The state of Karnataka stands third in terms of the number of candidates who have acquired above 95 percentile scores in the Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT 2013), as per an analysis of the CAT 2013 Results. The analysis was conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore), which was the convener of CAT 2013.
CAT 2013, which is one of the most prestigious examinations in India for admission into the IIMs as well as other premier management institutes, was conducted over a 20 day period from Wednesday, October 16 to Monday, November 11, 2013 in 40 cities in India. The Results of CAT 2013 were declared on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
As per the result analysis, Karnataka lags behind New Delhi and Maharashtra in terms of the number of candidates who acquired over 95 percentile scores. Moreover, not a single Karnataka student has acquired 100 percentile score. However, two students scored 99.99 percentile.
From Karnataka, a total of 161 female and 954 male candidates have acquired scores within the 95 to 99.98 percentile bracket. Altogether 180 female and 740 male candidates have achieved between 90 and 94.8 percentile scores. The second highest number of test-takers for CAT 2013 was from Karnataka.
The state of Maharashtra has the highest number of students from each bracket, including students who scored 100 percentile. Around 1,400 students belonging to both the groups having scored over 90 percentile are from Maharashtra.
A total of eight candidates, all of whom are male and engineers, have acquired scores of 100 percentile in CAT 2013, as per officials of IIM Indore. Out of the eight toppers from engineering background, six have Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) degrees and two have Master of Technology (M Tech) degrees. Three of the candidates possess professional experience of around 12 to 24 months in the sectors of banking services, automobile and Information Technology (IT).
The highest number (city-wise) of three toppers is from Mumbai. One topper each is from the cities of Hyderabad and New Delhi. State-wise, the highest number of four toppers is from Andhra Pradesh and the candidates belong to the cities of Secunderabad, Samalkot, Hyderabad and Vijayawada.
Ten candidates have acquired scores of 99.99 percentile, one of whom is a woman candidate. The highest position acquired by a woman candidate is the 18th rank.
As per IIM Indore officials, around 1.74 lakh candidates took the CAT 2013 examinations, out of which around 50,000 were female candidates.
Students can access the CAT 2013 Results online at http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in. Names of candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be put up on the CAT website. To access Results online, candidates need to enter their CAT registration number and e-mail address. They need to retain a printout of the Results. CAT 2013 Results will be accessible online till Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
115 more seats have been added in 2013 across the 13 IIMs. The total number of seats in all the IIMs is 3, 335 at present.
Source: The Times of India