The Common Admission Test (CAT) yet again witnessed top scorers being Engineers and Male. The result for CAT 2013 has been declared today, 14 January 2014, at 9am onward on the CAT’s official website.
The top score being 100% percentile has been attained by 8 CAT candidates which are all ‘male engineers’, as informed by IIM – Indore (Coordinator for 2013 CAT Exam). Some of the highest score achieving candidates belong to Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities as well.
The 2 candidates among the total 8 who accomplished 100 Percentile in the India's toughest Management test - CAT already had a Master’s degree in hand, while the others in the same league had only Bachelor’s degree. 3 of 8 top-scorers boast a work experience of 1 to 2 years in automobile, banking services and information technology sectors.
Interestingly, the 4 toppers belonged to Andhra Pradesh, from cities - Samalkot, Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Vijayawada, the 3 toppers belonged to Mumbai and lastly, the remaining one topper is from Delhi. 2 of the 8 toppers are from IIT Kharagpur and IIT Chennai.
Furthermore, close to toppers, the 99.99% score achievers in CAT 2013 were 10 candidates in total, among which only one is a female.
CAT which held from October 16 to November 11, 2013 over a 20 day testing window, across 40 cities in India is the key to catch hold of seat in India’s premier B-Schools, i.e. Indian Institute of Management.
The CAT 2013 had total of 1, 73,738 candidates who sat for the online test.
2014 admission session will have 115 seats more, added across the IIM B-schools from this year, taking the number to 3,335 seats now, in total.
On having an error detected in a question in the morning session of day 10 of the CAT test, the Rohit Kapoor, CAT convener assured that the scores declared are fair as remedial action was taken to ensure a fair score for all candidates.
To see the results candidates can log on to www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in, 14 January onwards. The access to CAT 2013 results will stay on the website till December 31, 2014.
It is advised to candidates that they retain the printed copy of their score card.