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Cat result 2019: CAT top 10 get 100 percentile, they are all male engineers


MUMBAI: However, another year male engineers dominated the LIST of CAT toppers, the entry test for the III, with 10 of them pocketing 100 percentiles. Rahul Manglik, a Delhiian student at IIT-Bombay, was one of the students to earn 99.99 percentile. The girls, however, did not make the list of 21 students who managed to get the second best score. A BITS-Pilani student scored highest among women with the 99.98th percentile. More than 35% of those taking the test this year were girls.

Six of the toppers are IITians, two are from NIT, and one from Jadavpur University and one university considered in Karnataka, said an iIM-Kozhikode official, who held CAT 2019.

While four from Maharashtra reached the top 10, the others were from Karnataka, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Somansh Chordia, NIT-Surat Rishi Mittal student, Patrick D’Souza, a serial cat who runs his own coaching institute, and another faculty member of a leading coaching institute are Maharashtra toppers. Maharashtra had the highest number of toppers even last year.

Chordia soaked the perfect score on her first attempt. A mechanical engineering student at the IIT-Bombay, he had to juggl his senior exams and CAT preparation. A job was bolsed at a coveted Japanese firm last month during campus placements.

Rishi Mittal joined NIT-Surat to pursue his B-Tech in civil engineering. Now, in his senior year, he hopes to break the interview in one of the top three MeS. “I never sat down to campus placements because I wanted to complete my studies,” he said.

While fewer girls pocketing the first slots is a concern, the 30 have been taking corrective action to include more women on their campuses. “The weight given to CAT has decreased over the years. More women are taking the test because they are aware of the additional weighting given by CMIs during admissions. Paper installers also know that the rate of attempts should improve. Previously, it was very difficult to solve the test, but now the problem is being solved largely. Cat is not as intimidating as it was before, and it will only improve in the coming years,” said Shubhasis Dey, CAT 2019 convener. More than 75,000 students wrote CAT this year.

Times of India