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IIM Bangalore Refutes CAT 2016 Paper Leak News

Last Updated - August 30, 2017

CAT 2016 was conducted successfully in 2 slots in 138 cities and 1.95 lakh candidates are reported to have appeared for the same on December 4, 2016.

It appears that someone managed to transmit at least some of the questions from a CAT center in the afternoon slot yesterday and were shared on social media, while the exam was still going on. But, CAT Convener said that no such malpractice had occurred on the exam day. The buzz on social media and reports on many online sites prompted the notice from CAT Convener.

IIM Bangalore has put up the notification owning to one incident of malpractice. The authorities have assured aspirants about the same and asked them to keep their calm about it.

CAT Notification

The only time the CAT paper leaked was during CAT 2003. After that instance of paper-leak in 2003, there has been no instance of a paper leak in the CAT conducted by the IIMs. In fact, after the CAT became an online/computer-based test, the IIMs have put in stringent conditions in place preventing students from disclosing the questions even after the completion of the test – and it has worked fairly well. So, CAT administration request to not to pay any heed to rumors or insinuations in this regard.

Though, some candidates claimed that 3 questions in the Quantitative Ability section showed ‘Pi’ symbol on their computer screens instead of what should have ideally been a square root. But, this is not the thing to be clarified on any notable level.

Lastly, according to experts, there were no surprises this year, the level of difficulty as well as the number of questions remained same as last year.

CAT Result 2016

Since, IIM Bangalore has clarified that the leak is a very localized one, there is no means of any drastic action like cancellation of the entire exam. So, CAT 2016 Result tentatively will be declared in 2nd week of January 2017.

After result declaration IIMs, will shortlist candidates on the basis of percentile scored in CAT 2016. Shortlisted candidates will then appear in selection process which will be held separately by each of the IIMs. The selection procedure through CAT exam may consist of a Group Discussion and/or Written Ability Test round and, Personal Interview.

Know About CAT Result

CAT 2016 Expected Percentile

The candidates can draw an idea about the overall & section wise attempt vis-à-vis probable score & percentile from the table given below-

Morning slot

Overall AttemptVA & RC attemptDI & LR attemptQA attemptProbable ScoreExpected Percentile

Evening slot

Overall AttemptVA & RC attemptDI & LR attemptQA attemptProbable ScoreExpected Percentile



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