The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) including 6 new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday.
CAT 2014 convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor told HT that 16 people including a girl had scored 100 percentile this year. "While we are still to confirm how many of those who scored 100 percentile are from IITs, atleast 3-4 are from these institutes,"
Last year eight students had managed to score 100 percentile. Ten people had scored in 99.99 percentile bracket, including a girl.
Even as the results were announced, the students could not log on to see their scores since the total hits crossed the one lakh figure. The website was disabled for a very long time.
This year some 1.68 lakh candidates had appeared for the CAT exam, a drop from the previous year. CAT registration numbers have witnessed a steady decline for the last couple of years.
There had also been a change in the exam pattern. This year there were 50 questions in each section--Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning The duration of the exam was increased to 170 minutes from 140 minutes.
The testing agency also changed hands, from Prometric to TCS this year. Unlike the previous years, the exam was held only on two days November 16 and 22.
Last year the process of normalising the scores had created a lot of frustration among the students and had led to many legal cases.
"The formula for determining the relative level of difficulty of the four papers should be shared with the students. The formula that is used should be available in the public domain. After the result is declared, the CAT Centre 2014 should come out with the details of the relative level of difficulty of the four papers and how the raw score of a candidate is converted to his/her CAT score," Gautam Puri of Career Launcher said.