CAT 2016 exam has witnessed 20 male candidates from engineering background scoring the perfect 100 percentile in the entrance exam for premier management institutes in India, LiveMint reported.
CAT 2016 declared its results on Monday. The perfect 100 percentile score in the CAT 2016 exam is considered to be the highest in six years, it said.
According to the report, the number of candidates with a perfect score this time is higher than the 18 with a perfect score in CAT 2015.
In CAT 2016, all candidates with a perfect score were men and engineer, it noted. In CAT 2015, one woman candidate got a perfect score and one of the candidates with a perfect score was a non-engineer.
CAT is the entrance exam for an entry into the management institutes like Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) and other leading business schools.
The report further quoting CAT 2016 convener Rajendra K Bandi said, in individual sections, “many non-engineers and women have scored 100 percentile” .
The IIMs received 232,434 applications for admission to their flagship management programme, but only 195,000 sat for the CAT exam, IIM Bangalore, the coordinating institute for the test, said while announcing the results, it added.
The CAT 2016 exam was held on December 4 last year.