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CAT: Fewer candidates with ‘perfect score’

Kolkata | Updated on January 06, 2019

At 2.09 lakh, number of test takers highest in 2018

There has been a drop in the number of candidates scoring 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) for management courses in 2018.

According to the results declared on the CAT website, 11 candidates have scored 100 percentile in 2018, down from 20 last year. All 11 candidates are male and from engineering or technology background, compared with two female candidates and three non-engineers in 2017.

As many as 21 candidates scored an overall 99.99 percentile this year, of which 19 were from engineering and technology background.

The CAT 2018 results were declared on CAT website on January 5.

“From the graduation records, seven candidates are from different IITs, followed by two from the Jadavpur University. From the permanent address provided during application, seven candidates are from Maharashtra, two from West Bengal, and one each from Karnataka and Bihar,” said Sumanta Basu, CAT Convener-2018. The IIM-Calcutta was the organising institute for CAT 2018.

There was an eight per cent rise in the number of enrolments by female candidates for the exam this year at around 84,350.

As many as 73,326 female candidates took the exam, which is nearly six per cent down from the nearly 78,000 candidates who appeared for the exam in 2017.

A total of 2,09,405 candidates appeared for the exam, which was conducted in test centres across 147 cities.

The number of test takers this year was the largest till now.

Apart from 73,326 female test takers, 1,36,075 male and four transgender candidates took the exam this year. Various IIMs will release their shortlist for subsequent process considering the CAT score and other criteria. More than 100 other non-IIM institutions also use CAT score for admission to their management programmes.

Published on January 06, 2019

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