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The Agonising Wait!

8 January 2008 17 Comments

Well, this is just a recollection of what happened today!

I had a dream of checking cat results yesterday night! Everytime I was about to see what the percentile was, I used to wake up! πŸ™‚ Finally I woke up at 7, got ready & left to office as usual. I was absolutely restless in office. I kept checking catiim.in a number of times the whole day!

I wanted to leave home by 2 itself. But I went out for a team lunch and that went on till 2:30. That took some restlessness off me! So, when I came back to office it was 2:45. I took the cab and left home! It was 3:30 when I reached home when my sister eagerly asked me what the result was! Ofcourse I didnt have an answer then!

I check the result & catiim.in is down. I was really tensed! I didnt knw if I should use my mobile and check the results using sms. I waited for 15 minutes. The site didnt open! So I sent an sms to rediff!

Beep Beep! I was so tensed.

It read spice charged me Rs.3 for the sms. What the heck??

Again Beep Beep!

This time, i read my name, my scores and percentiles.

Name: Sundar Rajan
Section – Percentage – Percentile

QA – 50 – 99.56
DI – 32.89 – 80.70
VA – 45 – 99.66
Total – 42.8x – 99.59

I was shocked on seeing the results! Seeing such high percentiles ans such a sucky one with DI. The moment I saw it, I knew I cant expect all calls.

I kept waiting, refreshing catiim.in. But nothing happened.
Once suddenly the site came up, but by the time I entered the number, it was down again. I was very tensed.

I made a mistake! I put up my scores on a blogpost. Lot of ppl pinged me wishing me congrats! I was sitting and hoping if I would ever get a call, but I see people wishing me congrats! It was like rubbing salt on the wound! I spent a couple of hours refreshing the page! I was kind of getting toooo paranoid about my chances in CAT! After all I have spent 1 year slogging for this very exam!

I decided to take a walk! For some weird reason, I was hitting the dead ends way too often! (If you are close to ram moorthy nagar, you will understand me better!).. I started to think if this is a sign! – The dead end!! Is it over?

I just kept telling myself that I might get 1 call here! I have > 99.5 in each and everything except DI, and considering my academic background.. I should see atleast one call!! But A, B, C are ruled out! Which leaves me with other three! Which I might get or I might not! But suddenly, I felt I am doomed for life! I wont be getting anything. In the middle of the road, I began to breakdown when the thought came to my mind. I felt extremely bad! I decided enough of walk and got back home!

The site was down for a while! Now no power at all! My mother comes home! She discussed about the scores. I told her it is unlikely that I get a call! I also told her about one of my friend getting calls. Then she started advising me that when he got calls, you will also get! Dont lose hope! I got very irritated! I shouted at her telling that he doesnt have a ‘Fail Mark’ in DI. I got very angry and told her if you dont knw something please keep quiet! I am waiting. I will knw what happens to my calls by tonight! I can more or less sense what is happening! She told sorry and went and started praying me! (I felt sooo bad here!)

Anyways, when power came back! Rashmi pings me asking my scores! I had given her a brief update sometime back and that irritated me! (How many times to tell) She asked me for my number! I told her it is of no use as the site is down. She asked me again, I gave her my number. She knws my date of birth.

She is the one with midas touch! She clicks on the webpage! It opens. She asks me if the site is up. I told “No!”.. Then she asks the number again! I grumble.. how many times to give you.. and give her the number again! She enters it and it opens! She asked if I can see the result.. I told “No!”.. Then she asks me if I can see “Bangalore, Indore”… I started screaming……. “OOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo”… I knew what she meant.
I asked her to send me the saved page over email. Onced I checked it I was really very happy! I had put in sooo much efforts into this! I wanted something out of it!

I thank her! I thank god! Shared the news with my family! I told sorry & thanks to my mother!

I am very very happy!

You can see the page here:

Index 02Index 01Index 02

RESULTS

TR No:

XXXXXX

Name:

SUNDAR RAJAN G S

Application No:

XXXXXX

Date of Birth

XXXXXX

SECTION- I

Quantitative

SECTION- II

Logical Data Interpretation

SECTION- III

Verbal

TOTAL

Percentage
Score

Percentile

Percentage
Score

Percentile

Percentage
Score

Percentile

Percentage
Score

Percentile

50.00

99.56

32.29

80.70

45.00

99.66

42.43

99.59

You have been Shortlisted in Following IIM Centers:

–> Bangalore

–> Indore

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17 Comments »

  • ram said:

    cool dude…

    your dreams have come true. I hope that it lasts and u would find your destiny!

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks ram!! Yes, I am a step closer to getting in! πŸ™‚

  • Cyber said:

    Congrats!! Best of luck. πŸ™‚

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks cyber… πŸ™‚

  • balaji said:

    thalaiva bandar,
    congrats da! kalakite!
    when i read the post i could feel ur tension as mine da! (thats why i dont try these competitive exams πŸ™‚ )
    all the best for your interviews.. i know u will do very well..

    -balaji

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks da.. πŸ™‚ sojji.. i will convert it! πŸ™‚

  • Aparna said:

    Congrats

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks aparna!

  • DREAMER said:

    Man!! :D.. you would laughed looking at how wide I was smiling and the goosebumps I got when I was reading the post :D.. awesome experience you have shared!

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks dreamer.. it is indeed a very thrilling experience.. i can look back at it and laugh.. but at that instant.. i was just soo tensed

  • Kaskar said:

    Congrats Sundar…way to go man…all the best with the next round !

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    thanks a lot kaskar

  • PeLe said:

    Hi Sundar – Good to hear this. Excellent stuff and go crack it. It is really worth every night you spent on it.

    Was just browsing around and found this post of yours

    Hope you haven’t fogotten me πŸ˜‰ (9833049475)

  • PeLe said:

    I didn’t realise my nick name would show up – I’m Sunil Tirumalai

    Have fun

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    @ Pele,

    Sunil, How can i forget you!
    Thanks! I will surely convert them!
    Finally got in touch with you!!

    πŸ™‚

    I will call you soon.

  • Anonymous said:

    dis was a feel good blog n i m so glad dt u achieved wat u wntd!

  • Sundar Rajan G S said:

    @ anonymous, Thanks πŸ™‚