It seems that our country is producing more students who
want to pursue MBA as this year Seventeen of the 1.8 lakh candidates who
appeared for the Common Admission Test 2015 bagged the perfect score. This is
the highest in last five years. The experts had feared that the number would
drop (of hundred percentiles) but it rose to one. All the 17 are engineers.
If numbers are divided gender wise, then registration of
girls grew by 13.8% as compared to 2014. However, only one made it to the club
of 100 percentiles out of the 58,270 girls who appeared for the test for
admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Results data released by IIM-Ahmedabad, (the CAT 2015
organizer) shared that this year 80 transgenders registered for CAT. Out of
this 41 appeared for the test held in November; however none of them were able
to score above 90 percentile.
Mostly, it's the bigger cities like Delhi, Bangalore,
Hyderabad and Mumbai which have the higher number of registrations; however,
this year Pune had the highest number i.e. 10,359.
The names of the toppers weren't revealed yet. Out of the
17, perfect scorers, at least three are pursuing their final-year engineering
degrees from the IITs: Chirag Jha, chemical engineering at IIT-Bombay, Nischay
Budhiraja, at IIT-Roorkee, and Sabyasachi Mishra, mechanical engineering at
IIT-Kharagpur. Prateek Bajpai, a civil engineer from Indore, V K Giri, an
electrical engineer from Bhopal, and Sanuj Mittal, a fourth year BTech student
from Delhi, are also among the toppers.
136 girls scored above 99 percentile out of 1814 students.
Around 9000 students scored above 95 percentile, out of which 1243 are girls.
Only 8 girls managed to get 99.99 percentile. A commerce graduate from NM
College, Ruchi Aggarwal, scored 99.99 percentile from Mumbai.
According to coaching institute mentor Vinayak Kudva, this
year IIMs are giving weightage to academics (over the years), work experience,
as people with even 97 percentile are getting interview calls. Some with 98 or
99 percentiles are not sure of the interview calls due to these criteria.
Another trainer said that some students scoring 98
percentiles couldn't get a call from IIMs as their sectional cut offs might be
low. This year many got low cut offs as the data interpretation and logical
reasoning section was tough.