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Totaling mistake in CAT08 got more than expected frm official key. did ne1 else also?

convertblacki
@convertblacki 577
Posted 12 Jan '09
ya even i dont think there is some prob and why r u bothered if u got more marks chillax dude ........... but i can believe u coz in their final keys they have given keys for 26-49 in the same color and 50-90 in same colour no doubt they can mess this too :) P.S. i got 1 more mark ...
ya even i dont think there is some prob and why r u bothered if u got more marks chillax dude ...........

but i can believe u coz in their final keys they have given keys for 26-49 in the same color and 50-90 in same colour

no doubt they can mess this too :)

P.S. i got 1 more mark in verbal getting me a B call coz of that (maybe i dint mark a ques or marked a wrong answer lightly :))
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Anonymous
@Anonymous
Posted 12 Jan '09
Check your scores again, I am pretty sure, there has been no such mistake atleast in my case...
Check your scores again,
I am pretty sure, there has been no such mistake atleast in my case...
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para.s20xx
@para.s20xx 16
Posted 12 Jan '09
I understand that I might have mistaken, but this similar thing has happened with a few of my friends, who have *got more marks than they expected as per the CAT 2008 official exam key*. I've sent an email to admission@IIM-A regarding this. I'm posting here what I mailed. *Did any of yo...
I understand that I might have mistaken, but this similar thing has happened with a few of my friends, who have got more marks than they expected as per the CAT 2008 official exam key.

I've sent an email to admission@IIM-A regarding this. I'm posting here what I mailed.

Did any of you get more than what you expected, if so, please add your point to the thread.

(File upload is getting failed, will upload the file that I've mentioned in here after sometime)
Mail (I've just sent this mail, will see if I get any reply within next 1-2 days) :

Sir/Madam

My CAT Form details :
TR Number 4110088
Application Number 307290
Date of Birth 29/07/88
Set 444

I feel there has been an error in calculation of the marks of Quant & DI sections (& hence in the overall total as well) of CAT 2008 result on the CAT results website.

This error that I'm talking about is not an error because of some wrong solution keys.
This error is because of mistakes in the calculation of totals for Quant & DI sections.

Exact error details :

The total for Quant section should have been taken as the sum of marks scored from Q1 to Q25.
But, even Q26 (which falls in DI section) has also been included to calculate the total of Quant section.

Because in my case, as per my attempts & the keys provided, my total in Quant section should have been 48, but because my answer for Q26 is correct, my total in Quant section as per CAT result website is 52.

The total for DI section should have been taken as the sum of marks scored from Q26 to Q50.
But, even Q51 (which falls in Verbal section) has also been included to calculate the total of DI section.

Because in my case, as per my attempts & the keys provided, my total in DI section should have been 50, but because my answer for Q51 is wrong, my total in DI section as per CAT result website is 49.

Overall my total should have been 142 but it is 145 now (I got 3 marks more than what I expected).

I've also attached an Excel file with this mail, containing the answers I marked, and what should have been my total. Most of the contents of the Excel file are self-explanatory.

I understand that I might have mistaken, but this similar thing has happened with a few of my friends, who have got more marks than they expected as per the CAT 2008 official exam key.

You may please check for this error in totaling by analyzing someone else's CAT paper who has attempted Q26 and/or Q51.

Waiting for your reply

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Priyank Parashar
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