CAT 2016 paper was not leaked; says CAT Convener

A day after reports said that the CAT 2016 question paper for admission to MBA courses in IIMs had been leaked, CAT Convener on Monday said that no such malpractice had occurred on the exam day. Only one affair of wrongdoing was found and that too, has been sorted out. The buzz on social media and reports on many online sites prompted the notice from CAT Convener.

CAT 2016
CAT 2016 Convener, Prof. Rajendra K Bandi.

The notice goes on like this : “We wish to inform and assure everyone that the CAT exam 2016 has concluded successfully. There was one incident of malpractice that was promptly detected and has been dealt with by initiating the due procedure of law. This incident has in no manner compromised the integrity of the Test and the CAT administration request you not to pay any heed to rumours or insinuations in this regard.”

Earlier yesterday, Entrancecorner first had pointed out the fuss going about the possible paper leak in CAT 2016, based on the aspirants’ allegations. However, CAT Convener clarified things today and discarded any malpractice on any notable level.

CAT 2016 was conducted in two sessions in 138 cities and 1.95 lakh candidates are reported to have appeared for the same on December 4th, preliminary report suggest. IIM Bangalore, the organising institute had earlier said that 2016 saw seven-year high registrations for CAT exam (2.33 lakh). Rajendra K Bandi, CAT 2016 Convener said “While 82% of the applicants took the test in 2015, this year the number has increased to 83.6%.”

Short analysis: Some candidates claimed that three questions in the Quantitative Ability section showed ‘Pi’ symbol on their computer screens instead of what should have ideally been a square root.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (34 questions)
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (32 questions)
Quantitative Ability (34 questions)

The DI and LR was tough, candidates say and the exam itself has received mixed reaction. The Time limit was 60 minutes for each section. The result of CAT 2016 will be announced in second week of January 2017.

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