Disgruntled CAT candidates to file PIL soon

The 2000 odd CAT 2013 candidates who are dissatisfied with their results have decided to file a PIL in a couple of days. Apparently, the test takers have mobilised themselves into small but active groups in Chennai, Kolkata, and Indore and are readying the required papers.

“We have been speaking to the lawyers. We think all the preparatory work will get over by tonight so that we are ready to take the legal plunge tomorrow,” said a candidate.

Candidates hope the PIL will manage to get a stay order on the admission processes which has started in most MBA institutes.

“All we want to know is our raw scores, the number of answers we got right and wrong and how our percentile was arrived at,” another candidate said.

“Also the IIMs have to explain how normalisation is done, this will help all future test takers,” he added.

Meanwhile, a group of students visited IIM Indore today to meet officials. The meeting last for an hour and was cordial in nature. Candidates who attended this meeting said that they were not too happy with the answers they were provided and hence the decision to go ahead with the legal process.

Sources at IIM Indore however state that all the questions put across by the candidates were answered. The primary question regarding discrepancy between actual scores and Mocks was also answered. “One cannot compare Mocks and actual exams. Mocks is conducted with a limited number of students and limited number of questions and on the actual day people are competing with 2 lakh others – how can one compare,” this explanation was given to the aggrieved candidates by one of the IIM-I officials.

As for the normalisation process, candidates were told that it is a process used world over for exams and it has been explained by Prometric. Incidentally, a few officials connected to CAT had promised a White Paper on the normalisation process – but that never happened.

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