The 3rd week of December 2014 is gradually passing by and is on midway, yet the much promised date for declaration of CAT 2014 result has not yet been announced. Not only candidates but also the mentors are wondering what is holding back the CAT Centre 2014 from announcing the CAT 2014 result declaration date. On Monday Dec 15, 2014 it was promised by the CAT 2014 convener Dr Rohit Kapoor that CAT 2014 result declaration date would be shared in 2 days. MBAUniverse.com conveyed the message to the CAT 2014 takers. However, the result declaration date is still awaited.
Announcement was needed long back
Like the announcement of CAT 2014 exam dates, why it was not possible to announce the CAT 2014 result date simultaneously in the 3 important documents displayed on the home page of CAT 2014 website i.e. CAT 2014 Schedule, CAT 2014 Advertisement and CAT 2014 Press Release. The reason might be well known to the CAT centre 2014.
Although it is admitted by the mentors and CAT 2014 takers alike that the conduct of CAT 2014 exam was more efficient and free from technical glitches, they are unable to understand the logic behind for not announcing the CAT 2014 result declaration date prior to the exam. This is the first time that CAT result declaration date was not shared along with the CAT 2014 advertisement and subsequently with the opening of CAT 2014 registration process.
Date, not the range of days needed
The announcement by the CAT Centre 2014 that the CAT 2014 results will be declared in the 3rd week of December, 2014 specifies only the range of days and not any specific date. A week has 7 days and half of the December third week is over, so when the CAT Centre 2014 plans to declare the CAT 2014 result can be a guessing query the exact answer to which is not yet shared by the CAT 2014 convener.
Does it mean that the 3rd week of December 2014 will pass by as the earlier weeks have gone and the test takers will simply continue guessing and watching various reports speculating the CAT 2014 result declaration date.
Time, not date was speculated earlier
CAT 2014 is the first CAT exam whose exact date of result is not yet known. In earlier CAT exams the speculation was not on the date of CAT result declaration; it was the speculation on time of CAT result declaration. Sometimes the CAT result was declared in the wee hours and sometimes a little late. But keeping its promise high CAT conducting IIMs didn’t miss the result declaration date and used to declare the CAT results positively on the pre-announced dates.
However it has become an agonizing and full of anxiety wait for the CAT 2014 takers as they are not aware about the CAT 2014 result date while the committed time of December third week is going to be over.
CAT 2014: Delays are more
CAT 2014 takers have been ringing MBAUniverse.com up to know the latest updates on declaration of CAT 2014 results but the neither the CAT Centre 2014 nor CAT 2014 conducting IIM Indore has shared the exact date of result declaration for CAT 2014 exam.
In fact if we review the entire conduct of CAT 2014 exam, the chronology of events convey surprisingly delayed events and activities except exam conducting dates. The CAT 2014 registration window remained suspended on Sep 28 and 29, 2014. The last day for CAT 2014 registration was Sep 30, 2014 but tt was re-opened on October 10, 2014 as number of candidates could not make payment online due to technical glitches on Sep 30, 2014.
CAT 2014 Admit card which was supposed to be out on Oct 16 got delayed and was out on October 18, 2014.
CAT 2014 Practice test (Mock Test for CAT 2014) was supposed to be live in the middle of October 2014. But it was delayed by almost a fortnight and after a long wait by CAT 2014 aspirants, the CAT 2014 Centre made it available on the CAT website from 28th Oct onwards.
Promise made to be broken
CAT Centre 2014 promised to declare the results at an early date as compared to earlier CAT exams. It is expected that the early declaration of CAT 2014 result will quicken the process of final admission in IIMs and other top B schools so that next session could be started well on time.
The move was welcomed by the CAT 2014 takers as well as the mentors as it would help the aspirants to decide their future course of action to explore admission opportunity and whether to appear in other management entrance exams for admission 2015. However the sign on horizon conveys the anticipated delay in declaration of CAT 2014 result. CAT Centre 2014 could have announced the result declaration date for sometime in the 4th week of Dec 2014 or the 1st week of January 2015, there was no binding to announce the date for the 3rd week of December. At least this could have saved the CAT Centre 2014 from being described the delaying activity centre.
Is the glitch in score normalization delaying result
Despite the commitment to declare the CAT 2014 result in the third week of Dec 2014, it has not been possible for the CAT Centre 2014 to announce the date of the result. Now it appears that the much publicized CAT 2014 score equating and normalization process on the lines of GATE pattern might be creating glitches due to which CAT 2014 result declaration is being delayed.
CAT Centre 2014 is refraining from issuing any comment on it and CAT 2014 convener Dr Rohit Kapoor is sticking to the statement that ‘final checks are underway’, if there were no glitches in result processing and compilation, no other reason but score normalization glitches could have delayed the declaration of CAT 2014 result.
MBAUniverse.com hopes that CAT Centre 2014 will arrive at the fruitful and an early solution to the whatsoever problem being faced by it in CAT 2014 result declaration.
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