The IIMs and other B-schools, including the management studies departments in the
NIT and the IIT, subscribe to CAT score. The IITs and FMS decided to accept CAT
scores this year.
The Indian Institute of Management declared the results for
the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2011 on Wednesday, in which nine aspirants have
notched up a 100 percentile. Around 1.85 lakh candidates took the test over a 20-day
period across 36 cities starting mid-October, 2011.
The toppers included shashank Prabhu, a student of Faculty of Management Studies,
who reappeared for CAT despite securing a seat in a premier B-school. Prabhu said,
"I didn't manage to do so well last year, which shattered many expectations. I wanted
to prove a point, which I could this year." But he is yet to make up his mind about
which B-school he wants to get into, or if he is going to leave FMS midway. On the
fact that joining an IIM would mean he will lose out on a year, Prabhu said, "Whatever
you do is never a waste. I have learnt many things in the last one year."
Shikhar Goyal from Sri Venkateswara College scored 97 percentile despite over 50%
visual impairment. Goyal, who is from Hisar in Haryana and comes from a business
family, said, "I applied myself to the preparations without worrying about the score."
He was provided a scribe during the test. The study material provided by the teachers
at his coaching centre helped him crack CAT, added Goyal. The IIMs and several other
B-schools, including the management studies departments in the National Institute
of Technology and the Indian Institute of Technology, subscribe to CAT score.
The IITs and FMS decided to accept CAT scores this year.
The convenor of CAT 2011, Professor Janakiraman Moorthy of IIM Calcutta, said the
IIMs will start calling candidates for the next stage of the admission process with
immediate effect. "Some IIMs may come out with the list itself soon. Within a week,
all the IIMs would have sent out mails to prospective candidates," he said. About
the results, Moorthy said: "While nine aspirants scored 100 percentile, 1,800 candidates
scored 99 percentile and above."Vinayak Gupta, a student of economics (H) with SRCC
who scored 99.89 percentile, said: "The 15-minute trial was a great help, and the
test was better organized." This year, many of the new IIMs, including those in
Tiruchirapalli, Udaipur and Raipur, have increased their intake from 70 to 120.
This will improve the chances of making it to the prestigious institute.
Courtesy: Times of India