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Four held for CAT paper leak, test cancelled

Four persons were on Sunday arrested for leaking question papers of the CAT for IIM. The examination has been cancelled.

india Updated: Nov 26, 2003 16:34 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Common Admission Test (CAT) for the Indian Institutes of Management being held on Sunday were cancelled following leakage of question papers.

The decision was taken after Union Human Resource Development Ministry contacted authorities at IIM, Ahmedabad, the coordinating body for the all India exams, which said the leaked papers matched the original, official sources said.

The Ministry officials had contacted the IIM authorities on the directive of Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi.

The fresh dates for the exams would be announced later, the sources said.

Earlier, the CBI on Sunday arrested four persons, including three doctors, for allegedly leaking CAT papers, claiming that a nation-wide racket involving crores of rupees has been busted.

The agency sleuths, on a tip off, raided a hotel in Mahipalpur area of South West Delhi, seized copies of the question papers and arrested the four persons while they were allegedly giving out the questions along with answers of CAT to four candidates, CBI said.

The four, including three doctors from Bihar, had been charging Rs two to Rs four lakhs for leaking the papers, they said.

The agency, in an FIR said, it was a nationwide racket and the gang was allegedly involved in leaking papers of other tests like All India Medical Exams, CBSE pre-medical and Bank Probationary Officers.

The arrests were made when thousands of candidates were taking the exams in several centres spread across the country.

First Published: Nov 23, 2003 12:40 IST