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High court issues notices to 13 IIMs over CAT irregularities

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A group of IIM aspirants from Indore have sought for a stay on the entire admission process this year alleging irregularities in the Common Admission Test (CAT), for the admission in 13 Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) last year.
A double bench of Madhya Pradesh high court issued notices to all 13 IIMs accepting the writ petition of students. The notices were also served to the coordination committee for CAT 2013 and Prometric testing, the partner agency of the test. Some of the aggrieved students filed the petition challenging the scaling and scoring method of the students. They also challenged the non-disclosure of raw scores under RTI and an agreement between IIM and Prometric which prevents disclosure of raw scores and procedure adopted for allotment of the marks. Last year after the CAT results were published on January 14, thousands of students had complained over the scaling and grading process and had demanded revaluation. Though the demand was turned down by IIM-Indore, the orgainser of the CAT 2013, a petition was filed by some of the IIM aspirants following which the high court had issued similar notices to the IIMs on February 18, 2014.

 

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