CAT 2017 results: Candidates complain over low scores, IIM Lucknow says ‘no errors’

CAT is conducted in two sessions and the questions in each section of both slots are difficult. In slot 1, many candidates have found DILR section tough while some complained about the VARC section in slot 2.

Written by Neeti Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: January 15, 2018 11:08 am
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The results of CAT 2017 were released by the IIM Lucknow on January 8, 2018. But many aspirants are unhappy with their overall score. They have requested to the Union HRD Ministry to intervene as they found a huge discrepancy between their raw and scaled scores.

However, IIM Lucknow denied any errors. The convener Neeraj Dwivedi told the, “There are no errors in the notified scores and percentiles of candidates. IIMs only report scaled scores and percentiles. The scoring and the equating process is as given on the CAT website.”

Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted in two sessions and the questions in each section of both slots are different and may be at different difficulty level. In slot 1, many candidates have found DILR section tough while some complained about the VARC section in slot 2.

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In such cases where there is more than one session, the exam conducting body follows normalisation process to ensure fairness. The raw scores are first calculated and through an equating process, they are adjusted considering the difficulty levels in all slots.

As this was for the first time that the IIMs have released the answer keys, many aspirants were able to analyse their scores. IIM Lucknow had posted a note that “the objections received against CAT 2017 questions were carefully examined by the expert panels of IIMs. There is no change in the answer key of any question subsequent to this.”

Now with the result declaration, candidates are demanding IIMs be more transparent with the process of explaining the equating process.

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  1. Sneha Agnihotri
    Jan 16, 2018 at 12:03 am
    i am checking brother CAT result. I am shocked He is scoring only 10 Marks. I am check through this Link : sarkarirojgaar /cat-entrance-exam-result-score-card-2017/
    1. Ash Goody
      Jan 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm
      Unprofessional, defective or error by design, What is the Issue????? why dont they do something like JEE Advance????Everything should be clear and transparent!!!Any way what is this Jugglery called percentile????Announce marks obtained and a merit list , if they can not share the formula to arrive at the percentile????
      1. Harish Iyer
        Jan 12, 2018 at 11:43 am
        My daughter is in state of shock on seeing the Verbal percentile and score. she expected at least 10-15 marks more. She was in slot 2. There is some thing wrong seriously. kindly check the normalisation score again, otherwise one year shall be lost.
        1. Govind Rajan
          Jan 12, 2018 at 8:37 pm
          I was shock to see my Son's verbal score which is less by 10-15 marks. He is in slot 1. I also think there is something wrong. They should have a system of hearing such grievances. it has caused great injustice to students who are wholly dependent on CAT for their career.
        2. Akshay K Nair
          Jan 12, 2018 at 9:17 am
          I also took cat 17 in the afternoon slot and when I checked my scores there is a difference of 12 marks in my verbal section itself when I calculated my raw score using the answer key,this is a great injustice being dished out to us.i think we all should do something about it.i have also decided to file an rti.
          1. Priyanka Kumari
            Jan 11, 2018 at 9:10 pm
            Its a humble request for revaluation of marks as there is a huge gap between marks obtained and marks as per answer key released by CAT. Kindly, take into consideration as early as possible.
            1. Akshay K Nair
              Jan 12, 2018 at 9:21 am
              They wont re evaluate the marks.try filing an rti.
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