Mumbai: Eleven male engineers who took up the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2018 have entered the blue-chip 100 percentile club. Last year, two girls and three non-engineers secured the 100 percentile score. The results of the CAT 2018 was declared by the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIMC) on Saturday.
Of the 11 toppers who scored the 100 percentile, seven candidates belong from Maharashtra, two candidates are from Jadavpur University in West Bengal and two others hail from Karnataka and Bihar respectively. A set of 21 male candidates secured the 99.99 percentile; out of which 19 are engineers.
While the total number of female candidates in CAT 2018 was 73326, the number of male candidates was 136075. “This time we also have 4 transgender candidates,” stated a report. IIM Calcutta has shortlisted one of the four transgender candidates for the first time. Similarly, IIM Kozhikode has shortlisted two transgender candidates.
Out of the seven candidates from Mumbai who aced the CAT, three are coaching class faculty, including Patrick D’Souza and Suneet Khumbat. Other toppers from the state include Amit Bikram, Jagesh Golwala, Rounak Mazumdar and Ritesh Manchanda. A final-year student from IIT-Bombay named Jagesh Golwala made it to the top 11 ranks.
The IIM CAT 2018 examination was held on November 25. The admit card for the same was released on October 24. The CAT exam is held to secure admission in coveted Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) apart from other MBA colleges across the country. The IIM CAT exam tests candidates’ proficiency in three subjects: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning; and Quantitative Ability.