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MP High Court issues notices over alleged discrepancies in CAT 2013

Published On: 19 Feb 2014 | Last Updated On: 19 Feb 2014

The issue of alleged discrepancies in Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013) evaluation is taking new turns as Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh high court on Tuesday issued notices. It was reported that the High Court issued notices to all IIMs, government of India, CAT and Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd (partner agency of CAT 2013) following a petition filed by some students who have alleging discrepancies in CAT 2013.

According to reports, the petition was filed by aggrieved candidates Rutvij Waze and Vikram Singh of Indore and the notices were issued by double bench of Chief Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice J K Maheshwari. Petitioners had alleged that they scored a low percentile because of faulty evaluation process of IIMs.

It was reported that the students filed the petition on February 12 and before filing the petition, the students had submitted an application to IIM-Indore, which has conducted CAT 2013. They had even met and talked to the coordinator of CAT 2013 but failed to give any satisfactory reply about the process through which the percentile of students was decided. The petition urged that there should be transparency in the evaluation process.

According to petitioners, nearly 5,000 students have been affected by the faulty evaluation process in Indore. Earlier thousands of students had cried foul over the normalization method and scaling process adopted for CAT and sought to know their raw scores. They had also alleged discrepancies in the CAT and had sought revaluation.  Their revaluation demand was put down by the organiser of CAT- 2013, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, saying that there is no scope for revaluation in CAT but their requests for raw scores and the RTI queries were forwarded to agencies concerned.

Source: The Times of India

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