Results for the Common Admission Test (CAT) that will permit almost 199,000 candidates to obtain entrance in some of India’s top business schools were declared on Monday, January 8. The test which was conducted on November 26, 2017, was given by 1,99,632 candidates, over 140 cities.
IIMs, the largely admired B-schools of India will now announce their pick and choose of students based on their CAT score, writing skills, group discussions and personal interviews.
Similar to the previous year, 20 candidates have scored an overall 100 percentile in CAT 2017, but the profile of these candidates was diverse this year as compared to CAT 2016. IIM Lucknow, which coordinated the management entrance test, said that 2 female students and 3 students from non-engineering backgrounds achieved the highlight this year. “While in CAT 2016 all the top 20 candidates were male and engineers, this year the top 20 list contains two female candidates and three non-engineers,” said IIM Lucknow, the coordinating IIM for CAT 2017, in an e-mail. Sai Praneeth Reddy, from Andhra Pradesh, is one of the top scorers in the 100 percentile.