On the leaking of the CAT exam paper’s
toughest section on the social media last Sunday, IIM Bangalore said that it
was an isolated incident, though some candidates have complained that it is
complete mismanagement at the test centres. Images of questions from the data
interpretation and logical reasoning section of the test were leaked online by
a candidate during the test at around 3.10 pm. This raised a doubt on the
security, when the candidates were not even allowed to wear shoes and socks
while taking the test.
A mid-level executive of an IT firm who wrote
the test for the second time, said that there have been technical issues before,
but the questions being circulated when the exam was going on, is a serious
issue and that a thorough investigation is required. An anonymous aspirant from
Delhi said that some candidates were allowed to enter with watches and wallets
into the exam centres, but there were no such cases from his centre. He was
also doubtful about how one could be sure this was a one off incident or being
done by only one such candidate.
There were many other allegations on the
recent CAT 2016 regarding some questions being wrong and the score calculation
not being correct. CAT, which is a reputed and prestigious exam, in recent history, has had quite a few blemishes
including technical glitches, wrong questions, questionable score calculations,
and now the latest is a question leak that went viral, complained Deekshant Sehrawat,
Director, Roots Education and an alumni of IIM Kolkata. The first computer
based CAT in 2009, had technical glitches because of a virus attack due to
which some 10000 aspirants had to take up a retest.