Sunday, January 07, 2007

CAT results ...

The Economic Times reports:

Girl students may take the lead in class X and class XII board exams, but IIM Bangalore seems to be a male bastion. This year, only 24.7% of those who took the Common Admission Test (CAT) for IIM-B [sic] were women.

Here's something else that's interesting:

Yet again, engineers have taken the lead over shortlisted candidates from other disciplines with 904 out of 1,065 candidates shortlisted for round two.

In sharp contrast, only eight candidates have an arts background. While 31 are from the science stream, 59 have a computer science background and 44 from commerce. Management, law and other categories account for 19 candidates.

There's also some caste-wise information. But it confuses me, because it appears to be in the form of raw scores (in percent); I'm under the impression that CAT scores are percentiles. Can someone clarify this?


  1. Balaji said...

    The scores seem to be in percentile. Otherwise scoring 99%+ is almost impossible.

  2. Abi said...

    Thanks, Balaji, for your comment. I too thought that those figures -- as raw percentages -- didn't make sense, which is why I didn't quote them.