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Google intern mines ICSE results to interesting effect

Submitted by Karthik on 5 June, 2013 - 14:39

What appears to have started out as mere curiosity led Debarghya Das to force his way past the flimsy security barriers set in place by the CISCE to protect the results database containing the marks of all students who sat for their ICSE standards X or XII exams this year. He then retrieved all the available data including, according to him, student names, and out of further idle curiosity, proceeded to mine the entire set looking for patterns. He has now posted an analysis on Quora which raises a few questions on how these exams are being marked.

According to his website, Das is no longer in India as he is a student at Cornell and is also an intern at Google working on YouTube.

(Amusing read: A "caution notice" on the CISCE site.)

(via @mihirsharma)