The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 results for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) including six new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday.
Out of 1.7 lakh candidates who took the test from across the country, only 16 students scored 100 percentile, making them top scorers of the examination.
Also, out of the 16 top scorers, only one candidate is a female, said Rohit Kapoor, CAT coordinator of IIM-Indore. He added that other details of the result would be available later.
He further said one candidate from Indore is said to be among the top 16 scorers of the CAT 2014. However, the name of the candidate couldn’t be confirmed till the filing of this report.
Last year eight students had managed to score 100 percentile. Ten people had scored in the 99.99 percentile bracket, including a girl. The result was declared around 7pm, but the suspense prevailed till late night as the CAT result website (www.iimcat.ac.in) crashed. Eager candidates across the state kept visiting the website to know their results, but were disappointed due to the technical trouble.
All the candidates had appeared for the test which was held on November 16 and November 22 at 307 centres across 99 cities. The CAT 2014 test was organised by IIM-Indore and a total of 1,96,951 candidates had registered for it.
There had also been a change in the exam pattern. This year there were 50 questions in each section — quantitative aptitude and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning.
The duration of the exam was also increased to 170 minutes from 140 minutes.