Eight students have scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2013 and interestingly all of them are male with engineering background with six having B.Tech. degree and two M.Tech. degree holders. There are 10 students who scored 99.99 percentile as said by RohitKapur, convenor of CAT 2013. Surprisingly no girls could make to the toppers list with highest rank secured is 18th rank.
CAT 2013 witnessed 1.74 lakh aspirants of which 50,000 were females. The year also witnessed a decline in number of applicants for CAT 2013 with 1.91 lakh applicants appeared in CAT 2012. Number of students who have scored 100 percentile is also less than the previous year.
CAT 2012 had 10 students scoring 100 percentile with 4 girls scored 99.99 percentile. Out of the 10 toppers, 9 were engineering students and the remaining student was from science background. Eight of the nine engineering students were from IITs with five in their final year of graduation. The test was held from October 16 to November 11, 2013 at 40 test centers. 3,335 seats are available at the 13 IIMs in the country.