CAT 2012 results announced. As always, the website hangs!
The results for Common Admission Test, CAT 2012, the entrance test for admission to the IIMs, were announced and made available for the aspirants in the wee hours of Wednesday, but majority of those who were trying to login failed to get access for over an hour due to some technical glitch.
CAT 2012 was conducted over a 21-day period between October 11, 2012 and November 6, 2012. More than 2 lakh candidates appeared for CAT 2012 at 61 centres across 36 cities.
Although officials announced that results will be made available from midnight, they were actually declared at 3 am on January 9, 2012. But due to technical problem, the aspirants who were awake to know their scores, could login only after 4.15am. Till around 3.30 all that the official CAT site was showing was that the results will be up online by 3 a.m and candidates can access it by login using their registration number and email ID.
Over 2.14 lakh aspirants registered for the test, of which about 1.91 lakh appeared for the computer based test conducted in October-November 2012. IIM Khozikode coordinated CAT 2012.Apart from the IIMs, CAT scores are accepted by many premier B-schools and technical institutions for admission to their management programmes like the Faculty of Management Studies, various Indian Institutes of Technology and Management Development Institute, among others.
For the first 15 minutes, post declaration of the results, majority of the candidates failed to access their results. Their attempts to login resulted in "502 Bad Gateway)" flashing on the screen. While CAT 2012 officials said that the high traffic at the same time could have slowed down the server, many who did managed to login failed to get the results.
CAT 2012 results can be accessed until December 31, 2013.