Beginning in December and ending on 1st March 2010, the Common Admission Test (CAT)was declared by the Indian Institutes of Management, displaying the scores of lakhs of candidates who took the entrance examination. Of the 2.41 lakh students who sat for the exam, 11 of them scored a perfect cent percentile; in absolute numbers, they all were marked close to 300 out of 450. Many students complained about goof-up in the results while many were happy with their absolute percentile.
Several students plan to file right to information (RTI) applications. A heated discussion on students' scores and their expectations was live all of Sunday, the day result was declared, on a popular MBA site, Pagalguy. Candidates also spoke of how they found it difficult to access CAT results. Scores were to be declared at 3 pm, but candidates could finally see their scorecards on the site only by 6 pm as the computer servers could not shoulder the traffic. IIM-A has called 1,200 candidates for its 409 seats and IIM Shillong has shorltisted 1,000 management aspirants.
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