90% CAT Toppers Are Engineers
 
 
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Posted on 2013-01-11

CAT results declared on Wednesday reveal that of the 1.9 lakh candidates who wrote the examination last year, 10 achieved scores in the 100 percentile . Nine of these toppers were engineers and two are graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay .

Engineers’ achievements in CAT-2012 were the starkest. Of the 10 candidates with scores in the perfect 100 percentile, eight hailed from IITs and five are in their final year of graduation .
Reflecting on the results, Prafulla Agnihotri, director of IIM-Tiruchirappalli , said, “There has been talk of relooking at CAT’s format. The deliberations are at a preliminary stage. We want to make CAT more inclusive, so that students from other streams are not at a competitive disadvantage .” The overhaul, he added, may take a year or more.
N Ravichandran, director IIM-Indore , said that although the CAT is a major input for admission, several other factors come into play before a student is taken into IIM.
Nevertheless, in the 2012 examination, engineers held sway, while candidates from most other disciplines had to remain happy with near-perfect scores. The highest score of a candidate from medicine background stood in the 99.97 percentile and that of an aspirant from economics stream was in the 99.94 percentile.

 

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