Out of the 1.8 lakh candidates who appeared for CAT 2015 this year, 17 managed to get the perfect score. Experts had expected a decrease in 100 percentilers after they had gone through the questions. The no. is the highest in the last 5 years of the exam. All 17 students who managed to ace the test are engineers as the trend has been for the last few years.
From among the 58,270 girls who appeared for the test for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), only one made it to the elite club of 100 percentilers. If absolute numbers are taken into account, registration by women grew by 13.8% compared to 2014.
For the first time this year, 80 transgenders registered for CAT. About 41 eventually appeared for the test in November, but none managed to score above the 90 percentile, said the results data released on Monday by IIM-Ahmedabad, the CAT 2015 organizer.