Bangalore made it to the list of top three cities with the maximum number of toppers as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) announced the results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012. In the midst of heavy traffic and glitches online, eager aspirants checked their fate in the early hours of Wednesday.

With 157 candidates scoring 99 percentile and above, the city saw many smiles and cheers. Mumbai had the highest number of toppers with 180, while New Delhi was a close second with 168 candidates making the cut.

CAT 2012, which was coordinated by IIM, Kozhikode, was conducted in 61 test centres across 36 cities. The highest number of candidates took the test in New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune.

Wile 2.14 lakh people applied for the test, 1.91 lakh candidates appeared in the 21-day-long testing window. According to a release, 10 students have 100 percentile scores this year, eight of them coming from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Among the 10, five are in their final year of graduation. In all, 255 girls and 1,640 boys scored more than 99 percentile.

Among the high scorers, the discipline with the maximum percentage of scorers with 95 percentile and above was architecture. Engineering followed with 6.8 per cent, medicine with 4.1 per cent, science with 2.7 per cent, commerce with 1.3 per cent and arts and humanities 1 per cent.

The highest scores in each discipline are: 99.97 percentile for medicine, 99.94 for commerce and economics, 99.71 for architecture and 99.6 for arts and humanities.

Access to CAT 2012 results will available until December 31, 2013 on www.catiim.in