New Delhi: Ten candidates have scored 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2019, results of which were announced on Saturday.
All ten candidates are men from technology and engineering background, officials said.
Of these candidates, 6 candidates are from the IITs, 2 candidates are from the NITs, and 1 candidate is from Jadavpur University.
Of the candidates scoring an overall 100 percentile, 4 candidates are from Maharashtra and the remaining candidates are from six other states of Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.
21 candidates have scored an overall 99.99 percentile in CAT 2019. Out of these candidates, 19 candidates are from the engineering/technology background, the official said.
The CAT 2019 exam was conducted for admission into the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and over 100 other top B-schools. CAT 2019 exam was conducted by IIM Kozhikode on November 24.
• CAT 2019 was conducted in two shifts on November 24, 2019. A total of 2,09,926 candidates had appeared for the examination, which was conducted at 376 test centres spread across 156 cities in India.
• CAT 2019 saw the highest number of CAT test takers of the last 10 years.
• The gender distribution of candidates who appeared for CAT 2019 is as follows:
Number of female candidates: 75004
Number of male candidates: 134917
Number of transgender candidates: 05
• IIMs will now release their shortlists for subsequent admission processes based on, among other things, the CAT 2019 scores.
More than 115 other non-IIM institutions will also use CAT 2019 scores this year for admission into their management programmes.