Wed, 12 Jan 2011 06:48:23 GMT

CAT results today, 8 hit the perfect score

New Delhi: Eight candidates have notched a 100 percentile score in the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2010, the results of which were announced on Wednesday. Following them at a 99.9 percentile score are 19 candidates, including two women from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

CAT results today, 8 hit the perfect score

The CAT scores will be used by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) besides a number of business schools in the country to admit students.

Of the top eight, three are from Maharashtra -- two from Mumbai and one from Pune -- and one each from Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Indore.

As has been the trend with CAT for a while now, all eight top scorers are men and come from an engineering background, it is learnt. This does not come as a surprise considering the fact that 88 per cent of the total candidates who took CAT 2010 were from engineering background.

The IIMs, incidentally, have been mulling ways to widen and diversify the candidate profile in order to draw more women and non-engineering candidates to the B-schools.