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Discontented CAT 2013 test-takers approach Indore High Court

Published On: 15 Feb 2014 | Last Updated On: 15 Feb 2014

Test-takers of the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013), who have claimed that there are discrepancies in the CAT 2013 Results, have sought the intervention of the Indore High Court to resolve the issue. A petition was filed at the court in this regard on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

In an earlier move, disgruntled candidates had sought the Delhi High Court’s intervention for a re-evaluation of CAT 2013 Results and access to their raw scores. They had also sought clarity on the normalization process. Some candidates had filed RTIs regarding the issue. Moreover, the students have requested for a stay on the short-listing process of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). Delhi High Court has advised the students to wait till the RTI reply, in a hearing held on Friday, February 14, 2014.

As per some candidates, legal documentation for Calcutta and Chennai High Courts has been completed for petitions to be filed soon.

CAT 2013, one of the most prestigious examinations in India for admission into the IIMs and other premier management institutes, was conducted from Wednesday, October 16 to Monday, November 11, 2013. The Results of the examination were declared on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. IIM Indore was the convener of CAT 2013. As per the Results, eight candidates, all of whom are male and engineers, have acquired scores of 100 percentile in CAT 2013. Ten candidates have acquired scores of 99.99 percentile.

Re-evaluation of CAT examinations/results is not permitted. However, in the face of the multitude of complaints, which threaten to disrupt the admission process of management institutes that accept candidates based on their CAT scores, the IIMs have been working with their test administration partner Prometric to address student grievances. Infact, the scores of around 700 test-takers of CAT 2013 were sent to Prometric for verification.

Moreover, the IIMs had appointed the services of the government run agency - National Informatics Center (NIC) to ensure fairness in CAT 2013 Results. It is to be noted that the scores of 80 candidates of CAT 2012 were found to be tampered with, leading to score-inflation, as per a probe.

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