In a major goof up,the convenor for Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 has admitted that published scores of 80 examinees have been tampered resulting in inflation of their scores.
However,the CAT committee has said the admission process for 13 IIMs has in no way been compromised. It will go as scheduled except in the case of non-IIMs that use the scores for admissions. For them,the CAT organising committee will give them master database to correct the potential errors.
A comparison of CAT 2012 scores available on the website http://www.catiim.in (hosted and managed by M/s Web Weavers) with master database of the scores (from Prometric) shows scores of 80 examinees have been tampered, said convener,CAT 2012.
Admission to 13 IIMs can continue as the institutes have made offers to candidates based on the master database.
Meanwhile,the organising committee,which was conducted under the supervision of IIM Kozhikode,has lodged an FIR on June 15 and formed a panel to find out procedural deficiencies in the way the CAT score data is managed and published.
The IIMs have begun a review of the external data management. Though Prometric organised the exam,the tampering appears to have taken place at end of the web service providers.