Did you miss the stats of this year’s CAT result? Do you aspire to do MBA from a prestigious institute? Here’s everything important that you need to know!
The highest number of candidates in six years, i.e. 20 people, scored the perfect 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 for entry into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top business schools.
Engineering graduates continued to dominate the analytical and quant-heavy test. 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 engineers; last year, one woman candidate got a perfect score. In CAT 2015, one of the candidates with a perfect score was a non-engineer.
The weight-age given to the quantitative aptitude section of the CAT seems like an undue advantage to the engineering graduates as they vanguard in this field. The efficiency of calculus skills in the field of management is given a lot more importance than it should be.
Engineering students have an edge in the field of quant and the students of non -engineering background suffer a toll due to this. The subsidies provided by government to students for studies go waste because of their multi-field attempts in various fields by the engineering students.
Still, in individual sections, “many non-engineers and women have scored 100 percentile”, according to Rajendra K Bandi, convener of CAT 2016.
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.
That number is similar to the previous edition of the test where only 179,602 of the 218,664 who applied sat for the test.
This was all about this year’s CAT and we are sure that the number of perfect scorers will increase in the coming years as well! We wish all the toppers and the aspirants the very best of luck. ☺
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