It was a long wait for B-School aspirants who were expecting Common Admission Test (CAT) results on Wednesday. Though the results were supposed to be announced at 12 midnight, they were announced at 3am. A server problem too added to the delay.
An aspirant from the city was able to access the results only at 7:30 in the morning. Krishna, who took the test, experienced a 40-minute delay in viewing the results. “I could not view the results initially because there was heavy traffic. After a 40-minute delay, I was able to view my results,” he said. According to heads of institutes, many candidates were struggling to access the website.
While Prometric, the provider of the test development and delivery solutions, said all the data had been handed over to IIM-Kozhikode, Prof SSS Kumar, IIM-K CAT 2012 Convener, said: “We are looking into the difficulty in getting results.” In total of 191,642 candidates appeared in the 21-day testing window from October 11, 2012 to November 6, 2012.
Four girls scored 99.99 percentile which is the highest score among the girls. According to a release from IIM-K, which conducted CAT in 2012, in all, 255 girls and 1,640 boys scored more than 99 percentile. A total of157 students from Bangalore scored 99 percentile or more, putting the city at the third place among cities. Students from Mumbai scored the highest, with 180 students scoring 99 percentile or More, with New Delhi coming in at the second position.
Among 10 students with 100 percentile scores, one is studying science at Delhi University while the remaining are engineering students. Eight of these students are from IITs. Five of them are still in their final year of graduation. Around 140 B-Schools in the country accept CAT scores.
Jaskaran Singh Sachdeva, 100
A graduate from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Jaskaran has been working with Infosys since 2010. “I was mentally prepared this time. It’s the fourth time I attempted the test. I have been taking coaching classes,” he said.
Sowjanya Kanuri, Bengaluru, 99.99
She is a final year electrical and electronics student at National Institute of Technology, Surathkal. An alumnus of National Public School, Indiranagar, Sowjanya said her engineering background was of great help in cracking the test. She did not take coaching.
Rahul George Jacob, 99.9
Rahul George Jacob, who did his schooling and graduation in engineering from Kerala, works with a software startup in the city. “ I changed my preparation strategy from last time and it helped. When I attempted the test last year, I got 79. This year, I adopted a common sense approach and tried to understand the pattern of questions,” he said. The IIM-B aspirant said that chapter-wise online revision also helped.