The much awaited CAT 2013 results will be announced on January 14, 2014. CAT 2013's convener Dr Rohit Kapoor of IIM Indore shared this information. He said that the CAT 2013 result date was final as of now from their side. Nearly 173,738 MBA aspirants are eagerly waiting for their CAT 2013 results to take admission in top B schools including IIMs.
Sharing his experience as CAT 2013 convener Dr Kapoor said that it was a great and enriching experience. He said that there have been two improvisations in CAT 2013 application process, one was the introduction of online vouchers and the other was the launch of a new domain for the convenience of the students’ registration in just a short span of time. With improvisation on the two levels, Dr Kapoor said that the report card of IIM Indore with regard to CAT 2013 was very strong.
CAT 2013 saw a decline of over 9% in its registrations from CAT 2012. Total registrations for CAT 2013 closed at around 194,516 while CAT 2012 registration was at 2.14 lakhs. The CAT 2013 aspirants took the test in a 20-day test window between October 16 and November 11, 2013.
Not all the registered number of candidates took the CAT 2013 and the total number of absentees in the test was more than twenty thousand. Revealing the facts, IIMs and Prometric had also admitted that although 194,516 was the number registered for CAT 2013 but actual test takers were only 173,738.
CAT 2013 got a shot in the arm when the percentage of registered female candidates increased from 28 percent in 2012 to 29 percent in 2013. However, in terms of total candidates registered for CAT 2013, the number which was increased by about 9000 and touched a high of 2.14 lakhs in 2012 from 2.05 lakhs in 2011, was reduced to 1.94 lakhs.
Talking about the dip in the number of CAT 2013 test takers Dr Kapoor said that the dip in number of the CAT test takers was because of the economic slow down and it’s not going to affect the IIMs as they get only such students who are serious about achieving their goals of getting into IIMs in all circumstances.
“I would like to wish best of luck to the students for their CAT 2013 results and a very bright future”, said Dr Kapoor.
Common Admission Test (CAT) is the entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). From the year 2009, the mode of CAT has changed from paper pencil test to computer based test. Last year the number of non IIM B-schools which were accepting CAT scores has increased to more than 120.
Some of the B-schools which have been added in the list include SPJIMR Mumbai, Indus Business Academy Bangalore, Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University, Assam, School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Department of Business Management and University of Calcutta among others.