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CAT 2014 Results: Official website crashes, alternate link fails to handle load
Saturday December 27, 2014 7:46 PM, Staff Reporter

The CAT official website which was supposed to upload the results of the 2014 Common Admission Test (CAT 2014) today evening is crashed and could not be restored till 07:20 p.m.

Leaving thousands of students, who wanted to check their results online, in tizzy the alternate link for results provided by some websites are also unable to handle the load and giving the message 'Too many users'.

Logging on to the official CAT website is giving 'The connection was reset' and 'Page not found' messages.

Alternate link provided by some websites ( are also not working. Clicking on this link, students are getting 'Too many users are connected. Please try again after few minutes' message.

"This is totally disappointing. Results are something students eagerly wait. If the website which is supposed to show the results fails, where will students go. The concern office should be prepared before hand to handle such situations", Atul Shah, a parent said while talking to

The CAT officials and the IIM-Indore is silent on when the CAT website will actually start functioning.

According to initial reoprts, the CAT official website declared the results online today evening, but the website crashed following the heavy load.

The Common Admission Test (2014) results were to be declared last week but were delayed due to some backend glitches.

This year some 1.97 lakh candidates appeared for the CAT exam, a drop from the previous year.

The Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted by the IIM-Indore for the session 2014, was held on two days - November 16 and November 22, 2014.

On the basis of CAT 2014 results and the percentiles scored by the candidates, 13 existing and 6 proposed IIMs will short list about 25,000 candidates for the final admission round. The number of candidates proposed to be shortlisted thsi year is higher than earlier years.

Apart from the IIMs, top rated B schools will also offer admission to high percentilers scoring a percentile between 80 to 99 in the academic session 2015-16 for MBA/PGDM batch 2015-17.

Scores of the candidates are subjected to a process of normalization. The process to be implemented will adjust for location and scale differences of score distributions across different forms and the scaled scores obtained by this process shall be converted into percentiles for purposes of short listing candidates.

While reporting the result, scaled scores for each section (Section I: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, section II: Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning) and total score along with the percentile shall be published.

Normalization process of scoring is an established practice for comparing candidate scores across multiple Forms and is adopted by other large educational selection tests conducted in India such as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

For each correct answer, three points are awarded to the examinee. That means, the total maximum score in CAT 2014 will be 300 since the total number of questions will be 100. The test had two sections of 50 questions each.

The two sections were - Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) and the other section included Verbal Ability (VA) and Logical Reasoning (LR).

For each incorrect answer, one point is deducted. There will be no penalty for questions that were left unanswered.



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