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Candidates demand re-evaluation of CAT scores

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 17, 2014
First Published: 00:31 IST(17/1/2014) | Last Updated: 00:34 IST(17/1/2014)

A day after the declaration of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 results, thousands of candidates have alleged wrong evaluation.

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An online petition has got more than 2,000 signatures where candidates have sought re-evaluation with some even threatening to take a legal course.

A similar social media page on Facebook—CAT 2013 discrepancy—has more than 1,100 members. The CAT results are used for admission to the IIMs and many business schools.

“Most of us have filed RTI asking the normalisation method used and answers to various questions answered by test takers. We will first look for an amicable way but if it does not work, then we have to file a petition in court,” Leel Abhishek, who started the online petition told HT.

 “There are technical glitches this time,” he said.

“The normalisation process is flawed. There should be more transparency. We get to know only our scaled score, whereas we should know our raw score as well,” says another petitioner.

“An unexpected score in any of the two sections, mostly in verbal, was seen by test takers. These are the people who scored 99 percentile in quantitative aptitude but a meagre 20 something in the verbal section and some of them have got unexpected score in quantitative section as well.”

Dr Rohit Kapoor convenor of CAT 2013 told HT: “We have received the complaints and are replying to them individually.”


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