10 get 100 percentile in CAT

DU graduate Rahul Saran also bags top score

The results of the Common Admission Test 2012 for management courses were declared on Wednesday with 10 candidates scoring 100 percentile.

From the city, a St Stephen’s College passout was the only one to get a full score. Eight students are from Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and five of ten students are in their graduation.
The results were supposed to be declared online at 3 am. However, due to a minor technical glitch they were out only after 4:15 am.

An Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode officer said candidates, who scored 100 percentile, are from various IITs like Ropar and Bangalore.

“From Delhi, DU student Rahul Saran has scored 100 percentile. He did his Mathematics (honours) from the college,” the officer said.

The IIMK had co-ordinated 2012 CAT exams. Saran refused to talk to the media.

Four girls have scored 99.99 percentile, the highest score for the year among girls. They are final year engineering students from Karnataka, Odisha, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. In all, 255 girls and 1,640 boys scored more than 99 percentile.

Debashis Chatterjee, IIMK director said CAT 2012 saw a significant increase in registrations for the first time after moving to a computer based testing platform. The growth in registrations is all encompassing , cutting across the categories and gender, he added.

“The number of girls registering and appearing for the test showed a considerable up trend. This development might be seen as a response to gender diversity being sought in the classrooms ,” the director said.

He said candidates from less privileged sections are also registering in more numbers and are excelling in the test.

Female registration increased from 56,050 in 2011 to 60,876 in 2012.

A total of 2.5 lakh aspirants registered for the 2012 exam with around 9,000 more candidates than in 2011.  A total of 1.91 lakh candidates appeared for the exam between from 11 October and 6 November 2012.

In terms of city-wise performance, Mumbai has the highest 99 percentile scorers at 180 students followed by Delhi (168), Bangalore (157), Hyderabad (105), Kolkata (92) and Chennai (85).

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