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Candidates asks Delhi court to re-evaluate the CAT 2013 scores

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Delhi court to re-evaluate the CAT 2013 scores

CAT 2013 test takers, who claimed that there are errors in the results, have sought an intervention from the Delhi court to solve this issue. They have asked for re-evaluation and permission to access the raw CAT scores.

They also sought clarity on the normalisation process. The case is yet to come up for hearing. Some candidates have also filed RTIs on this issue.

Common Admission Test (CAT) had conducted for admission to management programmes in Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore had conducted the CAT 2013 from 16th October to 11th November 2013.

The CAT 2013 results were declared on 14th January 2014.

According to sources, around eight candidates had scores of 100 percentile and ten candidates had scores of 99.99 percentile.

Many of the CAT 2013 test takers claimed that, their scores are radically different from what they had expected and that they were particularly dismal in the Verbal Section.

Moreover, some of the candidates who had scored highest scores in CAT have got lower normalised scores.

Candidates have also claimed that there are major differences in scores in the two sections of the test-Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) as well as Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

In addition to this, candidates who have answered only one question correctly have acquired over 55 percentile, due to the marking system of CAT.

As per the IIM officials, candidates who scored less than 55 percentile, possibly did so due to negative marking.

A correct answer fetches three marks and an incorrect one results in one mark deduction due to the system of negative marking in CAT.

Candidates had filed an online petition demanding a re-evaluation of their results.

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. In fact, the scores of around 700 test-takers of CAT 2013 were sent to Prometric for verification.

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