There is difference / error in CAT 2013 results: Students

There is difference / error in CAT 2013 results:


The students across the country have started blaming the CAT 2013 results, "There is difference / error in results".

The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2013 results were declared on 14th January 2014.

Around 3,000 CAT aspirants complain against results.

A total of 1.74 lakh candidates appeared for CAT 2013 exam, and a surprising 95,000 candidates received the score of Zero marks and also received 55 percentile.

Some of the CAT aspirants have claimed that the scores were radically different from what they had expected.

But the officials say that the candidates have secured Zero marks, because of not attempting any questions or negative marking. Even scoring one mark increases the percentile from 55.

According to the sources, the admission process of the IIMs through CAT scores have been disturbed.

Read: Cut-off percentile for WAT and PI for admission to Six new IIMs

The number of registrations for CAT 2013 had decreased to 1.94 applicants, from 2.14 lakh applicants from previous year's CAT 2012, and now even fewer applicants have scored high marks.

However, B-schools are not worried with the new statistics for CAT 2013 results. They believe that the reduced number of high scoring candidates will help them select the most eligible applicants for their business schools.

The 13 IIMs have a total capacity of 3,335 seats and are expected to shortlist 15,000 candidates for the next step in the selection process.

Some of the students claimed that it happened in order to fill the seats in B-schools across the country. In 2012, thousands of Management seats were left vacant.

In CAT evaluation process, the correct answer gets three marks and in case of wrong answer one mark will be deducted.

However, CAT examination / results re-evaluation are not permitted.

Also Read: What is the cut-off marks for Top B schools in India?

This year, National Informatics Center (NIC) have been appointed by the government to evaluate the CAT papers.

CAT 2013 exam was conducted from 16th Oct to 11th Nov 2013.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore, had conducted the CAT 2013 entrance exam in 40 cities across India.

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