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HC dispose of CAT candidates’ petition


Indore: Indore Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday disposed of a petition filed by some CAT- 2013 aggrieved candidates stating that the petitioners should take to legal route only after they remained unsatisfied with the answers to their RTI queries.

It is to be noted that thousands of students had cried foul over the normalization method and scaling process adopted for CAT and sought to know their raw scores. They had also alleged discrepancies in the CAT and had sought revaluation.

Their revaluation demand was put down by the organiser of CAT- 2013, Indian Institute of Management Indore, saying that there is no scope for revaluation in CAT but their requests for raw scores and the RTI queries were forwarded to agencies concerned.

Even as reply to RTI queries are awaited, candidate ash Garg and others moved a petition in the High Court through Advocate Nilesh Agrawal.Agrawal said that the double bench of Justices Shantanu Kemkar and MC Garg disposed of the petition saying that the students should wait till reply to the RTI queries is received.

“ If the reply does not satisfy them, they can re- file the petition,” Agrawal said quoting the court.It is to be noted that an online petition over discrepancies in CAT is signed by over 7000 candidates.Recently, a group of a dozen aggrieved candidates met CAT- 2013 convener Rohit Kapoor and feared that they failed to crack CAT due to the new scaling method and sought to know the method and their raw scores.