIMs was not affected as the institutes conducted admission from a list which was given to them prior to the releasing of the Results on the website, it was reported.

Source: The New Indian Express

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