Denying rumours of a paper leak during the second slot of CAT 2016 examination, IIMBangalore issued a statement on Monday calling it an isolated incident of malpractice. The statement clarified that there was one incident where a candidate was found to have violated the strict instructions of the exam. The incident was promptly detected and is being dealt with, it added. Social media sites were flooded with images of questions from the toughest section (Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning) of the paper leaked online by a candidate during the test--at 3.09pm, to be precise.
Students have not only slammed the premier institutes in their tweets and online posts for the breach of security, but have also sought a re-test.“No electronic device was allowed in any of the exam centers, then how did this student manage to click pictures,“ said one and requested IIM-Bangalore, the organizing IIM, to take strict action against this or conduct a retest. Another tagged MHRD minister Prakash Javadekar and said this is unfair for genuine and serious students. Candidates from the afternoon slot confirmed that the questions in the images were identical with what was asked in the online test. Another said the person might have sought answers for these questions from an outside source. An online petition on Change.org seeking a retest was supported by over 1,700 candidates across the country. However, many were against a retest, too, for the “inconvenience“.