Anything tough is in fact a subjective proposition in the sense that how it is being perceived? Some will accept that CAT is tough others will also accept but will be ready for the challenge.
CAT 2013 will not be any exception to be as tough as it was in yesteryears. Over two lac plus MBA aspirants are likely to take CAT this year too.
Since IIMs accept only CAT scores so prestige is evolved for getting admission in premier institutes. Percentile basis and cutoff benchmarks followed by strict regimen of personal interview makes a clear distinction of making CAT tougher than other exams.
Somehow or the other, both perception and reality of toughness continues to prevail in case of CAT but those who are focused can positively crack CAT.