08 January 2016 15:45:53 IST

CAT results leaked, IIMA makes-up; releases results officially

‘There was no leakage, no error or hacking of data whatsoever; loophole plugged’

The results of coveted Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2015 for entry into the IIMs were leaked for the first time on Friday.

Some of the students were able to access the CAT results by running a technical hack on CAT's result page. However, soon the IIMs found out and the loopholes were plugged by TCS. But by the time number of students had managed to view their results.

Soon IIM Ahmedabad made an official statement that the CAT results were announced today through messages and emails.

“IIMA is pleased to announce the CAT-2015 results today. We had messaged the total percentile to all the candidates at 1:50 pm and at present, the candidates can also log in with their ID and password to view their score card,” said the statement by Tathagata Bandyopadhyay, CAT convenor.

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“Today morning (between 9:00-9:40 am), some students accessed their own results (not others) on the portal during the period the website was being updated, which caused some confusion among students. There was no leakage, no error or hacking of data whatsoever. TCS plugged this loophole immediately,” he added explaining the situation.

The list of shortlisted candidates for the next level of selection will be made available on the individual IIM websites. Each IIM will send interview letters to the short listed candidates directly. The criteria for short-listing vary from IIM to IIM.

This year, around 2.18 lakh aspirants had registered for the CAT and a total of 1.79 lakh took the test which was held on November 29 .

Click here to go to results page.