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.
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.”
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%.”